Paradise Cove is located a little outside Miami in Broward County, but is definitely worth the ride. The park boasts four five-story-tall tube rides, body slides and pools for both adults and toddlers. The park also features stalls serving quick bites, camping, picnic tables and swimming lessons during summers. This park is a ‘must visit’ for a cool and fun trip around Miami.
Attractions: : Sharky’s Lagoon (for adults), Parrot’s Point (for kids) and Crazy Creek (Lazy River)
Must Ride: : The Corkscrew Slide
Timings: : Daily 9:30 AM - 5:20 PM
Tickets: : USD 7 - USD 10
*Free Admission to kids under ages 1*
Funbrella Rentals for Picnic: : USD 35/day (Weekdays)
USD 75/day (Weekends)
Address: : 900 N Flamingo Rd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, USA
Venetian pool in the City of Coral Gables is amongst the most beautiful historic sites in Miami. Formerly opened as the ‘Venetian Casino’ in 1924, this place was further transformed into the Venetian Pool. Inspired by the Mediterranean architecture and italian theme, this pool was constructed with original coral rocks that uses fresh water from artesian wells. A perfect place for those who want to unwind or go for a refreshing swim.
Opened In: : 1924
Founded By: : George Merrick
Architect: : Phineas Paist & Denman Fink
Major Highlights: : Listed on the ‘National Register of Historic Places’ in 1981.
Attractions: : Two huge historic lookout towers, waterfalls, porticos, Venetian bridge and kids pool area.
Timings: : 10 AM - 5:30 PM (Timings vary as per season)
Tickets: : USD 5 - USD 6 (For Coral Gables Residents)
USD 10 - USD 20 (For Non-Residents)
*Admission to kids under ages 3 is not allowed*
Address: : 2701 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134, USA
The 17-acre McDonald Park is located in the city of Hialeah in Florida. This park is 30-minutes drive from Miami center and operates seasonally from March to October. It has a lake, reservable pavilions, tennis court and an aquatic center. The McDonald Water Park houses wave pools, a lazy river and waterfalls. The center also offers rentals for private parties and swimming lessons for children.
Designed by Miami’s famous pop artist Romero Britto, Grapeland Water Park is a perfect oasis for a family outing in Miami. This water park offers 13 acres of water slides, lazy rivers and pools to have fun in the sun. It features colourful monuments, fountains, enormous octopus structure, shipwreck-themed water slides and much more. If you plan on staying for a long time in Miami, then you can enroll for some swimming lessons by Grapeland Water Park.
Opened In: : 2008
Architect: : Romero Britto
Major Highlight: : Received National Recognition from The City Parks Alliance for Excellence in Design & Innovation.
Attractions: : Captain’s Lagoon, Buccaneer River Ride, Pirate’s Plunge and Shipwreck Island.
Timings: : 10 AM - 4:45 PM (Timings vary as per season)
Tickets: : USD 7 (Children between ages 2-13 years)
USD 12 (Miami-Dade County Residents with valid ID proof)
USD 15 (Non-Residents)
*Free admission to kids under ages 1*
Address: : 1550 NW 37th Ave, Miami, FL 33125, USA
Rapids Water Park in Miami is South Florida’s largest waterpark that occupies 30-acres of land area. Founded in 1979, this park features one of the biggest, wettest and wildest attractions and water slides in Miami. Whether going for the heart-pounding thriller slides or exciting family rides, Rapids has something in store for everyone. After a fun day at Rapids, guests can head to the dining area or checkout the shopping stores for souvenirs and exciting gifts.
Founded In: : 1979
No. of Attractions: : 42
Attractions: : Big Thunder, Brain Drain, Rapids Racer, Body Blasters, Riptide Raftin, Alligator Alley, Big Surf, Lazy River, etc.
Timings: : Daily 10 AM - 7 PM
Tickets: : Starting at USD 45
*Free admission to kids under ages 2*
Address: : 6566 N Military Trl, West Palm Beach, FL 33407, USA
Unlike the other water parks in Miami, Jungle Splash is a very unique and one-of-a-kind park set on the Parrot Bay. After exploring the Jungle Island’s lush tropical parks and exhibits, head to the Parrot Cove- a private beach area that boasts the amazing Rainforest Riptide. Sliding and floating through the massive water playground with a series of obstacle courses is an excellent way to spend your time in Miami. Parrot Cove also offers sun loungers and refreshments on the beach.
Attractions: : Balance Beams, Action Tower, Trampoline, Bridge & Cliff obstacles, Catapult, Swings, Adjacent Climbing Walls, etc.
Timings: : Daily 10 AM - 5 PM (Rainforest Riptide closes at 4:30 PM)
Tickets: : Starting at USD 32 (For Kids) and USD 39 (For Adults)
One Day Package Starting at USD 149/person (All day access to park+burger vouchers)
*Admission to kids under ages 3 is not allowed*
Address: : 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132, USA
Located in Greater Miami’s neighbourhood, Hialeah is home to another hidden gem. The 25-acre Bucky Dent Water Park features slides and activities for all ages. From the 30-foot-high water slide to the zero-depth-entry pool to the 150-foot-long slides, Bucky Dent will surely make your heart race. Apart from these exciting slides, Bucky Dent also offers a range of activities like swim lessons, aerobics classes, rentals for events, parties and more.
Attractions: : Twin slides, Six-lane activity pool, Splash pool, Zero-depth Entry pool,etc.
Timings: : 12 PM - 6 PM (Saturday-Sunday)
Tickets: : USD 6 - USD 9
Address: : 2240 W 60th St, Hialeah, FL 33016, USA
Experience luxury services along with some splashing fun at Aventura’s JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort and Spa. This new addition is the most attractive feature of the Resort and allows free access to its hotel guests. Nevertheless, locals can also avail a daily pass with access to the waterpark and the spa services. Be it the kids pool, lazy river or the thrilling water slides, Tidal Cove features attractions for all ages. This park also boasts on-site restaurants and hosts birthday parties and events.
No. of Slides: : 7
Attractions: : Aqua Drop, Boomerango, Constrictor, Master Blaster, Whizzard, Flow Rider, Lazy River, Laguna Pool and Kids Cove.
Open Hours: : 9 AM - 5 PM (Monday-Thursday)
9 AM - 6 PM (Friday-Sunday)
Attraction Timings: : Daily 10 AM - 5 PM
Tickets: : USD 65 - USD 200
*Free admission to kids under ages 3*
Address: : 19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL 33180, USA
We hope you liked our list of Waterparks in Miami! If we missed out on anything, let us know in the comments section below.
This post was published by Laxmi Santosh Mishra