Beat the heat and enjoy some fun in the sun! You don’t have to go far to feel like you’re on a vacation. Throw the sunscreen, beach towels, floaties and extra clothes in the car and get ready to swim, slide, and float all day long at one of these local waterparks.
Red Oaks Waterpark features a wave-action pool; triple-flume waterslide; children’s water playground with 68 features; water play area for toddlers; and 990-foot long moving river with fitness walking program available. The wave pool, river ride, and children’s water playground are heated.
Address: 1455 E Thirteen Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071
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. The Grille serves food and beverages (outside food/beverages and coolers are not permitted).
Address: 40151 E Huron River Dr, Belleville, MI 48111
Waterford Oaks’ tropical wave pool features palm trees and bubbler fountains near the shore. Other waterpark attractions include a children’s water playground with more than 30 interactive activities and a three-story group raft ride; the pools are all heated. Also available are picnic areas with grills, concessions, bathhouse with showers and lockers, lounge chairs and tubes.
Address: 1702 Scott Lake Rd, Waterford, MI 48328
Rolling Hills Water Park is your ticket to wet and wild summer fun! 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 kiddie 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.
Address: 7660 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The Troy Family Aquatic Center features a main pool with a zero-depth edge, tube and body slides, a kiddie area with a waterfall, slide and splash pad, sand volleyball court and play area.
Address: 3425 Civic Center Dr, Troy, MI 48083
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Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..