Riverside County’s newest and fifth water park — the Drop Zone — opens Saturday, May 24, in Perris.
The 12-acre, $25 million project started last summer just east of Interstate 215. The pools hold nearly 1.1 million gallons of water.
There are admission fees. The facility offers swim lessons on weekdays and Saturdays throughout the summer for fees, too. Besides an Olympic-sized pool, the park offers several other water features, and includes a full concessions stand and small retail shop.
Among its numerous attractions are the Hydroplane FlowRider, a double-sized wave simulator, and a continuous river Jet Stream that can be enjoyed on available inner tubes. Terminal velocity slides and mat racers offer exciting challenges. Jumpers of all sizes can have a blast on Lil’ Jumper’s Landing Activity Pool. Three slides, sprays, cannons, jets and a giant tipping bucket are also available to summer water lovers. And the Meridan Spring Pool is available for smaller kids. A sandy area for building castles and volleyball courts may also be enjoyed.
Height restrictions do apply to some of the features.
The park’s address is 2165 Trumble Road, Perris, and its phone number is 951-210-1600. More information is available at www.DropZoneWaterpark.com.