Like a Local Series: Imondi Wake Zone
On Colorado’s western slope in the high desert, you’ll find an oasis in Fruita. Imondi Wake Zone is the only wakeboard cable park in the Rocky Mountain region and is making a splash in Fruita!
For Kodi and Victor Imondi, water is what brought them together, and today, it’s bringing the Fruita community together. After being introduced to cable parks in other parts of the country, Kodi and Victor fell in love with the idea of bringing a cable park to Colorado and soon after fell in love with each other. As Fruita locals, they wanted to bring water sports to their community, and Imondi Wake Zone was born.
Imondi Wake Zone was built on the idea that everyone deserves accessibility to water sports. The cable park system allows anyone to come to try out the sport without needing a boat or gear. And for those who think wakeboarding isn’t for them, since opening Imondi Wake Zone has provided over 1,500 beginner lessons, and nearly every single person was able to get up on the board during their first lesson.
“Water is an important part of everybody’s lives,” said Kodi. “It’s therapeutic and good for mental health and provides great physical activity – it’s just overall healthy.”
Let’s also not forget to add fun! It’s a great way to cool off in the desert and enjoy some family fun in the sun. It was important to the Imondi’s to build a business that was inclusive, welcoming and an excellent place for families. They’ve created a wakeboarding community in the desert, and they hope everyone that visits feel like family. You’ll likely see Kodi, Victor, and their two kids out on the wake zone. Wakeboarding just might become your family’s new favorite hobby.
While water sports in the desert is pretty incredible, the thing that makes Imondi Wake Zone and all other Fruita businesses special is Fruita itself. It’s a great place for adventurous families to experience unique outdoor recreation while also enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and safety of a small town.
If you and your family are interested in playing like a local in Fruita, check out Kodi and Victor’s itinerary for the perfect day in Fruita:
Start the day by biking downtown on the Colorado River Front Trail and have breakfast at Camilla’s Kafe.
From there, you’ll take the same river trail to connect to BLM’s Kokopelli Trail and spend the morning mountain biking.
When it gets too hot out, bike back to Imondi Wake Zone and spend the rest of the day on the lake, either paddle boarding, playing on the aqua park, or wakeboarding. Treat yourself to a frozen margarita and watch the sunset on the water.
Finish the day by biking back into town for an awesome dinner at El Tapatio.