Velocity Island Park is a gem for staycationers. You can rent out a little piece of beach with a small water access. But most of the artificial lake is taken up by the cable towing wakeboard park. Six people on wakeboards can be pulled simultaneously on this circular cable system. You can rent wakeboards and life vests. On a second lake is the practice track and an inflatable obstacle course. In fact this is Northern California’s largest floating obstacle course with 30,000 square feet of blow up slides! You have to be six years or older to book a 50 minute session for the aqua park.
We went to check out the place and had lunch overlooking the wakeboard riders. You have to order online and pick it up. Lunch fares are pretty standard fish tacos and burgers. But the eating area was really nice and is cooled off with a mist. There is also a full bar to help you chill. This makes it the inexpensive version of hanging out with a vacation feel. No outside food and drinks are allowed on the premises.
You can also reserve the space for an event like a wedding. At night there are sometimes special happenings like foam parties.
Velocity park is located at near the exit of interstate 5, at 755 North East Street
Opening hours vary, it’s best to check out their calendar for information.
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