Arizona Water Parks

Where to Have Watery Fun and Find Relief from the Heat.

To say that it gets hot in Arizona is, of course, a ridiculous understatement. And all that nonsense about "It's a dry heat," doesn't really cut it when the mercury soars past 95 degrees -- which is fairly routine in the summer. You could stay inside all day and crank up the air conditioning. Or you could head to one of the state's many water parks and cool down.

All of Arizona's water parks are located outdoors. The state has yet to offer any indoor water park resorts.

Before we get to the listings, here are some resources to find nearby fun places and make travel plans:

Arizona water parks are arranged alphabetically. Click on one below for more details.

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    Big Surf

    Big Surf water park Arizona

    Tempe

    A good-sized outdoor water park with over 15 attractions. Highlights include The Abyss, an enclosed tube slide, and Kilauea Cove, twin enclosed slides. Also offers body slides, tube slides, speed slides, water basketball and volleyball, wave pool, and play areas for younger children as well as toddlers.

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    The Breakers

    Marana

    A fairly modest 20-acre water park, The Breakers includes Super Slides for thrill-seekers and Splash Canyon, a complex of tamer slides. Other attractions include tube slides, body slides, a wave pool, and two kiddie play areas.

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    Golfland Sunsplash

    Mesa

    SunSplash is a large park with plenty of attractions, including an uphill water coaster, a bowl ride, a half-pipe slide, tube slides, body slides, speed slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, an interactive water play center, an activity pool, and a kiddie play area.. In addition to the water slides, Golfland offers "dry" activities such as mini-golf, laser tag, and Indy race cars.

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    Arizona Grand Resort

    Phoenix

    The water park is only open to registered guests at Arizona Grand Resort. For a hotel amenity, the park has plenty to offer, including an 80-foot tall water slide tower, a wave pool, a sports pool, an active river, a hot tub, and a children's water play area.

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    Waylons Water World Arizona
    Waylons Water World

    Yuma

    Medium-sized park with a lazy river, a mat racing slide, an interactive water play center, a Constrictor slide, and a bowl slide. Also offers the Z Fun Factory with mini-golf, go-karts, an arcade, and batting cages.

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    Wwet 'n' Wild Phoenix

    Phoenix

    The biggest water park in Arizona is Wet ’n’ Wild Phoenix. In fact, it is one of the biggest water parks anywhere. (Note that the park used to be known as Waterworld Safari.) Among its many attractions are a water coaster, the Constrictor flume slide, a funnel ride, a family raft ride, a bowl ride, a mat racing slide, tube slides, body slides, a half-pipe ride, a lazy river, a wave pool, an activity pool and two kiddie water play areas.