Detroit Area Water Parks and Pools

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The lazy, hazy days of summer are often hot and humid 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 beaches in the Metro Detroit area if you are looking to dig your toes in the sand.

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    The Fuller Park Pool opens to the public for the summer season on May 26, 2018. Day passes are available for purchase. Season passes are also offered. 

    It has a water slide, lap pool, and diving well. It also has lockers and a picnic shelter.

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    Buhr Park Pool Ann Arbor

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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. Season passes are available.

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    Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center, Lower Clinton Metropark

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    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. The park also offers swimming lessons during the summer months.

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    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.

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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

    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. Day passes are available depending upon the length of your visit.

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    Frankenmuth: Zehnder's Splash Village

     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. 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. Reduced fees are available after 4 pm.

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    Splash'n'Blast is located on the beach in Kensington Metropark. It has two water slides, as well as a playscape. Waterpark admission has reduced rates after 5 p.m.

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    The Squirt Zone is a spray park located within Metro Beach on the shores of Lake St. Clair. 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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    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. 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 pm.

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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.