As the summer sun bares down on us, the idea of jumping in a cool clear pool is inviting. Not only can it help you beat the heat, but also gives your kids, who are home from school, something to do for the day. If you are looking for a water park to enjoy, you may want to tackle some of these fun locales:
Hyland Hills Water World
Looking for a water park filled with fun? Try Hyland Hills Water World. With 51 thrilling attractions, there is plenty to experience. You can float down the lazy river, ride the waves, go down the slide at warp speed and more. The 70 acre park is just 10 miles north of Denver and has been around for 40 years. Here, you will find not only water slides, but also splash pads, water guns, arching jets, and in their new aqua play center, a 10,000 gallon tipping bucket, more than 50 water features, heated water, spinning trays and bubbler jets for the tots, and more. It is a perfect place for a day of fun or a party!The park has attracted more than 15 million guests since its inception and is considered by some to be one of the best water parks in the world. For more information, visit www.waterworldcolorado.com.
Oasis Family Aquatic Park
Is your family ready to get away from the scorching sun? Why not head to Oasis Family Aquatic Park? Here you can spend the day in cool waters and have plenty of fun. Get ready to careen down one of two exciting slides and splash into the refreshing water below. Maybe you are more in the mood to relax. The Lazy River with zero depth entry might be more your speed. Perhaps you like to dive into the depths. Then going over to the deep water area might suit your fancy. They also have a water basketball area if you want to get your game on. They even have an area for the little ones. Ready to get out of the pool? Show your skill with the climbing wall. Hungry? Grab a bite to eat at the concession stand, or bring your own food and drink. For more information, visit www.brightonco.gov.
Walsenberg Water Park
Stay cool in the summer sun at Walsenburg Wild Waters. Kids will love the interactive features at the park, including water sprays, fountains, dumping and tipping buckets, as well as a zero-entry pool with a ‘seal slide,’ which offers a gentle 3 foot ride. Those a little older who want more excitement won’t be disappointed. There are 30 foot high water slides. They offer plenty of twists and turns, as well as splashes, to keep you coming back for more. And, if you like to dive, a jump from their diving board will plunge you down a 12 foot deep well. When you get a little tired, glide down a lazy river or take a casual swim in one of the many pools. Exhausted from too much fun? Sit down and grab something refreshing to drink and a bite to eat at the concession stand. For more information, visit https://spanishpeakscountry.com/walsenburg-wild-waters.
Great Wolf Lodge
If you want to go to a water park, but want to make sure there is enough to keep the kiddies occupied all day, you may want to check out Great Wolf Lodge. Don’t worry, there is fun for you too. There is so much to do besides just playing in the water. Kids can rock climb, pan for gold, conquer the ropes course, play mini golf, go bowling, build a bear, play arcade games or embark on a magical quest. They also climb up a four-story water treehouse with slides and games perfect for play, or squirt each other with water, float on a lilly pad, careen down hairpin turns, splish and splash down the six-story Howlin’ Tornado, race others on a tobaggan, play basketball at the water playground, take an exhilarating tandem tube ride and more. Sound like enough for one day? For more information, visit www.greatwolf.com.
Island Kingdom Water Park
Next time you go to Elitch Gardens to enjoy the rides, bring your bathing suit because their water park is free right now with theme park admission until Labor Day. It is a great add on to your day of fun! It is two parks for the price of one! Talk about thrills… they have some amazing slides, all with fun names like SlideZilla, Gangplanks and Mega Wedgie, to name a few. The Splashdown slide is 75 foot high with twists and turns. After screaming your way down a fast slide, slow it down slightly at Castaway Creek where you can glide down an action river complete with geysers, waterfalls and water bubbles or relax in the wave pool. Kids can hop aboard a pirate ship called Barefootin’ Bay S.S. Sea Witch and enjoy tipping buckets, sprayers and other fun. For more information, visit www.elitchgardens.com/water-park/