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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

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Water Oasis Expansion at Gilroy Gardens to Open on Mother’s Day

May 2, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): The much-anticipated expansion to the popular Water Oasis play area at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park will officially open to the public just in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

The new expansion doubles the total size of Water Oasis and includes four new larger slides designed for older children and adults, with a combined path length of 384 feet (which is longer than a football field). The new water play area also includes a giant tipping bucket that splashes more than 300 gallons of water (enough to fill four bathtubs) as well as over 90 new spray jets and other water play features. There are also six additional family cabanas, which are available for rental by the day, as well as palm trees, shade umbrellas, and adirondack chairs.

Barb Granter, General Manager of Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, said, “We are so excited to welcome guests to the bigger, better Water Oasis! We know that many families have been eagerly watching the construction going on. They’ll be able to jump in and get their feet (and everything else) wet very soon!”

Water Oasis may be getting bigger, but the park’s prices are not. Gilroy Gardens Value Memberships are still available at the season-lowest price of $48 for both children and adults. Value Members receive unlimited daytime admission to the park through January 6, 2019. Memberships can be paid in full or spread over six installments of $8 each. To order online, go to Memberships and single-day tickets can also be purchased at the gate. Children ages 2 and under are admitted free.

In May, Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is open on Fridays (11am-5pm) and Saturdays and Sundays (10am-6pm). The park is also open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28) from 10am to 6pm. Starting June 1, the park will be open daily through August 13. For a complete park schedule and additional information, visit


About Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and California’s only horticultural theme park. Founded by Michael Bonfante, the park offers a unique family experience centered around trees and plants with an emphasis on local history. The park’s mission is to offer safe, clean, family entertainment in natural landscapes while educating guests on the importance of horticulture, agriculture, and local history. The park features over 40 rides and attractions and more than 10,000 trees, including the world-famous Circus Trees. For more information, visit