Castle Park Tickets in Riverside, CA

3500 Polk StreetRiverside, CA 92505
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Includes Duke’s Very Merry Village Holiday Celebration


Located an hour East of Los Angeles, Castle Park Riverside is the place for fun-seekers of all ages! This 25-acre amusement park features over 25 rides and attractions, from bumper cars to a swinging ship and thrilling roller coasters like Merlin’s Revenge. You’ll also find four mini-golf courses, a state-of-the-art arcade, and a summertime water playground.

up to 5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • A whimsical 25-acre California family theme park with a medieval twist and something for everyone.
  • From heart-pounding coasters to classic carousels, there's a ride for kids and adults of all ages.
  • Splash into Buccaneer Cove water park at Castle Park (seasonal) offering slides, splash pads, and endless aquatic fun.
  • Children two (2) and under can enter for free.
  • Castle Dark returns on select nights from Sept. 22–Oct. 29, 2023 with five all-new haunted experiences. Not recommended for guests under 13 years of age.
  • Cabanas and mini-golf courses available on site for an added fee.
  • The park only accepts credit/debit cards and secure mobile payments at all locations, including the arcade, food locations, and souvenir shop.
  • Wheelchairs available for rent on a first-come, first-serve basis.


from Castle Park
Castle Park in Riverside, California puts excitement and thrills within reach of everyone, every day! Opened in 1976 by amusement industry pioneer Bud Hurlbut, this family destination offers a ride park with over 25 attractions, a state-of-the-art arcade, four championship mini golf courses, midway games, magic shows, and the Buccaneer Cove at Castle Park water playground.

Castle Park offers family fun all year with special seasonal events that transform the experience, including Springfest, the Castle Dark Halloween event, and Duke’s Very Merry Village during the holiday season. Easy access from the 91 freeway is another reason locals recognize Castle Park as the Riverside area's favorite family destination!

Duke’s Very Merry Village
Saturdays & Sundays, November 18–December 31, 2023 and Closed on December 24, 2023
Get ready to celebrate the season like never before at Castle Park's Duke's Very Merry Village. This year, the park brings you an all-new holiday experience that's bound to fill your heart with joy.

Enjoy festive decorations, holiday treats and the famous snow and light shows. New this year, see Duke’s Holiday Wish, live musical holiday show, feast on Brunch with Duke, Santa & Friends or take a ride on Antique Cars rethemed for the season as Holiday Lane. Plus, come back for special events including scavenger hunts, a Noon Year’s Eve celebration and much more. It’s the best holiday event ever!
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Castle Park is located at 3500 Polk StreetRiverside, CA 92505
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castle Park

Where is Castle Park?

Castle Park is located right off the 91 Freeway in Riverside, California at 3500 Polk Street.

What time does Castle Park open? What time does Castle Park close?

Castle Park opening and closing times vary throughout the season. Please check the park's operating calendar in the ticket section above for operating hours during your travel date range. Please note that inclement weather can cause Castle Park to adjust the hours of the day or close for the safety of guests and staff.

Does Castle Park sell beer?

Unfortunately, no. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted inside Castle Park. It is also a non-smoking facility. Please note that tailgating—serving and consuming alcoholic drinks in the parking lot is also not allowed.

How much is parking?

The price for parking is $15 per vehicle when the park is open and in operation. When the ride park is not scheduled to open, there’s no charge for parking; the side entrance on Polk St. is how you will access parking for Miniature Golf and the Arcade.

Can I bring in my own food and drinks?

Yes, guests are welcome to bring food in an approved-sized bag—subject to inspection by duly authorized personnel. Castle Park allows one (1) bag up to size 15”x15”x15” per guest. Plus, one (1) soft-sided cooler up to size 12”x12”x 12”. Alcohol or glass containers will not be permitted inside.

Are there food and drinks for sale?

Castle Park has a wide selection of food and drinks to choose from, such as hamburgers, French fries, pizza, salads, sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken, ice cream, soft drinks, popcorn, funnel cakes, and cotton candy.

How can I pay for parking, food, etc.?

Castle Park has gone cashless and will not accept cash. Accepts major credit/debit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and secure mobile payment systems such as Apple Pay and Google Pay at parking and ticket booths, arcade, food locations, and souvenir shop.

Is there a chaperone policy?

Yes, minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Please note that the park does not assume any responsibility or liability for unattended minors.

Are there height requirements for any of the rides?

Yes, all rides and attractions have a height requirement to participate. The requirements are on signs at the entrance of each ride or attraction.

Are pets allowed?

Unfortunately, no. Only service animals are permitted inside the park, limited to service-trained dogs and miniature ponies for people with disability. They must remain on a leash or harness and be under the control of their handler. They are not permitted on rides except for Castle Park Railroad, Riverside Express, Sky Rider, and Merry Go Round. If they are not allowed to join, another guest must remain with them at the entrance/exit of the ride.