Top 5 Water Parks To Cool Down at This Summer – Salt Lake Express

The temperatures are really starting to heat up lately into the high 90’s and 100’s. If you have not already pulled out your swimming wear from the bottom of your dresser draws, it’s time to do it and hit those water parks. There are plenty of amazing waterpark locations from Rexburg, Idaho to Provo, Utah to get wet in and enjoy.

There are so many great waterparks to enjoy in Idaho and Utah so below you’ll find a list of our best attempt to identify five locations with great options. Most locations have really fun water slides, diving boards, lap pools, hot tubs, and so much more.

Lava Hot Springs

Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho. It is referred to as, “The World Famous Hot Springs” and that reference definitely lives up to the hype. One of the best features of this park is the relaxing geothermal hot springs that range from 102 degrees to 112 degrees. They’re perfect for cold winter days or during the summer when the sun goes down.

Besides the hot springs, it also has an outdoor olympic pool, diving platforms, water slides, and a aquatic center. The diving platforms are 5 m (16.4 ft.), 7 m (22.9 ft.), and 10 m (32.8 ft.) high. There are two speed and two curly water slides as well. The two speed slides have a “60 foot vertical drop and terminal velocity of 38 mph!” It is really a great water park.

Rexburg Rapids

Rexburg Rapids opened its doors in the summer of 2011. Some of the water park features include a outdoor pool, two water slides, a rock climbing wall, kids section, and a mini river to ride your tube on.  The park is also very kid friendly and has a slide and other water toys for kids to use.

Some other great options that make the visit worthwhile are a grass volleyball area, plenty of places to sit, and the option of parties and rentals.

Ross Park Aquatic Complex

Ross Park Aquatic Complex (RPAC) is located in Pocatello, Idaho. The water park was built to provide a positive summer recreational experience for the local community, and it definitely does that. Park features include a main pool with two lanes as a lap pool, a pool with a cargo net and lily pads, concession stands, lazy tube river, and large waterslide. The park is also kid friendly with a zero depth pool and playground.

Seven Peaks Resort Water Park

Seven Peaks Resort has locations beyond Provo, Utah but here we’ll be talking about the location in Provo. The water park has been redone with upgrades across the park. Some of those upgrades include healthier food options, rentable cabanas and free park seating. They’re also extending their hours to include late night weekend and a Friday night concert series.

Seven Peaks features include wave pools, lazy rivers, water slides, and more. The lazy river is just under a quarter mile long and is a great way to relax as you ride on a rube. The slides are great for kids as well as adults who want to have the ride of their life. The Sky Breaker slide can descend more than six stories in less than 4.5 seconds.

Cherry Hill Water Park

Cherry Hill Water Park is located in Kaysville, Utah and has some amazing features as well. One of the new additions to the park is a racing slide called The Little Dipper. It’s basically four slides for kids to race down and have some fun. There’s also a 40 foot pirate ship and a 18″ splash pool with mermaids and pirates.

For adults, there is a lazy river, water slides with fog and lighting, and a guest pool free to camping guests. The lazy river loops around a themed mining town and every 45 minutes, “explosive” water blasts shoot out.

 

Things to do in Provo

5 Fun Things To Do in Provo this Weekend

Looking for some fun things to do in Provo this weekend? There are plenty of activities you can do even in this cold weather! Here is a list of 5 things to do in Provo!

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls has quite the reputation! Located up Provo Canyon, it is a 600 feet tall waterfall and during the winter it has some of the best ice climbing in the US. This waterfall can be visited easily any time of the year. The hike to Bridal Veil Falls is very pleasant, and children love it!

The Shop at Riverwoods

The Shops at Riverwoods is Utah’s premier gathering locations for the best shopping and dining! See a movie, have dinner, and go on a shopping spree! The Shops at Riverwoods are located in a unique riverfront environment. This place will provide you with hours of entertainment!

Peaks Ice Arena

The Peaks Ice Arena is a year-round family recreation facility at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains! The Peaks is home to many different sports, as well as Public Skating. It also houses 2 indoor turf fields utilized for soccer, lacrosse, rugby and ultimate frisbee.

Provo Beach

Provo Beach is a one-of-a-kind facility, with more than 50,000 square-feet of attractions and entertainment.  If you are looking for a place to have a good time indoors look no further! Provo Beach works every day to bring high-quality attractions, food, and fun to Utah!

Swig

Whether you need a bit of caffeine or a small treat, Swig has you covered. One of the new fun things to do in Provo is Swig n Sweets! The location is right in downtown Provo and their prices are low! Also, their sugar cookies and Dirty Diet Coke are out of this world!