Jun 8, 2015 8:47 PM by Charlene Cheng
For the hundreds of daily visitors seeking thrills at Waterworks Park in Redding, summer highs equal water rides.
And good news for the public, this hot weather indulgence is guilt-free and drought-friendly.
"Our water is sent in the back where it's filtered, chlorinated and sent back out, so we recycle a majority of our water," assistant manager Amanda Gelms said.
The park never opens without some new attractions.
This year's focus was an expansion of the kiddy section.
"We have put in a new slide at the kiddy pool area, as well as a station of dump buckets that poor water on people's heads," Gelms said.
For a more budget-friendly option, plenty of swimmers make the Redding Aquatic Center their summer home.
The city of Redding-owned facility features a 160-foot water slide, water playground, and inflatable obstacle course, as well as a pool big enough for you to get swimsuit-ready.
"I think people don't realize that this is an Olympic-size pool, it's the only Olympic-sized pool north of Sacramento in California, so that's actually really exciting for us," said Rachael Forero, who works as a recreation coordinator for the city of Redding.