The water park at Cherry Hill in Kaysville features a pirate ship, a Cardiac Canyon River Run, a lazy river, water slides with fog and lighting effects, and two swimming pools. The park also has mini golf, batting cages, a ball crawl, climbing wall, camping, and outdoor pavilions for parties.
1325 South Main in Kaysville
Combo pass $24; other activities $4-$30
Two Classic Fun Centers, one in Sandy and one in Layton, feature water slides and giant water inflatables. The centers also offer roller skating, indoor inflatable slides, laser tag, and other activities.
9151 S. 255 W. in Sandy
867 N. 1200 W. in Layton
Passes $8-$20; see website for specials
In the middle of The Gateway, under the big Barnes and Noble sign, is the Olympic Plaza commemorating the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games and featuring the Olympic Wall of Honor and Olympic Snowflake Fountain. The fountain consists of dozens of water jets that squirt various sized streams with elaborately timed precision, sometimes choreographed to music. In summer, the fountain also attracts hordes of squealing, giggling children.
6 N. Rio Grande St.
The Rosecrest park in Herriman offers a fun splash pad, picnic pavilions and a playground. Another Herriman splash pad is located at Umbria Park. The J.L. Sorenson Recreation center offers an indoor pool with water park features as well as an outdoor splash pad.
Herriman Rosecrest Splash Park
14070 S. Rosecrest Rd. (5600 W.)
Umbria Estates Splash Pad
12650 S. Brundisi Way (5220 W.)
J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center
5350 West Herriman Main St. in Herriman
Day passes $2-$6
Lagoon-a-Beach is included with admission to Lagoon amusement park and offers six acres of surging slides, twisting hydro tubes, crystal waterfalls, bubbling fountains and summer swimming.
375 Lagoon Dr. in Farmington
Regular $44.95 + tax (51 inches in height to 64 years of age)
Kinder $39.95 + tax (4 years of age up to 50 inches in height)
Senior Citizen $39.95 + tax (65 years of age and older)
Toddler $28.95 + tax (3 years of age and under)
Check local credit unions and Costco for discount tickets