The Rock-a-Hoola waterpark, originally named Lake Dolores, opened on may of 1964 and is located in Newberry Springs, San Bernardino, CA.
This waterpark has been abandoned since 2004 after an incident in 1999 rendered an employee a paraplegic. The employee suffered multiple injuries from sliding down one of the parks slides and successfully sued the park for $4.4 million. The owners eventually filed for bankruptcy in 2000.
In the midst of all this, the park was sold to new buyers and reopened in May of 2002 under the name “Discovery Waterpark” after $400,000 of renovations. Due to debt and not enough traffic to the park, it eventually closed for good in 2004.
The original and second owners of the park had plans for it to be made into a resort but unfortunately never saved enough money for a hotel to be built.
Since then, it has been made into an “artistic statement” by #NewYorkGraffitiCrew and has been used in commercials, tv shows, movies and even music videos since it’s closing.
**** FUN FACT : This park was also the home for EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) in 1999
| Visited February 14th, 2018|