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Water parks, water playgrounds and pools

Refreshing fun is offered at pools, water parks and water playgrounds in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Entry fees for some public pools & water parks is relatively inexpensive. Some water parks offers deals, such as reduced fees in the afternoons.  Entry is free for plenty of splash pads with spritzing features in public parks. 

If you’re interested in a particular park, it’s a good idea to phone to verify the pool or water park is open. Please return to this feature as other water fun is added.

 Pools, water parks & splash playgrounds in South Florida include

Broward

Splash Adventure at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield

Splash Adventure Photo/Broward Parks & Recreation

Waterpark fees

  • $6 per day
  • Discount opportunity: $4.40 after 3 p.m.

Splash Adventure is inside Quiet Waters Park. Entry & parking for Quiet Waters are free on week days. Weekends & holidays, the park’s entry fee is $1.50 per person for ages 6 and older. Quiet Waters Park is at 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach,  954-357-5100 or website.

TY Park Photo/Broward Parks & Recreation

TY Park in Hollywood

Pool & water playground within T.Y./Topeekeegee Yugnee Park,  3300 N. Park Road., Hollywood 33021, 954-357-8811

Waterpark fees:

  • $9.50 per day
  • Discount opportunity: $5.75 after 3 p.m.

Entry & Parking for TY Park are free on week days. Weekends & holidays, the park’s entry fee is $1.50 per person for ages 6 and older.

 

Paradise Cove in CB Smith Park

Paradise Cove is within a regional park in Pembroke Pines and includes a lazy river and water playgrounds. Waterslides are not open until further notice. 

Water park fees are $8

Discount opportunity: $5.75 after 3 p.m

900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines 33028, 954-357-5170

Entry & Parking are free on week days. Weekends & holidays, the regional park’s entry fee is $1.50 per person for ages 6 and older.  Information is online.

Waters Edge Park. Photo/city of Tamarac

Splash pads with free entry include

Plenty of public parks and neighborhood parks in South Florida offer splash pads, which are especially appealing for toddlers and younger kids.  Log on to your town’s website or phone the parks and recreation department for information on spalsh pads. Often splash pads are free to use, especially if they are not part of a water park attraction.

Splash pads include

  • Waters Edge Park in Tamarac offers a splash playground. Entry is free.  Tamarac Story Trail at Waters Edge Park
  • Osswald Park features a Splashpad, 2220 NW 21st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33311, 954-828-6455, free entry, adults need to directly accompany kids 7 & younger
  • Mickel Park in Wilton Manors offers a Splashpad with squirting water for youngsters. Entry to the park, playground and Splash Pad are free. Mickel Park is at 2675 NW 7th Avenue, Wilton Manors 33111.  More information: 954-390-2100
  • City Park, 6600 Sunset Strip, Sunrise 33313
  • Flamingo Park, 12855 NW 8th Street, Sunrise 33326
  • Cypress Preserve Park, 9020 NW 38th Street, Sunrise 33351
  • After July 30 — Welleby Park, 11100 NW 44th Street, Sunrise 33351

Splash pad at Cypress Preserve Park. Photo/Sunrise Parks & Recreation

Sunrise

Sunrise Civic Center Aquatics Complex, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351 includes a lap pool and family pool with water slide.

Fees for Sunrise residents are $1 for 17 and younger and and $1.25 per adult. Fees for non-Sunrise residents are  $3 for 17 and younger and $6 per adult.

For information: 954-747-4636 or online.

Photo/Miramar Regional Park

Miramar Regional Park

Aquatic amenities include

  • 8 lane swimming pool with shallow area
  • diving boards
  • Water playground with splashing and interactive features & water-slides
  • splash pad

Fees

Pool $3.50 adults; $2.50 Kids

Water Playground $8 adults; $12 kids 

Woofing Waters at Quiet Waters Park. Photo/Broward Parks & Recreation

Water Fun for dogs

Woofing Waters Dog Park in Deerfield includes splashy fun

Palm Beach county

Calypso Bay in Royal Palm Beach

Water park includes water slides, a river ride, and water playground, lap pool, diving board, refreshments for sale.

Fees, excluding taxes

  • 12 & older  $12.50
  • seniors & military with ID $10.50
  • 3-11  $10.50
  • Toddlers ages 1 & 2:  $5.50 includes a water diaper
  • free for infants  
  • Discount opportunity: Reduced fees after 3 p.m. are $2 off rates for adults and kids

 Seminole Palms Park, 151 Lamstein Lane, Royal Palm Beach 33411, 561-790-6160

Information is online.

Photo/Rapids Water Park

Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach

Rapids Water Park offers water slides, flumes, raft rides, a wave pool and lazy river, 566 N. Military Trail. , Riviera Beach.

Fees are $49.99 to $59.99  & Rapids Water Park offers afternoon deal

Discount opportunity:   4 p.m. 7 p.m. Mondays – Fridays, except holidays, $25,  tax and parking fees are extra;  4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays, except holidays, $30, tax and parking fees are extra.

Miami-Dade

North Miami Beach

Victory Pool includes water slides and kids’ area, 1980 NE 171 Street, North Miami Beach 33162

Fees

  • $3 for ages 18 &  older
  • $2.50 for ages 17 and younger & for ages 55 & older

Grapeland Water Park 

Grapeland Water Park is open Saturdays and Sundays until August 14, 1550 NW 37th Avenue, Miami 333126, 305-960-2950

Attractions and amenities include water slides, pool, shallow play area for toddlers, and Buccaneer River Ride. 

Fees are $7 for kids 2 to 14, $12 for Miami-Dade residents 14 and older, and $15 for non-residents.  Information is online.

Venetian Pool

Distinctive pool attraction that draws people from South Florida and other parts of the world. It is formed from a coral rock quarry and receives its spring water from an aquifer. It includes waterfalls and grottos. 2701 de Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, 305-446-6800, Venetian Pool website. Fees for non-residents are $21 for ages 13 and older and $16 for 3-12. For Gables residents, fees are $6.50 for 13 and older and $5.50 for 3 to 12. 

Splash pads and splash pools include these & others

Relatively inexpensive fees apply for some of these amenities:

North Pointe Splash Pool, 7351 NW 186 Street, Miami 33015

Naranja Splash Pool, 14150 SW 264 Street, Miami 33032

South Dade Splash Pad, 16350 SW 280 Street, Miami 33031

not open for repairs until further notice —Westwind Lakes Splash Pad, 6805 SW 152 Avenue, Miami  33193, free entry

More things to do with kids this week:

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Garden tour

10:00 am | FREE | Society of the Four Arts

$9 deal for roller skating in Davie

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Discounted | Galaxy Skateway Davie

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

GOGO MOAD Art Making Workshop

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $15.00 | IS Projects

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Friday, February 10, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Art After Dark at Norton in West Palm

4:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Discounted | Norton Museum of Art

Night market at Dania Pointe

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Friday Films in Palm Beach

5:30 pm | $10.00 | Society of the Four Arts

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Tunes 'n Trucks in Sunrise

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | City Park

Free movie in West Palm Beach

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Waterfront Commons

Free outdoor film in Weston

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Weston Regional Park

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Sensory Friendly Saturday

9:00 am to 11:00 am | FREE | Miami Children’s Museum

Family Art Workshop

10:00 am to 11:30 am | FREE | Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami

Free Family Fun Day

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Family Fest: Rita Finds Home

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Free Marlins Fan Fest

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | loanDepot Park

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Family Day free admission

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Rock n' Ride in Tamarac

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Tamarac Sports complex

Free GOGO MOAD Family Art Fun

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Surfside Town Hall

Canes Baseball Fan Fest

4:00 pm | FREE | Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

Cultural Saturdays at Dania Ponite

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Night sky viewing with telescopes

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Fox Observatory

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Kids' Graffiti Drawing Class

10:00 am | $16.00 | Museum of Graffiti

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Family Sundays at Dania Pointe

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Dania Pointe

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Monday, February 13, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

 

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