I don’t know about you but the heatwave we had over the weekend sure made me wish I had a pool! If you’re looking for some water splashing action but without the cost of an expensive water park, you might want to try out a public pool. These days, public pools aren’t just a spot to swim a few laps. Many these days have slides, sprinklers, and other fun additions to make a trip to the pool a real experience. Check out a few of the cool pools in Arizona:
1. Aquaplex, Flagstaff
This indoor aquatic center offers plenty of fun for the family. The center has a huge, 8,600 square foot leisure pool for wading, splashing, and swimming.
Address: 1702 N 4th St, Flagstaff
2. Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center Pool, Tucson
Need access to a pool adapted to people with disabilities? The Edith Ball ARC Center has two pools for visitors: one covered, outdoor pool for play and an indoor pool that is warm and therapeutic.
Address: 3455 E Zoo Court, Tucson
3. Florence Aquatic Center, Florence
This outdoor pool looks like a lot of fun! In addition to the huge pool size, it also has several waterslides, a play area just for families, and a large lap pool.
Address: 174 W 1st St, Florence
4. Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, Glendale
The recreation center’s pool is the coolest. It has a leisure pool, lap pool, waterslides, and a “lazy river” if you just feel like floating for awhile.
Address: 5600 W Union Hills Dr, Glendale
5. Kiwanis Wave Pool, Tempe
When the summer sun is too intense to even enjoy an afternoon dip in the pool, you might want to try out this indoor wave pool at the Kiwanis Recreation Center. The 3-foot waves are perfect for tubing, wading, and swimming, especially after sliding down the 16-foot waterslide.
Address: 6111 S All-America Way, Tempe
6. Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center, Lake Havasu City
Located in the C.V. Wood Community Center, this indoor waterpark has waterslides, wave pools, shallow kiddie pools, and lap pools.
VIDEO Address: 100 Park Ave, Lake Havasu City
7. Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center, Chandler
This relatively new center looks like so much fun! There are plenty of spots for sliding into pools, floating down little “rivers,” and even a splash pad for the little kids.
Address: 5901 S Hillcrest Dr, Chandler
8. Quincie Douglas Pool, Tucson
Featuring a 144-foot water slide, this pool is located in Silverlake Park. In addition to a fun area for sliding and wading, there is also a “beach entry” and a splash pad for the kids not quite ready to dip their toes into the water.
Address: 1563 E 36th St, Tucson
9. Sierra Vista Aquatic Center, Sierra Vista
This indoor pool offers both comfortable splash areas for the kids and lap pools for those looking for more exercise in their routine.
Address: 2900 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Sierra Vista
10. Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, Apache Junction
This amazing aquatic center has everything you could ever wish for in a public pool: slides, sprinkler systems (like that pictured above), a whirlpool, and more!
Address: 1091 W Southern Ave, Apache Junction
11. Valley Aquatic Center, Yuma
This city-run center has a huge leisure pool complete with what’s essentially a playground in the pool. If swimming laps is more your style, the center also has a competition pool built just for that.
Address: 4381 W 18th St, Yuma