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Makin’ a splash: Visit these water parks in Kansas City this summer

Here are a few ways to cool off around KC.

An aerial view of the Oceans of Fun water park in Kansas City; you can see the large wave pool filled with people, plus umbrellas and lounge chairs surrounding the pool. You can see the theme park's roller coaster and other attractions in the background.

Oceans of Fun is open daily through Sunday, Aug. 11.

Photo via Worlds of Fun + Oceans of Fun

It’s warm out there, which means it’s prime time to enjoy KC’s water parks. Gather the family and friends and cool down at these splashy spots.

Oceans of Fun
Schedule: Daily, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (through Sunday, Aug. 11)
Admission: $36.99+ daily admission
Highlights: The kidds will love Paradise Falls — a tropical-themed play area featuring buckets, geysers + slides — while the thrill-seekers twist down the 680-ft flume at Hurricane Falls.

A yellow tube water slide feeds into a pool at Bay Water Park in Kansas City.

Bay Water Park is the place to make a splash.

Photo via Kansas City Parks and Recreation

Bay Water Park
Schedule: Daily, 12-8 p.m. + Holidays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (through Labor Day)
Admission: $6-$8 daily admission — or splurge for a 2024 season pass
Highlights: If you’re looking to take it easy, head to the Leisure Pool + lazy river. If you’re in the mood to play, hop on the giant tube slides and race into the plunge pool.

The Springs Aquatic Center
Schedule: Daily, 12-8 p.m. + Holidays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (through Labor Day)
Admission: $8-$11 daily admission — but maybe a season pass is worth it for you
Highlights: The sprayground, slides, lazy river, and play pool offer areas to splash, relax, and exercise.

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