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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!

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!

WATERPARKS

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. For prices, and information read here. Read our review here.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Glendale, Arizona 85310)
12,000 square feet square foot activity pool with a zero-depth entry for little swimmers, water basketball and volleyball, adventure river, slides, splash island, splash beach, tornado, typhoon twister, racing slides, and more. Read our full review 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, a wave pool, a giant hot tub, an 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 a special gated area for toddlers. Read our full review here.

Kroc 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.

Also, a list of local resorts with lazy rivers can be found here.

AQUATIC CENTERS AND POOLS

Anthem

Anthem Community Center (41130 N Freedom Way, Anthem, AZ 85086)
Lap pool, the 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.

Chandler

City of Chandler punch passes are available here for all six aquatic centers.

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.

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, umbrellas, and more.

Folley Pool (600 E Fairview St. Chandler, AZ 85225)
The smallest of Chandler’s swimming facilities, diving boards, shade ramadas, wading pool, kiddie slides, water playground, swim lessons, and more.

Hamilton Aquatic Center (3838 S Arizona Ave. Chandler, AZ 85248)
Water vortex, water slide, pool furniture, lap swimming, current river, shade ramadas, and more.

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.

Nozomi Park and Aquatic Center (250 S Kyrene Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226)
Three separate bodies of water, a 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.

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, the 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.

Rose Lane Pool (5003 W Marlette Ave, Glendale, AZ)
Zero-depth entry leisure pool, big pool, diving boards, spray poles, giant slide, kiddie slide and more.

Goodyear

Goodyear Aquatics Center (420 Estrella Pkwy, Goodyear, AZ 85338)
Loma Linda Pool (430 E Loma Linda Blvd. Goodyear, AZ 85338)
Competitive 8-lane pool, diving well, diving boards, and more.

Litchfield Park

Litchfield Park Recreation Center (100 S Old Litchfield Rd Litchfield Park, AZ 85340)
Heated lap pool, therapy spa, and baby pool.

Mesa

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rhodes Aquatic Complex (1860 S. Longmore Mesa, AZ 85202)
Beach like entry, diving boards, lap lanes, large splash pad, tumble baskets, double FlowRider

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.

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.

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.

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.

Peoria Pool (11200 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345)
Swimming lessons, water slide, open swimming, lap swimming and shaded canopy areas.

Sunrise Pool (21321 N 86th Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382)
Water slide, open swimming, lap swimming and shaded canopy areas.

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

Phoenix

 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.

David C Uribe Pool (3801 W Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85029)
Baby pool, diving boards, water basketball.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Surprise

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

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 a smaller water play option?

Check out our complete list of splash pads in Phoenix!

Authors

  • Kim Gudykunst Ollerhead

    Kim is a chef, dishwasher, dry cleaner, housekeeper, landscaper, snack fetcher, photographer and personal assistant to toddler twins. Curently homeschooling her three year olds and loving teaching preschool. She loves exploring everything with her kids and photographing every minute of it. Follow her on Instagram @phoenixwithtwins.

  • Jana Tingom

    Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

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