5 Awesome Water Parks Near Phoenix For a Weekend Cool Off

Raise your hand if you feel scorched too! As much as we love Phoenix and Arizona, the heat does get to us at some point. Good thing we’re opening up, right? Plan a cooling trip to one of the coolest water parks in Phoenix with your besties or your family. Our favorites are always the tide pools. What about you?

Oasis Water Park

8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85044

Located inside the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa, Oasis Water Park is perfect for those ready to relax and escape reality. The park comes with a few children-friendly rides, a giant wave pool, and a huge hot tub that holds up to 25 people. If you get tired, head over for a spa, some massage, or chill with a drink in your hand.

Now, that’s how life is supposed to be!

Enchanted Island Amusement Park

1202 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Enjoy a magical time at Enchanted Island Amusement Park, where water meets the sky. This water park in Phoenix currently opens Friday through Sunday, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., which is perfect for those wanting to avoid the heat wave during the daytime. Right now, you can get a free return pass with the purchase of a regular all-day pass, which grants you access to all rides in the park including the splash zone!

Looking to bring your kiddos? Enchanted Island has a huge selection of children-friendly rides too!

Great Wolf Lodge Water Park

7333 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Great Wolf Lodge is another great water park near Phoenix for a getaway trip, providing everything from spacious lodging options, family dining, a crazily fun magi quest interactive show, and of course, a superstar swimming area.

This indoor water park will completely protect you from the brutal sun and temperature, so you can fully enjoy yourself for as long as you want, or even return to the park after taking a nap in your room. With 15 family-friendly rides and many allowing children and toddlers, your family would never want to go back home!

Hurricane Harbor Phoenix

4243 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Glendale, AZ 85310

2 pools, 7 slides, and an endless ton of fun! Is there anything else we need to say? As a part of Sig Flags Arizona, Hurricane Harbor has earned its name as one of the most exciting water parks near Phoenix. Their monthly membership is the best deal for those who just can’t get enough of the amusement park fun, or you can snatch a day pass at a reasonable price.

If you are less into the crazy rides, check out Paradise Island in the park, a 42,000-square-foot expansion with comfy shades, lounge seating, and various restaurants.

Waylon’s Water World

4446 E County 10th St, Yuma, AZ 85365

Waylon’s Water World is a bit further away from Phoenix. But if you are looking for the best water park in Arizona, this is your spot. For one, they have an awesome bumper boat course. Second, they have the best price for day passes plus kids under 2 ride for free.

If you go, bring an underwater camera for the Red Racer ride!

Featured Image Credit: Great Wolf Lodge