A full line-up of thrilling adventures awaits you at Wild Island Family Adventure Park! Eleven water rides, a miniature golf course, race cars, a bowling center and arcade, delicious snacks, and an island bar make Wild Island one of the best water parks on the west coast.
In the mood to free fall down a ribbon of water on a six story drop? Check out their Red Viper slide. Prefer to chill out with Island style drinks in an adult-only oasis? Head to the Kokomo’s Island Bar & Spa. The entire park offers something for everyone! (Scroll down to see the full list of water slides)
To maximize your experience on the water slides, it’s highly advisable to rent pre-inflated float tubes. Single and double person tubes are rentable for a low cost (from $4 – $6 plus $2 deposit). It’s best to rent 1 double tube and 1 single tube each – this way you can enjoy all the water slides, either alone or with a friend. You can also rent a locker to store valuables for $2, plus deposit.
Wild Island isn’t merely a water park! They also offer a variety of other fun activities for the whole family. After a day of water adventures, you can hop over to the Coconut Bowl for arcade games & bowling, play miniature golf, and gear up for a race on the Go-Cart Raceway.
The water park usually opens toward the middle of May, with varying hours between 11am and 7pm for the water park, and 11am – 10pm for golf, bowling & race cars. Those seriously addicted to fun in the sun can even purchase an annual admission pass. Wild Island also offers group discounts, full service catering, and cabana package deals. Check their website to verify hours and rates, as they are subject to change.
Next time you’re looking for a water oasis in the middle of the desert, check out Wild Island Adventure Park in Sparks, Nevada! It’s the ideal location for a summer getaway, birthday party, employee party, or for locals as part of your in-town Reno / Sparks staycation. Scroll down for directions and a link to the park map.
Wild Island Adventure Park
List of Water Slides & Water Rides
Zulu 4-Lane Mat Racer: A fast paced water slide, where you can challenge friends to a head-first race to the bottom.
Black Widow: Zoom down this slide in complete darkness, facing stomach flipping drops, alone or in a double tube.
Dragon’s Tail: This twisty, fully enclosed body slide will send you slipping and sliding every which way until you land in the refreshing pool below.
Eye of the Dragon: A high energy tube ride that sends you plummeting 100 feet into a dark chute, before you plunge into the swirling dragon’s eye.
Tortuga: The longest waterslide at Wild Island, you’ll zoom through gentle twists and turns on this winding ride.
Red Viper: This open body slide plummets you into a six story free-fall – a must for any thrillseeker!
Scoprion: Another pick for the adrenaline junky in us all, the Scorpion delivers a four story half pipe drop. Go alone or with a friend to experience an exhilarating free fall & swishing trips up and down each side of the slide.
Montego Bay Wave Pool: Ride the waves in this 8 cycle pool that varies between calm rolling waves, and waves high enough land a righteous body surf.
Fire and Ice: Enclosed family slides that twist and turn, ending up in either a warm or icy pool of water.
Hurricane Cove: An interactive playhouse for all ages. Play on small slides, shoot people with water cannons, and a run under the big bucket soaker.
Little Lagoon Kiddie Pool: The perfect spot for parents and little ones, where everyone can wade, float and splash around. Features little waterslides that masquerade as a giant frog and a friendly dragon, along with three slightly larger slides.
Kokomo‘s Island Bar & Spa: Escape from reality in this adult-only area. Soak in the sun, play games of pool, enjoy island style drinks, or lounge in the spa.
(View each water slide in action at the Wild Island website!)
Wild Island is conveniently located next to the Sparks Blvd freeway onramp / offramp in Sparks, Nevada at 250 Wild Island Court. Click here for directions and a street map. Nearby, you will find plenty of restaurants and shopping, which include Outback Steak House and Legend’s Mall (home to a Luxury Imax Movie Theater, Target, Scheels, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, and numerous other retailers).