If you’re looking for an exciting destination vacation this summer, Oregon has a host of waterparks, both indoor and outdoor, that are sure to make your stay a memorable one. Rocket down exciting water slides. Practice and show of your diving prowess on the diving boards. Swim and splash in cool pool waters or watch the kids have a blast at the exciting kiddie areas.
Discover wet and wild splash pads or camp out and enjoy the sandy beaches and cool lake waters of Oregon’s outdoor parks. From slides that shoot out of a real airplane to beautiful to crystal clear lakes and scenic parks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. When you’re ready to dry off or if you have extra time, be sure to check out all the amenities the parks and area have to offer!
1. Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark, McMinnville
For the experience of a lifetime, be sure to visit Wings and Waves Waterpark. Where else in the world can you slide out of a real Boeing 747? That’s right! The waterpark is open all year round and one of the slides even begins at the top of the building where a giant airplane is perched. There are nine other slides at the park, including smaller slides for tiny riders. The wave pool and leisure pool are great for splashing and swimming and both are fully accessible. The waterpark is part of a museum that teaches guests all about the importance of water throughout history. Come and make a splash and visit all the hands on exhibits as well; Wings and Waves is sure to be a unique experience.
2. North Clackamas Aquatic Park, Milwaukie
With huge pools, exciting kiddie areas, and thrilling slides, North Clackamas Aquatic Park has something everyone will love. Come splish and splash in the huge lap pool and wave pool. Relax in the hot tub or watch the kids have a blast discovering all the activities in the kiddie areas. There is a great climbing wall with different lanes at the park as well as an outdoor volleyball court. The park is available for private rental and also hosts birthday parties. If you’ve been looking for swimming lessons or aquatic classes, look no further, both are available.
3. Osborn Aquatic Center, Corvallis
With a ton of fun activities, Osborn Aquatic Center guarantees that you’ll have a blast. Splash and swim the day away in one of the four huge pools. Lap swimming is always on. One pool features a hive diving board and a low diving board so you can show off all your tricks or just dive in and make a huge splash. Whoosh down the twenty-two foot tall, one hundred and fifty-eight foot long waterslide. The water channel is over one hundred and fifty feet long for tons of splashing fun. For smaller water lovers there’s a warm pool with toys. Shoot some hoops in the activity pool or splash around in the play area which features water cannons, geysers, slides, and dumping buckets. The center also features two new climbing walls and a zip line for even more fun.
4. Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center, Hillsboro
The Center has a wide variety of wet and dry activities guaranteed to keep you active and having a wet and wild good time. The aquatic area features three great pools as well as a spa pool and a sauna. Come make a splash at the recreational swim or sign up for the aquatic fitness classes. If the water isn’t your thing, the center also offers cardio, weight and spin rooms. You can book a massage or a personal trainer. The center hosts birthday parties as well, for the perfect venue.
5. Astoria Aquatic Center, Astoria
For year round fun, come and experience all the Astoria Aquatic Center has to offer. Four large pools ensure you’ll be able to swim, splash, and get wet to your heart’s content. The center boasts a huge twenty-five meter lap pool, a recreation pool complete with a lazy river and the towering Big Red waterslide. Relax in the hot tub and let the warm waters wash all your cares away or take the kids over to the exciting kiddie pool. The center offers swimming lessons, lifeguard training and aquatic fitness classes as well as recreational swimming.
6. Pendleton Family Aquatic Center, Pendleton
Open seasonally, there are always exciting ways to cool down and have a blast at the Pendelton Family Aquatic Center. The center boasts a huge pool with a dive well so you can practice all your tricks and dives as well as swim and splash. The kiddie pool features zero-depth entry, water mushrooms and other awesome features sure to make your child’s day. Two towering waterslides will kick your adrenaline up a notch. There center also has smaller slides so even little riders can have a whooshing, zooming, adventure. The center is complete with family picnic areas so you can bring lunch and stay for the day.
7. Emigrant Lake, Ashland
If camping and exploring the great outdoors is something you enjoy, Emigrant Lake is the perfect place for you! Stretching over fourteen hundred acres and offering excellent campgrounds, sandy beaches, sparkling lake waters and scenic views, Emigrant Lake is the perfect vacation destination. Try your hand at fishing on the gorgeous lake or go boating. Bring your canoe or kayak or just swim and splash the day away. There’s a huge two hundred and eighty foot water slide for you to blast down into the cool lake waters. The sandy beaches make a great place to enjoy the sun or practice your sandcastle building. The park also has numerous picnic shelters and great hiking opportunities.
8. Splash! At Lively Park, Springfield
For waterpark fun all year round, visit Splash. The park has everything you need to get soaked and have a wet and wild good time, no matter the season. The huge waterslide will have your heart pounding and your adrenaline flowing. The swells of the wave pool are relaxing and exciting. Swim lanes in the lap pool or just splash around. The kids will love the kiddie areas complete with a whole host of sprayers and wet activities sure to delight. Shoot some hoops in the water basketball. For adults, the warm waters of the spa area will be sure to wash your cares away. If you don’t want to get wet, the sundeck is the perfect place to kick back. If you came hungry, no problem, there’s a concession.
9. Mount Scott Community Center, Portland
First constructed in 1927 as a wooden bathhouse, the center now boasts a huge indoor aquatic center. Come experience the cool waters of the pool or zoom down the twisting, turning slide. Swim and splash in the currents of the lazy river or head on over to the kiddie areas to have a blast playing and splashing in all the wet, interactive features. Splish and splash, relax and swim in the huge pool. If you love water, the center has something just for you.
10. Blue Lake Park, Fairview
You’re in for a real treat at Blue Lake Park. Whether you’re looking to make a splash or try your hand at some fun dryland activities, there’s an activity for you. The splash pad is jam packed with a whole host of fun, colorful features ready to squirt water in all directions. The splash pad features geysers and dumping buckets as well. Try your hand at fishing off the pier. Relax on the sandy beaches or swim in the lake (for children over five). The park has exciting playgrounds, walking and biking trails, basketball, volleyball, softball, horseshoes and soccer. You can rent a paddle boat, rowboat or canoe to explore the lake. The park has picnic areas and the beautiful Lake House building that hosts corporate meetings, weddings, and other events.