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Pools, Aquatic Centers, and Waterparks: the Ultimate List of Water Fun for Kids in Phoenix

Pools, Aquatic Centers, and Waterparks:
the Ultimate List of Water Fun for Kids in Phoenix

Water fun is a staple of Phoenix summers. And the city has plenty of options, from basic pools to aquatic centers to full on water parks! We’re excited to offer this complete list of water based fun for kids in Phoenix, with a map for easy planning. Be sure to check out the link for splash pads at the end of the post as well!

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WATERPARKS

Big Surf (1500 N McClintock Dr Tempe, AZ 85281)
Hurricane slides, wave beach pool, ride a tube down a blacked out slide, everything from a toddler pool to scary slides. Prices start at $19.95 and go up. Read our full review here.

Golfland Sunsplash (155 W Hampton Avenue Mesa, AZ 85210)
Toddler time pool, rock slides, activity pools, slides for people of all ages, rides for thrill seekers and more. Admission starts at $5.99 for toddlers, and a general admission ticket starts at  $32.99. For more prices information read here. Read our full review here.

Hurricane Harbor (4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Glendale, Arizona 85310)
12,000 square feet square foot activity pool with zero-depth entry for little swimmers, water basketball and volleyball, adventure river, slides, splash island, splash beach, tornado, typhoon twister, racing slides and more. One day pass prices start at $36.99 for kids and $46.99 for adults. Seasonal passes are available. For more prices information read here.

Oasis Water Park  (8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85044)
Located in the Arizona Grand Resort his 7 acre premium water park hosts 8 story tall thrilling slides, wave pool, giant hot tub, active river and Wild Cat Springs or younger children. Day passes are available. Read our review here.

Great Wolf Lodge (7333 N Pima Road Scottsdale, AZ 85258 )
Obstacle courses, wave pool, lazy river, slides, outdoor pool with zero-depth entry, fountains, oversized hot tubs and special gated area for toddlers. Read our full review here.

Kroc Corps Community Center (1375 E Broadway Rd Phoenix, AZ 85040)
Twisty water slide, water cannons, dump buckets, lap lanes, water basketball and volleyball, splash pad, youth and adult swim lessons, lifeguard certification and more. Prices range from $ 6 up to $10. More price information here.

River Ranch Water Park at Point Hilton Squaw Peak Resort (7677 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020)
Lazy river, water slide, pools, cabanas, childrens pool and more.

Salt River Tubing
GPS address 9200 North Bush Highway Mesa, AZ 85215 For directions look here. The ultimate river floating experience. Children must be 8 years or at least 4 feet tall. Price is $19 including tube rental, shuttle service and free parking.

Surf Town Coming soon to Scottsdale.
This wave generating pool will be the most relaxing place to relax and drink.

AQUATIC CENTERS AND POOLS

Update, Summer of 2020: please check with current hours, rules and restrictions due to social distancing.

Anthem

Anthem Community Center (41130 N Freedom Way, Anthem, AZ 85086)
Lap pool, diving well, large splash pad water park, health and fitness, swim teams and more. Open year round only to members with an active membership.

Buckeye

Buckeye Aquatic Center (207 N 9th St, Buckeye, AZ 85326)
Zero depth beach front area, high dive, low dive and 160 foot water slide. Tot Time Swim costs starting at $2. Click here for more pricing information.

Chandler

City of Chandler punch passes available here for all six aquatic centers. You can reserve swim time here.

Arrowhead Pool (1475 W Erie St Chandler, AZ 85224)
Shade ramadas, umbrellas, pool furniture, diving boards, zero-depth entry, water slide, toddler slide, current river and more. Prices for kids starting at $1 and $2.25 for adults, family passes starting at $112.  More pricing information here.

Desert Oasis Aquatic Center (1400 W Summit Place Chandler, AZ 85244)
Lane pool, swim lessons, zero-depth area, kiddie slide, raindrop and spray whale, figure eight slide, shaded ramadas, funbrellas, and more. Confirm here if pre- registration for residents and the public are currently required. Prices for kids starting at $1 and $2.25 for adults, family passes starting at $112.  More pricing information here.

Folley Pool (600 E Fairview St. Chandler, AZ 85225)
The smallest of Chandler’s swimming facilities, diving boards, shade ramadas, spray ballard, wading pool, kiddie slides, water playground, swim lessons and more. Prices for kids starting at $1 and $2.25 for adults, family passes starting at $112.  More pricing information here.

Hamilton Aquatic Center (3838 S Arizona Ave. Chandler, AZ 85248)
Water vortex, water slide, pool furniture, lap swimming, current river, shade ramadas, and more. Prices for kids starting at $1 and $2.25 for adults, family passes starting at $112.  More pricing information here.

Mesquite Groves Park Site (5901 S Hillcrest Drive Candler, AZ 85249)
752 gallon big blue bucket, lazy river, toddler slide, competition pool, water slide, diving board, zero-depth entry family pool, training classes and more. Prices for kids starting at $1 and $2.25 for adults, family passes starting at $112.  More pricing information here.

Nozomi Park and Aquatic Center (250 S Kyrene Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226)
Three separate bodies of water, competition pool, zero-depth entry, diving boards, shaded ramadas, swim lessons, training classes, water slides, pool party rentals and more.

Gilbert

Punch pass cards are available for entrance for any of the four pools. Child 30 pool pass visit is $25, Adult pool pass $25. For more information on the aquatic program click here. Confirm the individual pool is open before heading out.

Greenfield Pool (35 S Greenfield Gilbert, AZ 85296)
Diving boards, geysers, kiddie slide, tumble buckets, water sprinkler, ramada, aquatic classes, junior lifeguard program, swim lessons and dive teams. Children $1, Adults $3 for daily entry. Punch cards available.

Mesquite Aquatic Center (100 W Mesquite St Gilbert, AZ 85233)
Kiddie slide, play mushrooms, zero-depth area, diving board, water slide, concessions stand, junior lifeguard program, swim lessons, and swim team. Children $1, Adults $3 for daily entry. Punch cards available.

Perry Pool (1775 E Queen Creek Rd Gilbert, AZ 85286)
Zero-depth area, diving boards, splash pads, ramadas, tumble buckets, aquacise classes, swim lessons and dive teams. Children $1, Adults $3 for daily entry. Punch cards available.

Williams Field Pool (1900 S Higley Rd Gilbert, AZ 85296)
Diving boards, play features, splash pads, tumble buckets, zero-depth area, shade ramadas, aquacise classes, swim lessons and dive teams. Children $1, Adults $3 for daily entry. Punch cards available.

Glendale

Foothills Aquatics Center (5600 W Union Hills Dr, Glendale, AZ 85308)
Heated competitive lap pool, lazy river, diving well, slides, leisure pool, zero-depth area, aquatic playground. Year round lap swimming and aquatic fitness classes are available. Anyone in the community may purchase a day visit to the water park during the summer swim season. Public recreation swim is not included in a membership to the Foothills Center because of the limited season. Prices range from $3 to 8 for a day pass, with monthly, annual and 15 punch pass memberships available. 2 and under are free Check here  for complete price list.

Rose Lane Pool (closed 2020 for repairs) (5003 W Marlette Ave, Glendale, AZ)
Zero-depth entry leisure pool, big pool, diving boards, spray poles, giant slide, kiddie slide and more. Ages 2 and under free, children starting at $2.50, adults starting at $5

Goodyear

Goodyear Pool (430 E Loma Linda Blvd. Goodyear, AZ 85338)
Competitive 8 lane pool, diving well, diving boards and more. Daily pass is $1.50 per person. Children 3 and under are free. Family swim pass starting at $50. For more information click here.

Litchfield Park

Litchfield Park Recreation Center (100 S Old Litchfield Rd Litchfield Park, AZ 85340)
Heated lap pool, therapy spa and baby pool. Host birthday parties or pool parties hosted at this location. weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and summer punch passes available, click here https://az-litchfieldpark3.civicplus.com/556/Entrance-Fees-and-Passes for prices and information. Daily fee $3.00 per person, children 3 and under are free.

Mesa

Beginning July public swim is available at Kino Aquatic Center, Skyline Aquatic Center, Rhodes Aquatic Center and Shepherd Aquatic Center with limited capacity. You must pre-register for swim, no drop in swim accepted. Please check the city website or register here.

Brimhall Aquatic Complex (4949 E Southern Ave Mesa, AZ 85206)
Zero-depth entry, kiddie frog slide, tumble bucket, water slides, lap lanes, diving boards, shade, turf area and more. $2 per person entering the facility.

Carson Aquatic Complex (525 N Westwood Mesa, AZ 85201)
Zero depth entry, diving boards, lap lanes, waterslides, kiddie slide, tumble bucket feature, shade and turf areas and more. $2 per person entering the facility.

Fremont Aquatic Complex (1101 N. Power Rd.Mesa, AZ 85205)
3 loop water slide, separate baby pool, diving board, lap lanes, beach volleyball and more. $2 per person entering the facility.

Kino Aquatic Center (848 N. Horne Mesa, AZ 85203)
Zero-depth entry, diving boards, Olympic size competition pool, fast loop water slide, tumble water bucket along with a shade structure and turf area. $2 per person entering the facility.

Mesa Aquatic Complex (1630 E. Southern Ave.Mesa, AZ 85204)
Lazy river, vortex pool, tumble water feature, zero-depth water entry, lap lanes, diving boards, shade and turf area. $2 per person entering the facility.

Rhodes Aquatic Complex (1860 S. Longmore Mesa, AZ 85202)
Beach like entry, diving boards, lap lanes, large splash pad, tumble baskets, double FlowRider https://www.mesaparks.com/parks-facilities/pools/flowrider, shade structures and more. $2 per person entering the facility.

Shepherd Aquatic Complex (1407 N. Alta Mesa Dr. Mesa, AZ 85205)
Mushroom water feature, water slide, diving board, zero-depth entry pool, sand volleyball court, shade structure, turf area and more. $2 per person entering the facility.

Skyline (845 S. Crismon Rd. Mesa, AZ 85208)
Olympic size state of the art competition pool, fast looping water side, diving boards,zero depth entry with shade structures, turf and more. $2 per person entering the facility.

Stapley Aquatic Complex (3250 E. Hermosa Vista Mesa, AZ 85213)
Jungle gym water feature, zero-depth entry, water slide, lap lanes, diving board, shade structure with turf and more. $2 per person entering the facility.

Peoria

Aquatics center information here and swim lesson information here.

Centennial Pool (14388 N 79th Ave, Peoria, AZ 85381)
Water slide, open swimming, lap swimming and shaded canopy areas. Day passes Children under 2 free, children $2, Adults $8. Individual passes starting at $30, Family passes $100. More information here.

Peoria Pool (11200 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345)
Swimming lessons, water slide, open swimming, lap swimming and shaded canopy areas. Day passes Children under 2 free, children $2, Adults $8. Individual passes starting at $30, Family passes $100. More information here.

Sunrise Pool (21321 N 86th Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382)
Water slide, open swimming, lap swimming and shaded canopy areas. Day passes Children under 2 free, children $2, Adults $8. Individual passes starting at $30, Family passes $100. More information here.

Phoenix

The City of Phoenix is not opening pools in the summer of 2020, here is the statement. Follow the latest updates on the summer season through social media or here. Season passes $20 child, $30 adult. Family passes start at $75 for a family of four. Kool Kids Program provides free open swim at select pools in the city to see the list of free pools click here.

Alkire Pool (1617 W Papago St, Phoenix, AZ 85007)
Baby pool, drop slide. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Cielto Pool (4551 N 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85017)
Baby pool, diving boards, ADA chair lift. Baby pool, drop slide. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Coronado Pool (1717 N 12th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006)
Baby pool, diving boards, ADA chair lift, ADA stairs. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Cortez Pool (3434 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021)
Baby pool, diving boards, water slides, spray features and beach deck entry. Kids admission $1 Adults $3

David C Uribe Pool (3801 W Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85029)
Baby pool, diving boards, water basketball. Kids admission $1 Adults $3

Deer Valley Pool (19400 N 19th Ave Pheonix, AZ 85027)
Water slide, beach deck entry, ADA chair lift, ADA stairs. Kids admission $1 Adults $3

Eastlake Park (1549 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034)
Baby pool, diving boards, water basketball. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

El Prado Park (6428 S 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85041)
Water slide, diving board, beach entry, water basketball hoop. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

El Reposo Park (1549 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034)
Baby pool, diving boards, water basketball hoop. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Encanto Park (2125 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007)
Baby pool, diving boards, water basketball hoop, ADA chair lift, ADA stairs. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Falcon Pool (3420 W Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85009)
Baby pool, diving boards, water basketball hoop, ADA chair lift, ADA stairs. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Grant Park (714 S 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003)
Drop slide, water basketbal hoop. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Harmon Pool (1425 S 5th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003)
Baby pool, drop slide, water basketball hoop. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Hermoso Pool (5749 S 20th St, Phoenix, AZ 85040)
Baby pool, water basketball hoop, climbing wall, ADA chair lift. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Holiday Pool (4530 N 67th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85033)
Water basketball hoop. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Madison Pool (1440 E Glenrosa Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85014)
Baby pool, diving boards, water basketball hoop, ADA chair lift, ADA stairs. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Marivue Pool (5625 W Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85031)
Baby pool, diving boards, water basketball hoop. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Maryvale Pool (4444 N 51st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85031)
Baby pool, drop slide, water basketball hoop, ADA chair lift, ADA stairs. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Paradise Valley Pool (17648 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85032)
Water slide, diving board, spray features, beach deck entry. Kids admission $1 Adults $3

Pecos Pool (17010 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85048)
Water slide, diving board, spray features, beach entry deck, water basketball hoop, ADA chair lift. Kids admission $1 Adults $3

Perry Pool (3131 E Windsor Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85008)
Baby pool, diving boards, water basketball hoop. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Pierce Pool (2150 N 46th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008)
Baby pool, water basketball hoop, ADA chair lift. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Roadrunner Pool (3502 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032)
Baby pool, drop slide, water basketball hoop, ADA chair lift. Kids admission $1 Adults $3

Roosevelt Pool (6246 S 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85042)
Baby pool, water basketball, drop slide, ADA chair lift. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Starlight Pool (7810 W Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85033)
Baby pool, diving boards, water basketball hoop. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Sunnyslope Pool (301 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020)
Baby pool, diving boards, water basketball hoop, ADA chair lift. Kids admission $1 Adults $3

Telephone Pioneer Pool (1946 W Morningside Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85023)
Water basketball hoop, ADA stairs, ADA wet ramp, ADA stairs and ADA transition wall. Kids admission $1 Adults $3

University Pool (1102 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85007)
Baby pool, water slide, water basketball hoop, spray features, ADA chair lift. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Washington Pool (6655 N 23rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015)
Baby pool, diving board, water basketball hoop, ADA chair lift, ADA stairs. Kids admission free thanks to Kool Kids program.

Scottsdale

School aged children can sign up for fee assistance here.

Cactus Park (7202 E. Cactus Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260)
Heated during the winter this pool features diving boards, lap lanes, summing, swim and dive teams, swim lessons, recreational teams, water exercise and more. Daily pass start at $2 for residents. 10 and 30 visit passes also available. For more information on pricing click here.

Chaparral Park and Community Center (5401 N. Hayden Road Scottsdale, AZ 85250)
Lap swimming,  zero-depth pool, shallow wading areas, swim lessons and more. Daily pass start at $2 for residents. 10 and 30 visit passes also available. For more information on pricing click here.

Eldorado Park and Community Center (2311 N. Miller Road Scottsdale, AZ 85257)
Water slides, zero-depth entry, large play pool, water playground, lane lap pool, diving boards, reservations for private events, swim lessons, recreational teams, water exercise and more. For a review of the park check out our blog. Daily pass start at $2 for residents. 10 and 30 visit passes also available. For more information on pricing click here.

McDowell Mountain Aquatic Center (15525 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy. Scottsdale, AZ 85260)
Lazy river, zero-depth entry play pool, spray pad, party island with seating in river, 8 lanes, diving boards, reservations for private events, swim lessons, recreational teams, water exercise and more. Daily pass start at $2 for residents. 10 and 30 visit passes also available. For more information on pricing click here.

Surprise

Surprise pools are opening in phases the summer of 2020, for more information click here.

Surprise Aquatic Center (15831 N. Bullard Ave. Surprise, Arizona, AZ 85374)
Whirlpool, zero depth area with play features, slides, vortex, diving boards and more. Prices start at $1.00 for residents and season passes are available. For more information click here.

Hollyhock Community Pool (15808 N Hollyhock St Surprise, AZ 85378)
Splash pad, zero-depth entry, water slide, lap lanes an more. Prices start at $1.00 for residents and season passes are available. For more information click here.

Tempe

Tempe pools will be closed for the summer, for more information click here.

Kiwanis Park (611 S All American Way Drive Tempe, AZ 85283)
Wave pool. Prices start at $3.00 for youth, spectator are charged admission. For more information click here.

McClintock Outdoor Pool (1830 E Del Rio Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282)
Splash pad, lap swimming, diving boards, water slides and more. Prices start at $0.75 for kids

Escalante Outdoor Pool (2150 E Orange St., Tempe, AZ 85281)
Zero-depth entry, splash pad, water slides and more. Kids up to 5 are free, $0.75 for kids up to 18 and $1.25 for adults. For more pricing information click here.

Wickenburg

Coffinger Park (175 E. Swilling Ave. Wickenburg, AZ)
Municipal pool, water slide and more.

 

Looking for smaller water play option? Check out our complete list of splash pads in Phoenix!

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