We did a post last Summer on FFC about where you can take the kiddies swimming and thought it might be worth posting an update for this Summer. We do have one addition for this Summer – Woo Hoo to the MAX! and all information has been verified as accurate or has been updated. If you know of a place not listed, please be sure to share it in the comments section.
Here’s a list of places around town where you can take the kids for a splashing good time:
- Cincinnati Recreation Commission – the City of Cincinnati has quite a few pools around town. The annual membership fee for kids 17 and under is $10 and $25 for adults. This will get you into any Cincinnati Rec pool except for the Otto Armleder Pool at Dunham Complex. The nice thing is, once you pay the fee, you can then visit any pool on the list (except Dunham – see site for complete details). There’s also some Spraygrounds which are not pools – just big play areas with water features that will definitely cool you off. Some of the Spraygrounds are free and some you have to pay for. I wasn’t able to confirm whether or not all or any of the these pools/spraygrounds are open this Summer, so if you’re not sure, be sure to call ahead before heading out.
- Florence, KY Family Aquatic Center – This premier facility contains a lazy river, competition pool, zero depth area, two spray grounds, a spiral and a speed slides, sunbathing areas, shelters, funbrellas, bathhouse (including family restrooms) and concessions area. A paved path surrounds the outside of the facility. It is located at the south end of the Florence Government Center complex. There is additional parking at the north end of the Government Center. Membership is available for Florence residents and non-residents. Daily admission for non-residents of Florence is $9 for adults or $6 for children 3 and up.
- Coney Island – Sunlite Pool – This is one BIG pool with lots of slides , diving boards and over an acre of shallow water for the little kids. Buy your tickets on-line and save some money! When purchased on-line, daily admission(to the pool only) is $9.95 for 5 and up or $3.50 for 2-4 year olds.
- Hamilton County Parks Wet Playlands – There are three wet paylands around town – Parky’s Pirate Cove in Miami Whitewater Forest Harbor, Parky’s Ark at Winton Woods Harbor, and Wetland Adventure at Woodland Mound. Admission is $2 per child between the ages of 2-12; three kids for $5 or $15 for a Season Pass wrist band (which gets you in to all three parks). Sharon Woods also has a very small water feature as part of their main playground area and it’s FREE.
- CLOSED The Beach Waterpark in Mason, OH – lots of different slides, pools (including a big wave pool). Prices are cheaper if you buy your ticket on-line and there is normally a deal to be had if you dig around.
- Kings Island’s Boomerang Bay is also in Mason, OH. The water park is included with your price of admission to Kings Island. This has tons of water slides, pools, kids areas and even a surfable wave. Our family went here for the first time a few weeks ago and it was an absolute blast. Very clean and the life guards do an excellent job keeping their eyes and ears open.
- Lou Eves Municipal Pool in Mason, OH is open to the general public. “With diving boards, eight 25-meter racing lanes, zero depth entry, water mushroom, tot pool, grass beach, playground, 150-foot water slide, shade shelters, and a large snack bar and eating area, the pool is ideal for the entire family. Daily 2-week sessions of morning swim lessons are offered each summer.” Daily non-resident admission is $8 for adults and $6.75 for youth 3 and up/seniors
Hopefully this will give you some ideas on relief from the Summer heat. Don’t forget, there’s also just a good old fashioned run through the garden hose in the backyard if all else fails. There’s just something about water that can cool you off. Have fun!!!
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