NWI Splash Pads and Pools –

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!


   CROWN POINT: Hub Municipal Pool, 1000 E South St, Pool Opening May 25th (closed on July 4) Hours: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Daily (Summer Months) (Daily Rate): -Ages 3 & Under: Crown Point Resident $2; Non-Resident $5; -Ages 4-12: Crown Point Resident $4; Non-Resident $8; -Ages 13-61: Crown Point Resident $6; Non-Resident $10; -Ages 62 & Up: Free, Contact:  (219) 661-2271 OR 219-663-3309.
   DEMOTTE: Spencer Park Pool, 112 Carnation St SE, De Motte, Indiana, Pool opens Memorial Day weekend (weather permitting) Hours: Monday – Friday: -Open Swim: Noon – 5pm; -Family Swim: 5pm – 7pm; -Lap Swim: 7pm – 8pm; Sat & Sun: Noon – 6pm, Daily Rate: -$5 per person (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, 2 Locations: 1. Washington Park – 2. Kosciuszko Park. Pools open the beginning of June-call for specific date. 219-391-8474.
Hours: – Closed Monday; -Tue-Thur- 1 pm to 7 pm;-Fri & Sat: Noon – 5pm; Sun – 1 pm to 5 pm; Cost Information: $5  Wristband day, (Residents/Non-Residents)
Contact:. http://www.eastchicago.com/page10/page11/index.html
   EAST CHICAGO Splash Pad Hours & Rates: One Hour Sessions every hour on the hour; Tuesday – Thursday 1:00 -7:00pm; Friday and Saturday 12:00pm – 7:00pm; Sunday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm; Schedule of Fees: $2 per session per child/person; For rental of the shelters, please call the Parks and Recreation office at 391-8474. http://www.eastchicago.com/page10/page77/page68/index.html
    HAMMOND SPLASH PAD: Wolf Lake Aquatic Play Center: Splash Pad with sprinklers and a Dump Bucket,  2100 Calumet Ave., Hammond. Hours: 90-Minute Sessions Starting at 10 am; Sessions are at 10am, Noon, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. Rates for Monday through Thursday: Residents of Hammond and Whiting: $1; Other Indiana Residents: $2; Out of State: $3. Rates for Friday, Saturday & Sunday; Residents of Hammond & Whiting: $2; Other Indiana Residents: $3; Out of State: $4; Contact: http://hammondmarina.com/wolf-lake/wolf-lake-aquatic-center/ OR 219-937-7942.
      The Hammond Civic Center – (Indoor Swimming) Address-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,  Wicker Memorial Park – 8554 Indianapolis Blvd. Opens Memorial Day Weekend. Hours: 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; Daily during the summer months. Cost:Weekday Prices: -In township – $1;-Out of township – $2;  -Out of state – $3; Weekend Prices:;-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,  810 W. 10th St. Hobart Indiana.
Hours: Weather Permitting; Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Weekends: Noon – 5 p.m.; Opening day is Saturday June 3rd thru August 12th.!
Cost Information (Day Pass Rates): -Ages 3 and Under: Free; Ages 4 to Adult: Residents $5; Non-Resident $7; Ages 62 and Over: 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,  2701 Ripley St.,
Pool Opens First week of June (call for exact date) Regular Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30 am – 5:30 pm; Cost Information: Daily Admission Fees: 2yrs & under Free; Age 3- Adult: Resident $3.00; Non-resident $6; Seniors 62 & up: Resident $2.00; Non-resident $4; Group Rate (15+): Resident $2.00/ea.; Non-resdient $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. Located on Facebook only.
   MERRILLVILLE : Ross Pool,  5311 Tyler St, Merrillville, Indiana
Hours: Noon to 6:00 p.m., daily starting June 13th through August 19th; Saturday & Sunday only starting August 23rd through Labor Day. Cost: Adult: Resident $5.00; Non-Resident $10; Child (12 & under): Resident $3.00; Non-Resident $6; Contact: http://rosstownship.org/index.html 219-769-2111.   
   MICHIGAN CITY: Oasis Splash Pad,  Washington Park – 115 Lake Shore Drive,  
Hours: -10 am to Noon; -12:30 pm to 2:30 pm; -3 pm to 5 pm; Cost: Resident: $2; Non- Resident: $4; Out of State: $6. Open May 18 through Labor Day (The Oasis will be open every day) Cost Information: -Michigan City Resident $2 per person per session; -Indiana Resident $4 per person per session; -Out of State $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 Pool,  8837 Calumet Avenue,  Regular Season Hours May 27- August 12 (see website for holiday/special hours of operation) Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm; 
Cost Information (Daily Passes): -Ages 2 & Under: Free; -Children & Adults: Munster Resident $7; Non-Resident $10; -Ages 65 & Up: Munster Resident $5; Non-Resident $8; -After 4 pm: Munster Resident $5; Non-Resident $8; Contact: http://www.munster.org/department/division.php?structureid=132 OR 219-836-6933.
Founders Square Splash Pad,  6300 South Founders’ Square Park, Hours: TBD Cost: Free, Contact: http://www.inportageparks.com/
   ST. JOHN SPLASH PAD:  11960 Osage Dr. Hours: Open 10 am – 6pm Daily (June 1 through August 31) Cost: Free; Contact:  https://www.stjohnin.com/Parks/ 219-365-6465.
   VALPARAISO: Central Park Plaza Splash Pad,   68 Lafayette Street ,
Hours: Open 10am to 7pm Daily (Mid-May to Mid-Oct) Cost Information: 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 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!


Sue Baxter