Waterford Oaks’ tropical wave pool features palm trees and bubbler fountains near the shore. Other waterpark attractions include a children’s water playground with more than 30 interactive activities and a three-story group raft ride; the pools are all heated. Also available are picnic areas with grills, concessions, bathhouse with showers and lockers, lounge chairs and tubes. 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. Lifeguards take part in an initial 24 hours of training, 10 hours of orientation, on-site training and 10 hours of shadowing a veteran lifeguard on duty at the pool. Lifeguards are required to attend one hour of in-service training per week throughout the summer to ensure their lifeguard skills continue to be top-notch.