12 Best Water Parks in Arizona

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Welcome to Arizona, home to some of the country’s best waterparks. Each park offers something unique and different which is sure to please people of all ages, skill levels, and interests. There are wild wet slides and rides, rolling waves at the wave pool, calm waters in the lazy river, amazing kiddie areas and fun activity pools.

Whether you’re a nature lover, looking to take the family out for an amazing day of fun, brushing up on your tan, want to beat the heat, or are looking to experience vibrant nightlife on the water, Arizona has it all!

Lets have a look at the best water parks in Arizona:

1. Oasis Water Park, Phoenix

Oasis Water Park, PhoenixSource: dailydeals
Oasis Water Park, Phoenix

Young and old alike will be sure to have a blast at Oasis! Stretching over seven acres, this beautiful and exciting water park offers an eight story tower with three adrenaline inducing slides. The huge wave pool offers hours of splish splashing fun. The Wild Cat Springs area is tons of fun for children of all ages.

If you came to the park to relax, the lazy river’s currents and the warm waters of the twenty-five person hot tub are sure to provide the perfect opportunity. There’s also a bar and grill to top off your day. Access to the water park is reserved for Arizona Gran Resort and Spa guests, so if you’re planning a trip, or want to have a great stay-cation, look no further.

2. Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix, Glendale

Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix, GlendaleSource: groupon
Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix, Glendale

With wild, wet rides, crystal clear pools, lazy river, and a host of other activities, Wet ‘n’ Wild is sure to keep you cooled down in style. If you’re looking for adrenaline pounding thrills, take on the Raging River. The white water rafting ride for the whole family takes you down six hundred feet of wild twists and turns. Mammoth Falls will have your hair standing on end.

The white water raft ride features a fifty-seven foot drop, vertical climbs, and weightless experiences. Grab a mat and race head first down the six lanes of the Desert Racers. Ride single or double down the Phoenix Flyers, ride down the huge funnel on the Tornado, race your friends on the Maximum Velocity Dueling H2O Coaster, or brave the coiling Superentines, complete with superbowl.

The park also features a Soak’em Playground for the park’s youngest guests, and Wet ‘n’ Wild Jr for children of all ages featuring slides and tons of interactive activities. The Crazy Cactus Roaring River is now new and improved, and the park’s wave pool will keep you cooled down and entertained for hours.

3. Desert Oasis Aquatic Center, Chandler

Desert Oasis Aquatic Center, ChandlerSource: pinterest
Desert Oasis Aquatic Center, Chandler

Perfect for a day of family fun, grab your swimsuits and head to Desert Oasis. The center offers an exciting, twisting, turning one hundred and twelve foot water slide, zero-depth entry area with kiddie slides, a huge twenty-five meter, eight lane pool, a drop slide, and  a huge rain drop and spraying whale. The pool is cool with crystal clear waters for hours of splashing fun.

The center also has a ton of dryland activities including a sand volleyball court and playground. There’s tons of shady areas or if soaking up the sun is your thing, stretch out on the grass. If you came hungry, no problem, the center has a concession.

4. Anthem Community Center, Anthem

Anthem Community Center, AnthemSource: anthemcolorado
Anthem Community Center, Anthem

Get ready to make a splash at the Anthem Community Center. The center is home to a giant, heated lap pool open all year round. The pool is used for recreational swimming as well as aquatic classes, swimming lessons. For a ton of fun the pool also comes complete with a deep water diving area and two diving boards.

Open seasonally, the Big Splash Water Park is sure to delight people of all ages. Featuring two water slides, an exciting interactive play structure, and a huge tipping bucket which spills more than two hundred gallons of water, the park will keep you coming back again and again!

5. Enchanted Island Amusement Park, Phoenix

Enchanted Island Amusement Park, PhoenixSource: trekaroo
Enchanted Island Amusement Park, Phoenix

Enchanted Island features a host of dryland and wet adventures specifically geared towards children under ten but can be enjoyed by people of all ages. For splish splashing fun, the park’s Splash Zone is now open.

Children of all ages will enjoy the interactive water features, jets, and dumping buckets. Admission to the splash zone and amusement park are both very affordable making it a great destination to the take the whole family. The amusement park includes exciting and historical rides, pedal boats, tasty treats and games.

6. Big Surf Waterpark Tempe, Tempe

Big Surf Waterpark Tempe, TempeSource: mytempesmiles
Big Surf Waterpark Tempe, Tempe

Big Surf Waterpark has something for the entire family. For high thrills there’s a host of exciting rides. Choose one of three daredevil slides on the Hurricane Slides, ride a tube down the dark tunnels of The Black Hole, race down the Tornado Twisters, tube down the exciting White Serpentine Slide or the Kilauea Cove Slides.

There’s also exciting slides for smaller riders. Tube down the Cyclone & Tsunami Slides or fly down the Otter Slides. The park comes complete with a two and a half million gallon wave pool, Bora Bora Bay for children, Captain Cook’s Landing for toddlers, and a zip line for hours and hours of fun.

7. Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center, Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center, Lake Havasu CitySource: greenmomco
Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center, Lake Havasu City

The exciting Aquatic Center offers something for everyone. Come splash around in the pool’s clear waters during the open swim times. If lap swimming is for you, you’re in luck. The pool also offers exciting aquatics classes, swimming lessons, and swim meets.

The Center has a host of other activities for both wet and dryland fun. Check the website for all the info on after school programs, camps, athletic classes, and parks and trails.

8. Golfland Sunsplash, Mesa

Golfland Sunsplash, MesaSource: golfland
Golfland Sunsplash, Mesa

For a fun filled day featuring both wet and dry excitement, visit Golfland. The park has over thirty fun wet and dry rides mini golf, an arcade, laser tag, go-karts, bumper boats, dry play center, splash pad and a water park.

The water park features all the exciting rides and slides you could ask for. Launch yourself from a capsule down the steep heights of the Double Dare. Raft down the seven stories of the Thunder Falls or the Stormrider. Experience the weightlessness of the Sidewinder or brave the huge bowls of the Revolution  and the Cauldron. Brave the flumes of the Dragon Tail slides  or race down the four classic slides at Splashwater Harbour. Have a blast on the Master Blaster Water Coaster!

The park also as smaller slides for children to enjoy, a toddler pool, lazy river, wave pool, zero-depth water play area, activity pool, and lots of good eats and cold treats!

9. Breakers Water Park, Marana

Breakers Water Park, MaranaSource: discovermarana
Breakers Water Park, Marana

Welcome to Southern Arizona’s largest wave pool. Breakers Water Park has everything you need to get wet and have fun. For all day thrills and spills check out the exciting slides. The Bonzai Pipeline features five exciting slides sure to get your heart pounding. Splash Canyon offers two rushing, twisting tube slides.

The Riptide stands over fifty-two feet tall and makes for a wild adventure down to the bottom. For the kids there’s the awesome Captain Kidd’s Surfari area filled with waterfalls, slides, splash pools, sprayers, and animals. Enjoy the huge swells and cool waters of the Breakers Wave Pool. Body surf, tube, or swim,  the pool contains over 1.3 million gallons of wet and wild fun.

10. Kiwanis Recreation Center, Tempe

Kiwanis Recreation Center, TempeSource: yelp
Kiwanis Recreation Center, Tempe

For year round fun visit the Kiwanis Recreation Centre Wave Pool. Body surf or tube in the clear waters. The waves reach three feet tall and come in eight different patterns. There’s also six lane lap swimming pool, and a huge hundred and twenty-two foot long double spiral water slide for adrenaline enthusiasts.

The Center also offers swimming lessons, water fitness classes and swim teams as well as a host of dry activities including a fitness center, tennis, batting range, volleyball, basketball and adult and youth classes.

11. Nozomi Aquatic Center, Chandler

Nozomi Aquatic Center, ChandlerSource: wranglernews
Nozomi Aquatic Center, Chandler

Nozomi Aquatic Center has something for everyone! The waters are crystal clear in the twenty-five yard, eight lane lap swimming pool. For adrenaline, there’s a one hundred and twelve foot figure eight water slide.

The park comes complete with a one meter and three meter diving boards in a separate diving well. The pool offers zero-depth entry. There’s a play structure and small slides for the kids as well as shady areas for parents. The center also offers swimming lessons and aquatic classes.

12. Eldorado Aquatic & Fitness Center, Scottsdale

Eldorado Aquatic & Fitness Center, ScottsdaleSource: yelp
Eldorado Aquatic & Fitness Center, Scottsdale

If you’re looking for fun for the whole family, head out to the Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center. Children of all ages will enjoy the zero-depth entry, large play pool, and water playground.

The center features a huge twenty-five yard, thirteen lane lap pool as well as four diving boards. For adventure seekers there are two thrilling slides. The center also offers swimming lessons and water fitness classes.

12 Best Water Parks in Arizona:

  • Oasis Water Park, Phoenix
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix, Glendale
  • Desert Oasis Aquatic Center, Chandler
  • Anthem Community Center, Anthem
  • Enchanted Island Amusement Park, Phoenix
  • Big Surf Waterpark Tempe, Tempe
  • Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center, Lake Havasu City
  • Golfland Sunsplash, Mesa
  • Breakers Water Park, Marana
  • Kiwanis Recreation Center, Tempe
  • Nozomi Aquatic Center, Chandler
  • Eldorado Aquatic & Fitness Center, Scottsdale