Red Oaks Waterpark opens in Madison Heights with bigger, better wave pool

Red Oaks Waterpark in Madison Heights opened for the unofficial start of summer.

Visitors can enjoy bigger waves this season, all thanks to some new wave-making equipment.

"We have bigger and better waves this year -- running a lot faster -- and we've got some different options," said Matt Pardy, waterpark supervisor. "So we're running some big wave sets and some little wave sets for the kids."

For younger children, there's a soak station that has water jets, slides and much more. The park also boasts a river ride with a 990-foot long river.

It's a crowded place when the temperature tops 80 degrees.

"It's actually really fun. There are three waterslides, a wave pool, and there's a lot of cool stuff here," said Troy resident Anthony Rofail.