When the summer heat is on, we’ve got fun ways to cool down! Here’s where you can get soaked and soak up southern Indiana sun.
RiverRun Family Waterpark Equipped with really cool water slides, a steamboat water feature, and toddler wading pool, RiverRun’s lazy river is a relaxing getaway from a hurried day. RiverRun offers a family annual pass which is a great option for families who are poolside most of the summer. 234 West Daisy Lane, New Albany, Ind. (812)-948-5380, www.NARiverRun.com
Hurricane Bay at Kentucky Kingdom Nearby Kentucky Kingdom’s Hurricane Bay quenches any thirst for water fun. Looking for a BIG water experience? Experience gnarly waves of up to six feet in the Big Surf wave pool. 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, Ken. (502) 813-8200; www.KentuckyKingdom.com
Atlantis Water Park Atlantis offers classic family fun with its towering Mount Olympus slides and water fountains and tunnels in King Neptune’s Cove. Every year, Atlantis and nearby Clarion Hotel offer a family stay and play package. It includes one night at the hotel and day passes for four to the waterpark. 515 Marriot Dr., Clarksville, Ind. (812) 285-0863; www.AtlantisWaterpark.net
Silver Street Park Celebrate summer at Silver Street park’s fanciful splash pad. From the towering umbrellas to tiny frogs, children will get soaked in silly water fun. The park’s indoor sports turf facility, football/soccer stadium, basketball courts, and skate park are open year-round. 2043 Silver Street, New Albany, Ind. (812) 948-5333; www.CityOfNewAlbany.com/residents/parks-a-recreation
Charlestown Family Activities Park Ahoy, matey! Enjoy swashbuckling, splish-splashing fun with a 10-foot-tall pirate and eight other pirate-themed water features at the Charlestown Family Activities Park’s sprinkle pad. Skip over to the adjacent playground where a pirate ship themed playground provides “arr’s” of pretend-play. 1000 Park St., Charlestown, Ind. (812) 256-3422; www.CityOfCharlestown.com/parks/family-activities-park/sprinkle-pad
Jeffersonville Aquatic Center Serious swimmers will take to the outdoor six-lane, 25- and 50-meter competition pools. Two water slides, a zero-depth-entry family pool, and a “sprayground” will give you some serious water fun. 2107 Middle Rd., Jeffersonville, Ind. (812) 282-7946; www.JeffParks.org