Splash pads and pools are fun but water parks offer the best of both worlds! Take a dip in the water, get soaked from a bucket dump, climb, slide and ride the waves – the kids will go to bed early after a day of fun in the sun at one of these local water parks.
1519 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fuller Park Pool features a waterslide; seven-lane, 50-meter lap pool; shallow area with ramp access; 12-foot-deep diving well; and plenty of open space and lounge chairs to relax, grills for events or just dinner and space that can accommodate almost any group. (Cost: $4-5)
40151 E Huron River Dr, Belleville, MI 48111
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).
6140 Bishop Lake Road, Brighton MI 48116
Jump Island is the first inflatable water park experience in the Metro Detroit Area. Visitors can run, jump, and slide through beaches at Bishop Lake in Brighton, Michigan. Brighton Recreation Area offers many amenities for everyone in the family. From horseshoes and trails to camping and a large beach, there is something for everyone. (Cost: $15-50)
801 N Denwood St, Dearborn, MI 48128
Dunworth pool features two large outdoor pools, including a children’s pool with spray park features. There is also a 14-foot launch tower with two slides—one open and the other enclosed—each with a run of over 100 feet. (Cost: $11-14)
12600 Chandler Park Dr, Detroit, MI 48213
Wayne County’s largest and Detroit’s only water park features a wave pool, two 23ft water slides and a zero-entry splash pad. (Cost: $3-8)
5005 McGinnis Rd, Holly, MI 48442
The WhoaZone at Heron Beach offers an action-packed floating ninja course that offers heart-pumping fun for those who like to slide, bounce and soar like never before. (Cost: $15-40)
9999 Harrison, Livonia, MI 48150
Recently renovated, Clements Circle offers a standard pool with room to swim, slides and basketball for older kids and a zero entry pool and splash pad for younger kids and adults who want to sit back and relax in the water. (Cost: $4-9)
1455 E Thirteen Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071
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. (Cost: $8-20)
3361 S. Lapeer Road, Orion Charter Township, MI 48360
Water Warrior Island is a thrilling water playground! Designed with fun in mind, the ‘island’ is located on the beautiful lake Michigamme in Van Riper State Park, Water Warrior Island is fun for the whole family. (Cost: $16-27)
26000 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI 48076
The pool is available for rental for reunions, business picnics, birthday and graduation parties as well as neighborhood gatherings throughout the summer. In addition to the Olympic sized pool, there is a children’s spray pool, climbing wall and 120-foot waterslide on site.
3101 West Rd, Trenton, MI 48183
This 13,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility offers 25-meter, 8-lane competitive pool, 2 diving boards, 15-meter lap pool, waterslide, splash area, 7,000 sq. ft. leisure pool with a depth ranging from zero to 3 1/2 feet with 9 water features, concession stand, locker rooms, lounge chairs and large shade umbrellas. (Cost: $5-7)
3425 Civic Center Dr, Troy, MI 48083
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. (Cost: $5-15)
1702 Scott Lake Rd, Waterford, MI 48328
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. (Cost: $8-13)
7660 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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. (Cost: $6-10)
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About Carrie Budzinski
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..