Cool down at these waterparks and splash pads in metro Detroit

Michigan has two temperatures—cold as ice and hot as hell.

Summer in the Mitten State is here and with it comes all of the heat. When it's scorching out, a nice dip in some cool water is ideal for everyone.

These Detroit area splash pads and waterparks are the perfect place to cool off with the family.

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Van Houten Park Splash Pad
6000 Silvery Ln., Dearborn Heights; 313-791-3600; dearborn-heights.mi.us
The Van Houten spray park is designed with warm weather in mind (literally, the park won’t operate below 70 degrees). Located in Dearborn Heights, it’s the perfect place for kids to splash around.
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Van Houten Park Splash Pad

6000 Silvery Ln., Dearborn Heights; 313-791-3600; dearborn-heights.mi.us

The Van Houten spray park is designed with warm weather in mind (literally, the park won’t operate below 70 degrees). Located in Dearborn Heights, it’s the perfect place for kids to splash around.
Water Warrior Island
3361 S. Lapeer Rd., Orion Charter Twp.; 248-672-3713; waterwarriorisland.com
Why not live out your Wipeout dreams at this inflatable water park in Orion Charter Township? Not only is there the obstacle course, you can also kayak and paddleboard, too.
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Water Warrior Island

3361 S. Lapeer Rd., Orion Charter Twp.; 248-672-3713; waterwarriorisland.com

Why not live out your Wipeout dreams at this inflatable water park in Orion Charter Township? Not only is there the obstacle course, you can also kayak and paddleboard, too.
Renee Przybylski Memorial Spray Park
6000 Clarkston Rd., Village of Clarkston; 248-625-8223; indtwp.com
The Renee Przybylski Memorial Spray Park offers 3,200 square feet of splash pads.
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Renee Przybylski Memorial Spray Park

6000 Clarkston Rd., Village of Clarkston; 248-625-8223; indtwp.com

The Renee Przybylski Memorial Spray Park offers 3,200 square feet of splash pads.
Lamarand Splash Pad
12111 Pardee Rd., Taylor;cityoftaylor.com
This baseball-themed splash pad is a Downriver home run. The splash pad is designed for children under 12 and also has a playscape for children.
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Lamarand Splash Pad

12111 Pardee Rd., Taylor;cityoftaylor.com

This baseball-themed splash pad is a Downriver home run. The splash pad is designed for children under 12 and also has a playscape for children.
Flodin Park Splash Playground
43399 Saltz Rd., Canton; 734-394-5310; canton-mi.org
Flodin Park Splash Playground is one of the features of Flodin Park, a 28-acre park in Canton that also houses a baseball diamond, nature trails, and a basketball court.
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Flodin Park Splash Playground

43399 Saltz Rd., Canton; 734-394-5310; canton-mi.org

Flodin Park Splash Playground is one of the features of Flodin Park, a 28-acre park in Canton that also houses a baseball diamond, nature trails, and a basketball court.
Lily Pad Springs
6200 Farmington Rd., West Bloomfield Twp.; 248-451-1940; wbparks.org
Lily Pad Springs has more than 50 water features, four water slides, and a 55-gallon water dump bucket.
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Lily Pad Springs

6200 Farmington Rd., West Bloomfield Twp.; 248-451-1940; wbparks.org

Lily Pad Springs has more than 50 water features, four water slides, and a 55-gallon water dump bucket.
Troy Family Aquatic Center
3425 Civic Center Dr., Troy; 248-524-3514; troymi.gov
Whether you’re looking for a chance to splash around in the pool or slip down the slide, the Troy Family Aquatic Center has both for your water fun.
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Troy Family Aquatic Center

3425 Civic Center Dr., Troy; 248-524-3514; troymi.gov

Whether you’re looking for a chance to splash around in the pool or slip down the slide, the Troy Family Aquatic Center has both for your water fun.
Heritage Park Splash Pad
24915 Farmington Rd., Farmington Hills; 248-871-2400; fhgov.com
This Heritage Park Splash Pad is located in Farmington Hills’ Heritage Park. The splash pad features geyser and sprinkler-like water features and is only a few feet away from one of the park’s playscapes.
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Heritage Park Splash Pad

24915 Farmington Rd., Farmington Hills; 248-871-2400; fhgov.com

This Heritage Park Splash Pad is located in Farmington Hills’ Heritage Park. The splash pad features geyser and sprinkler-like water features and is only a few feet away from one of the park’s playscapes.
Great Wolf Lodge
3575 N. U.S. 31 S., Traverse City; 866-478-9653;greatwolf.com
Though located Up North, this park provides year-round water fun for the whole family. There’s tubing, water slides, hot tubs, and even cabanas you can rent during your stay.
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Great Wolf Lodge

3575 N. U.S. 31 S., Traverse City; 866-478-9653;greatwolf.com

Though located Up North, this park provides year-round water fun for the whole family. There’s tubing, water slides, hot tubs, and even cabanas you can rent during your stay.
Heritage Park Splash Playground
1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton; 734-394-5310; canton-mi.org
Heritage Park Splash Playground is a sprinkler-style splash pad in Canton’s Heritage Park, perfect for children who might not be ready for the big pool.
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Heritage Park Splash Playground

1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton; 734-394-5310; canton-mi.org

Heritage Park Splash Playground is a sprinkler-style splash pad in Canton’s Heritage Park, perfect for children who might not be ready for the big pool.