Local water parks open in the weekends starting
in the spring, then every day in the summer.
Cool off at a reasonable price.
Here’s a refreshing and fun thing do for kids this summer, go to one of the Fort Lauderdale area water parks!
Okay, so the Fort Lauderdale area water parks are small compared to the gigantic water theme parks you’ll find in Orlando or elsewhere. Hair-raising rides that blast you through thousands of gallons of water or slides that make your head go round and round and your stomach queasy…
…you won’t find that here.
Paradise Cove inside CB Smith Park, Pembroke Pines
But sometimes these huge parks are too overwhelming and scary for some kids, especially the smallest and youngest ones, or too expensive for the family budget.
The small neighborhood water parks, or water
playgrounds as they are sometimes called, you’ll find in the Fort
Lauderdale area may be just the right level of fun and excitement for
the children, and they are all very easy on the wallet.
The Fort Lauderdale area water parks are open every day during the summer months. One of these water parks is also open in the weekends in the spring and fall seasons.
Many of the water park visitors are locals, with school out plus summer being considered the low tourist season in Southeast Florida.
These water parks do get very busy, however, especially in the weekends, with people cooling themselves from Florida’s hot and humid days.
All Fort Lauderdale area water parks have professional lifeguards constantly watching and making sure that everyone is safe and following water park rules, which is very reassuring.
But even so, make sure you
use common sense. None of these water parks are very deep but do keep a
vigilant eye on the kids to always make sure they are safe while having
some water fun.
The water parks are part of the Broward County Parks and Recreation system and are located inside county parks. Entrance to the county parks is free from Monday to Friday but on the weekends and on holidays there is a per person entrance fee. For now it’s $1.50 per person, free for children 5 and under.
There is another entrance fee to get into the water park. The rate varies from $4.50 per person to $8.50 depending on which one you go to and many run on 1hour and 50 minute sessions.
Go to one of the Fort Lauderdale area water parks in the summer and have fun splashing, sliding and enjoying some down time with the kids before they head off to school again!