Looking for places to cool down this summer? We are pleased to provide our readers with a guide to water fun at popular splash pads, public pools and lakes around the metro—and beyond! Check out our readers’ favorite places for water fun and our guide to swimming lessons in the metro.
Today’s forecast not looking favorable for fun in the sun or want to skip the sunscreen entirely? Check our list of indoor pools so you can enjoy water fun no matter the weather.
[Editor’s Note: This is a working list last updated May 6, 2020, so please check back often for additions and updates. Know of a great place that is not included here? Send us an email and we’ll include it!]
Local Splash Pads and Spray Parks: (Most are open from Memorial to Labor Day.)
Alexis Clark Water Park – Opening May 22
NE 10th and Indian Meridian Avenue, Choctaw – 390-8200
Located at the eastern edge of Bouse Park, this FREE spray park has refilling water buckets, spray fountains and a water rainbow.
Barrel Springs Splash Pad – Opening May 22
corner of Main Street and Gilbert, Choctaw
Features various fountains that spray from the ground and covered picnic tables.
Kelley & 1st St, Edmond
Features spray, dump and walk-thru fountains as well as shade structures.
1374 N Church Ave, Harrah
Features a large splash pad, walking trails, basketball courts, two playgrounds, a fishing pond and the Splash Pad Grill.
2101 NE 50th St, OKC – 424-3344
A natural splash space for children complete with a waterfall, Chilean flamingos frolicking nearby and a koi fish pond.
11501 N I-35 Service Road, OKC – 478-2140
The largest water activity structure in Oklahoma with over 198 ways to get wet, eight colorful slides, a 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, spacious lounging deck, changing facilities, showers and more.
Myriad Gardens Thunder Fountain & Seasonal Plaza – Opening June 1
301 W. Reno, OKC – 445-7080
Thunder Fountain near the Children’s Garden is a unique water structure that combines water play with sound and lighting effects. Seasonal Plaza next to the restaurant area features spray fountains and a reflection pools kids can splash in. NOTE: Disposable swim pants are required while in water areas. Water features’ season is May through September.
Scissortail Park Children’s Playground Water Fountains – Opening June 1
415 S Robinson Ave – 445-6277
The fountains are adjacent to the Children’s Playground, which is open from dawn until dusk each day. The fountains take on the shape of a kid-size river, perfect for splashy around on a hot day.
OKC Parks & Recreation Spraygrounds – opening May 23
- Douglass Park, 901 Frederick Douglass Ave
- EB Jeffrey Park, 4432 NW 16
- Harvest Hills Park, 8235 NW 104th
- Lippert Park, 550 S Shartel Ave
- Macklanburg Park, 11700 N Stratford
- McCracken Park, 425 SE 64
- Melrose Park, NW 5th and Council
- Memorial Park, 3600 N Classen
- Minnis Lakeview Park, 12518 NE 36th
- North Highland Park, 301 NW 81st
- Reed Park, 1217 N May
- Schilling Park, 537 SE 25
- Sellers Park, SW 82nd and Villa
- Taylor Park, 1113 SW 70
- Youngs Park, SW 44 & Young
Open daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day
2021 S Robinson, OKC
Pirate-themed FREE splash ground with views of the Oklahoma River and trails. Open daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day
2201 S Midwest Blvd, Midwest City
Features spray jets, fountains and more. Open 10 a.m. – Dusk, Memorial Day – Labor Day
Little River Park Splash Pad – Opening Memorial weekend
801 SW 10th St, Moore
Features slides, spray jets, dump buckets and more. Playground, shaded picnic tables and restrooms nearby.
Apple Valley Park Splash Pad – closed for reconstruction
4401 Melrose Dr, Moore
Features a splash pad, playground and restroom.
Parmele Park Splash Pad – Opening Memorial weekend
1308 N Janeway Ave, Moore
Features a jungle theme water play area, picnic tables, playground, restrooms and walking path.
Fairmoore Park Splash Pad – Opening Memorial weekend
Features a rocket ship theme water play area, picnic tables, playground, restrooms and walking path.
Westmoore Trails Park – Opening Memorial weekend
Features a firefighter theme water play area, picnic tables, playground, restrooms and walking path.
1641 E Lindsey Ave, Norman – 366-5472
Features a water play area and shaded seating tables. No restrooms available on site. Splash pad shuts down daily between 2 – 4 p.m.
201 W Daws, Norman – 366-5472
This FREE splash park offers sprinklers, buckets of water and a water rainbow. Splash pad shuts down daily between 2 – 4 p.m.
Duffner Park – Opening Memorial weekend
2731 Winston Rd, The Village
Features a Love’s dump bucket, spray fountains and more.
550 S Yukon Parkway
Features water cannons, buckets, ground geysers and more.
On the next page, find a comprehensive list of pools and lakes in the OKC metro.
Local Pools and Swimming Lakes:
10 NW 14th St, Edmond – 696-7500
Family swim hours are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from noon – 1 p.m. for members only and the pool is open to the public on Friday evenings from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Pelican Bay Aquatic Center, opens May 30
1034 S Bryant, Edmond – 216-7649
Features a climbing wall, a current channel, lap pool, water slides and more.
9000 E. 2nd, Arcadia – 216-7470
Facilities include picnicking, camping, swimming, water skiing, boating, fishing, hiking, disc golf and an equestrian trail. Cost for each vehicle (limit 5 passengers) is $6 weekday, $7 weekend. NOTE: Those under age 13 must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device of proper size and fit when in the water.
OKC Community Pools – opening July 1
Northeast Pool, 1300 NE 33rd St
Woodson Pool, 3405 S May Ave
Both pools are open to the public for six weeks in the summer beginning early June. Pool size and amenities vary.
Foster Indoor Pool, 614 NE 4th St (open year round)
Earlywine Aquatic Center – opening July 1
SW 119 & May, OKC – 297-1418
Tube & plunge slides, tumble buckets, swimming lanes and interactive water toys and spray fountains. Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
Will Rogers Family Aquatic Center – opening July 1
3201 N Grand Blvd, OKC – 297-1451
Zero-depth entry areas, a dual-flume plunge slide, interactive sprayground and multiple in-pool water toys and more. Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
Hurricane Harbor (formerly White Water Bay), opening delayed
3908 West Reno, OKC – 943-9687
Water theme park with water slides of all sizes, kiddie pool, a lazy river, spray ground area, and raft rides.
Reno Swim and Slide, opens May 25
101 S. Douglas Blvd., Midwest City – 739-1288
Kiddie pool, zero depth beach entry, diving boards, slides, a climbing wall and sprinklers.
The Station at Central Park Aquatic Center, opens May 22
700 S. Broadway, Moore 793-5090
Features a lazy river, two large slides, child wading pool with slide, spill tower, and spray features, lap lanes, diving area, family slide, aquatic climbing wall, water basketball goal, floatables, log roll and more.
City of Mustang Aquatics Center, opens May 22
1201 N Mustang Road, Mustang – 376-9049
The center has interactive water-play structures, zero beach entry, a water slide and lap area for fitness swimming, water games, and swimming lessons.
Andy Alligator’s Water Park, opening delayed
3300 Market Place Dr, Norman – 321-7275
Includes a lazy river, water slides, spray park and more.
Westwood Water Park, opening delayed
2400 Westport Dr, Norman – 329-5422
The brand new water park is opening this May features lap pool, family slide and other water slides, lazy river, toddler play features, dump buckets and more.
City Splash, opens May 22
2200 S. Holly Ave, Yukon
City Splash offers water aerobics, scuba diving, wading pool, water slide, low drive and a concession stand.
Kimbell Bay, opens May 22
525 S 7th St, Yukon
Features include a water slide, wading pool, low drive and concession stand.
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