Fair   55.0F  |  Forecast »

Water Parks, Spray Grounds and Public Pools in Southeast Michigan

Water slides, lazy rivers and more: These family spots are turbo summer fun for parents and kids in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties

(page 2 of 3)

KLR Splashpad in Oxford Township

  • Address: 2795 Seymour Lake Road, Seymour Lake Park, Oxford Township
  • Phone: 248-628-1720
  • Hours (2013): 11 a.m.-noon (kids ages 6 and under only), noon-7 p.m. (all ages), daily, Memorial Day-Labor Day (weather permitting)
  • Costs (2013): $1/Oxford kids ages 2-17, $4/all nonresident kids, free/Oxford kids under age 2 and parents, $25/passes, resident families

The "KLR" stands for "Kids Love Recreation" – and that includes all kids, whatever their ability levels, at this very inclusive park (in fact, "Aqua Wheelchairs" are available upon request). It include ground sprayers, tiny tipping buckets, big flowers that fling water around, tunnels and lots more fun H20 features to enjoy.

Lake Erie Metropark Wave Pool and Rip Slide in Brownstown

  • Address: 32481 W. Jefferson Ave., Brownstown
  • Phone: 734-379-5020
  • Hours (2013): May 25-June 14: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends and holidays; June 15-Sept. 2: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends and holidays (note: wave pool opens mid-June)
  • Costs (2013): Rip Slide: $12/day, $1/ride; combo pool and slide: $15/adults, $13/child; wave pool (rafts included, first-come, first-served): $7/adults, $5/ages 15 and under and seniors ages 62-plus, free/kids under 30 inches tall; twlight: 50 cents/locker fee; add Huron-Clinton Metroparks vehicle pass: $5/daily, $25/annual

This wave pool sloshes around consistent three-foot waves for riders to cruise on rafts that are included with your entry fee (first-come, first-served). Channel your inner surfer boy or girl; then, brave a three-story tall inflatable waterslide – better known as the Rip Slide – that's 175 feet long, 47 feet wide and pure fun.

Lake St. Clair Metropark Squirt Zone and Pool in Harrison Township

  • Address: 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township
  • Phone: 586-463-4581
  • Hours (2013): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend
  • Costs (2013): free/Spray 'n' Play, $4/per person for pool; add Huron-Clinton Metroparks vehicle pass: $5/daily, $25/annual

No doubt: The highlight here is the nifty spray ground. Little ones can prance around through ground sprays, water cannons and even red loops that curve to form a tunnel of spritzing H20. But there's more waterlogged fun to be had. Over at the Olympic-sized pool, you can race a pal down its two waterslides and practice popping off the diving board (kids must be 48 inches or taller to ride the slides). And, of course, there's tons of sandy beach to enjoy along the waters of St. Clair.

Macomb Township Recreation Center Pools

  • Address: 20699 Macomb St., Macomb Township
  • Phone: 586-992-2900
  • Hours (2013): open swim: noon-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, noon-9 p.m. Fridays, noon-7 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays; open year-round
  • Costs (2013): $5/township residents, $10/nonresidents

Plunge into two pools, complete with a water slide, lazy river and other water features. Kids can sign up for swim lessons; plus the center offers a soft play indoor playscape, child-watch room and teen room, all near even more fitness facilities.

Plymouth Township Sprayscrape

  • Address: 46640 Ann Arbor Trail, just east of Beck Road, Townhip
  • Phone: 734-414-1452
  • Hours (2013): 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. June-July, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. August, hours vary September (depends on weather conditions); daily, season generally opens Saturday of Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day
  • Costs (2013): free

Keeping your cool is a cinch at this 2,600 square foot watering mecca that features 24 spray features. Among the fun: water cannons, a horse charger, the "Froggy-O" and "Daisy Mae" – along with 12 ground sprays. It's designed to accommodate all ages.

Red Oaks Waterpark in Madison Heights

  • Address: 1455 E. 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights
  • Phone: 248-858-0918
  • Hours (2013): regular season (May 31-Aug. 25): 10 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends and holidays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays; late season (Aug. 26-30): 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; final days (Aug. 31-Sept. 2): 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Costs (2013): weekends and holidays: $18/regular, $13/Oakland County residents; weekdays: $15/regular, $10/county residents; twilight (after 4 p.m. Monday-Friday only, minus holidays): $12 and $7; 50 cents/coin-operated lockers (get full Red Oaks Waterpark cost info); free/parking, $2/discount active military and seniors ages 62 and older

Kids won't be yawning anytime soon at Soak Station: a water playground with water jets, curtains, slides, bubbler jets and a 6-foot tipping bucket (68 amenities in all!). There's also a 990-foot River Ride tubing adventure and Spray & Play zone for wee ones. And of course, don't miss out on that Triple Turn (a triple-flume waterslide) and the Terrific Tides wave-action pool.

Add your comment:
Advertisement

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

Upping the Prom Stakes: Teen Promposals Sweep High Schools

Upping the Prom Stakes: Teen Promposals Sweep High Schools

Prom? Kids are amping up the pitch with crazy creative presentations that rival wedding proposals – and, of course, posting the pix on social media.

Depression Risk is High for Young, First-Time Fathers

Depression Risk is High for Young, First-Time Fathers

It's common to hear talk about postpartum depression for moms. But, according to a new study, dads are feeling down, too, and suffering from paternal postpartum – or postnatal – depression.

Easter Treats Ideas – Recipes for the Kids

Easter Treats Ideas – Recipes for the Kids

Cupcakes, brownies, cake pops! These creative concoctions aren't just tasty – they're cute, too! Add some fun to your Easter celebrations with these sweets.

Make It Review: Rolli Stamps and Project Idea

Make It Review: Rolli Stamps and Project Idea

This cool new inked stamper product by Funnybone Muse is sure to be a family craft staple. Here's what it's about, and how to use it to jazz up a note card.

Craft Roundup: Muppets Most Wanted Inspired DIY Fun

Craft Roundup: Muppets Most Wanted Inspired DIY Fun

These cool DIY projects are a blast for kids and families to make, all celebrating Disney's latest movie spin on the classic Muppet gang.

Tax Tips for Parents: Deductions and Credits to Know About

Tax Tips for Parents: Deductions and Credits to Know About

April 15 is the IRS tax filing deadline, aka Tax Day. Whether you've got a baby or a college kid, here's how to get the most out of your income tax returns.

9 Month Bump Maternity Apparel Boutique in Trenton

9 Month Bump Maternity Apparel Boutique in Trenton

This downriver area consignment store is stocked with lots of trendy gently used options for new and expecting moms, plus handmade baby gifts and more.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement