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.
* Noted on multiple lists of the top AZ water parks.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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!”
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!”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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 *
* Worth noting, yet perhaps not as popular as the above Top 10.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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…