Stay Cool!


It’s going to be a hot one this week. My City Magazine has a few suggestions of where to take the kiddos to “cool off.” Welcome to Splash City!

YES!! Summer has finally arrived with temperatures drifting well into the 80s. So, where do you go to cool off? Here is a list of some nearby fun destinations where you can stay cool.

Outdoor Fun

Local Splash Pads


Creasey Bicentennial Park Splash Pad

1505 E. Grand Blanc Rd., Grand Blanc
(810) 694-0101

Bluebell Beach Splash Pad

5500 N. Bray Rd., Flint
(810) 736-7100

Lake Callis Recreational Complex

1152 N. Gale Rd., Davison
(810) 214-1810


Parks with Splash Pads


Kensington Metropark Splash ‘n’ Blast

4570 Huron River Pkwy., Milford
(810) 227-8910

Kent Lake offers plenty of fun activities: swim at Martindale or Maple beaches, get soaked at the Splash ‘n’ Blast, or just spend the day fishing, boating or picnicking along the water. Take a tour of the lake aboard the Island Queen II in the summer and fall. But you can find the ultimate relief from the warm, summer sun and loads of fun for the entire family at Kensington Metropark’s Splash ’n’ Blast. Coast down two, 240-foot twisted water slides or romp through the spray ground with palm trees, serpents and cannons that spray water. Waterslide riders must be 42” tall or higher.
Milford, MI

Whoa Zone at Heron Beach

Holly Recreation Area, 5005 McGinnis Rd., Holly
(866) 946-2966

Run. Jump. Slide. Bounce. Splash. WhoaZone at Heron Beach offers an inflatable on-water obstacle course that provides hours of high-energy fun for persons of all ages. It is designed to ensure every guest has an amazing experience, and is the perfect attraction for those seeking over-the-top adventures, mind-blowing acrobatic thrills, and safe, yet fun, athletic challenges. There is an obstacle course with four different level of challenges, a kid’s age four to seven Splash Zone, Spring Board, Action TowerXXL, and much, much more!


Indoor fun


Bavarian Inn Lodge

1 Covered Bridge Ln., Frankenmuth
(989) 652-7200

This Bavarian-style resort features a water park, mini-golf, arcade and two restaurants. Enjoy seven acres of family fun – including the indoor water park with four indoor pools, two water slides and a massive gaming area! Reserve your spot for unique experience of Pretzel Rolling at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant!

Zehnder’s Splash Village

1365 S Main St, Frankenmuth
(844) 330-1715

It’s aquatic fun for the whole family! Zehnder’s Splash Village is an indoor water park and hotel with two distinct aquatic adventures offering something for the entire family. Thirty-two guest rooms feature an inside panoramic view of the Atrium Park. In addition to an outdoor family pool area, Mushroom Grille concession area and locker rooms, the new Atrium Waterpark includes: a four person six-story family raft ride, action river, The Super Loop – a thrilling six-story speed slide, zero entry pool with water geysers, water basketball, and a variety of family water activities, private family cabanas and large family hot tub. For the landlubber, have fun in our expanded arcade or dine at Elf Hollow Cafe.

Soaring Eagle Water Park and Hotel

5665 E. Pickard Rd., Mt Pleasant
(989) 817-4800

Explore the Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel. Start by slipping and gliding through Loon’s Loop, the three-story slide that sends intrepid riders on inner tubes, twisting and turning at a rapid, fun-filled speed. Spun through a 360-degree bowl once or twice you’re dropped into the gentle flow of Little Beaver’s Bend River. Kids and adults alike are heard to cry out: “Again, Again, Let’s ride it again!”


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