Top Water Parks Near Phoenix, AZ

July 21st, 2021 by
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When the summer heat is raging, head to one of the top water parks near Phoenix, AZ to spend the day splashing, cooling off, and feeling the rush of adrenaline when you fly down a water slide. These are some of the best water parks in the Phoenix area!

Golfland Sunsplash

Head to Golfland Sunsplash for fun in the sun and water. Regarded as the number one water park in Mesa, AZ, it combines thrilling rides, waterslides, and miniature golf, making it a hot destination for families looking to get out of Phoenix for the day.

Plummet down seven stories in a mere eight seconds on the near-vertical free-fall thriller Double Dare. Grab the whole family and hop on a giant inner tube to fall down three drops on Thunder Falls. Additional waterslides include the Stormrider, Sidewinder, Cyclone, Tornado, Revolution, and more. The Thunder Bay wave pool lets you ride the waves or enjoy a relaxing float down the lazy river.

The Toddler Tadpole pool is just right for families with kids age seven and older and features two soft slides and one foot of water. Enjoy a friendly game of basketball, or try to make your way across the lily pads in the activity pool. Little ones will get a kick out of the zero-depth splash pad, which is open daily and requires no admission fee.

In addition to the waterslides, the park also offers go-karts, bumper boats, and an 18-hole miniature golf course. When you’re ready to cool off, head indoors to the arcade where you can test your skills on more than 200 video games or challenge your friends to a game of laser tag.

Golfland SunSplash is located at 155 West Hampton Ave. The water park is open during the summer months from 11 am to 11 pm—with hours that late, you can quite literally spend your whole day at this amazing water park in Mesa, AZ.

Big Surf Waterpark

Big Surf Waterpark is one of the most beloved water parks in the Phoenix area. In an abundance of caution and care for the health of their community, Big Surf made the decision to remain temporarily closed for the 2021 season due to Covid-19, but you can expect them to make a splash of a return for the 2022 season, which is also going to be their 53rd season in business! The Hawaiian-themed Big Surf Waterpark is in Tempe, about six miles west of Mesa. Feel the adrenaline as you race down the Otter Slides and Hurricane body flumes, or test your wits on the Black Hole, a waterslide in total darkness. Toddlers have their own special area at Captain Cook’s Landing, and the whole family can enjoy racing down the Tahitian Twisters body slides. Rent a boogie board or raft to ride the waves in the wave pool at Waikiki Beach. Life jackets are available for children to use at no charge.

Big Surf Waterpark is located at 1500 N. McClintock Drive and is normally open from late May to mid-August.

Hurricane Harbor Water Park in Phoenix, AZ

About 18 miles west of Mesa is one of the most popular water parks in Phoenix, AZ! At Hurricane Harbor Phoenix, the entire family can enjoy floating down the lazy river, which features a few rapids, sliding down the Cactus Cooler, rafting on the Raging River, or chilling on Boogie Board Beach. Small kids can splash and play at the Soak ‘Em Playground, and older kids can enjoy the thrill of zooming around spirals in the Constrictor or being catapulted down tunnels in the Tornado. The water park also includes a wave pool where you can ride the waves and body surf.

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Load up the family and spend the day splashing and playing at one of the great water parks in the Mesa area. You’ll be sure to have a great time! Do you have your own favorite water parks in the Phoenix area that weren’t mentioned here? Contact us and let us know! We love to interact with our community and share tips for making the most out of all that Phoenix, Mesa, and Glendale have to offer.

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