Where to Find Splash Parks & Water Slides

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By Katie Moosbrugger

You asked, and we answered! Some members of our TMoM Community Chat inquired about local splash parks, and we thought the timing couldn’t be more perfect to compile a comprehensive list of water parks in our area and nearby.

The water parks listed below are grouped by Triad cities. I’ve also included a list of parks that are a short drive away. As always, it’s smart to check the park’s web site or call them to confirm the park is operational the day you go. You never know if weather or something technical has closed the park for the day or longer. If I forgot to add your favorite local water park, please leave a comment below!

Greensboro, Burlington & Surrounding Areas

Barber Park Sprayground
Address: 1500 Dans Rd., Greensboro, NC 27401 (adjacent to the new picnic shelter area)
Hours: 1 am to 6 pm Mondays through Saturdays and 1-6 pm on Sundays. After August 28, the spray ground will be open only during the next weekend and on Monday, September 5, Labor Day.
Cost: Admission is free of charge, however organized groups pay a fee of $20 to enter the spray ground.
Website: http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=1160
Description: Typical outdoor splash park with water sprayers. Among the new amenities at the spray ground are a restroom facility and concession stand. Large shaded areas. Playground nearby. Good idea to get there early before the crowd hits.

Burlington City Park Sprayground– Just opened!
Address: 1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC 27215
Hours: Open through September 5. Hours Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 6 pm); Saturday and Sunday (11 am to 6 pm)
Cost: Free admission
Website: http://www.ci.burlington.nc.us/233/City-Park
Description: Typical splash park with sprays, dipping bucket, 8 picnic tables under gazebo, tables with umbrellas, 140 participants allowed at a time.

Bur-Mil Park Family Aquatic Center
Address: 5834 Bur-Mil Club Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410
Hours: Vary, check web site for full listing
Cost: Adult (13-59) day pass is $5; Child (3-12) day pass is $4; Senior day pass is $3. Season passes available too.
Website: http://www.myguilford.com/parks/bur-mil-park/aquatic-center/
Description: Includes water sprayers, slides for small children, an activity area where kids control the water, plus a water massage bench.

Keely Park Sprayground
Address: 4100 Keeley Rd., McLeansville, NC 27301
Hours: 11 am to 6 pm Mondays through Saturdays and 1-6 pm Sundays. After August 23, the spray ground will be open only on weekends and on the Labor Day holiday.
Cost: Admission to the Sprayground is free. There is a $20 fee for organized groups.
Website: http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=4731
Description: Typical outdoor splash park with water sprayers. Individual tables available for picnics. Playground nearby. Good idea to get there early before the crowd hits.

Wet N Wild Emerald Pointe
Address: 3910 S Holden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27406
Hours: Open through through September 5, 2016, but hours vary based on the day. Check web site for exact times.
Cost: Prices vary from $49.99 to $89.99 – click HERE for all ticket prices, plus season passes.
Website: https://www.emeraldpointe.com/
Description: More than 36 rides and attractions and over 3 million gallons of water fun! Activities and areas for all age groups (including fun rides for moms and dads!).

High Point, Kernersville & Surrounding Areas

Carl Chavis YMCA Splash Park– Just Opened!
Address: 2757 Granville Street, High Point, NC 27263
Hours: Currently open on weekend only (Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm; Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm. Beginning June 13, it will be open daily M – F from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm. Open through Monday, September 5
Cost: Open to public for just $3 per person. Free for HP YMCA members.
Website: http://www.hpymca.org/carl-chavis-ymca/carl-chavis-ymca/
Description:  The Splash Park is an interactive, zero-depth water park designed for all ages. Activities include spraying, splashing, dumping and walk-through features.

Hartley Drive YMCA Splash Pad
Address: 150 West Hartley Dr, High Point, NC 27265
Hours: Monday – Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm; Fridays from 11 am to 5:30 pm; Saturdays from 11 am to 4:30 pm; Sundays from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Cost: Free for HP YMCA members; Guests pay $5 per visit.
Website: http://www.hpymca.org/hartley-drive/splash-pad/#sthash.KO7qVniU.ANxG8HWl.dpuf
Description: The Splash Pad is an interactive, zero-depth water park designed for all ages. Splash Pad activities include spraying, splashing, dumping and walk-through features.

High Point City Lake Park Pool and Waterslide
Address: 211 S Hamilton St, High Point, NC 27261
Hours: Weekends only right now; weekday operations begin June 13. Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm; Sunday, 12-6pm.
Cost: $6 per person
Website: https://www.highpointnc.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/High-Point-City-Lake-Park-12
Description: Huge pool with two large water slides, among many other things to do at this park. See our day trip blog about City Lake Park HERE.

Kernersville YMCA Splash Park and Teen Activity Pool
Address: 1113 W Mountain St, Kernersville, NC 27284
Hours: Starting June 13, opens at 10 am for members. At noon, opens to all other Triad area Y members and the public.
Cost: Free for YMCA of NWNC members. If attending with a member, a $5 guest fee per person applies. $10 per individual non-member; $12 for household members; $25 for household non-members. Guest waiver required.
Website: http://ymcanwnc.org/locations/kernersville-family-ymca/
Description: The Kernersville Family YMCA has two fun Outdoor Water Park areas. Playful features in the Splash Park area for younger children include tumble buckets that dump water and ground arch features. The Teen Activity pool has two state-of-the-art water slides, as well as water lily pads and pool deck “funbrellas” to provide shade! (Picture at top from Kernersville YMCA courtesy of the YMCA of NWNC).

Southside Splash Pad
Address: (Located at Southside Recreation Center) 401 Taylor Avenue, High Point, NC 27260
Hours: Monday – Saturday (10 am to 6 pm); Sundays (1 pm to 6 pm)
Cost: Free
Website: https://www.highpointnc.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Splash-Pad-58
Description: Floor spouts, water buckets, water spray guns, net climber. No lifeguards on duty.

Washington Terrace Pool and Waterslide
Address: 108 Murray St, High Point, NC 27260
Hours: 12-6 M-Sunday
Cost: $1.25 pool and waterslides
Website: https://www.highpointnc.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Washington-Terrace-Pool-and-Waterslide-57
Description: Along with a large pool, there is a waterslide (about 13’ high), and a low-level wading pool that is great for moms and little kids to sit and splash.

Winston-Salem and Surrounding Areas

Bolton Pool Sprayground
Address: 1590 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Hours: Mon, Wed and Fridays (11:30 am to 6 pm); Tues, Thurs, and Saturdays (11:30 – 8 pm); Sundays (12:30 pm to 8 pm)
Cost: 2 years old and under – FREE; 3 to 17 years of age – $2; 18 and older – $3; Seniors ages 60 and older are FREE.
Website: http://www.cityofws.org/departments/recreation-parks/pools-aquatics/swimming-pools-fees
Description: Typical outdoor splash park with water sprayers. Not much shade. Huge pool with diving platforms nearby. Playground also nearby. Season passes available.

Kimberley Park Pool Sprayground
Address: 620 Burton St, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Hours: Mondays and Thursdays (Noon to 7 pm); Tues, Wed, Fri, and Saturdays (Noon to 6 pm); Sundays (2 pm to 6 pm)
Cost: 2 years old and under – FREE; 3 to 17 years of age – $2; 18 and older – $3; Seniors ages 60 and older are FREE.
Website: http://www.cityofws.org/departments/recreation-parks/pools-aquatics/swimming-pools-fees
Description: Typical outdoor splash park with water sprayers.

Tanglewood Park Pool and Splash Park
Address: 4061 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012
Hours: Hours vary throughout season. Check web site.
Cost: Children 2 and under are FREE; Seniors and children ages 3-5 are $5 ($6 on weekends and holidays); everyone else is $6 per swimmer ($7 per swimmer on weekends and holidays). Season passes available.
Website: http://www.forsyth.cc/parks/tanglewood/pool.aspx
Description: Includes a winding tubing river, two slides, a splash pad, lots of deck space, a children’s pool area with a tumble bucket, raindrop, starburst, and lemon drops, and a lap pool area with two diving boards and two water slides. Despite tables inside – meals are not allowed, only snacks.

Yadkin Family YMCA Splash Park
Address: 6540 Service Rd, Yadkinville, NC 27055
Hours: Starting June 13, Mon – Fri: 11:00am – 7:00pm; Saturday: 11:00am – 4:45pm; Sunday: 1:00pm – 4:45pm
Cost: Free for YMCA of NWNC members. If attending with a member, a $5 guest fee per person applies. $10 per individual non-member; $12 for household members; $25 for household non-members. Guest waiver required.
Website: http://ymcanwnc.org/locations/yadkin-family-ymca/
Description: The Yadkin Family YMCA outdoor water park includes four water features designed to keep kids busy and entertained. The pool is fully staffed with lifeguards and does not require a swim test for swimmers to use. Parental supervision is required for anyone in 8th grade or younger. There are tables for eating lunches and plenty of lounge chairs for sunbathing.

YWCA Indoor Splash Park
Address: 1300 S Main St, Winston-Salem, NC 27127
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 1:00 pm– 3:45 pm and 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm; Friday: 1:00 pm– 3:45 pm and 5:30 pm– 8:00 pm; Saturday: 11:00 am– 4:00 pm; Sunday: 1 pm– 4:00
pm
Cost: Free for YWCA and YMCA of NWNC members; non-members call for rates: (336) 354-1589
Website: http://www.ywcaws.org/

Description: Features a small INDOOR water park next to a large lap pool. Great place to take the kids on a rainy day!

Other Places Nearby

Barium Springs Family YMCA Sprayground
Address:
122 Grannis Lane, Statesville, NC 28677
Hours:
From June 12-August 26: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12:00–5:00pm; Wednesdays: closed; Fridays: 10:00am–6:00pm; Saturdays: 10:00am–6:00pm; Sundays: 1:00–6:00pm
Cost:
Free for YMCA of NWNC members. If attending with a member, a $5 guest fee per person applies. $10 per individual non-member; $12 for household members; $25 for household non-members. Guest waiver required.
Website:
http://ymcanwnc.org/locations/barium-springs-family-ymca/
Description:
The Barium Springs Family YMCA has two water features in the shallow end and a covered resting area. Private lessons and birthday parties offered.

Carolina Harbor Waterpark at Carowinds
Address: 300 Carowinds Blvd., Fort Mill, SC 29708
Hours: Hours vary. Click HERE to view details.
Cost: Admission to Carowinds. Click HERE for ticket information.
Website: http://carolinaharbor.carowinds.com/surf-the-harbor/about-carolina-harbor
Description: Carowinds expanded its existing waterpark area and created Carolina Harbor, technically now the largest waterpark in the Caroinas. Amenities include wave pool, splash park, little kid area, restaurants, cabanas, Entry to Carolina Harbor is included with the price of admission to Carowinds.

Dobson Splash Pad (near Mt. Airy)
Address: 110 S. Crutchfield St, Dobson, NC 27107; 336-356-8962
Hours: 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week
Cost: Free!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dobson-Splash-Pad/404859476387800
Description: Typical outdoor splash park with water sprayers. Located in Dobson Square Park which is adjacent to Dobson Town Square. Nearby is a playground, toddler playground, walking trail, and picnic shelters. More details on the park HERE.  More updates about the town of Dobson and the Splash Pad can be found HERE.

Great Wolfe Lodge
Address: 10175 Weddington Road, Concord, NC 28027
Hours: Must book an overnight stay to use water park. Details HERE.
Cost: Visit web site HERE for prices. Special offers available.
Website: https://www.greatwolf.com/concord
Description: Its 84-degree indoor water park offers 11 water slides, 4 pools, a water-loaded tree house with a 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, thrill rides like the Howlin’ Tornado, and zero-depth-playgrounds.

Homeplace Recreational Park
Address: 258 Homeplace Park Road, Ararat, NC 27007 (not far from Mt. Airy, Pilot Mountain and Dobson)
Hours: Click HERE for hours
Cost: Click HERE for rates
Website: http://www.homeplacepark.com/index.html
Description: “Old Fashioned Family Fun”! Park includes diving pool, rope swing, water slide, plus areas for camping, playgrounds, mini golf course, arcade, carpeted kiddie play area, and more!

Ray’s Splash Planet
Address: 215 N Sycamore St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours: Click HERE and scroll down to see hours for splash park and other facility hours.
Cost: Click HERE for prices and fees; added costs for non Mecklenburg county residents
Website: http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/ParkandRec/Aquatics/RaysSplashPlanet/Pages/default.aspx
Description: The facility includes a one-of-a-kind water park with 117,000 gallons of water fun! The facility also contains a fitness center, party rooms, a new playground and other recreational features.

Sun Crest Water Park
Address: 6806 All Healing Springs Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681
Hours: Monday – Wednesday (10:30 am to 5:30 pm): Closed on Thursdays (except for week of July 4th); Fridays (10:30 am to 5:30 pm); Saturdays and Sundays (10:30 am to 6 pm)
Cost: Adults 12 and older $9; Children 11 and under $6
Website: http://www.suncrestwaterpark.net/
Description: Swimming, picnicking, water slides and rope swing

Village Park Splash Pad
Address: (Located at Kannapolis Recreation Center) 730 West C Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081
Hours: 10 am to 7 pm Monday – Saturday. Sundays open Noon to 6 pm.
Cost: $1/pp. Parents accompanying children (and not playing) are not charged.
Website: http://www.kannapolisrecreationpark.com/
Description: The center offers one large pool, two children’s wading pools and two water slides. Designed for all ages and abilities. Some areas require different skill levels. Two age-specific designated areas. Kannapolis Rec Center also offers mini and disc golf, a volleyball court and a playground.

Wilkes Family YMCA Waterpark
Address: 1801 YMCA Blvd, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-7:00pm; Sat 10:00am-5:45pm; Sun 1:00pm-5:45pm
Cost: Free for YMCA of NWNC members. If attending with a member, a $5 guest fee per person applies. $10 per individual non-member; $12 for household members; $25 for household non-members. Guest waiver required.
Website: http://ymcanwnc.org/locations/wilkes-family-ymca/
Description: The Wilkes Family YMCA waterpark is 24″ deep with a zero depth entry. It includes four spraying/dumping water features, picnic tables with umbrellas, and lounge chairs. Access to family changing room and locker rooms. Personal floatation devices available for non-swimmers. Birthday parties offered on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as after the pool closes!

For information about Triad area pools, parks, and other fun things to do this summer, visit these posts below…

Favorite Swim Clubs & Pools in the Triad

Favorite Parks of the Triad

Summer 2016: Family Bucket List

 


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