11 Best Water Parks in Alabama

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Dive in and make a splash this summer at the great water parks of Alabama. Each park features a host of unique activities so that the whole family is sure to have a blast.

Adventures and memories will be made shooting down rushing rides, splashing in the fantastic kiddie play areas, building sand castles, jumping from lily pad to lily pad, testing out the diving boards, surfing on the surf simulators, lounging on tubes down the lazy river or just splashing and swimming in the cool clear waters of the huge pools. If you love the water, then Alabama has a park for you!

Here are the best water parks to visit in Alabama:

1. Alabama Splash Adventure, Bessemer

Alabama Splash Adventure, BessemerSource: birminghamal
Alabama Splash Adventure, Bessemer

Welcome to Alabama Splash Adventure, the amazing outdoor waterpark that promises a day packed with all the thrills, action, adventure, cool water, and huge splashes you can handle. If you came for adrenaline, you won’t be disappointed. Rush down the two hundred and sixteen twisting, turning feet of the Upsurge. Plunge fifty feet in the dark only to be launched into a giant whirlpool bowl on the Splashdown. Be sure to try all four of the crazy, fun slides of the Neptune’s Plunge. If you prefer relaxation and swimming over rides, hit the Warrior River or the Kahuna Waves wave pool. Children will love the beautiful Salamander Bay and the Little Harbour, packed with interactive activities sure to be a blast. When you’re ready to dry off, there’s a ton of amusement park rides that will cap off your day or bring you back for another adventure.

2. Waterville USA, Gulf Shores

Waterville USA, Gulf ShoresSource: watervilleusa
Waterville USA, Gulf Shores

Kick back, race down the thrill rides or make a splash- Waterville USA has everything you need to have a blast and get soaked. Drift down the gently flowing waters of the lazy river. Ride the endless wave on the Flowrider surf simulator. For thrills and spills, visit the many exciting slides. Grab a mat and race down the Dune Racer or raft down the exciting Gold Rush. Adventure through the jaws of a great white shark on the Great White slide. Body slide at extreme speeds down the three hundred and fifty feet of the Jet Stream. Plunge down almost sixty feet on the thrilling Screamin’ Demon. Shoot down all the massive humps and bumps of the Triple Dog Dare. Children and riders who want less extreme rides will enjoy the Rainbow Falls slides. For small children there’s the WaWa World area which is packed with adventure, tot slides, and tons of ways to get wet. Don’t miss the park’s wave pool either. The cool swells are sure to delight.

3. Point Mallard Park, Decatur

Point Mallard Park, DecaturSource: pointmallardpark
Point Mallard Park, Decatur

Featuring a ton of fun activities, crystal clear pools and thrilling slides, Point Mallard Park is the place to be. Make a splash in the swells of the wave pool or relax on the gentle moving waters of the lazy river. Take the kids over to the kiddie areas which feature the Squirt Factory and Duck Pond. Water play structures, slides, squirters, tunnels, and cool waters await. The huge pool is always cool and beautiful; just right for swimming and splashing the day away. If you’re an adrenaline junkie the park has some great rides. The speed slides, bowl slide and flume tube slides are sure to please. The park comes complete with concession. If you’re looking for adventures beyond the waterpark, don’t miss the Point Mallard campground, Point Mallard golf course and the Strike Zone which comes complete with batting cages, and driving range.

4. Spring Valley Beach, Blountsville

Spring Valley Beach, BlountsvilleSource: tripadvisor
Spring Valley Beach, Blountsville

Spring Valley Beach has everything you need to get wet and have a blast. The iconic 360 Rush slides are a must try! Two riders are launched at the same time, plunging fifty-eight feet to land on opposite sides of a huge bowl. Riders can chase each other in the bowl while they spin round and round. Experience the free fall sensation of the Sidewinder or brave the darkness of the Black Out. For family fun grab a tube and head down the Need for Speed or slide down The Circle. The huge, two acre pool is loaded with adventure and is perfect for swimming and splashing. The Kid Zone is sure to delight children of all ages for hours. The huge climbing structure, wet and wild interactive features, and cool waters will put a smile on their face. Pavilions are available for rent and come with a covered picnic table as well as a parking pass. With so much to do, you’ll want to visit Spring Valley Beach again and again.

5. Water World, Dothan

Water World, DothanSource: waterworlddothan
Water World, Dothan

Featuring fun and adventure filled rides including body and tube slides, crystal clear waters, huge wave pool and great kiddie areas; Water World is the place to be. The pool includes a zero-depth entry so that even small children can have a blast. If soaking up the sun is more your idea of a great outing, never fear there are plenty of chairs on the huge deck area as well as shady umbrellas.

6. Fayette Aquatic Center, Fayette

Fayette Aquatic Center, FayetteSource: onlyinyourstate
Fayette Aquatic Center, Fayette

Cool off in style this summer at the Fayette Aquatic Center. The park has something for everyone including towering, brightly coloured slides, a relaxing lazy river, splash pad and fun kiddie areas. Thrill seekers will love the huge, twisting, turning slides, sure to make for hours of laughter and huge splashes. The tranquil waters of the lazy river will wash your cares away. Children and adults alike will love the splash pad, full of interactive features sure to keep you cooled down and soaking wet. The kiddie area in the main pool comes complete with a play structure and zero-depth entry. Make a splash in the cool, clear waters of the huge pool. If you want to sit and soak up the sun, there are huge patio areas with chairs and shady umbrellas.

7. Red Bay Water Park, Red Bay

Red Bay Water Park, Red BaySource: franklincountytimes
Red Bay Water Park, Red Bay

While it’s not a massive waterpark, Red Bay does have some great pools and twisting, turning slides. If you’re looking to beat the heat and you’re in the area, why not come down to the waterpark. The slides will keep you entertained for hours while the cool, clear waters of the pool are the perfect place to get wet, make a splash, or swim. The park also offers swimming lessons and is available for rentals.

8. Southern Adventures, Huntsville

Southern Adventures, HuntsvilleSource: tripadvisor
Southern Adventures, Huntsville

For a ton of wet and dryland fun, head on down to South Adventures. The waterpark is sure to be a blast and includes a ton of great activities. In addition, Southern Adventures also has two awesome golf courses, a go-kart track, bumper cars, batting cages, climbing wall, arcade area, a roller coaster simulator and amusement park style rides. The park does host birthday parties so if you’re looking for your next great venue, look no further.

9. Cullman Wellness and Aquatics Center Water Park, Cullman

Cullman Wellness and Aquatics Center Water Park, CullmanSource: cullmanrecreation
Cullman Wellness and Aquatics Center Water Park, Cullman

For a day of family fun, head on down to the water park. The park has something for everyone including fun slides, cool waters, and exciting children’s activities. Adventure seekers will have a blast on the Torque Slide. Standing over forty feet high, you’ll love the exhilarating tube ride full of twists and turns, as well as a five foot drop. Grab a tube and fly down the Red Slide at lightning fast speeds. Shoot down the Yellow Slide. It’s a race with your friends on the Red Slide to the bottom. For smaller riders, there’s a ten foot long tube slide made just for them. The kiddie areas feature awesome, interactive features as well as a huge dumping bucket. The main pool boasts eight lanes as well as two diving boards. If you came to relax there’s a winding lazy river sure to please. The pool comes complete with a Grill and Bistro and offers special programs throughout the summer.

10. Hartselle Aquatic Center, Hartselle

Hartselle Aquatic Center, HartselleSource: decaturdaily
Hartselle Aquatic Center, Hartselle

People of all ages are sure to enjoy the Hartselle Aquatic Center. For thrills and spills there’s exciting slides including the drop slide, guaranteed to make a huge splash. The pool is huge and great for splashing around and swimming. There are diving boards so you can show off all your flips and tricks. The kiddie areas are designed for hours of soaking wet fun. There are sprayers, cannons, water mushrooms and a whole host of other interactive features. If you came to enjoy the summer sun, there is plenty of space on the huge deck.

11. Adventureland, Dothan

Adventureland, DothanSource: loc.gov
Adventureland, Dothan

Adventureland isn’t really a water park either but it does have some great water features. Sink a putt at the mini golf, have a blast at the arcade, or battle it out on the bumper boats. The park is sure to be a blast for everyone in your family. Don’t miss all the exciting water features that run throughout the park. You’ll spot the beautiful waterfalls when you’re mini golfing!

11 Best Water Parks in Alabama:

  • Alabama Splash Adventure, Bessemer
  • Waterville USA, Gulf Shores
  • Point Mallard Park, Decatur
  • Spring Valley Beach, Blountsville
  • Water World, Dothan
  • Fayette Aquatic Center, Fayette
  • Red Bay Water Park, Red Bay
  • Southern Adventures, Huntsville
  • Cullman Wellness and Aquatics Center Water Park, Cullman
  • Hartselle Aquatic Center, Hartselle
  • Adventureland, Dothan