Beat the Heat at These 3 Phoenix-Area Water Parks


It gets hot in Phoenix. Really hot. In June and July, the city routinely experiences daily highs of 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40.5 degrees Celsius) or more, and it rarely ever rains.

Luckily, there are plenty of great ways to cool down around Phoenix, including a handful of family-friendly water parks.

While many of the city’s top attractions had to close down at the height of the pandemic, these parks are once again open for business, and will no doubt become valued respites as the city’s temperature continues to climb.


Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix, located in nearby Glendale, AZ, reopened its doors on March 13, and is currently welcoming guests on Fridays and Saturdays. Starting on May 24, the park plans to extend its hours and welcome guests on weekdays.

At present, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix is operating at a reduced capacity, so tickets, which start at $29.00, are a hot commodity. If you can get your hands on a ticket, you can enjoy the park’s popular attractions Hurricane Bay Wave Pool and Mammoth Falls. Unfortunately, Paradise Island, the park’s 12,000-square-foot activity pool, remains closed for the moment.

Mesa Golfland Sunsplash

Mesa, AZ’s Golfland Sunsplash, which features a water park, a mini-golf course, bumper cars, an arcade, and more, also reopened at reduced capacity in March. At present, the park is open on Fridays and Saturdays, but it plans to extend its hours to include weekdays starting in June.

Tickets for the waterpark, which guests are encouraged to buy well in advance, start at $21.99. Guests can also buy combination passes that grant access to the mini-golf course and other attractions.

Oasis Water Park Phoenix

Oasis Water Park at the Arizona Grand hotel opened its doors earlier this year, and is currently open every day to hotel guests, as well as non-guests who can buy a day pass through Resort Pass for $55-$60 a head.

This expansive park, which features a 7-story water slide, a wave pool, a lazy river, and lots of great dining and drinking options, has a number of measures in place to ensure visitor safety, including operating at reduced capacity.

It also has a 25-person hot tub, but if you’re visiting on a hot day, we’re guessing you’ll want to steer clear.

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