14 of the Best Splash Parks, Pools and Water Parks in The Palm Beaches

May 29, 2018

South Florida blogger Leanette Fernandez of FuntasticLife.com loves visiting The Palm Beaches with her family. Here she lists great ways to cool off during the hot summer months.

Whether you’re visiting The Palm Beaches or live in South Florida and are planning a staycation, there are a ton of outdoor activities to enjoy in Florida’s warm year-round weather. We think water activities are some of the best ways to stay cool, so we’ve put together 14 of the area’s best water parks, pools and splash pads for your little ones (and you!).

Water Parks

Rapids Water Park

 

Rapids Water Park boasts one of the best lazy river rides, in addition to a plethora of other fun activities, from the thrilling 70-foot vertical drop of Brain Drain to gentler, kid-friendly fare like Alligator Alley, where kids can balance on floating gators as they hang on to a rope net overhead. Rapids is great for groups, with lots of multi-person tube rides. 

Admission is $42.99 Monday-Friday and $47.99 Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Coconut Cove Waterpark & Community Center

Coconut Cove Waterpark features an 897-foot river ride along with two four-story-high water slides, a lily-pad walk, a children's water playground and a pool. If you want to grab a snack, there’s a full-service concession stand available selling pizza, nachos, ice cream and more. 

Admission is $10.60 for adults 12+, $8.60 for children 3-11, $4.60 for toddlers 1-2, free for infants younger than 1. Seniors 65+ and military members with IDs pay a discounted admission of $8.60.

Calypso Bay Waterpark

Calypso Bay Waterpark is a seasonal outdoor attraction where you can also enjoy two four-story waterslides, an 897-foot river ride, an interactive water playground and a traditional swimming pool complete with lap lanes and diving boards. Splashing around can work up an appetite, and thankfully concessions are available. Choose from hot dogs, chicken nuggets, ICEEs and more.

Admission is $10.60 for adults 12+, $8.60 for children 3-11, $4.60 for toddlers 1-2, free for infants younger than 1. Seniors 65+ and military members with IDs pay a discounted admission of $8.60.

Splash Parks

Safari Splash at Lion Country Safari

 

Cool off in this interactive water sprayground where the kids can be sprayed from 23 different directions. Plus, there are two water slides—one loops around, and the other’s a straight shot to a shallow pool below. 

Free with your paid admission into Lion Country Safari.

John Prince Park

Hop on over to this splash pad in Lake Worth to enjoy some water fun with friends—a large frog and a whale. The kids can stand under the whale’s giant splashing tail, run through a series of spray arches and enjoy the buckets of water that tip over or the rotating spray cannons. Plus, there are three shade sails that offer sun protection for little ones as well as parents.

The park is free and open to the public.

Westgate Park and Recreation Center

Westgate Park in West Palm Beach provides an interactive experience that leaves kids guessing which sprayer is going to get them next. There’s also a water buggy, tipping water buckets, and more.

The park is free and open to the public.

Patch Reef Park

When it’s hot out, the highlight of this Boca Raton park is definitely Pirates Cove Playground, at the center of which kids can enjoy an entire “island” of watery fun. Three cannons shoot water, and kids can spin them around to aim at each other (or unsuspecting parents). Even the ship’s mast and surrounding palm trees shower down water.

The park is free and open to the public.

Sugar Sand Park

Smiling sea creatures spray kids with water on the newly renovated playground at this park in Boca Raton, or they can take aim with rotating water guns.

The park is free and open to the public.

Centennial Square and Fountain Park

 

In addition to being eye-catching, this interactive fountain in the heart of West Palm Beach provides a fun splash area for the kids to cool off. The plaza also features benches, tables and chairs for parents to relax, and several restaurants and shops are nearby.

The plaza is free and open to the public.

Palm Beach Zoo

Don’t forget to bring the kids’ swimsuits when you visit the zoo—yes, you read that right. Changing tents are available, so let them run through the interactive fountain and get their fill of the water jets.

Free with your paid admission into Palm Beach Zoo.

Pools

North County Aquatic Complex

Jupiter’s North County Aquatic Complex features a 50-meter pool and diving boards, along with a children's wading pool for those too timid for the “big kid” pool.

Admission is $3.25 for adults 13+, $2.75 for children 3-12, and free for infants 2 and younger.

Aqua Crest Pool

Aqua Crest Pool in Delray Beach offers a 50-meter pool with a diving area and a children's play pool. Can’t make it in the summer? Don’t fret—Aqua Crest is heated in the winter.

Admission is $3.25 for adults 13+, $2.75 for children 3-12, and free for infants 2 and younger.

Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Center

Lake Lytal offers an Olympic-sized swimming pool, water slides, and a children's interactive water play structure. You can rent an umbrella or pavilion for shade (or book it for a group event) at this West Palm Beach pool.

Admission is $3.75 for adults 13+, $3.25 for children 3-12, and free for infants 2 and younger.

Wellington Aquatics Complex

This complex offers a state-of-the-art pool and a fun water slide. There are also concession stands, showers, rest rooms and lockers available for use. 

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and $2 for seniors. Children younger than 2 get in free.

Whether you take advantage of this list in summer or cool off another time of year, share your visit with us. Tag us on Instagram with #ThePalmBeaches, and your fun could be featured on our site! 

And to help plan your vacation in The Palm Beaches, let us create an itinerary through our free travel-planning application, UTrip.

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