Spray Grounds and Splash Parks in Michigan and Beyond

Let your children cool off from the blazing heat at a spray ground this summer. Here's a list of splash parks in Michigan for your child to try during summer 2019.

Escape into a refreshing and playful paradise for all ages by taking your family to one of the many splash parks in Michigan as well as the spray grounds also known as splash pads or parks, which are perfect for tiny tots and toddlers.

Many are “zero depth,” so there’s little standing water or risk of drowning for kindergarten-age kids or younger who can’t yet swim. Think of them as safe, soaked playgrounds: Streams of water shoot up from ground nozzles or sprinkle down from special features like arches, trees or even helicopters.

Here’s a list of options in southeast Michigan, plus tucked in larger “destination” water parks elsewhere in the state and even in Canada and Ohio (it’s good to know tot options are there if you’re planning a vacation; some are even located in hotels!).

And if these splash parks don’t put enough soak in your summer, you can always check out some of the local public swimming pools or water parks in your area.

Note: Costs are for the general public. In some cases, community/city-run parks may offer discounts for residents; check ahead. Also, not all locales are zero-depth. Use caution and always supervise young children around water.

Adventure Bay Family Water Park: Splash Zone

  • Type: Indoor (seven nearby downtown hotel locations)
  • Address: 401 Pitt St. West, Windsor, Ontario
  • Phone: 519-974-AQUA (2782)
  • Hours (2019): 10 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends June 3-30; weekdays vary in June; extended hours in July (subject to change)
  • Costs (2019): $24.50/adults and kids 42 inches-plus, $19/under 42 inches, free/kids 2 and under; early bird discount (Friday only 10 a.m.-1 p.m.) available

This Canadian water park’s Splash Zone has a rain-forest theme. Water pumps through jets sprinkling a jungle gym. It has slides, a dumping bucket, ground jets and bright faux parrots overhead. Kids must be 36 inches or taller to ride pink and green slides; 40-inches plus for yellow and blue slides.

Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark: Kitz Pool

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Address: Boyne Mountain, 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls (up north)
  • Phone: 855-688-7046
  • Hours (2019): Vary, year-round; generally 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-
    Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays
  • Costs (2019): Summer non-hotel: $43/adults, $36/juniors; non-summer, all: $33/adult, $27/junior (after 4 p.m. rates available)

Located up north, Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark resort welcomes “tiny splashers” to enjoy an activity structure with sprinklers, basketball hoops, buckets and a mini slide. Ages 5 and under.Prices are lower if you buy in advance online.

Bavarian Inn Lodge Waterpark: Toddler Play Pool

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Address: 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth (north of Flint)
  • Phone: 844-264-9023
  • Hours (2019): 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday
  • Costs (2019): Must be a guest of the hotel. Prices for “day room” guests (1-10 p.m.): $69/up to four people, $15/additional person

The play pool welcomes toddlers to have a good time in areas with 18 inches of water and fountains. Note: These are pools, so they aren’t zero-depth. It’s part of a bigger water park with options for all ages.

Blue Heron Bay Spray Park at Independence Lake County Park

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 3200 Jennings Road, Webster Township, Whitmore Lake
  • Phone: 734-449-4437
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): $5/general, free/2 and under; check for rates on twilight hours after 5 p.m.

On the list of Washtenaw County splash parks in Michigan, this spot is loaded with interactive jets used to spray those around you, water cannons, dumping buckets and more for family fun.

Brandenburg Park Splash Park

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 50050 Jefferson Ave., Chesterfield Township
  • Phone: 586-949-0400, ext. 4 (then press 2)
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. daily, Memorial Day-Labor Day (weather permitting)
  • Costs (2019): $5/vehicle (subject to change)

Sitting on the shoreline of Anchor Bay, the waterfront park stretches 17 acres with a kids play area, volleyball court and picnic area.

Canton Heritage Park Splash Playground

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5460
  • Hours (2019): 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): Free

Looking for a Canton splash park to take your child? Stop by this H2O playground during the summertime.

Canton Flodin Park Splash Playground

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 43399 Saltz Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5310
  • Hours (2019): 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): Free

Explore another one of Canton’s splash parks! Beat the heat at Flodin Park with a small frog that spouts cool water and a playground for kids to stretch their legs and run free.

Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort: Toddler’s Tide Pool

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Address: 2001 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-627-2106
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. through August, hours vary in other months
  • Costs (2019): $29/day pass (subject to availability), free/hotel guests

Plan for a sweet escape at this Caribbean-themed retreat, which offers a play pool complete with a tandem slide, water pipes, spraying gadgets and sea creature play structures for toddlers 52 inches or taller in bare feet. Check out the Family Funhouse and more, too.

Cedar Point Shores: Lemmy’s Lagoon

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-627-2350
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 1-June 14 and Aug. 12-Sept. 2; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 15-Aug. 11 weekdays; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. June 28-Aug. 10 weekends
  • Costs (2019): $39.99/ages 3-61 (48 inches-plus, bare feet), $26/under 48 inches tall

Tot attractions abound at this Cedar Point destination, including a colorful multi-story play area, water geysers, curtains, tire swings, spray jets and a spiral slide at Lemmy’s Lagoon; and a splash ground with mini water thrill just for the small fries.

City of Livonia Aquatics: Outdoor Splash Pad

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: Livonia Community Recreation Center, 15100 Hubbard Road
  • Phone: 734-466-2900
  • Hours (2019): 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily (weather permitting)
  • Costs (2019): Free/3 and under, $9/ages 12 and under, $12/ages 13-18, $15.50/adults

Grab your phone to snap a few pictures as your child splashes the day away in the summer sun.

Crystal Mountain’s Park at Water’s Edge: Aquatic Playground

  • Type: Outdoor (hotel)
  • Address: 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville (up north)
  • Phone: 855-995-5146
  • Hours (2019): 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 8-21, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 22-Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 18-Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 8; closed Sept. 3-6
  • Costs (2019): Free/hotel guest; $15/individual, $50/family (up to four people), $12/additional child; call for rates for Summer Fun Park Pass and twilight hours after 5 p.m.

Bond with your family at an aquatic playground filled with water cannons and bubbling sprouts for the little ones as well as a zero-depth entry pool.

East Lansing Family Aquatic Center: Splash Park

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 6400 Abbott Road, East Lansing (mid Michigan)
  • Phone: 517-332-4420
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 1-9; Aug. 12-25; Aug. 30-Sept. 1; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 10-Aug. 11; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept 2; closed Aug 26-29
  • Costs (2019): $11/general, free/ages 2 and under; after 5 p.m. discounts available

Awarded the Gold National Aquatic Safety Award, the aquatic center consisting of several play structures guarantees a splashing time of family fun and safety.

Flash Flood Water Park at Full Blast: Water Playground

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 35 Hamblin Ave., Battle Creek (southwest Michigan)
  • Phone: 269-966-3667
  • Hours (2019): Time varies May-Memorial Day; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): $10/indoor and outdoor water parks, $13/all indoor and outdoor amenities, free/2 and under

With water slides and playgrounds, tots will be able to get a rush of cool water as well as excitement in this water park.

Great Wolf Lodge

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Traverse City: 3575 N. U.S. Highway 31 S (up north), 866-478-WOLF (9653)
  • Sandusky, Ohio: 4600 Milan Road (US 250) 800-641-WOLF (9653)
  • Hours (2019): 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (subject to change)
  • Costs (2019): Hotel guests only

At Great Wolf Lodge, kids enjoy the splash-crazy fun side of mother nature with interactive water toys, kid-activated splash features as well as a giant tipping bucket that falls over every time the water park’s bell rings.

H20 Zone Spray Ground

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 36300 Warren Road Westland
  • Phone: 734-713-3888
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily Memorial Day-Labor Day (weather permitting)
  • Costs (2019): $3/residents, $10/non-residents

Soak in the sun and rinse off at the H20 Zone. Be sure to check out the 18-foot helicopter that sprays water from its spinning rotor.

Indian Springs Metropark Spray ‘n’ Play

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 5200 Indian Trail, White Lake
  • Phone: 248-625-6640
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Memorial Day-Labor Day (subject to change)
  • Costs (2019): Free/general; Metroparks vehicle pass: $10/daily, $35/annual

With a rock-climbing wall, cargo nets to climb and even a maze, stop by one of the cool metro Detroit splash parks in Michigan. After a good swim, let your toddlers build castles and leave their footprints in the sand play area.

KLR Splashpad

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 2795 Seymour Lake Road, Seymour Lake Park, Oxford Township
  • Phone: 248-628-1720
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Memorial Day-Labor Day (weather permitting)
  • Costs (2019): $4/children

The “KLR” stands for “Kids Love Recreation” – that means all kids and ability levels at this inclusive park (“Aqua Wheelchairs” available on request). Be prepared for your child to get sprinkled in water as it squirts out from machines as well as the ground.

Lake St. Clair Metropark Squirt Zone Spray Ground and Pool

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township
  • Phone: 586-463-4581
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): Free/general; Metroparks vehicle pass: $10/daily, $35/annual

With water cannons, a tunnel of water to run through and ground sprays shooting up water, tykes will be able to cool off no matter how hot the temperature gets.

Macomb Township Recreation Center: SCS Play Structure

  • Type: Indoor (public)
  • Address: Macomb Township Recreation Center, 20699 Macomb St., Macomb Township
  • Phone: 586-992-2900
  • Hours (2019): Summer open swim: noon-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; open year-round (hours change in fall)
  • Costs (2019): $10/general, free/ages 3 and under

With a log run and lazy river as well as vortex with waterfall and a play structure for younger kids, this is a great spot for summertime fun.

Mt. Elliott Park Water Feature on Detroit Riverfront Splash Park

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 110 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-566-8200
  • Hours (2019): 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily (seasonal)
  • Costs (2019): Free

This Great Lakes schooner-themed spot has water cascades, “kid activated” water cannons, unique wind chimes and more interactive features. There’s a popular open-air cafe nearby.

Palmer Park Splash Park

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 910 Merrill Plaisance, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-757-2751
  • Hours (2019): 10 a.m.-8 p.m. during summer
  • Costs (2019): Free

This state-of-the-art neighborhood spot has colorful water-splashing pipes and small tipping buckets.

Plymouth Township Sprayscape

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 46640 Ann Arbor Trail, just east of Beck Road, Plymouth Township
  • Phone: 734-453-3840
  • Hours (2019): 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): Free

This 2,600-square-foot spot has 24 spray features like water cannons, the “Horse Charger,” “Froggy-O” and “Daisy Mae” – along with 12 ground sprays.

Red Oaks Waterpark: Soak Station and Spray & Play

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 1455 E. 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights
  • Phone: 248-858-0918
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends/holidays Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): $20/weekends and holidays, $17/weekdays; twilight specials available (after 4 p.m. Monday-Friday); $1/coin-operated lockers

The Soak Station water playground has water jets, curtains, slides, bubblers and a six-foot tipping bucket for 68 features in all (must be 56 inches or taller). For toddlers, the Spray & Play has 15 water jets and bubblers at zero depth.

Rolling Hills Water Park: Activity Pool

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 7660 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-484-9676
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends/holidays, Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): $10/weekdays (less after 5 p.m.), $13/weekends and holidays, free/kids 36 inches tall or under $10/daily vehicle pass, 50 cents/locker use; discount for residents and seniors

Among the Ann Arbor-area splash parks in Michigan, this spot for younger kids has zero-depth entry, a gentle bubbler, water geysers, a waterfall and kiddie slide for kids under 45 inches tall.

Romulus Aquatic Center: Splash Pools

  • Type: Indoor and outdoor (public)
  • Address: Romulus Athletic Center, 35765 Northline Road, Romulus
  • Phone: 734-942-2223
  • Hours (2019): Generally 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday; splash pools for children do not open until 4 p.m. (subject to change due to swim classes and lessons)
  • Costs (2019): $12/general, free/ages 2 and under

The splash pool includes zero depth entrance, water curtain as well as a 150-gallon tipping bucket. Outside the splash pool, kids can enjoy the water slide or lazy river, lap pool or two-story waterslide.

Soaring Eagle Water Park & Hotel: Biish Falls

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Address: 5665 E. Pickard Road, Mount Pleasant
  • Phone: 877-2EAGLE2
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday
  • Costs (2019): $26-$32/day passes (subject to availability), free/ages 3 and under, included/hotel guests, reduced rates available after 4 p.m.

This water jungle gym is just for younger guests, featuring water-spraying cattails, a big tipping bucket, slide that fits a parent and tyke, a canoe-shaped slide and colorful critters like fish, beavers and turtles.

Southfield Sports Arena Outdoor Pool: Children’s Spray Pool

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: Southfield Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-796-4640
  • Hours (2019): Time varies Monday-Sunday June 1-14, 12:30-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 12:30-5 p.m. Thursday, 12:30-3:30 -p.m. Sunday June 15-Labor Day
  • Cost (2019): $6/ages 18-plus, $5/kids

This Southfield spot has a small children’s spray pool with a climbing wall and 120-foot waterslide. Note: This is a pool and is not zero-depth.

Splash ‘n’ Blast at Kensington Metropark: Spray Ground

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford
  • Phone: 810-227-8910
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): $7/42 inches and taller, $6/under 42 inches, free/children under 30 inches (after 5 p.m. prices are lower); Metroparks vehicle pass $10/daily, $35/annual

It’s known for its waterslides, but this popular area also belongs on the list of splash parks in Michigan for its tot-friendly area with palm trees, serpents and cannons that spray water.

Splash Pad at Heritage Park

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-871-2400
  • Hours (2019): 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily
  • Costs (2019): Free

These fountains and sprayers are for kids of all ages (mom and dad, too). Stop by the snack shack for a treat or head to the nearby playground after you’ve cooled off.

Splash Universe: Water Adventure Tree House, Little Squirt Pool

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: 100 Whitetail Drive, Dundee (south of Ann Arbor)
  • Phone: 734-828-5004
  • Hours (2019): Summer and holidays: closed Wednesdays; usually 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily (check ahead); school year: 4-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Costs (2019): $31.99/full-day pass, $24.99/half-day pass: 3-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday; rates available for twilight hours after 5 p.m.

A seven-level water-splashing jungle gym is in store at the tree house, complete with a 500-gallon tipping bucket; the pool touts safe fun for little ones.

Spray Park at Clintonwood

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkston
  • Phone: 248-625-8223
  • Hours (2019): Toddler time (6 and under): 10-11 a.m. weekdays; all ages: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends; Memorial Day-Labor Day (weather permitting)
  • Costs (2019): Free/adults; $4/ages 17 and under

This 3,200-square-foot spray park, built in memory of local resident Renee Przybylski, offers a variety of water features.

Spray Fountains at The Mall at Partridge Creek

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 17420 Hall Road, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-226-0330
  • Hours (2019): Mall hours (10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday)
  • Costs (2019): Free

Reward your kids with a run through the pop jet fountains after a long day of shopping at this open-air mall. No pets allowed in spray area.

Spray Fountain at Warren City Square

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: One City Square, Warren
  • Phone: 586-574-4500
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): Free

Kids can cool off at the spray fountains, which are open Memorial Day through Labor Day. A hot dog stand is available at the City Square Farmer’s Market, which is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

Surfari Joe’s: Pygmy Pond Place Place

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Address: 8258 Arnt Blvd., Watervliet (southwest Michigan)
  • Phone: 269-463-7946
  • Hours (2019): 3-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Costs (2019): One session (3.5 hours): $18/person; day pass: $23/Friday, $28/Saturday, $23/Sunday

This indoor hotel water park holding 18,000 square feet of water offers another one of the fun splash parks in Michigan. The playland features slides, a dumping bucket and more.

Summit Aquatic Center in Canton: Leisure Pool

  • Type: Indoor (public)
  • Address: Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5467
  • Hours (2019): 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sunday, 5:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. weekdays, 6 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Costs (2019): $7/adults, $6/ages 12-17 and seniors, $5/ages 4-11, free/3 and under for residents; $15/adults, $13/seniors, $12/ages 12-17, $10/ages 4-11 free/3 and under for nonresidents (covers entire Summit complex)

At zero-depth, this cool community pool has a 30-inch water slide for smaller kids and features including tall features that spray down water, making it an indoor Canton splash park-inspired destination.

Troy Family Aquatic Center: Splash Pad

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 3425 Civic Center Drive, Troy
  • Phone: 248-524-3514
  • Hours (2019): Open swim: 3-7:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. weekends Memorial Day-June 13; 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. daily June 14-Aug. 9; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Aug. 10-Sept. 2
  • Costs (2019): $15/daily pass; twilight discount after 5 p.m.

With less than a foot of water, the spray pool and zero-depth splash pad at this popular Oakland County destination is a great hot spot to cool off for tots.

Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center at Lower Huron Metropark

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 17845 Savage Road, Belleville
  • Phone: 734-697-9181
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): $11-$12/adults 48 inches and taller, $9-$10/kids 30-47 inches, free/kids under 30 inches; discount after 5 p.m. 50 cents/coin-operated lockers; must add Metroparks vehicle pass: $10/daily, $30/annual

Alongside its big-thrill slides, this spot has a water play scape with a 300-gallon dumping bucket and bright tube-like features that spill lots of water around.

Veterans Memorial Outdoor Pool

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 2150 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-794-6235
  • Hours (2019): 3:30-8 p.m. weekdays, noon-8 p.m. weekends May 25-June 16; 1-8 p.m. weekdays, noon-8 p.m. weekends June 17-Sept. 2
  • Costs (2019): $5/adults, $4/ages 4-17, free/3 and under with paying adult

This Ann Arbor city pool offers a zero-depth area with a “raindrop” and interactive water play features.

Waterford Oaks Waterpark: Big Bucket

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford
  • Phone: 248-858-0918
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends and holidays Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): $13/weekend and holidays, $8/weekdays, free/kids ages 0-1 with paying adult (must obtain an admission ticket for park entry), $1/coin-operated lockers; parking included in admission 6/3

This tropical-themed oasis offers a children’s water playground with 30-plus interactive activities like a big tipping bucket, waterfalls and sprays.

Warren Community Center Indoor Water Park: Play Structure

  • Type: Indoor (public)
  • Address: 5460 Arden Ave., Warren
  • Phone: 586-268-8400
  • Hours (2019): Leisure pool: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; lap pool: noon-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; water slide: 5-7 p.m. weekdays, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Costs (2019): $10/general

With a water slide, lap pool and leisure pool, tots are able to escape the sun and splash and enjoy the cool water.

Wayne County Family Aquatic Center: Splish-Splash Land

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 12600 Chandler Park Drive, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-822-7665
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 1 and 8, then daily June 15-Labor Day (note: pool closes at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Costs (2019): $3/ages 0-2, $6/ages 3-12, $8/ages 13-plus

Wayne County’s biggest family water park also has a giant attraction for little ones with 100-plus fountains delivering constant sprays and splashes. Ranges zero- to two-feet deep.

Wyndham Garden Sterling Heights Indoor Water Park: Interactive Splash Play Park

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Address: 34911 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-979-1400
  • Hours (2019): 3-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday (may vary; year round)
  • Costs (2019): Hotel guests only

This Macomb County “staycation” fave has a splash playground with ground geysers, colorful slides and lots of water gushing down.

Zehnder’s Splash Village: Activity Pool

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Address: 1365 S. Main St., Frankenmuth (north of Flint)
  • Phone: 800-863-7999
  • Hours (2019): half-day passes 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 4-9 pm; all-day passes 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (subject to change and varies, year-round)
  • Costs (2019): $31-$38/weekday passes (half/full available); $40-$48/weekend passes (half/full available); free/hotel guests; holiday passes vary

Little ones can play in this zero-entry activity pool with water geysers, spouts and gadgets, rounding off our splash parks in Michigan.

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