Wild Rivers water park, which closed in 2011 following the expiration of its lease, is set to make a comeback at a new site in Orange County Great Park, Irvine.
California’s Irvine City Council has approved an exclusive negotiating agreement with Wild Rivers, LLC, to build and operate a 30-acre water park in the southeastern area of the park.
Plans are said to include an uphill water coaster, waterslides and a lazy river.
The next stage will be preliminary site planning and the first draft of a lease.
If all goes according to plan, the water park could be up and running by summer 2019.
It is understood that the company’s CEO, Mike Riedel, first mooted a move to the Great Park in 2011 when the waterpark closed.
The council did consider other proposals including a rafting and kayaking whitewater park and a surfing lake.
Both were turned down in favour of the Wild Rivers proposal.
Image courtesy Wild Rivers