May 31, 2018

Metro Detroit Michigan Outdoor Splash Pads & Parks

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we are soaking up every moment of warm summer rays we can at local splash pads and spray parks.  We have just 14 weeks to enjoy summer fun in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw Counties.  We've compiled a list of all the spray parks and splash pads in southeast Michigan, which now totals over 30.

Oakland County

Troy Family Aquatics Center
Offers Bathhouse, Main Pool, Sand Volleyball, Concessions, Outside Picnic Area, Sun Hill, Kiddy Area, Sand Play Area & Water Slides
3425 Civic Center Drive, Troy MI 48084
Cost: See fee schedule on their website:

Elliot Tower Fountain at OU
578 Pioneer Drive, Rochester
Cost: FREE

Kensington Metropark’s Splash ’n’ Blast - Milford
Find the ultimate relief from the warm, summer sun and loads of fun for the entire family at Kensington Metropark’s Splash ’n’ Blast. Coast down two, 250-foot twisted waterslides or romp through the spray ground with palm trees, serpents and cannons that spray water.
2240 W. Buno Road Milford, MI 48380
Cost: See fee schedule on their website:

Indian Springs Metropark’s Spray ‘n’ Play - White Lake

Children of all ages will enjoy Indian Springs Metropark’s Spray ‘n’ Play. Get soaked in the water spray area, scale a rock-climbing wall or cargo net and explore a maze. Three distinct areas accommodate older children. A toddler area includes a painted labyrinth and sand pit with oversized scoopers for digging.
5200 Indian Trail White Lake, MI 48386
Hours: The Spray ‘n’ Play play area is open year round while the water spray area is open Memorial Day to Labor Day 11 am - 7 pm daily.
Cost: See fee schedule on their website

Spraypark at Clintonwood - Clarkston 
The Spraypark at Clintonwood is 3,200 sq ft. Designed by Raindrop, Inc. it has a variety of above and below water features.
Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkston
Cost: See fee schedule on their website

Red Oaks Waterpark - Madison Heights 
Kids enjoy the Soak Station, children's water playground with 68 features, including water jets, curtains and slides, plus bubbler jets and a six-foot tipping bucket; must be 56" or shorter and be accompanied by an adult. Or the Spray & Play, a water play area for toddlers, with 15 water jets and bubblers at zero depth.
1455 East 13 Mile Road Madison Heights, MI  48071

Cost: Click here for the current Fees for Red Oaks Waterpark

KLR Splash Pad Pavillion 
Seymore Lake Township Park - Oxford 2795 Seymour Lake Road (west of M-24)
Cost: See fee schedule on their website

Waterford Oaks Waterpark 
Tropical Wave Pool includes palm trees and near the "shore."

The Big Bucket children's water playground features more than 30 interactive activities including a giant tipping bucket, waterfalls and sprays. Participants must be 56" or shorter and accompanied by an adult.

Ragin' Rapids, a group raft ride starts at a height of three stories; carries riders 515 feet through drops and turns; and ends in a three-foot deep splash-down pool.

After entertaining guests for 28 years, Slidewinder, the dual flume waterslide at Waterford Oaks Waterpark, reached the end of its life cycle and was removed in 2011.  Oakland County Parks and Recreation staff is evaluating options for a future new attraction that is entertaining for visitors and cost effective for the parks system.

1702 Scott Lake Road Waterford, MI  48328

Cost: Click here for the current Waterford Oaks Waterpark Fees.

Heritage Park - Farmington Hills
25099 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: Free

Southfield Sports Arena
Olympic sized pool, children’s spray pool, climbing wall and 120-foot waterslide.
26000 Evergreen Rd. Southfield, MI 48076

Cost: See fee schedule on their website

The Family Aquatic Center - West Bloomfield
Closed until 2019
6200 Farmington Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Cost: See fee schedule on their website

Municipal Pool in Oak Park
24198 Church St, Oak Park, MI 48237
Cost: See fee schedule on their website

Macomb County

Chief Gene Shepherd Splash Pad
2452 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Charter Township, MI 48316
Cost: (2018) $2 per child or $25 for a family membership
Proof of residency in either Shelby Township or the city of Utica is required to gain entry.

Dodge Park Splash Pad
Opening on June 28th, 2018
40620 Utica Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Cost: unknown

City Square Park - Warren
Fountains and splash area (May - September)
One City Square Warren, MI, 48093
Hours: 11 am to 7 pm, weather permitting
Cost: Free

Metro Beach Metropark’s Squirt Zone - Harrison Township
Kids will love to run, skip and jump through Metro Beach Metropark’s Squirt Zone with ground sprays that shoot up water, water cannons to spray a friend, arches that create a tunnel of water to run through and more.
Lake St. Clair Metropark 31300 Metro Parkway Harrison Township, MI 48045
Hours: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m
Cost: See fee schedule on their website

Pop Jet Fountains at Partridge Creek - Clinton Township 
An interactive 85-foot pop jet fountain is featured near the Parisian court  to entertain the kids while adding beauty and tranquility to the environment.
17420 Hall Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48038
Cost: Free

Veterans Memorial Park
32400 Jefferson St. Clair Shores
To visit this park you must have a park pass!
St. Clair Shores parks are open to all residents however annual passes are required for access to the waterfront parks.
The passes are available for purchase for only $10 per family. Therefore, the family pass is given to the husband and wife only. Minor children are included under their parents’ passes.

Brandenburg Park Splash Pad
Also offers basketball courts, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, picnic areas, boat launches, restroom facilities, a children’s play area, a hike/bike path and a 500-foot pier extending into Lake St. Clair. In addition, it has 4 open air pavilions and a building that accommodates 70 people all of which are available for rent.
50050 Jefferson Avenue Chesterfield Township
Cost: See fee schedule on their website

St. Clair County

Clay Township Splash Pad 
The Clay Township Park is located next to the township offices at 4710 Pte Tremble Road. It has walking paths, playground, splash pad,  pavilion, volleyball court, picnic tables and barbecue grills.
4710 Pte Tremble Road
Cost: free

Washtenaw County

Fuller Park Pool - Ann Arbor 
There is something for everyone to enjoy at Fuller Pool: a waterslide, 50-meter outdoor lap pool and shallow area with ramp access, a 12' deep diving well and plenty of grassy area for relaxation. Our Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project has accomplished the following at Fuller Pool in the past year: New pool liner, updates to the locker rooms and the lobby, two brand new Family Changing Rooms, a picnic shelter and more.
1519 Fuller Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Cost: See fee schedule on their website

Rolling Hills Water Park - Ypsilanti 
With so many attractions, we've got something for everyone to enjoy - Float down the lazy river, catch a wave in the wave pool, or take a trip down one of our awesome water slides!  The Activity Pool is popular with younger children due to its zero-depth entry, gentle bubbler, geysers, a waterfall and a kiddy slide for children under 45" tall.  Relax in the chaise lounges and sand chairs on an extensive sun deck located throughout the water park and natural shade or shade umbrellas in several grassy areas surrounding the deck.
7660 Stony Creek Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Cost: See fee schedule on their website

Have a great adventure with our water jet spider, cattails, and buckets
Guest amenities include first aid services, family changing rooms, showers, diaper changing stations and coin lockers.
 3200 Jennings Rd.,   Webster Township,  Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
Cost: See fee schedule on their website

VETERANS Memorial Park Pool - Ann Arbor 
The Veterans Memorial Park Pool features a fan-shaped zero depth area with a “raindrop,” interactive water play apparatus, a handicap access ramp, and a 125 foot waterslide. Minimum height requirement for use of the slide is 42”.
2150 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI
Cost: See fee schedule on their website

Wayne County

Belle Isle Beach and Water Slide - Detroit 
As the summer heats up, stay cool at the Belle Isle Water Slide, open the second week of June through Labor Day.  Enjoy the slide all day for only $3.   If you enjoy the sand beneath your feet, the Belle Isle Beach is staffed beginning the second week of June through Labor Day.

The Family Aquatic Center - Detroit 
12600 Chandler Park Dr., Detroit, MI, 48213
A Wayne County-owned outdoor waterpark featuring a wave pool, two waterslides, a special Splish Splash Land for small swimmers that includes a pool and spray fountains, summer swim camp, water aerobics classes and a food concession all within 22,000 square feet of beautiful landscaping.

Heritage Park Splash Pad - Canton 
Cool down at Canton's new Splash Playground located in Heritage Park near Heritage Hideout. Just touch the fire hydrant to start the water fun! Children 12 and under must be supervised by an adult at all times.
1010 S Canton Center Rd (Heritage Park Rd) Canton, MI 48188
Cost: Free

Flodin Park Splash Pad - Canton
Flodin Park features a large playground area and a splash playground. The splash playground has 11 water-spraying spouts for the hot summer months. There is also a walking trail and a nature trail. An inline skating rink is also available.
Flodin Park 43399 Saltz Rd., Canton, MI 48187
Cost: Free

H20 Zone Spray Ground - Westland
This state-of-the-art 6500 square feet facility includes 15 in-ground water features and an 18-foot helicopter that dumps water from its spinning top rotor.
Tattan Park 1901 N Carlson St, Westland, MI 48185
Cost: See fee schedule on their website

Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center - Belleville 
Find the ultimate relief from the warm, summer sun while having buckets of fun at Lower Huron
Metropark’s Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center. Zip down two waterslides, drift along a lazy river, get soaked under the 300-gallon dumping bucket, and wade into the zero-depth entry pool with lap lanes.
17845 Savage Road Belleville, MI 48111
Cost:See fee schedule on their website

Pulaski Park Splash Pad 
9625 Lumpkin, Hamtramack
Cost: Free

26650 Capitol Ave, Redford Township
Cost: Free

The Sprayscape includes approximately 2600 square foot of space with 24 spray features including:
Water Cannons
Horse Charger
Daisy Mae
Water O’s
12 ground sprays
The Sprayscape is designed to accommodate all ages
46640 Ann Arbor Trail, just east of Beck Road. Plymouth
Cost: Free 

(Formally Municipal Park)
6044 Silvery Lane, Dearborn Heights, Mi 48127
Cost: Free

Looking for a fun and safe way for the kids to cool off this summer?
Come enjoy the Lily Pad Splash Pad, located between the Safety Town Lot and Playscape behind the Community Center on Hall Rd.
23101 Hall Rd, Woodhaven, Michigan 48183 (Community Center Address)
The Splash Pad will be Open Memorial Day to Labor Day
Hours: 10 am -9 pm (2014 hours)
Cost: Free

Bring  bathing suits, towels and beach chairs and come SPLASH in our new Splash Park!
910 Merrill Plaisance
Detroit, MI 48203
Cost: FREE

The new custom "Shipwreck" Spray Park.
Located at: 110 Mt. Elliott Street Detroit, MI 48207
Cost: Free

Brownstown Township- Thorn Park Splash Pad
23999 King Rd.,(southeast corner of King Road), Brownstown Charter Township, MI, 48183
(734) 675-0920

This new feature at Lake Erie Metropark is a three-story tall inflatable waterslide. At 175 feet long and 47 feet wide, it is one of the world's largest inflatable slides.
Cost: see website for current fees

Livonia Community Recreation Center, 15100 Hubbard Road
Cost (2017): free/3 and under, $9/ages 12 and under, $12/ages 13-18, $15.50/adults

Romulus Athletic Center, 35765 Northline Road, Romulus
Cost: (2018): $12/general, free/ages 2 and under (Romulus residents $8 per person)

Metro Detroit Mommy Writer:


  1. Awesome List! Most of your Oakland County locations are actually in Wayne County (Canton, Belleville) but that's ok. I will be using this as a check list for summer fun :)

  2. Also there is an AWESOME splash pad in Farmington Hills in that is not on this list. We LOVE to go there.
    Also, you still need to check which countries you have things listed in. You have one in St. Clair in Macomb County and one in St. Clair County. Just an FYI!

    1. I would love the details on your Farmington Hills place. What is the name of it?
      Also, which cities do you think I need to switch? I just checked them all and can't find my error.

  3. Warren Indoor Water Park:

  4. Palmer Park splash pad opened in 2013 in Detroit and is free.

    1. Thank you.. I have added it to our list!

  5. Turtle Cove 2014 prices are $10/adults $8/children over 30" $5 after 5pm
    $7/daily park entrance $30/annual park entrance
    Tons of fun!!

    1. thank you, I updated the 2014 prices

    2. the prices went up this year unfortunately at least for the after 5 price, but not too much

  6. There is also Blue Heron Bay at Independence Lake in Washtenaw county in Whitmore Lake.

    1. Just added it... ty for the heads up:)

  7. Plymouth has a great one, too...

  8. Jen, thanks, I have that listed as
    Township Park - Sprayscape

  9. Wayne County, Brownstown Township-Thorn Park just opened its new Splash Pad Memorial Day, 11-6 most days there is more info on the townships website. Also has a safety town, sand box, and toddler and regular playground!

  10. Wayne County, Brownstown Township- Thorn Park Splash Pad just opened Memorial Day 11 to 6 most days there's more info on the township website. There's also a toddler playground, regular playground, sand box and safety town.

  11. Westland's H20 Spash Zone is now open! It will be free until August 1st. After which time it will cost $3.00 per person if you are a Westland or Wayne resident and $10 per person if you are a non-resident.

  12. Is there a splash park in the Algonac area? Someone had told me there was, but don't have the name so can't find it.

    1. I think the Clay Township one is the one you are thinking of. it is listed above and we absolutely LOVED it! Hope you have a grand time.

  13. Detroit has a little splash area behind the ren cen. It's small but big enough for the 7 & under crowd. It just has the holes in the ground that shoot up

  14. Looking for some more info on the splash pad at Metro Beach in Harrison Twp. Is it enclosed? I have two 2 year olds and need to plan ahead ;) Where in the park is the splash pad (where do I park)? Can we pack a lunch? Does it get really busy? Tia!!!!

    1. You can read more about our experience here:
      It is not fully enclosed, but there is a fence around most of it. There are from what I remember two sidewalks that are ungated to get in.
      Bring a wagon.. LOL as it is quite a walk.
      I am adding a map of the location of the splash pad and the parking lot in the link I posted above.
      Thanks for being a fan, hope you have a grand time.

  15. Is there one in Oceania county or near there?

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