The Heath City Water Park is located at 1287 Hebron Rd, Heath, Ohio, 43056. The water park in Heath, Ohio is open to the public everyday of the week, weather permitting. Hours of operation during summer months are 12:00 noon – 6:45 pm.
As new residents of the state of Ohio, our family was thrilled to discover that we have a community pool just down the road from us. As if that was not enough, we recently located a community water park in Heath, OH, a short 20 minute drive from our home. Moving from North Carolina, we had never even heard of a community water park, so we were elated to find out that we have so many options for summer fun all around us.
In all honesty, I assumed that the term “water park” was being used to attract swimmers, and wasn’t expecting much from the Heath community water park. Boy, was I wrong!! We pulled up to the parking lot, and could see the various attractions through the fence. Real waterslides, several of them, were just beyond on reach. We happily paid the walk-in rate of $ 9.00, and entered the gates.
I realized right away that our family should have brought our own chairs. The Heath community water park has a handful of tables and chairs, but other than that there is no other seating available. We were one of the first visitors there, so we were fortunate enough to get one of the tables. The entire water park is surrounded by a grassy field, which is where most visitors placed the sun chairs and loungers that they brought in. There are several shade areas, which are covered by large canopies, for those that don’t want to sit directly in the sun.
The Heath City Water Park has an Olympic size pool, which is also the entry point for two large waterslides. Guests have plenty of room to swim, and a small section is roped off to keep swimmers away from where the guests using waterslides drop into the water. The two slides in this pool include a 30′ speed slide and a 30′ curving water slide. Both proved to be a lot of fun, and kept my two boys busy for most of our visit. To access the waterslides, guests have to walk up a large flight of stairs, so I kept myself on the ground.
To the right of the Olympic size pool is a smaller diving tank, which measurers 30′ x 75′. On one side of the tank are two diving boards, one small and one tall. On the other side are two drop slides, both of which stand 17′ high and drop guests 40 degrees into the water. With only two flights of stairs to climb for this waterslide, I climbed them and enjoyed being dropped several times into the water. Both my boys also enjoyed these slides, but thought they were a little more scary than the other two.
If you will be visiting the Heath City Water Park with young children, there are plenty of fun activities for them too. I have been to many water parks, and have never seen so many small pools for young children in one place. The Heath community pool offers a 40′ x 75′ learning tank, a small wading pool with water-spouting umbrellas, and an impressive 5,500 square foot water playground. Even my children, who are 9 and 13, enjoyed playing in the water playground. In this area alone, there are two kiddie water slides, water cannons, spray areas, a climbing structure, and a top the entire playground is an enormous water bucket that fills up and drenches guests when it tips over.
A relaxing lazy river is located beside the water playground, where guests can enjoy a tranquil self-propelled ride on an inflatable inner tube. The lazy river is 660′ long, and is supervised by lifeguards that do not allow any horseplay or free swim. Guests must remain in the inner tubes and all times, and be respectful of other lazy river riders.
Coolers and snacks are permitted inside the Heath City Water Park, or you can purchase concessions inside the park. If you forget your sunscreen, don’t worry. The concession stands also offer a limit amount of swim toys and sunscreen products.
As I mentioned, our family $ 9.00 per person to enter the Heath community pool. We thought that price was VERY affordable for all the different activities offered. The complete list of admission prices for the community pool in Heath are listed below.
Daily walk in rates for the Heath City Water Park are as follows:
Rates for operational hours Noon – 5:00pm
Children under age 1 – $ 2.00
Children ages 1 – 5 – $ 6.00
Ages 6 – 59 $ 9.00
Ages 60 + – $ 6.00
Rates for entry after 5:00pm
Children under age 1 – $ 1.00
Children ages 1 – 5 – $ 3.00
Ages 6 – 59 – $ $ 4.00
Ages 60 + – $ 3.00
If you plan on visiting the Heath City Water Park frequently, purchasing a summer pass may be the smartest option. For a family of 5, a summer membership fee of $ 240.00 will permit unlimited visits to the water park through the summer. If purchased before May 1st, a family membership will only cost $ 230.00. (Residents of Heath will pay less, see website for more details).
There is something for everyone at the Heath community pool, even if you have a member in your family that does not like to swim. There are basketball courts, volleyball courts, and even a playground right inside the water park.
Bottom Line – I would give the Heath City Water Park 5 stars for being a terrific value. There are many different attractions, and all the waterslides are very well supervised by lifeguards. I felt that my children were 100% safe in and around the pool and other water areas, and that is the most important thing to me.
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