It is summer time, and what does that mean? It means that you will be spending tons of time outdoors and more than likely will visit your favorite waterpark several times throughout the summer.

When planning your next waterpark trip, make sure you learn essential waterpark safety tips that are designed to protect your family and other waterpark guests. Although each New York waterpark will have its own set of rules and guidelines, there are some general waterpark rules that you should abide by regardless of which park you visit.

Tip #1: Protect Those under 48” Tall

Children under 48” tall and those who are not good swimmers should wear a life vest that is Coast Guard-approved for increased protection. In addition, children should never be left unattended.

Tip #2: Wear Sun Protection

When at a waterpark, it is essential that you wear sunscreen and apply it on a regular basis. Sun hats and other sun protective clothing as well as frequently sitting in shade are also advised. Review our waterpark family comfort tips blog to learn more about sun protection.

Tip #3: Drink Plenty of Water

Similarly, when spending the day outside it is important to remain hydrated. Therefore, make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, more than you think you might need.

Tip #4: Use Swim Diapers

For the protection of your child and others, please make sure that young children wear waterproof swim diapers.

Tip #5: Follow Park-Specific Rules

In addition to these general park rules, you should always review the rules of the park you plan to visit and make sure to follow those rules throughout the day. You can find the Zoom Flume rules listed in the park policy section of the website as well as throughout the park.

It is finally that time of the year again when you can enjoy the summer sun with your family at your favorite waterpark – just make sure you follow the rules and waterpark safety tips to protect your family and other waterpark visitors.