The History of Waterworks Park
The history of WaterWorks Park in Redding California is one of ups and downs of shaky beginnings and powerful surges with nearly as many twists and turns as a ride of one of it´s key attractions, the cork screw, and flume ride. However the park now enjoys a recent past of powerful new attractions and a great future with exciting expansions. The park opened on time and on budget in the spring of 1985.
The park was designed in what was considered to be an optimum location. Located within the city limits of Redding, population 80,000 WaterWorks Park is on Highway 299 and Interstate 5. The main freeway connecting Seattle to San Diego. It sits on about eight acres of land with a stream running along side it. The park is seven miles south of Lake Shasta, one of the largest recreational lakes in California and ten miles east of Whiskeytown Lake, one of the prettiest. It is two and a half hour drive North of Sacramento, the same drive South of Medford Oregon and three hours to Eureka on the pacific coast and three and a half to Reno Nevada on the East. The weather is ideal, we are at the head of Sacramento River Valley where the average high temperature of the day in July and August is 100 degrees.