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WEEKEND SPLASH TIME | Fun In the Summer Sun!

It’s going to be a fabulous summer! Grab your family, call your favorite friends and get ready for some Weekend Splash Time. Check out our list of fun west suburban splash spots, which are sure to fulfill everyone’s splashing urges. Enjoy! 1. Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park – Bolingbrook Mother Nature not playing so nice? Good news: you CAN plan a day at the waterpark and not be bound by the weather forecast! With two waterparks in one, including swimming and slide action inside and outside, rainy days don’t have to be so gloomy. www.bolingbrook /en/facilities/pelican-harbor -TS 2. Raging Waves – Yorkville Two words for thrill seekers: The Boomerang! This 4-person slide twists and turns before it plunges riders 40 feet. In fact, it scores a perfect 5 out of 5 on the website’s thrill factor scale. But don’t worry, Illinois’ largest water park features many other slides for every thrill-level. -TS 3. Harold Hall Quarry Beach – Batavia Up for something different this summer? Swimming in a sandy-bottom 60,000-foot rock quarry is definitely not your everyday swimming experience.With islands, slides, and a diving area (and even a rental option for private parties), this swimming spot is a diamond in the rough. -TS 4. Sea Lion Park – Lisle In addition to many swimming and slide features, this suburban waterpark offers several distinct areas for different age groups: a sand and baby pool play area for the little ones, a splash playground that is great for toddlers through adolescents, and then a teen leisure pool specifically reserved for ages 12 and up. This waterpark is family approved! -TS 5. Grand Bear Falls Waterpark – Utica Can you say, “Wet and Wild Weekend Water Park Getaway”?! This indoor park at Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort has something for everyone – play zones, slides, lazy rivers, and even a spa for Mom. Great resort + water park fun + Starved Rock only a stone’s throw away = the TRIFECTA of weekend family fun. -TS 6. Centennial Beach – Naperville A sandy beach, right in the heart of Naperville….and it’s not a mirage! This local swimming spot feels like a day at the beach complete with Adirondack chairs, floating rafts, and sand volleyball. And we just love, love, love that there is a raft tethered in the middle for sunbathing and diving. -TS 7. Otter Cove Aquatic Park – St. Charles Inspired by the rascally antics of the river otter, for which it was named, Otter Cove Aquatic Park overflows with playful attractions. Your splashtastic world of wet and wild water fun awaits you! With rides that twist, turn and twirl through water that shoots, sprays and spins, Otter Cove features dozens of safe and exciting activities sure to appeal to every water enthusiast, from the most energetic cannonballer to the most laid-back floater. Themed around a river otter and his friends, this facility features something for every member of the family. All pools are heated, between 80-82 degrees. -TS

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