Summer CODSP Special Programs

By Margi Jenks

We have a summer full of fun scheduled in the next two months at the Crater of Diamonds State Park. So, mark your calendars to make sure that you don’t miss anything!


Saturday, the 5th—Independence Day Pool Party, 6:30-9:00 PM, Diamond Springs Water Park —Save some of your July 4thfun for this red-white-and-blue evening. We will all have fun celebrating our country’s independence while playing in our cool and exciting waterpark.

Thursday, the 10th—Boater Education Alternative Test, 10:00 AM-12:00PM, Park Pavilion, contact the park for registration. This is not the full class. This is for individuals wanting to take the test because they have either completed the online class or the CD class.

Saturday, the 12th—Night Photography at the Park, 7:00-9:30 PM, Park Pavilion—Ever wonder how to take pictures of the moon and stars? Join Interpreter Waymon for an evening of photography after dark.

Saturday, the 26th—Wire Wrap Jewelry Work shop, 2:00-4:00 PM—Our visitors collect lots of beautiful rocks out on our search field. Interpreter Waymon will be talking about how to tumble that beautiful jasper and then wirewrap it to end up with a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art.

Saturday, the 26th—Visit with an Expert Diamond Miner, 2:00 PM, Visitor center theater


Saturday, the 9th—End of Summer Luau Pool Party, 6:30-9:00 PM, Diamond Springs Water Park —It is always sad to see the summer end. So, we are wrapping up with a Hawaiian theme party. If you haven’t practiced the limbo lately you might want to brush up! Wear your loudest Hawaiian shirt and you may win a prize!

Saturday, the 30th—Legacy Week Evening Living History Program, 8:00 PM, Campground amphitheater—Interpreter Waymon will be presenting his 1908 prospector character in an evening program at our campground amphitheater.

Sunday, the 31st—Visit with an Expert Diamond Miner, 2:00-3:00 PM, Visitor center theater If you want more details, send an email to or Also watch this column for further details as each event gets closer in time.