July 28th is National Water Park Day! One of the best (and only…) ways to beat the heat in Arizona is to visit one of the state’s numerous water parks, community pools or aquatic centers. So many AZ cities have great facilities worthy of checking out this Summer. Hope this helps!

 

Add to our list – leave a comment with your favorite watery attraction.

TOP 10

* Noted on multiple lists of the top AZ water parks.
18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

ANTHEM | Anthem Community Center

Lap Pool  |  Diving Well  |  Big Splash Water Park

“The Community Center is home to an aquatics park, open only to residents with an active membership, their authorized guests, and approved competitive swim and diving teams.”

18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

CHANDLER | Desert Oasis Aquatic Center

8-Lane Heated Pool  |  Water Slides  |  Sand Volleyball  |  Concessions  |  Ramadas

“Swim for fitness and fun. Our pool is heated and we reserve one lane during public swim hours for lap swimming when the competition pool is open.”

18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

CHANDLER | Hamilton Aquatic Center

8-Lane Heated Pool  |  Current River  |  Water Slide + Vortex

“Hamilton Aquatic Center is a shared-use facility located on the campus of Hamilton High School. In 2009 and 2010 the facility was awarded the Arizona Republic Reader’s Choice Award Runner-up Best Kids Water Park or Pool.”

18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

MESA | Golfland Sunsplash Water Park

Water Coaster  |  Lazy River  |  Wave Pool  |  Water Slides

“With 30 rides and attractions, we are sure to have something for guests of every age. Come ride Arizona’s favorite thrill rides, or relax as you float down the Lazy River. Check out our attractions below!”

18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

PHOENIX | Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Adventure River  |  Family Rides  |  Kids Attractions  |  Water Slides + Coasters

“Come experience Phoenix’s most thrilling waterpark filled with over 30 rides and attractions! Family fun is what we’re all about. From the steepest slides to the relaxing pools, there’s excitement for every family member!”

18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

PHOENIX | River Ranch at The Peak

Lazy River  |  Cabana Rentals  |  Water Slide  |  Multiple Pools

“The popular River Ranch Water Park is a refreshing way to spend your day in one of our many pools – complete with waterslide, lazy river, water features and cabanas. Be sure to stop by Slim Picken’s to enjoy a refreshing cocktail or lite bite.”

18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

SCOTTSDALE | Great Wolf Lodge

Thrill Slide  |  Tube & Raft Rides  |  Lazy River  |  Multi-Level Treehouse

An 85,000-square-foot INDOOR water park. “Water in the water park is heated to 84 degrees year-round and offers body slides, tube slides, two exciting raft rides, a wave pool and splash areas. The resort also boasts a large outdoor pool.”

18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

SURPRISE | Surprise Aquatic Center

Aqua Aerobics  |  Rentals + Parties  |  Swim + Dive Teams  |  Open + Adult Swim

Surprise offers group & private swimming lessons and offers two recreational swim teams. Water aerobics causes less stress on the joints. Adult lap swim lanes can be reserved. The pool features a zero depth area with water play features, 2 slides (1 flume, 1 tunnel), vortex whirlpool, competition pool, diving well and 2 1-meter diving boards.

18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

TEMPE | Kiwanis Wave Pool

Wave Pool  |  Swim Team  |  Pool Parties  |  Fitness Sessions

The Kiwanis Wave Pool is now open for daily waves! Daily waves will be two 2-hour sessions each day. 7 lanes for lap swimming in the deep end of the pool. Calm water swimming in the 0-4 foot shallow area of the pool. Memberships available for Water Fitness sessions.

18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

PHOENIX | Oasis Water Park at Arizona Grand

Dine-In Movies  |  Wave Pool  |  Cabana Rentals  |  Day Passes  |  Heated Pools

“Voted by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s Top 10, Arizona Grand Resort & Spa’s expansive, wild and fun Oasis has something for kids of all ages…” Built across 7 acres with 8-story thrill slides, a giant wave pool, 25 person hot tub, the Valley’s only side-by-side active river, and Wild Cat Springs for younger children. 

* Oasis 20th Anniversary Fireworks Show – Saturday, August 7th at 9pm *

HONORABLE MENTION

* Worth noting, yet perhaps not as popular as the above Top 10.
18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

BUCKEYE | Buckeye Aquatic Center

Night Swim  |  Open Swim  |  Swim Lessons  |  Tot Swim Time  |  Water Aerobics

“Our facility offers a zero depth, beach front area with water features, a 10-foot high dive, low dive and an awesome 160 foot water slide! Enjoy the water features, high dive, low dive and water slide.”

18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

CHANDLER | Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center

Lazy River  |  Diving Board  |  Competition Pool  |  Toddler Slide

Award-winning shared-use facility adjacent to Basha High School. “The facility boasts a lazy river with a bridge waterfall and a family play pool; an SCS interactive water feature with a 6-foot 725-gallon tumble bucket; two waterslides; water vortex; water spray pad; and an eight-lane competition pool.”

18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

CHANDLER | Nozomi Aquatic Center

Pool Parties  |  Diving Boards  |  Shade Ramadas  |  Water Slide

“Nozomi Aquatic Center is a 25-yard, eight-lane competition pool located […] adjacent to Nozomi Park. This facility has three separate bodies of water to allow for unique programming options.” Zero-depth entry play pool, 115 SCS water feature with a 112-ft water slide, diving tank/well with three diving boards, several 20-funbrellas.

18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

LAKE HAVASU CITY | Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center

Exercise Classes  |  Birthday Parties  |  Junior Lifeguard Program  |  Summer Swim Leagues

The Aquatic Center offers a wide variety of water exercise classes from beginner to advanced, lap swim in our 6 lanes 25 meter pool, waves in our main pool, outside splash pad, slide, fun shore features and a novice swim team for children ages 6-12.

18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

PHOENIX | The Splash Zone at Enchanted Island

Oriented Toward Younger Children  |  Footwear Required (i.e. water shoes)

“If you want to cool down, get drenched, soaked or splashed pack up the kids and come on over! Specifically designed for younger children, our Splash Zone features Flower Showers, Water Mushrooms and a Dumping Bucket. Be sure to bring your swimsuit!”

18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

SCOTTSDALE | Eldorado Aquatic & Fitness Center

13-Lane lap Pool  |  Diving Boards  |  Large Play Pool  |  Water Playground  |  Water Slides

Reservations for groups, birthday parties, private rentals and commercial lane rental. Classes offered: Swim lessons, Recreational teams, Water exercise. The fitness portion of this facility hosts a variety of aerobic, fitness and leisure education classes, free weights, machine weights and various cardiovascular machines.

18221 N 53RD Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254

SCOTTSDALE | Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

6 Heated Pools  |  200-Ft Water Slides  |  Poolside Service  |  Zero-Entry Waters

“Sip a fresh strawberry smoothie in your private poolside cabana. Chill out on a white sand beach and soak away your worries in an oversized hot tub. From plush day beds to floating bean bags and a rooftop spa sanctuary, discover endless ways to relax and have fun at our six heated pools.” 

* Up to date as of 7/27/21

** Please click on each water park weblink individually to find specific/updated times of operation, temporary closures, COVID regulations, etc…