14 Water Parks around Cincinnati & Dayton {2024}

Summer is here which means its time to take the family to the water park! Get your sunscreen and floaties out- the water awaits.

Aqua Adventures Land of Illusion

Address: 8762 Thomas Road, Middletown, OH 45042
Website: www.landofillusion.com/aqua/
Dates: Opens May 25

This inflatable floating obstacle course includes over 100 pieces that range from launch pads, to cliffhangers, to halfpipes, and action towers! First, you’ll swim out to a starting point and start your journey across inflatable bridges, twists and turns, and of course, at any moment that cool refreshing water is just waiting for you to slip up and start again! Come cool off and try your hand at this adventurous thrill-seeking experience for all ages!

Adventure Reef Water Park

Address: 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering, OH 45420
Website: www.playkettering.org/adventure-reef-water-park
Dates: Opens May 25

This 3-acre outdoor aquatic facility, built in 1990 and renovated in 2011, is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The water park features the highest and fastest slides in Montgomery County. Additionally, a splash pad, large water playground and plenty of deck seating and chairs greet water park guestsPass holders enjoy special benefits at Adventure Reef including early entry, exclusive use of the park on Sundays.

Fairfield Aquatic Center

Address: 2605 Augusta Boulevard Fairfield, OH 45014
Website: www.fairfield-city.org/496/Aquatic-Center
Dates: Opens May 25

Splash around at the Fairfield Aquatic Center this summer. Water-based activities for everyone include:

  • Climbing wall
  • Diving board
  • Large swirling water slide
  • Spray ground

Kirkwood Camp & Adventure Park

Address: 5719 W State Route 73, Wilmington, OH 45177​
Website: www.gokirkwood.com/
Dates: Opens May 25

The 212-acre facility features a lake with AquaGlide obstacle course, pine canopy trail, rentable gaming area, picnic grove, Mama’s Kitchen, a beach and MORE.

Oxford Aquatic Center

Address: 701 Kay Rench Dr, Oxford, OH 45056
Website: oprd.recdesk.com/Community
Dates: Opens May 27

Take a visit to the Oxford Aquatic Center for several slides of different sizes (therefore fun for all ages), water basketball, a lazy river with inner tubes, lounging areas with giant umbrellas, plenty of green space for picnics and running around, concession stand, and more!

Soak City at Kings Island

Address: 6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Island, OH 45034
Website: www.visitkingsisland.com/soak-city
Dates: Opens May 25

With more than 50 water activities, including 36 water slides, Soak City offers entertainment options galore for all ages to experience. Soak City is the premier water park in the Cincinnati area and is included with your Kings Island admission.

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Troy Aquatic Center

Address: 460 West Staunton Drive Troy, Ohio 45373
Website: www.troypool.com
Dates: Opens May 25

Cool off this summer by visiting the Troy Aquatic Park facility and enjoy our modern amenities such as…two giant water slides, drop slide, diving board, heated baby pool
interactive water play equipment in zero depth area, zero depth entrance and Ggant shade structures.

Wake Nation 

Address: 201 Joe Nuxhall Way, Fairfield, OH 45014
Website: wakenation.com
Dates: Opens May 25

A Cincinnati water park like no other! At Wake Nation’s aqua park (giant, floating, inflatable water park), you’re never too old to be a kid! Choose the mild section designed for ages 6+ or either one of the two larger sections with more thrilling features designed for the “bigger” kid in all of us! The Aqua Park at Wake Nation is most popular with ages 6 to 16.

Calypso Cove Family Water Park

Address: 9400 Mill Brook Road, Louisville, KY 40223
Website: www.ymcalouisville.org/locations/calypso-cove-waterpark
Dates: Opens May 25

Bring happiness to your whole family for many summers to come at the Calypso Cove Waterpark! With a zero-entry pool, water slides, play structures, and more, there is something for everyone in our water park! Calypso Cove has a number of attractions and family-friendly features so the entire family can have fun in the sun together!

Silverlake The Family Place

Address: 301 Kenton Lands Rd Erlanger, Ky 41018
Website: www.silverlakefamily.com/waterpark/
Dates: Opens May 24

Enjoy a day in the sun….or stay under the umbrella’s shade at the Silverlake WaterPark! Relax on a lounge chair, dive from the diving boards, race down the slides, wade in the adult section, or cross the lily pad walk! PLUS MORE! Special events held throughout the Summer offer the perfect “stay-cation” get-a-ways for the family!


Address: 1030 HWY 2227, Somerset, KY 42503
Website: https://somersplash.com/
Dates: Opens May 18

Voted Kentucky’s number one waterpark, whether you want to race to the bottom on a body slide or catch some waves in the wave pool, this park fills your summer days with fun!

Kentucky Splash WaterPark and Campground

Address: 1050 Hwy 92 W, Williamsburg, KY 40769 USA
Website: www.williamsburgky.com/departments/kentucky_splash_waterpark/index.php
Dates: Opens May 25

The Hal Rogers Family Entertainment Center is home to the Kentucky Splash Water Park. The center includes an 18,000 sq. ft. wave pool, a lazy river, a kiddy activity pool plus a triple slide complex and a double slide tower!  Also an 18 hole miniature golf course and an arcade.  Stay and Play at the 25 site full hookup campground including water, electric, sewer, and cable with Wi-Fi and a bathhouse, in addition to six (6) tent sites but without utilities.

Hurricane Bay at Kentucky Kingdom

Address: 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209
Website: www.kentuckykingdom.com/explore-the-park/attractions/hurricane-bay/
Dates: Opens May 25

Enjoy endless fun under the Kentucky sun with a hassle-free, adventure-filled escape to Louisville’s Daycation. Laugh, slide and play all summer with more than 70 family-friendly attractions, including sparkling wavepools, towering slides and pint-sized rides all in the heart of Louisville, KY!

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Worth the Drive:

SoundWaves at Gaylord Opyland 

Address: 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Website: www.soundwavesgo.com
Dates: Opens May 23

Guests can highlight their summer with over-the-top fun at SoundWaves. Open year-round, the 4-acre, upscale water attraction features an indoor and outdoor area boasting multiple thrilling rides like Nashville’s only FlowRider®, a lazy and rapid river, eleven suspensful waterslides, a giant wave pool, multi-level play structures, and adult only pools. Indoors, guests can also enjoy an arcade with virtual reality games, a rock climbing wall, game tables, and more. The only guaranteed way to access the water attraction is to purchase a SoundWaves Experience Package or the Summer of More + SoundWaves Package.

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