Waterparks have their own day to remind everyone in the middle of the hottest time in summer, to get to the water park and have some fun!
History of Water Parks
Water parks have been around since the late 1800s, but the first one didn't open until 1933. Today, there are over 2000 water parks around the world. They range in size from tiny splash pads to massive complexes with dozens of slides and attractions.
Water parks can be traced back to Victorian-era England. Some wealthy homeowners would build elaborate water slides and other features in their gardens as a way to entertain guests. These early water parks were mostly for the wealthy, though. It wasn't until the 20th century that water parks began to become more accessible to the general public.
The first modern water park was opened in 1936 in Elitch Gardens, Colorado. It featured a few simple water slides and a pool. The park was a hit, and more water parks began to spring up around the United States in the following decades.
Today, water parks are a popular summertime destination for families and people of all ages. They offer a chance to cool off and have some fun in the sun. There are water parks to suit every taste, from small community pools to massive complexes with dozens of slides and other attractions. No matter what your budget or preferences, there's a water park out there for you.
How to Celebrate Water Park Day
Obviously, if you can, go to a water park! If you can't, buy tickets for a future water park visit. And if it's not in your budget or you don't have a water park nearby, try creating your own backyard waterpark. Be creative and add various water fun spots and splash zones. Most importantly, have fun with friends and family as you enjoy getting wet in the heat of the summer!