One of the hardest things about taking a family vacation is finding something that your child or children will genuinely enjoy. With various games, toys, extracurricular activities, and other things always keeping your family busy during your normal routine, vacations have a lot to live up to.
As the list of things your kids have to do every day becomes longer, so does their need for stimulation. Shortening attention spans mean less time until you hear the dreaded phrase, “I’m bored!” Luckily, Naples has a lot of water parks and pools with everything needed to keep your children engaged, active, and having fun!
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Our first choice came in at No. 24 on the list in the Traveler’s Choice Awards, based on millions of customer reviews.
If you’re looking for cool, summer fun for the whole family, then Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is the place to be! The Lagoon has plenty of fun water-based attractions that kids and adults both love. There are five water slides, each with a different speed and path. They start from a 38-foot wooden water tower, which kids love to climb again and again!
The Sunny River is a classic lazy river. Grab your inner tube and float along in the sun as the stress melts away. Feel the water cascade over your head when you visit Family Falls. The Tadpole Pool is just for toddlers, and the Turtle Cove is reserved for children 5 to 12. If you want to get in a little exercise while your children play, the Dolphin Dive and Lap Pool have lap lanes and two diving boards.
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For those adults who want to get some exercise while they let the kiddos play, Sun-N-Fun offers the Dolphin Dive and Lap Pool – both an area to swim laps and to show off your driving skills. After burning some energy sliding, swimming, and diving, the family can grab a bite to eat from Zak’s Snack Shack which sells anything from hamburgers and pizza to chips and ice cream.
Hours for the park vary over the course of the year. During June and July, and until the 14th of August, it is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.
Address: 15000 Livingston Road, Naples, FL
Make a splash at Collier County’s newest aquatic facility! Outfitted with two thrilling waterslides, a children’s activity pool, and a heated pool complete with two springboards, Eagle Lakes Aquatic Park is lots of water fun! In addition to these exciting amenities, the park also has a wading pool so the little ones can have summer fun too. Swimming aerobics and general swimming lessons are also offered year-round – thanks to the heated pool.
Address: 11565 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL
This Aquatic Center is a small water paradise within Golden Gate Community Park complete with a large heated pool, two 110-foot slides, and a children’s activity pool. A covered pavilion stands beside the children’s area, a fantastic place to stay cool in the shade while the kids stay cool in the water. The Center is also equipped with chaise lounges for those who want to lay back and enjoy the Florida sun. Three springboards sit at the edge of the heated pool, a perfect way to get some exercise and practice diving.
Address: 11565 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL
The Immokalee Sports Complex houses two large swimming pools perfect for exercising or cooling off for a few hours during hot summer days. Open Monday through Sunday, the Sports Complex’s pool is a great place to relax, get your blood flowing, or just enjoy time with friends.
Address: 505 Escambia Street, Immokalee, FL
If your family is looking for a quick way to cool off after a day at the park, Vineyards Community Park has provided for that. A well-maintained splash-pad is open all week long for your enjoyment. A pavilion is positioned beside the water play area so that parents can keep an eye on their children while staying cool in the shade.
Address: 6231 Arbor Boulevard, Naples, FL
Kids under 12 will enjoy cooling off and playing in Fleischmann Park’s splash pad. Situated beside a covered playground, the splash pad is also equipped with a shaded area perfect for stowing your things while the kids play, or for staying cool in the heat of the day.
Address: 1600 Fleischmann Blvd. Naples, FL
The Naples YMCA offers an enormous 6-lane, 300k gallon, saltwater pool. Perfect for exercising and practicing your swim strokes. Even when it’s chilly outside, you can stay warm in the water, thanks to heating units keeping the pool between 82 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Take swimming lessons taught by a nationally certified swim instructor or keep up your health and wellness using the shallow or deep-water aerobics program. And when you’re finished swimming, you can catch your breath or watch the other swimmers practice while sitting underneath a covered patio.
The Norris Aquatic Center is an Olympic-level facility with seating for approximately 250 spectators. Open 24 hours a day, the pool has overhead and underwater lights and a heating system that keeps it at a constant 81 degrees all year long. The pool is also able to be set up as a 9-lane 50-meter pool or a 22-lane 25-yard pool. If you’ve just finished contending in a swimming competition, the Aquatic Center offers new thermal blankets to retain heat during winter months.
Address: 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples, FL
Make a splash at River Park Aquatics, a free-admission waterpark for all ages! The facility includes a zero-entry pool with super-fun interactive water features, a 47-foot waterslide, and a six-lane pool. Swim lessons are offered year-round thanks to the pool’s geothermal heating system. For those who want to relax or catch some rays, there are plenty of chaise lounges, as well as a covered pavilion – a great place to eat lunch or just hang out.
Address: 451 11th St N, Naples, FL
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