Water Fun in Aurora

From swimming, paddle boarding, boating, and everything in between

From swimming, paddle boarding, boating, and everything in between

POOLS & WATER SLIDES

Arapahoe Springs inside Gaylord Rockies
6700 N Gaylord Rockies Blvd | get directions

Explore the indoor/outdoor pools at Gaylord Rockies in Aurora. Hotel guests are welcome to enjoy the lazy river throughout the summer months or race down the water slide. Between lap pools, water features, and whirlpools, there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy. Learn more about booking your stay.

Del Mar Outdoor Water Park
30 W Del Mar Circle | get directions

Spend an afternoon at the outdoor water facility located at Del Mar. With a handful of slides to try, let the kids race their friends or siblings. For younger kids, explore the on-site splash pad with attached water slide and playground. Learn more about their affordable drop-in rates and hours.

Central Recreation Center
18150 E Vassar Pl | get directions

This new facility includes an indoor wave pool – the first of its kind in Colorado alongside indoor/outdoor waterslide! If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing, try the lazy river or step foot in the indoor hot tub. Kids of all ages can enjoy the water park. The zero-depth entry water area has interactive fountains, slides, and sprayers for younger kids. Learn more about their drop-in rates and hours.

Utah Indoor Pool
1800 S Peoria St. | get directions

If the weather isn’t quite bright and sunny, enjoy a day indoors with the Utah Indoor Pool. Alongside open swimming, younger kids can enjoy a splash park and water playground. Older children can swirl around their indoor slide. Learn more about their drop-in rates and hours.

SPLASH PADS

Southlands Lifestyle Center
6155 S Main St Suite 260 | get directions

Visitors are welcome to buzz about Southlands’ kid-friendly splash park. Perfect for cooling off after a day of shopping, younger kids can explore under the umbrellas.

Great Plains Park
20100 E Jewell Ave | get directions

This fully-operational splash park is filled with things to do for kids. Admission-free, this splash park includes sprayers, arches, and fun fountains designed for kids. Learn more about hours.

OUTDOOR WATER

Cherry Creek Reservoir
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Go and explore more than 880-acres of freshwater that can be used for fishing, paddle boarding, bird watching, sailing, boating, swimming, and everything in between. The newly opened REI Boathouse allows visitors to rent stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes. Learn more about park hours on their website.

Aurora Reservoir
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White sand beaches are a reality in Aurora. Stop by the Aurora Reservoir for an afternoon of swimming, sailing, and more. The swim beach features pavilions, sandy beaches, and concession stand for hungry kids (and adults). Visitors are also welcome to fish on the reservoir. Learn more about paddleboard, bike, and kayak rentals on their website.

Quincy Reservoir
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If you’re searching for a quiet place to enjoy nature, go fishing, and view wildlife – Quincy Reservoir is your spot. With 160-acres, Quincy is stocked heavily with trout, largemouth bass, perch, and crappie among other local wildlife calling the waters home. Learn more about hours of operation on their website.

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