8 Outdoor Metro Detroit Water Parks for Summer Fun

Cool off in the summer heat at these eight outdoor water parks in or around the metro Detroit area.
Photograph courtesy of Huron-Clinton Metroparks

The summer heat is coming to Michigan, and what better way to cool off than by visiting your local outdoor water park? Water parks offer the best of both worlds for those waiting to relax by the pool or for those who would like to jump in, make a splash, and catch a wave while having fun with friends or family.

There are many ways to cool off and make a splash in and around metro Detroit. You can start off by checking out these eight outdoor water parks to plan your summer fun.


Located in Holly State Park, this award-winning inflatable water course is available to jump and climb on during the heat. Featuring a floating obstacle course and watercraft such as kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards, there is much to do while you relax as the kids splish and splash. When it鈥檚 time to eat, grab a snack at SnackZone concessions. Open through Labor Day听WhoaZone, ; .听听

Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center

This family fun outdoor water park has fun for all ages including two waterslides, a lazy river, a 300-gallon dumping bucket, and a zero-depth entry pool. Open June 15-Labor Day. Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center, ; .听

Wayne Family Aquatic Center

Enjoy Wayne County鈥檚 largest water park as you search to beat the summer heat. There is much to do at this outdoor water park, which features a wave pool, Splish Splash Land for kids, and two 23-foot-high waterslides. The little ones will have a blast conquering this water park. Open June 26-Aug. 25, 2024. Wayne Family Aquatic Center, ; .

Troy Family Aquatic Center

This outdoor water park is sure to please you and your family. Slip and slide on body slides, hangout by the main pool, or play some volleyball. The little ones enjoy a waterfall and a splash pad. Grab a bite to eat at the Harvey鈥檚 Hut concession stand as well. Open May 24-Sept. 2, 2024. Troy Family Aquatic Center, ; .

Rolling Hills Water Park

This park is your ticket to wild summer fun. Whether it鈥檚 floating down the lazy river, dipping into the wave pool, or sliding down a water slide, this Ypsilanti water park has it all. The little ones can Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Rolling Hills Water Park, ; .

Water Warrior Island

This inflatable water park is located within Orion Township鈥檚 Van Riper State Park. You can soar and bounce at this water park while also slicking down the Warrior Whoa Slide. Slides, swings, jumping pillows, and bouncers are connected for ultimate water fun. Water Warrior Island, ; .

Waterford Oaks Waterpark

This tropical wave pool offers much in the Michigan heat including palm trees and bubble fountains that can be your own oasis. Enjoy heated pools, catch a wave in the wave pool, have fun in the children鈥檚 water playground, or tackle a three-story raft ride. Open June 17-Sept. 2, 2024. Waterford Oaks Waterpark, ; .

Kennedy Aquatic Center

This outdoor water park offers a state-of-the-art facility with a waterslide, splash area, a leisure pool with 9 water features, and 2 diving boards. People of all ages can enjoy this place to dip their toes into and beat the summer heat. Kennedy Aquatic Center, ; .

Did we miss your favorite outdoor water park? Tell us about it in the comments so that we can add it to our list. Plus, find even more recreation spots and things to do in metro Detroit at hourdetroit.com.

This post has been updated for 2024.听