SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — After 15 years in Sacramento, Raging Waters will not reopen in 2023, according to operators of the water park. 

Palace Entertainment, the operator of Raging Waters Sacramento since it opened in 2007, said in a statement that it will no longer operate the property at Cal Expo after deciding to terminate the lease. 

“We are thankful for the 15 seasons of fun operating in Sacramento, with special gratitude for the many guests and Team Members for their patronage and service,” Palace Entertainment said on the Raging Waters website. “Thank you for many wonderful memories.” 

According to the frequently asked questions section on the Raging Waters website, the water park operator terminated its lease “after a careful review of company priorities.” Palace Entertainment said the closure doesn’t affect other locations in Los Angeles and San Jose. 

In the FAQ section, Palace Entertainment said it’s “working with full-time staff” in Sacramento following the announcement. 

As for questions regarding a new operator at the park, the FAQ section said that’ll be up to the property owner and it would not be a Raging Waters property. 

Cal Expo sent a statement to FOX40 News regarding closure of Raging Waters, saying Palace Entertainment decided to buy out of their operating contract after the water park was not profitable the past couple of years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are aware that Palace Entertainment has exercised the buy-out provision of their current agreement with Cal Expo. Unfortunately, the water park was unable to be profitable over the past 3 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which completely shut down the facility for 2 years and limited its operation this past season. In the coming months, Cal Expo will determine the best course of action with input from our Board of Directors and staff. We fully expect the water park to be profitable going forward and continue to be a fun and safe attraction for our region’s families for years to come

Cal Expo

Those who purchased a season pass for next summer or made a deposit for a group outing can send an email for a refund. The FAQs section said that the email is RWSac_General@PalaceEntertainment.com and include your confirmation or deposit information along with your full name. 

The link for season passes no longer works despite it still appearing in the services section on the park website, as of Tuesday afternoon.