15 Best Outdoor and Indoor Water Parks In and Around Phoenix Part 3 - Kid 101

15 Best Outdoor and Indoor Water Parks In and Around Phoenix Part 3

11. City of Tempe Splash Park


The park covers 25-acres and has hiking and biking trails in addition to the one-acre splash park with its frog spray ring, slides, dump buckets, spray cannons, and splash. It is reassuring to know there are lifeguards on duty when the Splash Park is open.

Where: Tempe Beach Park 80 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

When: Splash Park Re-opens summer 2018 – check website for schedules. Park is open daily from 6 am to 10 pm unless otherwise posted on the website.

Cost: Free

Contact: (480) 350-8625

12. Escalante Outdoor Pool


The outdoor pool has lap lanes, waterslides, and water features suitable for fitness and recreation. The price makes it an affordable quick outing to beat the heat.

Where: Escalante Multigenerational Centre, 2150 E Orange Street, Tempe, AZ 85281

When: Re-opens in May 2018 depending on weather and water flow conditions.

Cost: Free for 0-5 years, $0.75 for 6-17 year olds, and $1.25 for over 18’s. Season swim passes for a family cost $57 as long as all family members live in one household.

Contact: (480) 350-5204

13. Salt River tubing


Ok – so it isn’t exactly a waterpark, but tubing down a river is great fun. You park your car, rent your tube then climb aboard the bus and decide how far up you want to go before jumping off and into the river for your ride downstream. You will be riding the Salt River through the Tonto National Forest with beautiful scenery and can choose options from a one-hour ride to a four-hour trip. Very important is the fact that children MUST be eight years old and four feet tall – they MUST meet both requirements otherwise the whole family won’t be able to go! You can rent tubes to fit your cooler – so you have your snacks and beverages on the river. Life jackets and vests are not available for rent but can be purchased at the snack bar for $6 or you can bring your own – make sure they are good quality and meet the flotation requirements.

Where: 9200 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215

When: Open April 30th to Labor Day. Only few days left this season – but plan for 2018. Open from 9am daily depending on weather and water flow conditions.

Cost: Tubes available to rent from $17 per day.

Contact: (480) 258-0078 if you want a group reservation at discounted rate of $15. Otherwise, groups pay a normal price and are welcome any day.

14. The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch


The resort has 10 pools, 20 fountains and 45 waterfalls to afford summer pleasure for its guests. There are 45 waterspouts that spray onto the pool and deck areas to keep visitors cool. The park covers 2.5-acres and has recently added a 30-foot 3-story slide. There’s a Grecian type Water Temple that allows guests to swim through and an aqueduct connecting 6 of the pools. The resort even has its own sand beach!

Where: 7500 E Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale AZ 85258

When: Open all year – contact hotel for water park times as they vary.

Cost: For guests only – an average daily room rate is $255 with an added daily resort fee of $29.
Contact: (480) 444-1234

15. Point Hilton, Squaw Peak Resort


The resort is set in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve area and covers 27 acres, with 4 acres of pools incorporating lazy river tubing and waterslides. The 18-hole miniature golf course winds around the verges of the lazy river. There is a spa on site and the Lookout Mountain Golf Club is 4.4 miles away. The architecture is Spanish Mediterranean, blending well with the local vegetation and the palms introduced into the waterpark area. At night the glittering fountains and landscaped gardens are lit to perfection. There are three restaurants on site plus an old-school ice cream parlor at the waterpark area. The Coyote Camp program for kids aged 4 to 12 will have them occupied with activities like gold panning, arrow-head hunting, teepee building, and of course supervised water activities. This might be just the time to take a spa break! They also have evening activities for kids if you want to reconnect with your significant other over a romantic meal in one of the restaurants.

Where: Hole-in-the-wall River Ranch, 7677 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020

When: Open all year.

Cost: Guests only. Rooms start from $149 per night. There is a resort fee of around $22 per day.

Contact: (602) 997-2626 or enjoy.squawpeak@hilton.com

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