Raging Waves in Yorkville to open this Saturday

Waterpark to feature new six-lane water slide

The largest waterpark in Illinois is set to open for the summer this weekend, with tickets already on-sale for Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville.

The park opens this Saturday, June 5 at 11 a.m. with general entry tickets starting at $39.99. The Australian-themed attraction will also feature a new ride this season, the Aussie Mat Dash. The six-lane water racer is one of only three similar rides in the world, according to the park’s website.

The park, located at 4000 N. Bridge Street (Route 47) opened briefly last July during the pandemic, and is still following local health guidelines, per its website.

Lucas Robinson

Lucas Robinson covers politics, courts, schools and the pandemic in Kendall County and Yorkville for Shaw Media. His work has previously appeared in the Chicago Reader, the Buenos Aires Times, Open Secrets and USAToday. He grew up in Muncie, Indiana.