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Wild Rivers

Thursday, March 23, 2023
Wild Rivers

Irvine, CA (March 23, 2023) - Wild Rivers Waterpark, California's favorite waterpark, has announced that American Resort Management, a nationally recognized, full-service hospitality management company with corporate offices in Grand Prairie, Texas, has been selected to manage the park in 2023.

"American Resort Management has a celebrated history of providing a memorable guest experience at waterparks across the country," said Kevin Kopeny, Vice-President and General Manager, Wild Rivers Waterpark. "Southern California families will enjoy an immediate enhancement in the experience this year, in what we are calling our true premiere season," Kopeny added.

"Wild Rivers Waterpark's return has reshaped the landscape of Southern California summer fun, and we are as enthusiastic as our waterpark fans and season pass holders to have an incredible spring and summer," said Richard Coleman, CEO of American Resort Management. "We treasure the opportunity to bring our award-winning waterpark experience to Southern Californians," Coleman added.

Wild Rivers Waterpark is expected to offer an exhilarating 113-day schedule of slides, waves, and sun-kissed memories, with an initial late spring, weekend-only run of fun beginning May 6th,

"Wild Rivers Waterpark has returned to Southern California and is already California's favorite waterpark, with all new slides, restaurants, and activities," said Coleman. "Get your friends and family together, and come prepared to Go Wild!"

American Resort Management specializes in the operation, design and development of waterparks and is already committed to bringing more exciting additions to Wild Rivers Waterpark.

"The first thing we wanted to do was create an additional experience for our younger guests, and that will come with the opening of Kontiki Cove," said Coleman. "We are also exploring a variety of programs that bring people together at the waterpark, like birthday parties, group events, and more."

Wild Rivers is located in Irvine, CA, at The Orange County Park and is easily accessible from the 5 and 405 freeways. Home to 30 water slides, pools, and restaurants, Wild Rivers is once again California's favorite waterpark! Wild Rivers is excited for opening day on May 6th! 

Season passes are now available and can be purchased at

About American Resort Management, LLC
American Resort Management, LLC (ARM) is a rapidly growing full-service, national hospitality management & hotel development company. ARM's concentration is on the development and the long-term management of select and full-service hotels, indoor waterpark resorts, outdoor waterparks, family entertainment centers and franchised & independent restaurant concepts. ARM achieves positive results from a "hands-on" management style that focuses on the guest experience. Driven by success, ARM's focus is providing excellence at every level resulting in measurably higher returns. We operate our projects to the highest standards in the hospitality industry. ARM has offices in Grand Prairie, TX and Erie, PA.  To learn more about ARM, visit

About Wild Rivers Waterpark
Located in the heart of Irvine and the Orange County Great Park, Wild Rivers is California's favorite waterpark!  Wild Rivers is dedicated to bringing our guests the best, most fun and exciting waterpark experience California has ever seen. The newly designed water park is over 20 acres, with 30 rides, Lazy River, Wave Pool, and three restaurants. Wild Rivers is open weekends starting on May 6th and open daily starting Memorial Day! Season Passes and tickets, along with a full operating schedule, are available now at