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Published on May 23, 2024
San Bernardino County Kicks Off Swim Season With New Waterslides at Glen Helen and Yucaipa ParksSource: San Bernardino County

Get ready to make a splash this Memorial Day weekend, as San Bernardino County officially opens the 2024 swim season with a showy new addition to its waterslide offerings. Glen Helen and Yucaipa Regional Parks are set to open gates to the public on May 25, inviting families and swimmers alike to beat the heat through Labor Day weekends - swim caps off to long sunny days ahead. Daily swim fees will dunk you $7 without waterslide thrills or $12 if you're sliding; splurge $17 on holidays for the full experience, while tots under three jump in free, according to local authorities.

Don't forget, to ride the new slides, you gotta measure up - 48 inches to be exact, and the park entry fees are extra, costing you $8 on weekdays and two bucks more on those busy weekends and holidays, the officials advise bring your sunscreen and come early, swimming entry is a competitive sport with wristbands selling quicker than hotcakes and once they're gone it's a no-go for latecomers. For those eagerly awaiting to cool down in new waters, the parks noted that lines for the pool have been known to form as early as 7:30 a.m, gates swing wide open and it's a race to wristband victory, closing down once capacity hits its max.

For anyone interested in the pomp and circumstance, there's a ribbon-cutting at Glen Helen Swim Complex on May 24, starting 3 p.m. - it's free to get into the park then and you'll have a chance to dip into the pool if you're quick, free from 3:30 to 6 p.m., it's first come, first serve so don't dilly-dally, the announcement stated.

Join Fifth District Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr, and the rest of the community for games, grub from food trucks, and tunes, followed by a movie in the park to round out the evening, stay until the stars come out or the kids' bedtimes hit - whichever comes first. Interested folks can look up further details about the opening day festivities and the rest of swim season’s doings on the park's website provided by the county's parks division, so make a note, set a reminder, and don't miss out on being among the first to test those waterslides - just be aware, events like these bring out the crowds and it's sure to be a jostle for the best spot at the park – don't say we didn't warn you.