Oregon is home to some of the most beautiful water holes in the country. It is filled with natural lakes, rivers that cut through the land, creeks, natural springs, and even a beach with access to it. As great as these natural water marks may be, and as fun, as they are, there are other places that are ripe for swimming on any occasion including some really great water parks.
If you and your family are itching to get into the water and cool off after a hot day, but you don’t want to drive all the way to the beach or other water features, then a great option is one of the many amazing indoor and outdoor water parks that you can find in Oregon. Below is a list of just a few that you can find in Oregon that are as fancy and relaxing as they are fun!
1.) Splash! in Lively Park, Springfield
This fun waterpark is a favorite by many of the locals. This is due to the fact that not only has it been around for many years now, but it has fun swimming activities for people of all ages. Whether you are just beginning to swim and need swimming lessons to get you started, or if you are looking for an aerobics class to get you moving throughout the day, this is the place to go. It has a wading pool that can be used by people of all ages and allows you to kick your feet back and relax while floating weightless in the water, and a pool so you can cool off and get your kicks in. Don’t forget the wave pool that adds just a little bit of extra fun for everyone.
2.) Jamison Square water park
Jamison Water Park is on the lighter side when it comes to water parks. It is an outdoor park in the middle of a regular park so you can just jump on in on any hot day so you can have a splashing good time while cooling off simultaneously. This water park also has a beautiful water feature, a large fountain in the center which is a great place to do impromptu pictures, it makes for a great background at an event, and even works as a great wading area to cool off quickly!
3.) Pendleton Aquatic Center
If you are looking for a place to take all of your family members and find something that everyone will enjoy doing, then this is a great water par to look into. There is literally something fun for every age group to find and get into so that you can all make the most of the day. The park is an outdoor space and it has two huge water slides that go into the pool, several smaller slides, three entire full-sized swimming pools including a zero-depth entry pool, and a lap pool and one that is deep enough to dive in. There is also an abundant number of comfortable lounge chairs and benches that are perfectly situated under the shade or umbrellas so you have a perfect place to perch and lounge when you are not in the water. If you are looking for a water park that has something for everyone young and old, this is a great option to look into.
4.) North Clackamas Aquatic Park
North Clackamas is a great option because it is indoors so whether you are wanting to go swimming on a hot summer day or even on a cold day out, you can when you go here. When you go inside to this indoor water park, you will be greeted with a nice wave pool that is shallow enough for everyone to be able to relax in and splash around in. There is also a shallow splash area that is perfect for any little ones that you choose to take with you to the park that are not quite old or tall enough for the regular pools or the slides. Of course, no water park would be complete without water slides, which is why this is a great park as it has a few different slides to pick from!
5.) Evergreen Wings and Waves
This water park is the kind of park that looks as though it is something that is straight out of the future. It is purely white with absolutely huge slides that twist and turn and give you a thrill every time you jump on and go down. The top of the slides are all connected by what seems to be a large airplane which makes an already fun ride absolutely thrilling and even fun to look at. Apart from the interesting slides, there is also a large pool that is big enough for everyone to join in. There is a shallow end that allows for the smaller children to play as well. This is truly a water park from the future and no matter how many times you visit, it never gets boring as it is seriously one that is like no other.
6.) Emigrant Lake
This water park is a bit different than the others as it has the main water park from a natural lake. The reservoir is not so much a water park as it is a swimming hole with one amazing water slide that comes along with it. This is a great place for you and your family to get outside as there is plenty of swimming and a lot of places to sit and enjoy a picnic together. It is the large waterslide though that sets this place apart. It takes it from being a simple water hole to being a thrill-seekers paradise! You can shoot down the slide and start swimming with everyone else. Enjoy the mesh of natural bodies of water and man-made slide at this unique water park.
7.) The City Of Astoria Aquatic Center
This cozy little water center comes packed with four different swimming pools in it. There is a lap pool for workouts, a recreational pool for people who want to play in the pool, a lazy river for those who want to just sit and float while letting their body relax, and a kiddie pool for your little ones that are too small to get in the big pool with everyone else. There is a pool for everyone, no matter their swimming skill level, at this water park center so the entire family can go and find something for them to have to do.
Whether you are looking for a splash pad that allows your wee little babes to run around and get wet in, a lap pool that allows you to get in a good workout, or just some awesome swimming pools and water slides, any of the water parks mentioned above are great places in which to go. They will give you the opportunity to relax, have a great time with your whole family, and have a great time yourself by relaxing and having fun at the same time. Oregon is absolutely one of the best places to go to find a great water park, it will not disappoint.