The Warmer Weather is upon us and many pools and aquatic centers are now open. Start your planning now. Check out some of Central Iowa’s water hotspots.
Features: Includes 20 waterslides, Iowa’s longest Lazy River, rental cabanas, a swimming pool with a swim up bar, kids splash pad, food and retail stands, an sand beach sun deck, a 25,000 square foot wave pool and a kids activity pool
Features: Boat Rentals, Beach and Swimming, Playground, Bike Trails, Fishing
BUCCANEER BAY INDOOR WATER PARK – RAMADA TROPICS RESORT: 5000 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, Iowa 50322 Google Map
Features: 18,000 sq. ft. Indoor Water Park with Poolside Tiki Bar, 3 Large Pools with a Large Hot Tub, Pirate Ship and Slides, Two 150 ft. Tube Slides, Water Basketball and Volleyball
CASCADE FALLS AQUATIC CENTER: 2350 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, IA 50023 Google Map
May 26 – Aug 14 Open daily: Noon – 8:00 p.m. | Aug 18 – Labor Day (weekends only) Noon – 8:00 p.m.
Features: Heated water, zero depth entry pool, kiddie slide (no height requirement), floor geysers and water cannons, lazy river, Flowrider surf machine, Swirl Bowl Slide, Lap pool, 2 inner-tube water slides
Features: Lazy River, Leisure Pool, Lap Pool Swimming Area, Special Events Area
CITY OF DES MOINES WADING, SWIMMING AND AQUATIC CENTERS : City of Des Moines has lots of different water options. Too many to list! Facilities open June 6th. Click here for complete list of pools and centers.
Features: Beach, Swimming, Boat Rentals, Bike Rentals, Fishing
Features: Heated water, zero depth entry, kiddie slide, floor geysers, Lily pad walk, 150 & 140 foot water slides, Splash Park
SPLASH PARK AT PRAIRIE RIDGE: 1220 NW Prairie Ridge Drive, Ankeny, IA 50023 Google Map
May 26 – Aug 14 Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM & Weekends same hours at Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center
Features: A series of above ground water play features, below ground jet sprays, geysers and fountains on a flat splash pad area.
Features: 10 lane, 25 yard competitive pool with diving board and drop slide, large leisure pool with spray features, four water slides including the “speed slide” , 600 ft. lazy river