The lazy, hazy days of summer are often hot and humid here in Michigan. You can cool off at one of the Detroit Area's water parks and slides as listed below. Alternatively, you can check out the list of beaches in the Metro Detroit area.
The Fuller Park Pool is open to the public for a $3.50 to $4 fee per person. It has a water slide, lap pool and diving well. It also has lockers and a picnic shelter. The pool is generally open to the public from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Buhr Park has a both a lap pool and children's wading pool with play toys. Admission fee to the pool area is $3.50 to $4.00 per person. The park also has rolling, grassy hills nearby for a picnic.
Turtle Cove has two water slides: a body slide and tube slide. It also has a lap pool, dumping bucket, lazy river, water playscape and a hill for sun bathing. Food and drinks are available onsite. There is a $5 per car entry fee to the Lower Clinton Metropark, and Admission is $8/adults and %6/children. Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. The park also offers swimming lessons during the summer months.
The Metropark has a wave pool -- the Great Wave
-- with rafts and tubes available for riding the swells. There is a $5 per car admission fee into the park and a fee for the wave pool that ranges from $4 to $7 a person. The admission fee to the wave pool is reduced after 5 p.m. The wave pool is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
A waterslide is located near the half-mile-long beach on Belle Isle.
Chandler Park has a wave pool, children's pool and two water slides. Admission fees are $4 to $7.50 depending on whether or not you are a Wayne resident and whether you visit on a weekday or weekend.
Splash Universe is an inside water park connected via a resort complex to a Holiday Inn Express. The water park has a lazy river and several water slides. Several restaurants are available within the resort. It is open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and day passes are available from $24.95 to $31.95 depending upon the length of your visit.
Zehnder's Splash Village is an indoor water park attached to Zehnder's Hotel. Day passes are available from $25 to $32 depending on length of visit. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The water park has a lazy river, water slides and lots of interactive play activities for children.
Part of the Oakland County park system, Red Oaks has an interactive water playscape, wave pool, river ride and a three-flume waterslide. It is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Admission fees are $10 to $12 for residents and $13 to $16 for nonresidents. Reduced fees are available after 4 p.m.
Splash'n'Blast is located on the beach in Kensington Metropark. It has two water slides, as well as a playscape. It is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Water park admission is $3 to $4 a person with reduced rates after 5 p.m.