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Water parks, pools and water safety in Palm Beach

Marco-Polo — Spish-Splash, come on in, the water's fine. Grab your swimsuits, it's time for some aquatic fun under sunny South Florida skies.

While some pools, like those at the YMCAs, are usually open year-round, others, such as water parks with slides and many municipal or community pools, tend to be seasonal. The good news is that it's once again bikini time. But don't forget the sunscreen!

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Looking at prices: The breakdown for a family of 2 adults, 1 teen or adolescent and 1 toddler at most water parks can mean shelling out more than fifty bucks per visit, which is average for a family of four. But, did you know that a family membership at a local YMCA costs about the same, and it comes with unlimited visits per month? Many water parks also offer afternoon discounts after 3 p.m., so don't forget to ask. Most PBC parks charge a nominal entry free, with a separate swim pass to access the pool.

Remember: Drowning Doesn't Have a Season in Florida and many YMCAs and other centers participate in the statewide WaterSmart Program for non-swimmers ages 3-11. There is an online application process to qualify. Click HERE for more information.

We also have a guide to water parks, playgrounds and splash pads in Broward.

View or download the Safety Around the Water Program flyer geared to teach children ages 3-17 that it's always, “Safety First, Swim Second.”

Here's a list of some water parks and pools throughout the county:

BELLE GLADE

Pioneer Park Aquatic Center
866 SW 16th St., Belle Glade
(561) 993-3892

BOCA RATON

Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park
11200 Park Access Road, Boca Raton,
(561) 966-6611

Coconut Cove Waterpark & Community Center
20130 Regional Park Drive, Boca Raton
(561) 629-8840

Meadows Park Pool
1300 NW 8th St., Boca Raton
(561) 3937851

Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca Raton
6631 Palmetto Circle S., Boca Raton
(561) 395-9622

BOYNTON BEACH

Devos-Blum Family YMCA of Boynton Beach
9600 S. Military Trail, Boynton Beach
(561) 738-9622

John H. Denson Pool
225 NW 12th Ave., Boynton Beach
(561) 742-6645

DELRAY BEACH

Aqua Crest Pool
2503 Seacrest Blvd., Delray Beach
(561) 2787104

Pompey Park
1101 NW 2nd St., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7356

JUPITER

North County Aquatic Complex
861 Toney Penna Drive, Jupiter
(561) 745-0241

LANTANA

Santaluces Aquatic Complex
6750 Lawrence Road, Lantana
(561) 641-9301

NORTH PALM BEACH

North Palm Beach Swimming Pool
951 US-1, North Palm Beach
(561) 691-3427

PALM BEACH GARDENS

Burns Road Aquatic Complex Pool
4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens,
(561) 630-1100

RIVIERA BEACH

Barracuda Bay Aquatic Complex
1621 W. Blue Heron Blvd., Riviera Beach
(561) 845-4070

ROYAL PALM BEACH

Calypso Bay Waterpark
151 Lampstein Lane, Royal Palm Beach
(561) 790-6160

WELLINGTON

Wellington Aquatics Complex
12072 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington
(561) 7914770

WEST PALM BEACH

Lake Lytal Park
3645 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach
(561) 966-6600

Rapids Water Park
6566 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach
(561) 848-6272

YMCA of the Palm Beaches, Edwin W. Brown Branch
2085 S Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 
(561) 968-9622

NOTE: All prices, dates and events are subject to change or cancellation. We suggest you confirm details before heading out.

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Mary Lou Cruz

About Mary Lou Cruz

I worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel for 21 years, as an Advertising Special Sections Writer; Editorial Systems Editor in Technology; and Editorial Assistant in the Newsroom. Before my newspaper career, I worked in the airline and travel industry and I have lived in Brazil, Puerto Rico and vacationed in more than 25 countries. Originally, I'm from Maryland. I moved to Florida in 1984 and raised my daughter in Miami. Email: events@SouthFloridaOnTheCheap.com.

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