Aquatic Adventures

Plunge into our favorite indoor and outdoor water parks for family fun

When the temperatures hover in the triple digits for weeks on end, you are probably more than ready to find places to cool off and have some fun.

Here’s some great news for Ahwatukee families who want to experience some serious splashing, swimming and sliding: you are a short drive away from one of the Top 10 Water Parks in the country.

If you don’t mind driving a bit farther, you can enjoy an indoor water park that will let you and your family beat the heat while avoiding the intense summer sun.

Keep reading to learn more about these two water parks that invite you to come in, cool off and have a great time.

Oasis Water Park at the Arizona Grand


The Oasis Water Park at the Arizona Grand was voted by the Travel Channel as one of the Top 10 Water Parks in the country.

If you are planning a staycation at the Arizona Grand, you will automatically get access to Oasis Water Park. There are also resort passes and cabana rentals available for non-resort guests on

The 7-acre water park offers multiple features for everyone in the family. This includes 8-story thrill slides, a giant wave pool and a lengthy “side-by-side” lazy river.

A splash pad and the Wild Cat Springs area are ideal for the younger members of the family.

If you wish, you can enhance your experience with a cabana that offers air coolers, water, reserved lounge chairs and more.

Oasis Water Park at the Arizona Grand is located at 8000 S Arizona Grand Parkway, Ahwatukee.

Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge in Scottsdale is another great place for families to beat the heat. The 85,000-square-foot indoor water park offers slides and water features for every age.

Climate controlled to a comfortable 84 degrees, the waterpark includes 13 water slides, a wave pool, lazy river, and other water attractions for kids of all ages.

A first-of-its-kind slide, Diamondback Drop, is only offered at Great Wolf Lodge Arizona. The four-person, high-speed raft ride is filled with serpentine curves and high-bank thrills.

Great Wolf Lodge is located at 7333 N Pima Road, Scottsdale.

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