Waterford Oaks Waterpark has a tropical-theme wave pool with palm trees and shallow-end bubbler fountains. The Dual-flume Slidewinder Waterslide and wave-action pool is heated to 78 degrees, so even when it's cloudy or windy, the water's just fine. The Big Bucket children's water playground features more than 30 interactive activities including a giant tipping bucket, waterfalls and sprays. Ragin' Rapids, a group raft ride, starts at a height of three stories; carries riders 515 feet through drops and turns; and ends in a three-foot deep splash-down pool. Oakland County Parks and Recreation lifeguards are trained through the Jeff Ellis and Associates International Lifeguard Training Program and are licensed by Ellis to work at OCPR facilities. Concessions are available at the Blue Water Grill.