Although most water parks are closed, some have their lap pools open for swimming – these are mainly for residents only and require that reservations be made. See updates below.
Temps are going to peak into the near 100s this summer, so the kids will want to stay cool. Best way to do that? Visit a water park where they can splash, slide and dunk their way to a fun time. Here are a few in Miami-Dade County that are worth a visit…or two.
OPEN for lap swimming only. Call 305-805-5078 for details.
There’s a large water slide, beach entry play area and plenty of colorful apparatus in the tot lot area. 1401 Westward Drive, Miami Springs. Residents $5, kids $3; nonresidents $10, kids $5.
CLOSED BUT … the lap pool is open by reservation. Call 305-795-2241 to reserve a time.
Better known as Shipwreck Cove, this multicolored water park right on Biscayne Boulevard features six water slides at three levels, interactive playground equipment, water apparatus and water cannons. 10200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores. Miami Shores residents $5, residents’ invited guests $8.
You can see this one from the Dolphin Expressway thanks to its colorful slides and water contraptions. Kids can spend the afternoon wading in ankle-deep water while buckets dump water on them. 1550 NW 37th Ave. Adults (Dade-County residents) $12, nonresidents $15, kids ages 2-13 $7.
Boasting a lazy river, water playground/tot lot, water fall and wave pool, this expansive water park is sure to keep the kids cool. 7505 W. 12th Ave., Hialeah. Admission prices vary.
CURRENTLY OPEN by reservation for lap swimming; only residents are permitted; no recreational swimming. Call 305-861-4863 to reserve.
A nice water slide and some splash areas for the kids are part of this center that is at at a beachfront location. 9301 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Residents with ID may bring up to five guests at $5 each.
This is a great one for the wee ones with ankle-deep water all the way around a fun contraption with small water shooting apparatus and fun splash areas. 1100 NW 12th St., North Miami. $3 fee for residents and nonresidents
Two different large winding water slides dump you into refreshing pool and the tots can splash and play in their water playground. 1980 NE 171st St., North Miami Beach. Residents or nonresidents pay $3, $2.50 for kids 17 and under.
A palm tree rains water on the little ones underneath while a ship and other water dumping apparatus keep them cool too. 3105 NE 190th St., Aventura. Free for residents, guests of residents $10, plus park entrance fee.
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