Beat the heat by hitting the waves of the unique and thrilling water parks in Ohio! Whether it’s towering slides, rushing raft rides, challenging crossing courses, winding lazy rivers, pounding wave pools or exciting and interactive kiddie areas, these parks have it all! Grab your bathing suit and your towel and prepare for hours and hours of water drenched fun.
Let’s have a look at our pick of 15 amazing water parks in Ohio:
1. Soak City, Sandusky
Children of all ages will love the Adventure Cove Lily Pad Walk, giant floating gators, and slides.
Grab a tube or body surf on the four foot swells of the Breakers Bay wave pool.
Try the brand new mat racer, Dragster H2O. Challenge the dark Eerie Falls slides, three slides in total darkness, if you dare.
Eight other slides range from heart pounding action to milder, beginner rides.
Raft down the wild and exciting seventy six foot tall Zoom Flume.
If you’re looking for a little R&R, take to the Main Stream, the park’s winding lazy river.
Smaller children are sure to love Toddler Town designed just for them, and the Toddler River! There’s some great dining options throughout the park including a swim up bar for adults.
2. Clay’s Park Resort, North Lawrence
Clay’s Park Resort encompasses five hundred acres and includes a campground, RV park, event center and waterpark! Grab your shoes or bring a bike and follow the many trails or explore the beautiful wooded areas.
When you’re ready to cool down, check out the ten acre swimming lake or visit the waterpark.
Admission to the waterpark is included if you camp.
If you only want to come for the day, you can also buy a daily or seasonal admission.
Check out the hundred and fifty foot slides and amazing sandy beach! There’s a ton of other activities to take part in at Clay’s Park including mini golf, volleyball, kayak and canoe rentals, and fishing.
Weekly activities as well as live music are often featured.
Check out the website for scheduling.
3. Water Works Family Aquatic Center, Cuyahoga Falls
Tucked away in the beautiful Water Works Park, the Aquatic Center has something for everyone! Try the thrills and spills of the body or tube slides, float and relax down the five hundred and sixty foot lazy river, or swim in the huge pool.
There are six lanes for lap swimming and a zero depth entry zone in the main pool and spray grounds for younger children.
The park is complete with a sand play area.
4. Troy Aquatic Park, Troy
Cool off and enjoy hours of fun at the Troy Aquatic Park.
Challenge yourself to thrills and spills on the three slides or practice flips and tricks off the diving board.
Enjoy all the interactive activities and equipment in the children’s play area.
For tiny tots there’s a zero depth entrance into the pool, the kiddie areas, as well as a heated baby pool.
If you just want to soak up the rays, lounge chairs are provided or stretch out on a towel in one of the grassy areas throughout the park.
If you came hungry, no problem, the park comes complete with a concession.
5. Coney Island, Cincinnati
Children of all ages will love Coney Island’s newest water attraction, the Typhoon Tower.
This area features the world’s largest Hydro storm, two exciting slides and over seventy awesome activities.
Visit the Sunlite Pool. Originally built in 1925, the pool is over two hundred feet wide, four hundred feet long and holds three million gallons of water, making it North America’s largest flat surface swimming pool! It’s also home to four exciting water slides.
Coney Island also features exciting dry rides plus a ton of fun events.
The website has an event calendar so you can pick what’s best for you!
6. Pioneer Waterland & Dry Fun Park, Chardon
Pioneer Waterland boasts six story high waterslides including twin speed slides, two thrilling spiral slides, and even a black hole dark slide.
For younger thrill seekers there are also several smaller slides.
The kiddie areas come complete with a host of wet and dry activities including ride on toys, playhouse, tunnels and slides.
There’s also a lazy river and an activity and swimming pool complete with water volleyball.
For even more fun, dry off and visit the golf driving range, mini golf course, basketball course or the air cannon shooting range.
For an extra cost the park also offers go-karst, batting cages and an arcade.
7. Uhrichsville Water Park, Uhrichsville
Uhrichsville’s water park covers four and a half acres and features an eighteen thousand square foot heated pool and two towering slides.
The pool includes zero depth entry for young children and a great play structure for kids of all ages.
The park offers a concession but also allows coolers to be brought inside so you can pack a picnic and plan to spend the day.
Glass bottles and aluminum cans are not permitted.
8. Monsoon Lagoon Watering hole Safari & Waterpark, Port Clinton
Race down the Typhoon Rush Slide Towers or swim and play in the pool.
Float down the lazy river and soak up the sun.
The park also offers a host of other activities including bumper boats, the Coral Reef, and Go-Karts.
On select days the park has special programing and events.
Check the website for details.
No outside food or drink is allowed in the park but concessions are located throughout!
9. Wildwater Kingdom, Aurora
With rides and attractions for everyone, Wildwater Kingdom is a must visit! Coral Cove is sure to delight children of all ages.
Whether its basketball or climbing on top the giant turtle, the kids will have hours of fun.
Relax and float down the Riptide Run, the parks eleven hundred foot lazy river.
Splash Landing is the perfect place for kids to get soaked.
It packs over four stories of wet and wild fun including water slides, geysers, cannons, and a giant tipping bucket.
Surf and splash the afternoon away in Tidal Wave Bay.
Head over to the slides for hours of heart stopping fun.
Thunder Falls is the park’s signature ride.
At one hundred feet, the tower features Ohio’s tallest water slide.
Body or Tube down the slide of your choice.
Don’t miss the Liquid Lightning, the thrilling raft ride in which you’ll fall down a sixty foot plunge only to end up in an enormous funnel before splashing down to the bottom.
The park also offers concession, swimming lessons, special events and other programming! Check the website for details.
10. The Beach Waterpark, Mason
This tropical themed park features white sand and palm trees as well as wet and wild rides.
Grab a mat and race your friends on the Riptide Racer.
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the park on the Soaring Eagle Zip Line.
Surf the waves of the Big Surf Wave Pool or jump on the wet coaster, the Big Kahuna, and enjoy five hundred feet of twisting, turning fun.
For heart pounding thrills drop five stories in three seconds on The Cliff slide.
There’s a host of other exciting body and raft slides, as well as sand volleyball, water basketball, and Kiddie Cover for younger children and toddlers.
11. Groveport Aquatic Center, Groveport
This exciting waterpark contains over four hundred and fifty thousand gallons of water! The park features two thirty foot waterslides, a thrilling drop slide a tamer slide full of twists and turns.
Toddlers will enjoy splashing around in the zero-depth entry pool filled with cool features like spray cannons and a playground with slide.
Loads of fun for your little one awaits at the Tots Sprayground.
If you’re just looking to kick back and soak up the sun, enjoy the four hundred and fifty foot lazy river or stretch out on one of the giant lawn chairs.
The pool also has two one meter diving boards!
12. CoCo Key Water Resort, Newark
Offering year round fun, this fifty thousand square foot indoor waterpark is sure to delight guests of all ages.
Parrot’s Perch offers hours of delight for the kids and includes a huge dumping bucket, cannons, slides, and a zero depth entry for tiny swimmers.
Explore the Coral Reef Cavern activity pool complete with lily pads and basketball.
Grab a tube and float down the lazy river or career down the three thrilling body and raft slides.
13. Zoombezi Bay, Powell
This twenty-two acre waterpark is home seventeen thrilling slides, interactive kiddie areas, a lazy river, and Dive-In Movies.
Get wet and enjoy the beats on the new King of Beats ride, a huge five hundred foot raft ride that lets you splash down through crazy twists and turns all the white jamming out to music you’ve picked.
Ride the Big Boa Falls, one of only six rides of its type in the USA. Experience the crazy whipping side to side action of the enclosed tunnel and the zero gravity fifty foot hill.
Climb aboard the wet water coaster, Python Plunge.
If you’re over twenty years of age, enjoy a ride down the Cocktail Creek.
If not, grab a tube or just splash through fifteen hundred feet of the Roaring Rapids Lazy River.
Catch a wave over at Wild Tides.
Children will enjoy the Baboon Lagoon which contains over ninety interactive water activities for hours of fun.
If the tiniest water park lovers there’s even a Tiny Tides area.
Over four thousand square feet, this water playground is heated and features marine animal play structures and a zero depth entry.
As a bonus, admission to the Waterpark also includes admission to the Columbus Zoo on the same day of your water park visit!
14. Heath City Water Park, Heath
First opened in 1971, the park has since undergone some extensive renovations.
The park features four exciting slides, a lazy river, spray ground and a huge fifty five hundred square foot water playground complete with interactive water features and a dumping bucket! The park also features a huge fifty by seventy five meter Olympic pool, a learning tank, diving boards, and a diving tank!