Lubbock Water Rampage: A Lubbock Original

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A Lubbock Original, Lubbock Water Rampage has been a great family-friendly water park for adults and kids alike to go during the summer for years.

On the search for a place to go have fun during the heat? Take your family for a day and float in a tube down the lazy river, slide down fun twister slides, or grab a tube and join the wave pool. Either way, there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy at this park.

Lubbock Water Rampage is the best spot to go to during the summer heat so look no further for a family-friendly location to cool off and relax. Here is all the information you might need to know before you come:


Lubbock Water Rampage opened in the year 1985 and has been in Lubbock, Tx for 35 years and counting. While the park has always been a fun place to visit over the summer, the park has changed owners over the years.

In May 2008, Texas Water Rampage went out of business and closed after 22 years due to a lack of funds needed for renovation as well as a decline in attendance. In 2009, the park went under new ownership and came back after it was renamed as Lubbock Water Rampage. The newly renamed park officially re-opened on June 1, 2009, for the summer season. On December 8, 2010, Lubbock Water Rampage went to auction.

Today, Lubbock Water Rampage is currently owned by the business Appaloosa Development. There is no recent information that suggests the ownership of Lubbock Water Rampage will change anytime soon. It looks like Lubbock Water Park will stay open for many years to come.


Lubbock Water Rampage is open daily during the summer season from 12 – 6 pm. The admission price is $25 per person and drops to $19 per person after 4 pm. Ticket prices are the same for kids and adults. Prices also include taxes and tubes. Season passes are also available to purchase.

There are some lockers inside the park that are available to rent at the ticket booth. You cannot take any outside food and drink inside the park and re-entry inside the park is also not allowed. Any kiddie floaties or life vests brought into the park need to be approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Lubbock Water Rampage “Worlds of Adventure”.

Lubbock Water Rampage has several attractions, split into three sections called “Worlds of Adventure”.

The first area is the ‘Pirates Cove’ which contains the Pirate Ship Playground, Slides, Party Pavilions, and the Dumping Bucket. Kids are sure to love the Pirate Ship Playground and the Dumping Bucket. The slides are two 400 feet long twisters and lots of fun to slide down in one of the tubes. The party Pavilions are the best place to host a birthday party.

The second area is the ‘Caribbean Adventure’ which has the Big Wave pool and the Baby Pool. It also has Captain Morgan’s Rum Point. The Big Wave pool is where the movie nights are held.

The third and final area is the ‘Lost World’ which has the Lazy River and the Pirate Village. The lazy river is 700 feet long and perfect place to float down in one of the tubes and just relax. The Pirate Village is lots of fun for the kids.

In addition to these attractions, Water Rampage also has a sand volleyball court and there is a pirate statue somewhere. Several picnic tables are also available for your group to share and sit at during your time at the park.

In all, Water Rampage has plenty of attractions available for the entire family to explore while having a really great experience.


There are two places to get refreshments while at Lubbock Water Rampage. The Snack Shack is the place to go to get food and drinks while at the park and has options for adults and kids. For adults only, Captain Morgan’s Rum Point is where you can go to get alcoholic beverages. At the Rum Point they serve beer, margaritas and wine.

Birthday Parties/Events

Lubbock Water Rampage hosts birthday parties and private parties.

People can reserve birthday parties with a party pavilion at the ticket office with the Park Manager. It is $75 – 85 to rent one of the party pavilions, depending on which of the 12 pavilions you choose. Admission tickets for birthday parties have a discounted rate of $18.50 per person, with a minimum amount of 15 people. When you rent a party pavilion at Water Rampage, you are allowed to bring cake/cupcakes and catering is available with the Snack Shack as well.

In addition to birthday parties, you can also rent evening private parties after hours and the park has closed from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

If interested, you can talk to a staff member, call Lubbock Water Rampage at (806)771-5953 or go online to their website for more information or if you would like to schedule an event.

Movie Nights

Water Rampage also has movie nights every summer in the Big Wave pool. The admission for movie nights is $12 per person. After a day of fun at the park, come back after hours and float in the Big Wave pool while watching a movie.

In summer 2020 there were 3 movie nights, showing from 7 – 10 pm. On June 13th Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker was shown. On July 11th the movie shown was Aladdin (2019). August 8th the final movie played was Jumanji: The Next Level.

In summer 2021, there were only 2 movie nights. The first movie night was on June 12th and showed Wonder Woman 1984. The second movie night was on July 10th and was the new Mulan remake (2020). Both movie nights are from 7 – 10 pm.

A percentage of the proceeds from all of the movie nights will also be donated to the South Plains Food Bank.

Lubbock Water Rampage is open this summer from May 22nd – August 15th. The water park is open 7 days a week, from 12 – 6 pm. Lubbock Water Rampage is located at 6602 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Lubbock, Tx 79407. For more information, you can visit Lubbock Water Rampage’s website at or call their phone number at (806) 771 – 5953.

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Story by Campus Live Intern Allison White

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