Splashing Around Oakland County Waterparks

Big bucket of water at Waterford Oaks Waterpark dumping water on children

Celebrate National Waterpark Day on July 28 by visiting Red Oaks Waterpark or Waterford Oaks Waterpark this week! Both waterparks feature awesome, must-see attractions that are sure to entertain the entire family.

Guests at Red Oaks can ride the waves in their wave-action pool, fly down a waterslide, float down the River Ride, and enjoy the new children’s Splash Pad with 52 interactive water features, including a water play climber with slides and a dumping bucket.

Waterford Oaks offers a wave pool decorated with palm trees near its shore. The waterpark also contains an enormous tipping bucket in their ‘Big Bucket’ playground, adorned with waterfalls, a climbing area, and sprays.

Both parks have areas for family picnics, and allow coolers with food and drinks to be taken into the park, but glass and alcohol is prohibited. Dine in the shade under umbrellas, canopies, or pavilions. Other amenities include a bathhouse complete with lockers, showers, bathrooms, and a changing area. Waterford Oaks Waterpark does not have a concession stand, but Red Oaks Waterpark offers light refreshments.

Hours and Rates

Red Oaks Waterpark

Due to staffing challenges, the waterparks have modified hours and dates of operation for the 2022 season as follows:

  • Monday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 
  • Tuesday: Closed 
  • Wednesday: Closed 
  • Thursday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Admission Rates: 

  • Regular Rate: $22
  • Oakland County Resident Rate: $18
  • Children ages 0-1: Free

Waterford Oaks Waterpark

  • Monday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Closed 
  • Thursday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (July 28, Aug. 4 and Aug. 11)
  • Friday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (July 29, Aug. 5 and Aug. 12)
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Admission Rates: 

  • Regular Rate: $20
  • Oakland County Resident Rate: $15
  • Children ages 0-1: Free

Purchase Tickets Online or In Person

Admission tickets for the waterparks can be purchased online up to three days in advance. Online ticket sales stop at 2 p.m. for same-day admission. Tickets can also be purchased in person on days the waterpark is open; on site sales stop daily one hour before close or once the waterpark has reached capacity. 

You can find more information on Oakland County Waterparks by visiting their website or by following Oakland County Parks and Recreation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

All photos are courtesy of Oakland County Parks and Recreation.


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