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Turtle Cove Water Park Photos: Popular – a new need to know guide

Turtle Cove Water Park in the Lower Huron Metropark

If you are looking for a super fun place to cool off this summer, then you won’t want to miss Turtle Cove Water Park in the Lower Huron Metropark. This Belleville park features 1,256 acres of mature woodlands, grassy meadows as well as easy access to the Huron River. Guests can enjoy paved trails, canoeing on the river, plenty of sports. However, in the summer, the main attraction is the 1,400+ square foot aquatic center.

Turtle Cove Water Park Photos big bucket

Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center

Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center is home to two waterslides, a lazy river, a 300-gallon dumping bucket, and also a zero-depth entry pool with lap lanes.

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.

turtle cove water park slide

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.    

zero depth entry pool

 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.  

Lots of Ways to Play at Turtle Cove Water Park in Belleville

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 as well as into the lazy river. Therefor, you can continue to have fun even after sliding down. The lines for the larger water slides are pretty long. If you’re spending the day there then it is worth the wait. The lazy river is a 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. They say that outside food and beverages and coolers are not permitted. However there were various families and people who had food and coolers.

belleville turtle cove water park restrooms

 Overall we had a great time at the TurtleCove Family Aquatic Center. I really like the outdoor waterparks and splash parks. It was our first time there and we loved it so much. We’ll be back a couple more times before the school year begins. We can’t wait!  

Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center Hours 2023

Turtle Cove is open from June 17th until Labor Day. The hours are from 12 pm until 7 pm daily.  

Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center Location

17845 Savage Rd, Belleville, MI 48111  

Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center Fees (as of 2023)

Park Entry fee: $40/$45 (resident/non-resident) 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) $11 per person weekday; $12 per person on weekends and holidays .
Children (under 48”) $9 per person on weekdays; $10 per person on weekends and holidays.
Children (under 30”) are FREE.
Free Twilight (After 5pm) $8
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 Mashrah
Author: Aly Mashrah

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.