List of Detroit Area Water Parks and Slides

Slides, Playscapes, Pools and Beaches

The lazy, hazy days of summer are often hot and humid here in Michigan. You can cool off at one of the Detroit Area's water parks and slides as listed below. Alternatively, you can check out the list of beaches in the Metro Detroit area.

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    A man riding a yellow waterslide
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    The Fuller Park Pool is open to the public for a $3.50 to $4 fee per person. It has a water slide, lap pool, and diving well. It also has lockers and a picnic shelter. The pool is generally open to the public from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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    Buhr Park has both a lap pool and children's wading pool with play toys. The park also has rolling, grassy hills nearby for a picnic.

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    Belleville: Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center, Lower Clinton Metropark

    Turtle Cove has two water slides: a body slide and tube slide. It also has a lap pool, dumping bucket, lazy river, water playscape and a hill for sunbathing. Food and drinks are available on site. Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. The park also offers swimming lessons during the summer months.

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    Brownstown Township: Wave Pool, Lake Erie Metropark

    The Metropark has a wave pool -- the Great Wave -- with rafts and tubes available for riding the swells. There is a per car admission fee into the park and a fee for the wave pool. The admission fee to the wave pool is reduced after 5 p.m. The wave pool is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.

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    Detroit: Belle Isle Water Slides, Belle Isle Park

    A waterslide is located near the half-mile-long beach on Belle Isle.

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    Chandler Park has a wave pool, children's pool, and two water slides. Admission fees depend on whether or not you are a Wayne resident and whether you visit on a weekday or weekend.

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    Dundee: Splash Universe RiverRun Indoor Water Park

    Splash Universe is an inside water park connected via a resort complex to a Holiday Inn Express. The water park has a lazy river and several water slides. Several restaurants are available within the resort. It is open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and day passes are available depending upon the length of your visit.

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    Frankenmuth: Zehnder's Splash Village

    Zehnder's Splash Village is an indoor water park attached to Zehnder's Hotel. Day passes are available depending on the length of your visit. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The water park has a lazy river, water slides and lots of interactive play activities for children.

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    Part of the Oakland County park system, Red Oaks has an interactive water playscape, wave pool, river ride and a three-flume waterslide. It is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Reduced fees are available after 4 p.m.

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    Milford: Splash'n'Blast, Kensington Metropark

    Splash'n'Blast is located on the beach in Kensington Metropark. It has two water slides, as well as a playscape. It is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Water park admission has reduced rates after 5 p.m.

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    Mt. Clemens: Squirt Zone and Pool with Waterslides, Lake St. Clair Metropark

    The Squirt Zone is a spray park located within Metro Beach on the shores of Lake St. Clair. It is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and admission is free. The park includes a pool with waterslides. 

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    Part of a Best Western resort complex, the indoor water park has a lazy river, waterscape, three-story waterslide, Vortex and Bubble Seats.

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    Utica: Four Bears Water Park


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    Part of a Washtenaw County Park, the water park has a sand play area, wave pool, three water slides, an activity pool, lazy river and two waterscape play areas. It is open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. The park also has a concessions area, large sun deck, grassy areas, shade umbrellas and chaise lounges. There is an admission fee per car depending on whether you are a resident. There is also an admission fee into the water park. The fees are reduced after 5 p.m.

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    Part of an Oakland County park, the water park includes a wave pool; a three-story, group raft ride; and a dual-flume waterslide. There is also a waterscape for children with scores of interactive activities. Lounge chairs and free tubes are available. The water park is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.