tucsontopia-logo-things-to-do

5 Best Water Slides in Tucson

High temps means it's time to head to the pool for swimming, splashing, AND sliding!

Here are our picks for the five best water slides in the Greater Tucson area.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

water slide at ritz dove mountain | 5 Best Water Slides in Tucson
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

At 235' feet long, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain boasts the longest water slide in Tucson.

The water slide leads directly into The Aventura pool, which features a simply designed splash pad and multiple "shallow zones" between 1 and 3-feet for the younger kids. Older kids will zip down the water slide with squeals of laughter. The Aventura pool is one of three swimming pools open all year around and kept at a pleasant temperature of 85 degrees in the cooler months. The slide is accessible to all with a height of 42 inches or more.

  • ADDRESS: 15000 N. Secret Springs Drive, Marana
  • COST: Free to Resort Guests; Non-residents can purchase Day Pass (Mon-Thurs only) through ResortPass
  • PHONE: 520-572-3000

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

Sidewinder Waterslide Westin La Paloma Resort Tucson
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

Westin La Paloma isn't far behind with a 177' feet drop that plunges you into the water below.

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa features five expansive pools, overlooking the Santa Catalina Mountains. With an exclusive adults-only pool and numerous waterfalls along with Sabino’s Swim-Up Bar & Grill (offering light treats and delicious drinks), parents can remain close while relaxing in a desert oasis.

Guests can enjoy extra shade and privacy by booking one of five cabanas available for rent, each appointed with a television, ceiling fan, privacy curtains, small refrigerator, and two lounge chairs. Amenities included with your Cabana experience include six bottled waters, a fresh fruit platter, sunscreen, and chapstick. Staff will be available to provide service from Sabino's Pool Bar and Grill. Westin La Paloma also has 3 spacious Family Ramadas available for rent near the Main Pool.

You must be 42 inches tall to ride the slide + anyone under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult/guardian (18 years or older).

  • ADDRESS: 3800 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson
  • COST: Free to Resort Guests; NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
  • PHONE: 520-742-6000

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

waterslide JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort
JW Marriott Starr Pass Tucson Resort & Spa

The JW Marriott Starr Pass Tucson Resort & Spa has a "fabulous array of multi-level swimming pools, water slides, lazy rivers, and dancing fountains [that] are fun for all ages." Hotel guests are invited to lazily drift along the Starr Canyon River, brave the Monsoon Falls Water Slide (the 175 foot slide plunges into the 85 degree water below), lounge by the Reflection Pools ,or play in the Dancing Springs. The Reflections Pools and Starr Canyon River are open year round.

  • ADDRESS: 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd., Tucson
  • COST: Free to Resort Guests; NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
  • PHONE: 1-888-527-8989

El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort

water slide at El Conquistador Resort Tucson | 5 Best Water Slides in Tucson
El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort

The 143-foot "Sliderock" water slide at El Conquistador Tucson is designed for children over 42 inches in height. For younger children that don't meet the height requirement, the resort's children's pool - "Shallow Springs" - is shaped like a fish with interactive water features in the tail. The pools are open year-round and temperatures are kept 82° - 84°.

  • ADDRESS: 10000 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson
  • COST: Free to Resort Guests; NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
  • PHONE: 520-544-5000

Rancho Sahuarita's Water Park

Rancho Sahuarita waterslides
Rancho Sahuarita

Rancho Sahuarita’s Water Park is the largest private splash park in Southern Arizona and includes three slides, a main pool with eight lap lanes and recreational swim space, a spa, and a splash park with multiple fountains and play equipment.

The most popular feature of Rancho Sahuarita’s water park is the Big Bucket, which dumps 500 gallons of water into the bucket pool every 5-7 minutes. The water park also includes a tot pool, picnic place, and dry Train Depot play area. The main pool is heated to 82 degrees year-round; splash park equipment is open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Rancho Sahuarita’s water park is open to residents and their guests.

The largest slide, a half-tube slide, is 20' tall and 142' long. There are also two smaller slides.

  • ADDRESS: 15455 S Camino Lago Azul, Sahuarita
  • COST: Free for residents; guest passes may be available if you have a friend in the community
  • PHONE: 520-207-7730
  • NOTE: Pools are currently closed due to COVID-19. Call ahead to confirm opening.

-------------------------------------------------------

AND...WE HAVE A FEW RUNNERS-UP! You'll love careening down these other water slides around town.

Quincie Douglas Pool

Quincie Douglas Pool Water Slide Tucson | 5 Best Water Slides in Tucson
Quincie Douglas Pool

At 142 feet, the Quincie Douglas slide may be smaller than some of the previous three slides - but it's also open to the public!

Children need to have swimming ability in order to use the slide. A swim test is administered on-site. Quincie Douglas also features a beach entry, splash pad, and lap lanes. The pool is kept at 80-82 degrees in the winter months. In the summer, it can range anywhere from 80-86 degrees.

  • ADDRESS: 1575 E. 36th Street, Tucson
  • COST: $2 for Adults; $1 for Children 
  • PHONE: 520-791-5941
  • HOURS: See complete hours + fees on the City of Tucson website.

Clements Pool

Clements Water Slide Tucson | 5 Best Water Slides in Tucson
Clements Pool

Located adjacent to Pima Community College East and Santa Rita High School, Clements Pool (at Lincoln Regional Park) opened in the summer of 1999. Like Quincie Douglas, the slide is 142 ft. in length. Children need to have swimming ability in order to use the slide. A swim test is administered on site. Clements also features a beach entry and one meter diving board. The pool is kept at 80-82 degrees in the winter months. In the summer, it can range anywhere from 80-86 degrees.

  • ADDRESS: 8155 E Poinciana Dr, Tucson
  • COST: $2 for Adults; $1 for Children 
  • PHONE: (520) 791-5785
  • HOURS: See complete hours + fees on the City of Tucson website.

Oro Valley Aquatic Center

waterslide Oro Valley Aquatic Center
Oro Valley Aquatic Center

The Oro Valley Aquatic Center features an orange water slide that is 22 feet high and 130 feet long (plus a 30-foot run-out at the end of the slide). Guests must be at least four feet tall to ride. The Oro Valley Aquatic Center also includes an interactive splash pad, recreation pool, competition/Olympic-sized pool, and diving boards. The facility is open year-round and water is kept at 80 degrees.

  • ADDRESS: 23 W Calle Concordia, Oro Valley
  • COST: $4-$5 for kids; $6-$7 for adults - summer + monthly memberships are also available
  • PHONE: (520) 297-7946

Thad Terry Aquatic Center at the Northwest YMCA 

waterslide Thad Terry Aquatic Center Northwest YMCA Tucson
Thad Terry Aquatic Center at Northwest YMCA

The Thad Terry Aquatic Center at the Northwest YMCA features a slide that is 17 1/2 feet tall with a ride that is 81 1/2 feet in length. Riders must be able to swim unassisted to the side without assistance from the lifeguard in 3 1/2 feet of water.

The pool facility also has a mushroom water feature and 3 water sprays for small children, along with a 6-lane, 25-yard competition pool. 

  • ADDRESS: 7770 N. Shannon Rd., Tucson
  • COST: Free for YMCA Members; 1 for ages 17 and under; $3 for ages 18+. 
  • PHONE: 520-229-9001

-------------------------------------------

Which water slide in Tucson is YOUR favorite?

Desert Christian Schools
Chris Lawler NOVA Home Loans
Tim Sheaffer Sell's Real Estate
Veritas Academy
TucsonTopia contains both paid and non-paid mentions of businesses and organizations in and around Tucson, Arizona. Any reference made here to local businesses, services, classes, etc. is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement. We encourage you to do your own research before participating in an event or engaging with a local business or organization. The intent of TucsonTopia is to provide ideas for family-friendly activities, events, and resources. Participants assume all risks for any activities they engage in. TucsonTopia is not responsible for any injuries or problems that may arise from partaking in any of these events and activities.
© 2012-2020 TucsonTopia - All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy
menu-circlecross-circle linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram