TurtleCove Family Aquatic Center is home to two waterslides, a lazy river, a 300-gallon dumping bucket, and a zero-depth entry pool with lap lanes. They are open from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day, with weekday hours of 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Their Weekend/Holiday hours are 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
If you’re looking for a place to snag some last minute sunshine and water fun with your family this summer before heading back to school, then look no further than Lower Huron Metropark’s Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center.
We had the chance to visit this outdoor water park for the first time last week and we had a blast! It was perfect for both the kids and the adults. There are two waterslides you can slide down that open into a pool, there is a lazy river you can enjoy at your own pace, a 300-gallon dumping bucket on the water playground, and entry pools that are perfect for little ones.
When we first arrived, we were so excited to see the dumping bucket that splashes the entire playground. The water playground itself had various fountains, smaller scale water slides, and climbing bridges so it’s really fun for the kids. As they are playing the bucket is constantly filling up until it gets to the point of splashing and when it does– the entire play area gets soaked! It’s so much fun. The kids really enjoyed the smaller scale water slides in this area too and kept going back for more.
On the other side you will find larger water slides for the older kids and adults. These slides were really great because they empty into the pools and into the lazy river so you can continue to have fun even after sliding down. The lines for the larger water slides are pretty long, so you do have to wait a bit but I think it’s worth it if you’re spending the day there anyway. For the lazy river you can grab some inflatable tubes and just enjoy the slow and steady ride around the waterslide area, it’s very relaxing. There is also an area called The Grille that serves food and beverages so you can fuel up while you’re there. They say that outside food and beverages and coolers are not permitted however there were various families and people who had food and coolers, so I’m not sure how strict they are about that. But just know that is food and beverage options for you while you are enjoying yourself at the Aquatic Center.
Overall we had a great time at the TurtleCove Family Aquatic Center. I really like the outdoor waterparks and splash parks, I feel like they’re more fun and the kids always enjoy being out in the sun while swimming and going down water slides. It was our first time there and we loved it so much we’re going back a couple more times before the school year begins. We can’t wait!
TurtleCove Family Aquatic Center Hours
TurtleCove is open from Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day from 11am until 7pm on weekdays and from 11am until 8pm on weekends and holidays.
17845 Savage Rd, Belleville, MI 48111
TurtleCove Family Aquatic Center Fees (as of 2018)
Park Entry fee: $35 for an annual permit or $10/vehicle/day Upon entering you do need to pay fees in order to enjoy the aquatic center. Adults (48” and above) $10 Children (under 48”) $8 Children (under 30”) Free Twilight (After 5pm) $7 Coin Operated Lockers $0.50
Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Must be at least 48” or taller to ride the large waterslides.
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Aly is a 24 year old single mom to a rambunctious little 5 year old, Zach. She is a full-time student at Wayne State University and when she’s not chasing her little one, she is blogging the night away on her lifestyle blog, The Michigan Mom.