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18 BEST Water Parks in Phoenix (Summer All Year Round!)

Peace Longe

Peace Longe, Updated October 6, 2022

Phoenix is renowned for having mild, sunny weather all year round. It also anchors a sprawling, multi-city metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. It is majorly known for its wide variety of water parks. If you like spinning, flying, dropping, bumping, driving, riding, etc., then Phoenix is a city you need to visit.

Phoenix water parks are known for providing comfort to family members and children. Their swimming spots are available with pools, slides, rides, and diving boards. If you are looking for a park where you want your kids to have maximum comfort, then Phoenix is the right place. Maximum fun and enjoyment are always guaranteed here.

Below, we have listed some water parks you will find in Phoenix and its environs. Read on to find out a new place you and your family could spend the next vacation:

1. Oasis Water Park

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📍Map it: 8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85044, United States | Phone: +1(602)438-9000 | Website | Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Friday – Sunday 9:00 – 8:00 PM | Entrance: –

The Oasis water park provides you with comfort and liberation amidst the sounds of soothing waves. On arrival, you will get Oasis wristbands. They are distributed along with your guest suite keys.

The park’s aquatic recreation area and soaring palms ensure your family has the most fun and relaxation possible. However, you get a beautiful view of Arizona at sunset at the park. 

The Oasis Bar also offers a menu of tropical blended drinks to uplift your spirits. Tasty sandwiches and juicy burgers blend with your favorite ice cream flavors.

2. Great Wolf Lodge

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📍Map it: 7333N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, United States | Phone: +1(480)948-9653 | Website | Hours: Sunday – Saturday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM | Entrance: –

At Great Wolf Lodge, there are always a series of fun-filled events for you. They are included in your stay at no additional cost. You can download the Great Wolf Application to get the daily schedule of these events.

At Great Wolf Lodge, you cannot overlook the ancillary attractions. Everyone is thrilled by the array of lively attractions, from interactive games by Great Wolf to MagiQuest and the arcade games.

It is advisable to get the Great Wolf Application to book your time of the visit and also know your departure time. Bring your family for a vacation today; great fun awaits you at this park.

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3. Kiwanis Pool

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📍Map it: 6111S All-America Way, Tempe, AZ 85283, United States | Phone:(480) 350-520 | Website | Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Entrance: Adults :$5,12 and Under: $4

It’s important to be informed of the safety regulations at the Kiwanis pool. Among the regulations are: food is not allowed in the pool area, and children under seven (7) years old must be within arm’s reach at all times. 

Kiwani’s pool also offers water fitness sessions for every visitor. There is unlimited water fitness, and there is a Day 4 and a Day 8 water fitness. These are not free anyway.

 It is, however, important to get the app for this park so that you can have access to the pool use rules and regulations. You can also use this app to book your dates of visit.

4. Hurricane Harbor, Phoenix 

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📍Map it: 4243W Pinnacle Reak Rd, Glendale, AZ 85310, United States | Phone: +1 623-201-2000 | Website | Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Entrances: –

This water park provides something extra for your entire family. The Hurricane Harbor is equipped to provide you with a range of water park activities like diving, jumping, spinning, and many more to enjoy.

If your family wants to have fun and relax, this is just the right place. The park’s great facilities are the water slides, relaxing lazy rivers, and splash parks for the young.

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5. Desert Oasis Aquatic Center, Chandler

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📍Map it: 1400W Summit Place, Chandler, AZ 85224, United States | Phone: 480-732-1062 | Website | Hours: Saturday and Sunday 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM | Entrance: Adults: $2.25 and under: $1

If you are looking for somewhere to have a swim to soak up the sun, then Desert Oasis Aquatic Center is just the right place for you. The park also has a 25-yard, 8-lane pool, and a 112-foot water slide.

 If you are a volleyball lover, this is a place you will not want to miss. A well-equipped volleyball court is situated right inside the park.

With its outstanding and standard facilities, Desert Oasis was awarded an Arizona Parks and Recreation ‘Outstanding Facility’ in 1993. As a result, this water park gained more recognition.

At this park, we have the public swim summer hours and the lap swim hours with their respective schedules. The park also has different amenities like the concession stand, drop slide, and pool furniture, amongst others, where visitors can relax and have maximum fun.

There are some rules and guidelines which guide the usage of the pool. This can be found on the park’s website. You can go ahead and read them there.

6. Golfland Sunsplash Water Park

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📍Map it: 155W Hampton Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210, United States | Phone: +1 480-834-8319 | Website | Hours: Sunday – Saturday 10:00 AM-10:00 PM | Entrance: –

If you love the sound of rides, then this is a place you would love to be. The Golfland Sunsplash Water Park has some fascinating thrill rides. If you want to explore during your visit, you can also visit the 450,000-gallon wave pool.

This water park is one of the favorites for game lovers. The “Arcade,” “Laser Tag,” and “Fastcar Raceway” are a few of the numerous games played at the park. You will not want your kids or younger ones to miss out on this.

7. River Ranch Water Park, Phoenix

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📍Map it: 7677N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020, United States | Phone: +1 (602) 997-2626 | Website | Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM-6:00 PM | Entrance: –

The River Ranch has a beautiful view provided by the 4-acre water park. Pools are also available for those who simply want to kick back and cool themselves.

You can also sign your kids up for a coyote camp. This camp is only available for children between the ages of 4-12. Your kids can have a full day of fun here while you and your spouse can enjoy a blissful night out! 

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8. Hamilton Aquatic Center

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📍Map it: 38385 Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85248, United States | Phone: +1 480-282-2630 | Website | Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Entrance: –

The Hamilton Aquatic Center is notable for its serene environment. It has an 8-lane competitive pool, two-water sliders, and a one-water cortex where everyone can have maximum fun.

This park consists of different amazing facilities loaded with lots of fun. A facility offers pool swim lessons if you wish to learn to swim. 

The pool usage follows strict rules and guidelines. This can be accessed on the park’s website. If you love pools and swimming, then this park should be somewhere you should check out.

9. Big Surf Water Park, Tempe

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📍Map it: 1500N McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281, United States | Website | Hours: Currently closed | Entrance: –

This park has had a long history since its inception in 1969. It has many great features. While there are a variety of water slides you can visit while you’re here, the importance of the kiddie pool for the little ones cannot be emphasized enough. 

Rides and attractions are also available at this park. The Zambezi is one of the most fascinating rides at the park. To do this ride, you must be 48’ tall and only permitted to use the tubes provided at the ride. 

Lazy River, Space Bowl, and Challenge Flumes are also a few of the numerous games available in the park. If you love games, this is where you should be.

10. Surprise Aquatic Center 

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📍Map it: 15831 Bullard Ave, Surprise, AZ 85374, United States | Phone: +1 623-222-2500 | Website | Hours: Saturday – Thursday 12:00 PM – 6:00, Friday 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM | Entrance: –

This park is named after the city in which it is situated. The city of Surprise is just 45 minutes from Phoenix. The local residents get this park for a discounted price. 

This water park also provides a swimming spot for kids with a zero-depth area. If you are looking for a park where you want your kids to have maximum comfort, then the Surprise aquatic center is just the right place.

This park is known for its different areas for different ages. The snack bar is awesome. Swimming instructors are also available to take you through swimming lessons. 

Lifeguards are also around all over the place to help watch your kids. With this, the safety of your kids is guaranteed. They also have a food area where you can have your meal at any time of the day.

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11. Anthem Community Center

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📍Map it: 41130N Freedom Way, Anthem, AZ 85086, United States | Phone: +1 623-879-3011 | Website | Hours: Saturday – Sunday 5:00 AM-10:00 PM | Entrances: –

This center consists of a diving area with two water slides and a structure that pumps over 200 gallons of water every four minutes. If you are looking for an aquatic park, a lap pool, or a diving well, then this center is just for you. 

In addition to recreational swimming, exercise classes, and swim meets, special events are always held at the lap pool. However, holidays and seasonal hours apply.

There are some rules and regulations that guide this park. All users of the park must strictly follow these rules. The rules and regulations can be accessed on the park’s website.

12. Surf Town Wave Park

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📍Map it: 1500N Mc Clintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281, United States | Website | Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Entrances: –

The beach can hold up to a hundred surfers, with five different takeoff areas based on your level of surfing. This great feature makes it stand out amongst other parks with surfers.

There is enough accommodation for people to play in the water. The mile sandy beach can also hold up to 3000 guests at any time. There is onsite accommodation available for the convenience of visitors, so you do not need to go outside to secure accommodation.

If you have been thinking of a perfect place to take your spouse and wed, then Surf Town Wave Park is the place you have got. Wedding receptions, both indoor and outdoor venues, are hosted in the park. This is a perfect place for love and romance.

13. The Splash Zone at Enchanted Island

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📍Map it: 1202W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85007, United States | Phone: +1 602-254-1200 | Website | Hours:  Monday – Friday 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM | Entrances: –

This is a watery oasis designed specifically for younger children. In this park, you can find flower showers, water mushrooms, and dumping buckets that enhance the beauty and allure of the surroundings.

The park is sure to give you all the thrills and delight. If you are in a leisurely mood, you can take a tour round with a pedal boat or canoe.

 Many adventure riders have clearer views of the park from the Parachute Tower, crash and splash in the bumper boats. If you love adventure, many more beautiful places are available in the park.

14. Salt River Tubing

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📍Map it: 9200N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215, United States | Phone: +1 480-984-3305 | Website | Hours: Saturday – Friday 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM | Entrances: $21 per person

This Salt River has some of the most beautiful scenery in Arizona. If you are a lover of fish, then this river is not something you should miss out on. One notable activity on the river is crawling into tubes and floating down the Salt River through the Tonto National Forest.

To get on the tubes, children are expected to be at least eight years old and at least four (4) feet tall. If you are coming with your little kids, it is important to consider these factors.

Also, it is important to note that life vests at the Salt River are not for rent. So if you are coming to the river, it is important you add the cost of a life vest purchase to your budget.

15. The Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale

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📍Map it: 7500E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, United States | Phone: +1 (480) 444-1234 | Website | Hours: Monday – Friday 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM | Entrance: $45

If you want to inject a little luxury into your waterpark experience, then the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort is the place! The resort is surrounded by 20 fountains and a 3-story high-speed water slide. 

This Scottsdale resort and spa also guarantees you a romantic dinner with your lover. The free internet access, onsite restaurant, room service, and fitness center, amongst others, are some of the amenities you can also benefit from. 

For your comfort, all the rooms at the resort are equipped with a private balcony and terrace. All Covid-19 precautionary measures are strictly followed in this park

16. Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center, Chandler 

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📍Map it: 5901 S. HillCrest Drive, Chandler, AZ 85249, United States | Phone: 480-782-2635 | Website | Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Entrance: Adult : $2.25, 17 and below: $1

The outdoor playground at Mesquite Grove Aquatic Center contains a competitive pool, two dive boards, two water slides, a lazy river, and a 752 “Big Blue Bucket” to cool off.

There is a large shaded area filled with pool furniture where people can relax or even sneak away to take a brief nap. It is also important to know that the Mesquite Grove Aquatic Centre won the Arizona Parks and Recreation “Outstanding Facility” award in 2009, which makes it more nationally recognized.

The 1-Meter Diving Board, 752-Gallon “Big Blue Bucket,” Toddler Slide, and Water Slide are some of the amazing facilities you can benefit from at the center. 

Adhering to the pool rules and regulations is also very mandatory. These rules and regulations are accessible on the park’s website.

17. Altadena Park

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📍Map it: 3711 E Altadena Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85028, United States | Phone:+1 602-262-6696 | Website | Hours: Sunday – Saturday 5:30 AM-10:00 PM | Entrance:- 

This park is surrounded by a ring of towering trees that provide excellent shade during the summer. There is a proper playground next to the splash pads in the center for kids to run around and cool off.

The trees in the park provide great shade. With this, kids can read books or go on picnics under the shade. This park is also known for its clean and well-shaded nest. 

The water area and the playground are nice places to take your kids to have fun.

18. Chaparral Park Aquatic Center

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📍Map it: 5445N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, United States | Phone: +1 480-312-2361 | Website | Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Entrance: –

This swimming facility has a magnificent pool. It is spotless, well-run, and reasonably priced. The pool can be used for swimming laps, diving, or playing.

The Chaparral pool is seasonal and is only open in June and July. If you are going to learn to swim laps, it is advisable to avoid going at peak hours in the summer. During the winter, it is advisable to go in the early morning.

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