From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we are soaking up every moment of warm summer rays we can at local splash pads and spray parks. We have just 14 weeks to enjoy summer fun in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, and Washtenaw Counties. We’ve compiled a list of all the Metro Detroit splash pads & spray parks, which now totals over 50.
Oakland County Splash Pads
Auburn Hills Splash Pad
Ribbon Cutting and opening, June 21st.
Riverside Park rests on the banks of the Clinton River in the Village Center area of Auburn Hills and offers a river path, play structure with swings, a canoe launch and a covered picnic shelter than can be reserved in season. Barbecue grills and picnic tables are available in season and a heated restroom is open year-round.
3311 Squirrel Ct. Auburn & Squirrel. Cost:
Red Oaks Waterpark – Madison Heights Kids enjoy the Soak Station, children’s water playground with 68 features, including water jets, curtains and slides, plus bubbler jets and a six-foot tipping bucket; must be 56″ or shorter and be accompanied by an adult. Or the Spray & Play, a water play area for toddlers, with 15 water jets and bubblers at zero depth.
1455 East 13 Mile Road Madison Heights, MI 48071 Cost: Click here for the current Fees for Red Oaks Waterpark
The Big Bucket children’s water playground features more than 30 interactive activities including a giant tipping bucket, waterfalls and sprays. Participants must be 56″ or shorter and accompanied by an adult.
Ragin’ Rapids, a group raft ride starts at a height of three stories; carries riders 515 feet through drops and turns; and ends in a three-foot-deep splash-down pool.
After entertaining guests for 28 years, Slidewinder, the dual flume waterslide at Waterford Oaks Waterpark, reached the end of its life cycle and was removed in 2011. Oakland County Parks and Recreation staff is evaluating options for a future new attraction that is entertaining for visitors and cost-effective for the parks system.
1702 Scott Lake Road Waterford, MI 48328
Cost: Click here for the current Waterford Oaks Waterpark Fees.
Children of all ages will enjoy Indian Springs Metropark’s Spray ‘n’ Play. Get soaked in the water spray area, scale a rock-climbing wall or cargo net and explore a maze. Three distinct areas accommodate older children. A toddler area includes a painted labyrinth and sand pit with oversized scoopers for digging.
5200 Indian Trail White Lake, MI 48386 Hours: The Spray ‘n’ Play play area is open year round while the water spray area is open Memorial Day to Labor Day 11 am – 7 pm daily. Cost: See fee schedule on their website http://www.metroparks.com/Water-Facilities
Macomb County Splash Pads
Chesterfield Spray Park
Wayne and Joan Webber Splash Park at Brandenburg Park
Also offers basketball courts, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, picnic areas, boat launches, restroom facilities, a children’s play area, a hike/bike path and a 500-foot pier extending into Lake St. Clair. In addition, it has 4 open-air pavilions and a building that accommodates 70 people all of which are available for rent.
50050 Jefferson Avenue Chesterfield Township Cost: See fee schedule on their website
Veterans Memorial Park
32400 Jefferson St. Clair Shores
To visit this park you must have a park pass!
St. Clair Shores parks are open to all residents however annual passes are required for access to the waterfront parks.
The passes are available for purchase for only $10 per family. Therefore, the family pass is given to the husband and wife only. Minor children are included under their parents’ passes.
City Square Park – Warren
Fountains and splash area (May – September)
One City Square Warren, MI, 48093 Hours: 11 am to 7 pm, weather permitting Cost: Free
St. Clair County Splash Pads
Clay Township Splash Pad
The Clay Township Park is located next to the township offices at 4710 Pte Tremble Road. It has walking paths, playground, splash pad, pavilion, volleyball court, picnic tables and barbecue grills.
4710 Pte Tremble Road Cost: free
Washtenaw County Splash Pads
Ann Arbor Pools
Fuller Park Pool – Ann Arbor
There is something for everyone to enjoy at Fuller Pool: a waterslide, 50-meter outdoor lap pool and shallow area with ramp access, a 12′ deep diving well and plenty of grassy area for relaxation. Our Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project has accomplished the following at Fuller Pool in the past year: New pool liner, updates to the locker rooms and the lobby, two brand new Family Changing Rooms, a picnic shelter and more.
1519 Fuller Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Rolling Hills Water Park – Ypsilanti
With so many attractions, we’ve got something for everyone to enjoy – Float down the lazy river, catch a wave in the wave pool, or take a trip down one of our awesome water slides! The Activity Pool is popular with younger children due to its zero-depth entry, gentle bubbler, geysers, a waterfall and a kiddy slide for children under 45″ tall. Relax in the chaise lounges and sand chairs on an extensive sun deck located throughout the water park and natural shade or shade umbrellas in several grassy areas surrounding the deck.
7660 Stony Creek Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Cost: See fee schedule on their website http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/parks_recreation/rates_hours/rh.html
Wayne County Splash Pads
Belleville Aquatic Center
Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center – Belleville
Find the ultimate relief from the warm, summer sun while having buckets of fun at Lower Huron
Metropark’s Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center. Zip down two waterslides, drift along a lazy river, get soaked under the 300-gallon dumping bucket, and wade into the zero-depth entry pool with lap lanes.
17845 Savage Road Belleville, MI 48111 Cost:See fee schedule on their website http://www.metroparks.com/Aquatic-Center
Heritage Park Splash Pad – Canton
Cool down at Canton’s new Splash Playground located in Heritage Park near Heritage Hideout. Just touch the fire hydrant to start the water fun! Children 12 and under must be supervised by an adult at all times.
1010 S Canton Center Rd (Heritage Park Rd) Canton, MI 48188 Cost: Free
Flodin Park Splash Pad – Canton
Flodin Park features a large playground area and a splash playground. The splash playground has 11 water-spraying spouts for the hot summer months. There is also a walking trail and a nature trail. An inline skating rink is also available.
Flodin Park 43399 Saltz Rd., Canton, MI 48187 Cost: Free
Dearborn Splashpads and Pools
Crowley Park Splash Pad
2600 Westwood St, Dearborn, MI 48124
Park offers playgrounds, a splash pad & athletic field, plus tennis courts, a track & picnic area. Cost: Free
Detroit Splashpads, Spray Parks, Waterparks and Outdoor Pools
Belle Isle Beach and Water Slide – Detroit
As the summer heats up, stay cool at the Belle Isle Water Slide, open the second week of June through Labor Day. Enjoy the slide all day for only $3. If you enjoy the sand beneath your feet, the Belle Isle Beach is staffed beginning the second week of June through Labor Day.
The Family Aquatic Center – Detroit
12600 Chandler Park Dr., Detroit, MI, 48213
A Wayne County-owned outdoor waterpark featuring a wave pool, two waterslides, a special Splish Splash Land for small swimmers that includes a pool and spray fountains, summer swim camp, water aerobics classes and a food concession all within 22,000 square feet of beautiful landscaping.
Looking for a fun and safe way for the kids to cool off this summer?
Come enjoy the Lily Pad Splash Pad, located between the Safety Town Lot and Playscape behind the Community Center on Hall Rd.
23101 Hall Rd, Woodhaven, Michigan 48183 (Community Center Address)
The Splash Pad will be Open Memorial Day to Labor Day
Hours: 10 am -9 pm (2014 hours)
Amber is the proud Homeschooling mother to four beautiful children, Damian (23), Rosaleigh (9), Carlyn (6), Naomi (3) and a wife to her loving husband, Chancellor. Her family also includes three cats.
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