Saturday, June 22, 2013

7 Summer Water Activities

Highland Splash Pad
Looking for a way to beat the summer heat? Utah has a wide array of places to get wet! At Utah Valley Family Adventures we have a list of waterfalls that are great for summer, as well as review of pools and splashpads, and a few other great finds. Click on the link to check out our favorites:
  1. Children's Discovery Park at Thanksgiving Point: Our boys love to play in the Noah's Ark pool and the squirting fountains. This park has lots of other fun things to see, too.
  2. Bridal Veil Falls: An easy hike that ends with a pool at the bottom of the waterfall. Bring a quarter and let the kids feed the fish.
  3. Payson Lakes: The lake here is beautiful. You can walk around on an easy, flat trail, or just play by the lakeside. The perfect place for a picnic lunch.
  4. Manila Creek Pond: A man-made reservoir. One side is for fishing, the other side has a beach and shallow end to swim in. There are no lifeguards here, so watch your kids carefully!
  5. Lindon Aquatics Center: One of our favorite pools. The kids section has pirate boats with slides--a big hit with the boys. There is also a lazy river, big slide, and hot tub.
  6. Highland Splash Pad: We think Highland has the best splash pad that we've visited. There is a river with rocks for the little kids, and a spraying fountain for the older kids. We spend hours here every summer. No shade--so come prepared.
  7. Snowflake Fountain at the Gateway: A fun fountain to play in when you visit the Gateway mall. Every half hour there is a big music show to watch, too. 
For more ideas you can check our water activities tab.


  1. I recently happened upon Highland Glen Park while I was running Murdock Trail. Beautiful beautiful pond! Thought I would share it with you.

    1. Thanks for the tip. This is on our short list to visit. We hope to head there soon.


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