Northwest Indiana is home to many Family Fun Amusement Parks and Family Entertainment Centers with lots of things to do with kids that make the perfect getaway for the weekend! Every City has a Splash Pad or Public Pool!
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Bulldog Park Splash Pad: NEW! 183 S. West St., lots of parking, located close to downtown shops and restaurants, indoor facility available, nice rest room, and children’s play area. (219) 661-2271.
Hub Municipal Pool is located at 1000 E South St, The Pool Opening is May 25th (closed on July 4.) The Hours are 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Daily (Summer Months.) The Daily Rates are for Ages 3 & Under: Crown Point Resident $2; Non-Resident $5. And for ages Ages 4-12 the rates are Crown Point Resident $4; Non-Resident $8. Consequently the rates for Ages 13-61 are Crown Point Resident $6; for Non-Resident $10. Finally, for Ages 62 & Up the rates are Free. Contact: (219) 661-2271 OR 219-663-3309.
DEMOTTE: Spencer Park Pool is located at 112 Carnation St SE in De Motte, Indiana. The Pool opens Memorial Day weekend (weather permitting.) The Hoursare Monday – Friday. The Open Swim is from Noon – 5pm. The Family Swim is 5pm – 7pm. The Lap Swim is 7pm – 8pm accordingly on Sat & Sun from Noon – 6pm. Daily Rates are $5 per person for 2 – 62yrs of age). Under 2 & Over 62 are free. Contact: http://townofdemotte.com/parks-and-recreation OR (219) 987-2906.
EAST CHICAGO: East Chicago Community Pool has 2 Locations – Washington Park and Kosciuszko Park. The Pools open the beginning of June, call for specific dates. 219-391-8474. The Hours are Closed Monday; -Tue-Thur- 1 pm to 7 pm;-Fri & Sat: Noon – 5pm; Sun – 1 pm to 5 pm. The Cost is $5. Wristband day, (Residents/Non-Residents)
EAST CHICAGO Splash Pad Hours & Rates: One Hour Sessions every hour on the hour. The pad is open on Tuesday – Thursday 1:00 -7:00pm. Likewise hours are from 12:00pm – 7:00pm on Fridays and Saturday. Lastly, it is open on Sundays from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. The Fees are $2 per session per child/person. There are rental of the shelters available, please call the Parks and Recreation office at 219- 391-8474. http://www.eastchicago.com/page10/page77/page68/index.html
HAMMOND SPLASH PAD: Wolf Lake Aquatic Play Center has Splash Pad with sprinklers and a Dump Bucket. The pad is located at 2100 Calumet Ave., Hammond. The Hours are 90-Minute Sessions Starting at 10 am. The Sessions are at 10am, Noon, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. The Rates for Monday through Thursday are: Residents of Hammond and Whiting: $1; Other Indiana Residents are $2. Out of State rates are $3. The Rates for Friday, Saturday & Sunday are: Residents of Hammond & Whiting: $2 and Other Indiana Residents $3; with Out of State: $4. Contact: http://hammondmarina.com/wolf-lake/wolf-lake-aquatic-center/ OR 219-937-7942.
The Hammond Civic Center – (Indoor Swimming) is located 5825 Sohl Avenue, Phone Number- 219-853-6378; Open Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
HIGHLAND SPLASH PAD: Wicker Park Memorial Splash Pad is located in Wicker Memorial Park at 8554 Indianapolis Blvd. The pad Opens Memorial Day Weekend. The Hours are: 10:30 am – 11:30 am; 11:45 am – 12:45 pm; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ; 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm; 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm; 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm. These are Daily during the summer months. The Cost is Weekday Prices: In township – $1; Out of township – $2; Out of state – $3. The Weekend Prices are: In township – $2; Out of township – $3; Out of state – $4; Pricing is per session and ID is required. Cash Only. Contact: http://www.wickermemorialpark.com OR 219-838-3420.
HOBART: Hobart Community Pool is located at 810 W. 10th St. Hobart Indiana. The Hours are Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and the Weekend hours are Noon – 5 p.m. The Opening day is Saturday June 3rd thru August 12th.! Cost Information (Day Pass Rates are: for Ages 3 and Under: Free. Cost for Ages 4 to Adult are: Residents $5; Non-Resident $7. Cost for Ages 62 and Over are: Resident $3; Non-Resident $7; ** Family Season Passes have a maximum of 5 people. There is a charge of $25 for each person after the 5th ** Contact: 219-942-2395 or http://www.cityofhobart.org/index.aspx?NID=143.
LAKE STATION: Lake Station’s Riverview Water Park is located at 2701 Ripley St. The Pool Opens First week of June (call for exact date) Regular Hours are Mon-Sun 11:30 am – 5:30 pm. The Cost is Daily Admission Fees: 2yrs & under Free; Age 3- Adult: Resident $3.00; Non-resident $6. Cost for Seniors 62 & up are: Resident $2.00; Non-resident $4. The Group Rates (15+) are: Resident $2.00/ea.; Non-resident are $4/ea. *Must show proof of residency. *Any child under the age of 8yr.must be accompanied by an adult. Contact: (219) 963-1463 or (219) 962-7508. More info Located on Facebook only.
LAPORTE: The former Park School had renovated their playground to include several inclusive and handicap accessible features. Bethany Church purchased the playground, and kept it open for the community and accessible for all abilities.This multi-generational playground has a splash pad for all kids This “new PLAYspace” for LaPorte which opened in July of 2020. 102 G Street, LaPorete, (219) 362-3312) www.laparkplayground.com
Unity Park, home of Foodie Tuesdays, located next to T-Bone’s Pier II Restaruant. Some parking space available, picnic area, water fountain, benches, fishing. 1010 Pine Lake Ave., managed by the city of Laporte. (219) 362-0151.
MERRILLVILLE : Ross Pool is located at 5311 Tyler St, Merrillville, Indiana. The Hours are Noon to 6:00 p.m., daily starting June 13th through August 19th. They are open Saturday & Sunday only starting August 23rd through Labor Day. Cost is Adult Resident $5.00; Non-Resident $10; Child (12 & under). Resident $3. Non-Resident $6; Contact: http://rosstownship.org/index.html 219-769-2111.
MICHIGAN CITY: Oasis Splash Pad in Washington Park is located at 115 Lake Shore Drive. Hours are 10 am to Noon; -12:30 pm to 2:30 pm; -3 pm to 5 pm. Cost: is Resident: $2; Non- Resident: $4; Out of State: $6. Open May 18 through Labor Day (The Oasis will be open every day) Michigan City Resident will pay $2 per person per session; -Indiana Resident will pay $4 per person per session. Out of State people will pay $6 per person per session. The Oasis provides (3) 2-hour sessions each day. Contact: http://michigancityparks.com/index.php/oasis-splash-park 219.873.1506 OR 219-873-1548.
MUNSTER: Munster Pool, 8837 Calumet Avenue, Regular Season Hours are May 27- August 12 (see website for holiday/special hours of operation) The munster splash pad has rainbow like sprinkles which kids love. The Hours are: Monday-Friday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Cost is for Daily Passes: – Ages 2 & Under: Free; – Children & Adults: Munster Resident $7; Non-Resident $10. Finally, for ages 65 & Up the costs are: Munster Resident pay $5; Non-Resident $8. And After 4 pm: Munster Resident pay $5; with Non-Resident $8. Contact: http://www.munster.org/department/division.php?structureid=132 OR 219-836-6933.
PORTAGE: Founders Square Splash Pad, The address is 6300 South Founders’ Square Park. Hours are TBD. Cost is Free, Contact: http://www.inportageparks.com/.
ST. JOHN SPLASH PAD is located at 11960 Osage Dr. The Hours are 10 am – 6pm Daily (June 1 through August 31.) The Cost is Free. Contact: https://www.stjohnin.com/Parks/ 219-365-6465.
VALPARAISO: Central Park Plaza Splash Pad is located at 68 Lafayette Street. The pad is greared for the toddler age group – ages 2 thru 5. Older kids will not enjoy. The Hours are Open 10am to 7pm Daily (Mid-May to Mid-Oct). Cost is Free, Contact: http://www.centralparkplazavalpo.com/ 219.462.5144.
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Northwest Indiana is home to many Family Fun Amusement Parks and Family Entertainment Centers with lots of things to do with kids that make the perfect getaway for the weekend! Most of these venues have indoor arcades. You’ll want to visit the Mascot Hall Of Fame, Deep River Waterpark in the middle of Northwest Indiana, Inman’s Recreation Center in Valparaiso, Zao Island Amusement Center in Valparaiso, Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Fun Park (Schererville); Jaks Warehouse (Indoor Theme Park – Highland); Washington Park Zoo (Michigan City); Barker Mansion Museum (Michigan City) and the Indiana Dunes Lakeshore Parks! Just to name a few! Every City has a Splash Pad or Public Pool too!