It can get mighty hot and sticky in Alabama. Relief -- and fun -- can be had at the state's outdoor water parks. The places listed below are operating (seasonally) and arranged alphabetically.
You won't be able to ride any water slides there for a few years, but the Owa complex in Foley, Alabama is planning to open a water park as part of a future phase. In 2017, it is opening an amusement park, complete with a major roller coaster.
Before we get to Alabama's water parks, here are some resources to find other parks and make travel plans:
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Formerly known as Alabama Adventure and Visionland, the name switched to Alabama Splash Adventure in 2012, and the focus shifted to mostly water park rides (although there are a few dry rides, including a wooden roller coaster). It is a large water park with attractions that include a half-pipe slide, speed slide, bowl ride, water obstacle course, wave pool, body slides, tube slides, and an interactive water play structure.
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Small park with water slides, a lazy river, and a water play area for young children.
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This is a small water park. No additional information is available.
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A municipal aquatic center that is really more a pool complex than a water park. It also offers a water slide, a lazy river, spray toys, kiddie areas, and concessions.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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The medium-sized municipal park, part of the Decatur Parks and Recreation Department, lays claim to the world's first wave pool. Other attractions include a lazy river, speed slides, a bowl slide, an interactive water play center, an olympic-sized pool, and a sandy beach.
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Small municipal park offers water slides, a pool, and a picnic area.
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Medium-sized park offers some thrilling attractions including 360 Rush, a racing water slide that starts in side-by-side launch chambers and ends in a bowl. Other rides include The Sidewinder, a half-pipe slide, and Black Out, an enclosed tube slide. There is also an interactive water play structure with a tipping bucket.
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Small water park includes tube slides and a water play area for younger children. Part of a family entertainment center that includes mini golf, batting cages, go-karts, a few rides and an indoor arcade.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Large park with Flowrider surfing attraction, mat racer slide, wave pool, lazy river, speed slides, body slides, tube slides, raft ride, and kids' play areas. Included in admission are amusement park rides including a wooden coaster, kiddie rides, go-karts, and mini-golf.
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Small municipal water park located in Westgate Park. Attractions include a wave pool, two water slides, a kiddie pool, and a picnic area.