Memorial Day weekend usually means the opening of water parks, or at least the start of parks being open every day.

BIG SURF

Big Surf is home to the third largest wave pool in the World.  Built in 1969, Big Surf Water Park is America’s Original Water Park boasting Waikiki Beach.  Nestled on 20 acres on the northern tip of Tempe and just south of Scottsdale, Big Surf Water Park also features dozens of thrilling water slides and rides all in a safe and family friendly atmosphere. Big Surf opened May 7, but will be open daily, for the summer, starting Monday, 5/30/16.  1500 N. McClintock Dr. Tempe, AZ 85281

 

SUNSPLASH WATER PARK

Sunsplash Water Park features 16 water slides, a wave pool, lazy river, plus kids areas, as well.  

It’s adjacent to Golfland Family Fun Center.  Golfland Sunsplash has over 30 rides and attractions.  From waterslides to award winning miniature golf, Golfland-Sunsplash has something for the whole family!  155 W. Hampton Ave. Mesa, AZ 85210

Spread among its 25-acre facility, Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix features Maximum Velocity, a dueling water coaster (the world's first). Riders "race" in side-by-side tracks. Other thrill rides include Tornado, a funnel ride, Serpentine Complex, a bowl ride, Mammoth Falls, a half-pipe ride, and Desert Racers, a six-lane mat racing slide. For guests who prefer their thrills slightly toned down, Wet 'n' Wild offers Raging Rivers, a family raft ride.

 

WET ’N’ WILD

This park offers Cactus Cooler, an 1,100 foot long lazy river, and Monsoon Bay, a large wave pool. And for younger kids, there's Boogie Board Beach, an interactive water play structure with a tipping bucket and smaller kiddie slides, and Soak 'em Playayground, a play pool with pint-sized slides.

Spread among its 25-acre facility, Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix features a dueling water coaster (the world's first). Riders "race" in side-by-side tracks. Other thrill rides include Tornado, a funnel ride, Serpentine Complex, a bowl ride, Mammoth Falls, a half-pipe ride, and Desert Racers, a six-lane mat racing slide. For guests who prefer their thrills slightly toned down, Wet 'n' Wild offers Raging Rivers, a family raft ride.  4243 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Glendale, AZ 85310