There is something about water parks that brings out the kid in all of us. As the weather gets warmer, Alabama residents flock to their municipal and local private water parks to cool off and have some weekend fun with kids. There are parks with high-speed slides that will drop you at almost a free fall, or you can take a Lazy River and glide around in your tube. Here are the best Alabama water parks. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.


Alabama Splash Adventure

Alabama Splash Adventure

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If you live in or near Bessemer, Alabama think about buying season tickets for the Alabama Splash Adventure, otherwise the kids will bankrupt you. There are so many opportunities for adventure, and they will have so much fun that they will insist on coming back whenever they can throughout the whole summer. But, you will have fun too. Start with the Kahuna Waves, a large pool with four-foot waves.

The Rampage roller coaster will take you 120 feet up and send you down at 56 MPH. Splashdown will throw you 50 feet through a dark tunnel before throwing you into a wild whirlpool. Also try the Wipeout Adventure obstacle course, ride the Centi-Speed, the Wacky Worm Coaster, or brave Mist-ical Maze, where you have to find your way out through water spouts, downpours, and showers. Browse our things to do in Alabama guide for more ideas.

4599 Splash Adventure Parkway, Bessemer, AL 35022, Phone: 205-481-4750


Spring Valley Beach

Spring Valley Beach

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Located in Blountsville in the scenic Tennessee Valley and only about one hour from Birmingham, Spring Valley Beach is a family water park located on 25 acres of beautifully landscaped park. Here, you will not only enjoy all the thrilling slides and rides but you can also have a nice family picnic or barbecue. This is the only family park where they allow you to bring your own food. There are 20 gazebos and pavilions for families to use.

There is also the largest pool in the Southeast, ten adrenaline-pumping water slides, and an exciting kids' water playground. One of the most popular slides is 360 Rush, where two people at the same time slide down 58 feet through 32-inch tubes until they splash into an enormous bowl. The Sidewinder is not for the timid. This four-story slide will drop you in a free fall before throwing you sideways. Black Out will throw you into a dark tunnel that twists and turns before dumping you into the pool. Explore weekend getaways in Alabama for more travel ideas.

2340 County Hwy 55, Blountsville, AL 35031, Phone: 205-429-2075


Waterville USA

Waterville USA

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Waterville USA is a 20-acre amusement park and waterpark located only a short drive from the beach in Gulf Shores resort community. The amusement part of the park offers fun attractions such as the Nascart Go-Carts, a roller coaster named Cannonball Run, miniature golf, and the Trampoline Thing, while the waterpark has 17 water slides, a lazy river, wave pool, Shrimp Boat Village, Wa-Wa World, and Flowrider.

If you just want to relax, let the Crystal Waters River take you on a slow, easy ride a third of a mile past the other slides and rides, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Take your family on a race down a 55 foot tall Dune Racer. Screamin' Demon is for those who seek ultimate excitement - it will drop you about 60 feet in almost a free fall. Screaming is allowed. There are plenty of food places if you need to replenish your energy and cute cabanas if you need a bit of privacy. More info

906 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5915, Phone: 251 948 2106


Water Parks in Alabama: Water World

Water Parks in Alabama: Water World

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There are many great things to do in Dothan. Water World is Dothan's municipal water park located in Westgate Park just next to the Westgate Recreation Center. It is a perfect place to cool off during the summer with its huge wave pool, Great White slide, fun Triple Flume slide, and a kiddie pool for the little ones.

While the kids are splashing around, mom and dad can have a barbecue in the park's picnic area or relax on a blanket with a book. Of course, they are allowed to join the kids in the pool or on one of the slides - it's always fun getting wet on a hot summer day.

401 Recreation Rd, Dothan, AL 36303, Phone: 334-615-3750


Fayette Aquatic Center

Fayette Aquatic Center

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Located in the Guthrie Smith Park in downtown Fayette, The Fayette Aquatic Center is a municipal family water park open daily during the hot summer months. It is popular with families cooling off in the heat and kids having the time of their lives. There is a large 5,380 sq. ft. outdoor multi-purpose pool with swimming lessons, lap swimming, and water aerobics.

There are three fun water slides coming down at full speed from the 35 ft. tower and splashing into the pool below. A lazy river flows slowly around the park, which is perfect for those who prefer more relaxed water entertainment. Tables with umbrellas for shade are there for family picnics, and many concession stands offer food, snacks, and refreshing drinks.

218 23rd St NE, Fayette, AL 35555, Phone: 205-932-2196, (website link)

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Point Mallard Park

Point Mallard Park

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Point Mallard Waterpark is a popular place for Decatur residents to visit when they want to have fun. There is something going on year-round in one of many different areas, from concerts and baseball games to festivals and Civil War reenactments. During the summer, when everyone is trying to cool off, Water Park is the most popular destination.

Water Park is known for America's First Wave Pool, a large pool with waves that will make you feel like you're on the beach. There is even a beach with loungers next to it to complete the illusion. Other popular attractions include the Towering Sky Pond, Pro Bowl Slide, Three Flume Tube Rides, Speed Slide, and a fun kids' area with a Duck Pond and a Squirt Factory. More info

2901 Point Mallard Dr SE, Decatur, Alabama 35602, Phone: 256-341-4900


AL Water Parks: Palmore Park

AL Water Parks: Palmore Park

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There are many great things to do in Tuscaloosa. In a town known for its many beautiful parks, Palmore Park is one of Tuscaloosa's most popular. There are outdoor and indoor activities year-round, but the park's latest addition is drawing in crowds during the summer - the Splash Pad, a 7,100-square-foot area that features 21 splash and spray features in very little standing water.

There is a wave mechanism that pours a large sheet of water similar to a waterfall, a triple-arch rain maker, spray cannons, water slides, water-dumping buckets, 22-foot tall daisies, an airplane, a turtle, an alligator, a frog, and a huge umbrella, all made of solid fiberglass and squirting water.

3701 Fosters Ferry Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, Phone: 205-759-1190


Water Parks in Alabama: Hartselle Aquatic Center

Water Parks in Alabama: Hartselle Aquatic Center

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Hartselle Aquatic Center is the new municipal swimming pool that is bringing Hartselle residents out for some outdoor wet activities. The little kids love the play area with water guns and water spouts, while the older ones like to show how brave they are by sliding down the slide or jumping off diving boards.

Most parents spend time relaxing in one of many lounging chairs lining the pool under an umbrella, watching the kids have fun. Concession stands sell chips, nachos, and sodas, since kids need to replenish all that spent energy. There are four swimming classes for those who are looking to improve their skills.

450 Nanceford Rd SW, Hartselle, AL 35640, Phone: 256-751-0665, (website link)

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Cullman Wellness and Aquatics Center

Cullman Wellness and Aquatics Center

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The Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center is well known for its state-of-the-art fitness facility with more than 50 group classes, cardio equipment, weight machines, and an indoor walking track. But, they also have a very popular aquatics center with indoor and outdoor competition pools, aquatics classes such as water aerobics, and stand-up paddle boarding.

The facility has a six-lane competition pool, a diving board, and a whirlpool. There is even a kids' play area. During the summer, guests can spend time at the center's outdoor water park, the lazy river, two water slides, the kid's play area, and the competition pool with eight lanes and low and high diving boards. There are cabanas for rent, umbrellas for shade, and a well-stocked concession stand.

1636 Field Of Miracles Dr SW, Cullman, AL 35055, Phone: 256-775-7946

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Red Bay Water Park

Red Bay Water Park

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Red Bay residents have a great place to cool off in when the heat gets to be unbearable. With four pools and a range of big and small slides, the new water park is attracting young and old and all in between with its modern, spacious facility.

Managed by the city's Park and Recreation Department, the water park also offers swimming lessons and aerobic classes, and it is a popular venue for parties and celebrations, both community and private. Imagine having a birthday bash with all your friends splashing around and sliding down one of the slides. There are no concession stands, so bring your own food and drinks.

703 2nd St W, Red Bay, AL 35582, Phone: 256-356-4473

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Water Parks Near Me: Pirate’s Bay Leesburg

Water Parks Near Me: Pirate’s Bay Leesburg

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Have as much fun in the water as a swashbuckling pirate when you slide into summer at Pirate’s Bay Leesburg. This spectacular waterpark, with its awesome pirate theme, guarantees endless hours of splashing good fun with its fantastic array of activities. At the waterpark, there is a huge space for the young ones to enjoy and frolic in, while the older kids and adults can dive right into adventurous and adrenaline-pumping slides. Drop at incredible speeds, sail down from towering heights, or wind your way down long tube slides as much as you want. You can even sail through the air on the waterpark’s zip-line or play a game of putt-putt at the park’s 9-hole course built within the woods.

4541 Country Road 147, Leesburg, Alabama 35983, Phone: 256-613-8442

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Piedmont Aquatic Center

Piedmont Aquatic Center

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Did you know that swimming in Piedmont Park is a beloved and time-honored pastime? People have been coming to Piedmont Park to take a dip in the water even before the park’s original bathhouse was established in 1911. Today, the tradition lives on at the Piedmont Aquatic Center, a 9,000 square foot large event space with a huge, inviting, and sparkling swimming pool. The pool was originally built in 1973 and was later renovated by the Piedmont Park Conservancy. It features four lap lanes, a current channel, landscaped deck, and is ADA accessible. Concessions are also available for guests in addition to locker rooms and showers at the pool level.

150 Sports Complex Drive, Piedmont, Alabama 36272, Phone: 256-447-9606

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