Valley residents beating the heat on National Water Park Day


Many were out trying to beat the blistering heat on the hottest day of the year, so far.

Coincidentally, Sunday happened to be National Water Park Day.

We visited a Clovis park and spoke with people cooling off. Some, their very first time at a water park and fittingly so on this scorching triple digit day.

From Pismo Beach, to Shaver Lake, people across the Valley were looking to beat this weekend’s extreme heat.

Some, even taking up residence at our local water parks.

“We have this little corner of shade right here, you have to find shade but they have a lot of shade here,” says Kimberly Schultz, a Sanger resident.

Schultz spending her Sunday with family at Wild Water Adventure Park. She says it’s the only way to dodge the blistering heat.

“When you live out here in Fresno, or Sanger or Clovis, you gotta get to water somewhere, right? You just have to because otherwise, what are you gonna do? You’re just gonna melt inside your house,” Schultz expressed.

And melting is exactly what 8-year-old Junior Zaragoza, from Chowchilla, says he did not want happening to him.

We caught up with Zaragoza during his pizza break.

“When we don’t get wet, we just get like sweaty and sweaty,” he expressed.

But lucky for Zaragoza, he says he’s out enjoying his first time ever at a water park, and loving every minute.

“We’ve been getting wet, there’s a lot of slides to do and I just still wanna get wet,” he says.

No matter if you were going fast down a slide, in the wave pool or just relaxing by or in the water.

It’s a long time family tradition helping to beat the Valley heat.

“We’re on our third generation of kids with season passes as well as employees who’s parents and even grandparents sometimes have worked here,” says Kathy Siggers, owner of Wild Water Adventure Park.

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