Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Aquatic Adventures!

So, imagine you and the kiddies or you and your love muffin are looking for a way to cool out this summer and have a rockin' good time in the Gawga heat...lol...what better way to beat the heat than a day frolicking at a water park?

Cheap fun around the metro area:

Bogan Park Aquatic Center2723 North Bogan Rd., Buford; 770-614-2063 http://www.gwinettparks.com/ ; Adults, $5; children 4-10, $4; under 4, $2
Indoor lap pool --water slides--indoor leisure pool--water play structures and a beach entry.

Central Aquatic Center520 Fairground St., Marietta; 770-528-8465http://www.prca.cobbcountyga.gov/; Adults, $3; children, $2
2 indoor pools , 1 for laps and 1 for recreational fun.


Lenora Park Pool
4515 Lenora Church Road, Snellville 30058
Features an outdoor leisure/water park pool with beach entry, giant waterslide, river channel, water play structures. Open during summer 5/23/09 - 9/7/09, open weekends only beginning 8/10/09.

Kedron Recreation and Aquatic Center202 Kedron Dr., Peachtree City; 770-631-2525http://www.ptcrecreation.org/ ; Adults, $4; children 3-11, $3; under 3, free
Large instructional pool and smaller pool. Facility includes a game room and playground.

Mountain Park Aquatic Center1063 Rockbridge Rd., Stone Mountain; 770-564-4650http://www.gwinettparks.com/ ; Adults, $5; children 4-10, $4; under 4, $2
The outdoor water park features two waterslides, a vortex, a relaxing river channel and plenty of water play structures to explore, including a bubble bench.

Browns Mill Aquatics Center 4929 Browns Mill Rd Lithonia
This sparkling new attraction has several neat features including aTot Pool, Lazy River and Leisure Pool

Piedmont Park Aquatic CenterPiedmont Ave. and 10th St., Atlanta; 404-875-7275http://www.piedmontpark.org/ ; Adults, $4; children 16 and under, $2
This new outdoor facility features lap lanes, a channel for a relaxing float, an easy beach entry to the pool and concession stands.

Bethesda Park Aquatic Center225 Bethesda Church Rd., Lawrenceville;678-924-6334http://www.gwinettparks.com/ ; Adults, $5; children4-10, $4; under 4, $2Take a dip in the indoor pool, float through the river channel or relax on hydrotherapy benches. Features a water park with giant waterslide, water play structures and ceiling spray.

Rhodes Jordan Aquatic Center100 East Crogan St., Lawrenceville; 770-822-5143http://www.gwinettparks.com/ ; Adults, $5; children 4-10, $4; under 4, $2
Relax during the summer in this outdoor water park’s river channel or rip down the waterslide. The pool features three lap lanes and a beach entry.

Collins Hill Aquatic Center2200 Collins Hill Rd., Lawrenceville; 770-237-5647http://www.gwinettparks.com/ ; Adults, $5; children 4-10, $4; under 4, $2The outdoor water park and pool are only open during the summer months. Take a trip down one of the two giant water slides or relax in an easy-flowing river channel.

South Cobb Aquatic Center875 Six Flags Dr., Austell; 770-739-3180http://www.prca.cobbcountyga.gov/ ; Adults, $3; children, $2
Splash down the center’s giant, twisting slide or slip through the smaller tube slide.

West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center4488 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross;770-417-2281http://www.gwinnettparks.com/ ; Adults, $5; children 4-10, $4; under 4, $2
Visit the spray bar and water vortex, or slide down two of the center’s waterslides. The outdoor water park pool features a river channel and bubble bench.

Best Friend Park Pool 6224 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross 30052 770.417.2202
Features an outdoor leisure/water park pool with beach entry, giant waterslide, and water play structures. Open during summer 5/23/09 - 8/9/09.

The Beach at Clayton County International Park2300 Hwy. 138, Jonesboro; 770-473-5425; http://www.thebeachccip.com/
Park is open daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Beach times varyAdults, $10; children 3-12, $8; under 3, free; parking, $3Features: Multiple slides--kiddie pool--sandy beach--water trampoline

It ain't cheap, but it is a blast!

Lake Lanier Beach and Water Park7000 Holiday Rd., Lake Lanier Islands; 770-932-5789;
Sun.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.Adults, Mon.-Fri., $27.99; Sat.-Sun., $29.99; children 42” and under, $17.99; under 3, free Features: Georgia’s largest wave pool, three-story FunDunker, waterslides, Kiddie Lagoon

Robin Lake Beach, Callaway GardensHwy. 18, Pine Mountain; 800-225-5292; http://www.callawaygardens.com/
Open daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.Adults, $15; children 6-12, $7.50; under 6, free Features: One-mile stretch of white sand beach, Iceberg Island, climbing walls

Skull Island at Six Flags Over Georgia275 Riverside Pkwy., Austell; 770-948-9290; http://www.sixflags.com/
Hours vary with park scheduleAdults, $39.99; children under 48”, $29.99; under 3, freeFeatures: Three giant water-dumping towers, fountains, water wheels, six water slides

Sun Valley Beach5350 Holloman Rd., Powder Springs; 770-943-5900; http://www.sunvalleybeach.com/
Mon.-Tues., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.Adults, $17.95; children 2-11, $14.95
23 mos. and under, free Features: 11 waterslides, dolphin fountain, lumber jack log roll, diving platforms

White Water Park 250 Cobb Pkwy., Marietta; 770-948-9290; www.sixflags.com/whitewater
Opens daily at 10 a.m.; closing times varyAdults, $36.99; children under 48”, $26.99; under 3, freeFeatures: Captain Kid’s Cove, activity pool, giant waterslides, Tree House Island