It’s been a hot hot summer here in Utah County. And with four kids who easily get cabin fever I’ve been busy rounding up all the fun places to get out in the water this summer. Here’s a list of places to play this summer along with some general info, address, and prices. Happy summer!
Prices Vary – 1330 E 300 N, Provo, UT 84606
Looking for a large water park experience? Seven Peaks is the place with slides for all ages, a wave pool, lazy river, and more! Prices vary depending on age, one time or annual pass. Or another great option for this is to get a pass of all passes which covers other locations partnered with Seven Peaks.If you plan to attend know that you cannot bring outside food other than plastic water bottles unless you have small children. They check your bags before entering.
FREE – 50 S Main St, Springville, UT 84663
This is our favorite splash pad by far with a large splash river, waterfall, area for babies, and ring of water jets. Along with this there is a park right next to the splash pad. And to top it off Springville has a summer lunch program and provides boxed lunches FREE to kids at the splash pad from 1-3 Monday through Friday.
FREE – 500W Center St, Provo, UT 84601
This splash pad has a large covered pavilion, adjacent playground, and a Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. There are bathrooms.
FREE – 1090 S 2900th E, Springville, UT 84663
If you want a good day in the sand head over to Barthalomew Park. They do have a snack bar. Some things to know is water tends to be cold, but my kids like to bring sand toys. There are also some covered picnic tables at a first-come, first-serve basis.
Paid admission – 320 W 500 N, Provo, UT 84601
By paying for the Rec Center you will have access to the rest of facility. But the aquatic center specifically has water slides, rock cliffs, water fall rock walls, lazy river, and water buckets.
6. Utah Lake
$10 per Vehicle, $2 per Person to Walk-In – Utah Lake, N 4200 W, Provo, 84601
Check out the Utah Lake Visitor’s center, campgrounds, boat launch, beach, rentals, and concessions at Utah Lake. Be sure to bring insect repellant. Also check if the lake is open as they have had some algae issues.
FREE – Highway 189, Provo, UT 84605
Just a short drive from Provo is Provo Canyon with waterfalls, hikes, and the river. There are many fun water activities you can do and even rent tubes or kayaks on group on. A really simple hike and water day is to walk to Bridal Veil falls which has a small area at the bottom of the falls that kids can play in. There is also fish to feed by the bottom of the falls. Also this path is paved.
Paid admission – N Vineyard Rd, Vineyard, UT 84058
Rentals include: paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and mini sailboats. They do have fees, but often have an awesome date night deal. General store, sandy beach, grass, picnic tables. Also call and ask about their Friday date night special which includes s’mores.
Paid admission – 655 S Main St, Payson
This swimming pool has concessions, slides, and baby pool. This is outdoor.
Paid admission – 451 E 200 S, Lehi
This swimming pool has concessions, slides, aqua climbing wall, baby pool, and a park adjacent. This is indoor/outdoor.
11. Scera Park Pool
Paid admission – 701 S State St, Orem, UT 84058
This park has slides, water playground, lazy river, splash pad, concessions and shop, and shade structures. This is outdoor.
12. Payson Grotto
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: You will need to get to Payson Canyon. To get to the canyon take the Payson exit off of I-15. Head down main street until you reach 100 N. You will then turn left on 100 N and stay on this street until you reach 600 E. You will see a sign that says Mount Nebo Scenic Loop. Turn right on 600 E. This turn will take you up the canyon. From the mouth of the canyon travel 7 miles to the parking area for the Grotto Trail which is located at a turn. The trailhead is on the south side of the parking lot across the street.
This trail is fairly easy for all ages. It is about a 30 minute hike depending on the speed you take.
13. Provo Beach
Paid admission – 4801 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604
For the teens and adults here’s a fun water option. Head over to Provo Beach Resort and do the Flo-rider, a surf simulator. Other activities at Provo Beach resort include laser tag, ropes course, an arcade and ice cream.
FREE – 4801 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604
You can find two splash pads in the middle of the Riverwoods for kids. These are really fun when they have live music on the weekends. You can see the events on the Riverwoods site.
This mall just redid their kids place area which is now located on the north side of the mall. Part of the kids area is there is a stream of water for the kids to play in. So if you are looking for a place to take your little ones this would be a great option. Part of the kid area also includes restrooms, an indoor play area, and outdoor play equipment.
FREE- 8323-8399 W 3200 N, Lehi, UT 84043
This is an outdoor splash pad with a circle design and seating for parents.
It’s amazing how many places there are to play in water in the middle of a desert! My kids love to go to their favorite splash pads, but switching it up always occupies them for hours. If you have more water play places in Utah County that you love, let me know! Have a wonderful, cool summer.
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