Disclosure: As a brand ambassador for Wild River Country I received free admission into the park and I am being compensated for this post. However, all opinions are 100 percent mine.
Whenever I decide to take my kids to a new play place, I’m always a bit concerned about whether it will be a safe environment. So, I was a kind of nervous about taking my kids to a water park. Especially since neither one of them can swim, but they both think they can “almost” swim.
However, my worries quickly disappeared the first time we visited Wild River Country because you quickly get a sense of their commitment to safety once you walk through the gates.
First off, all bags are checked as soon as you walk through the gates. Then, right before you enter the park area there is a huge sign with the park rules posted.
Also, close to the entrance is the First Aid Office, where you can go to get treated for minor injuries.
There are also universal slide rules for all of the slides. And, information/warnings near each slide that let you know how tall you have to be to ride each attraction, the rules for the ride, and who should not ride the attraction (i.e., people with heart conditions, women who are pregnant, people who have seizures).
However, there are two safety features that really put my mind at ease about having my non-swimmers at Wild River Country. The first feature is that there are U.S. Coast Guard approved life vests available FREE of charge in two different locations at the park. You can find the life vest racks near the Lazy River/ Wave Pool area and additional racks on the other side of the park near the slides and the Ole’ Swimmin Hole area.
I love the fact that Wild River Country has life vests available for children and adults who are non-swimmers or weak swimmers. So, our first stop at the park is always the life vest rack where I find my kids correct life vest size by using their current weight. For example, my daughter weighs 42 pounds. Therefore, she wears the “child” size life vest that is for children from 30-50 lbs.
The second safety feature that really impressed me is the number of lifeguards at Wild River Country. It’s really comforting to see multiple lifeguards present at each of the attractions. And the lifeguards always look prepared and ready to jump into action when needed.
The presence of lifeguards is especially comforting in the pool areas like in the Ole’ Swimmin Hole (which is a small pool that’s great for kids to practice swimming) and in the Wave Pool where there are deeper areas of water. I even noticed that the Wave Pool has a very visible red “warning” line to alert weak or non-swimmers that it is best that they stay behind this area for their safety. My husband and I were quick to point this line out to our kids so they would know not to cross it.
I’m truly impressed with Wild River Country’s commitment to safety. Because of their commitment, I’ve really been able to relax during each of our trips and have fun with my family. As you can see in the photos below. 🙂
If you are looking for a place where you can safely have some fun this summer, you should definitely visit Wild River Country in North Little Rock. To find out more information about Wild River Country like hours, prices, a list of attractions, cabana rentals, and more, head to their website by clicking here.
P.S. Did you know Wild River Country has special admission prices on Mondays & Tuesday? On Mondays, you get $10 off regular price admission and on Tuesdays, you can buy 2 admission tickets for the price of 1 ticket.