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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Swimming Pools and Water Parks Overview for Summer 2013!

Memorial Day Week-end is the unofficial start of summer and the official opening of many swimming pools and water parks.  Here are the links to various swimming pool and water park reviews so you can plan your fun in the sun:

Adventure Bay in Altoona—Adventureland’s water park.

Albia—Monroe County Aquatic Center:  The best bargain around!

Centerville Municipal Pool—bring your inflatable rafts to this Olympic sized pool!

Fun City’s Huck’s Harbor in Burlington—indoor and outdoor water fun!

Honey Creek’s Buccaneer Bay—indoor adventure.

Indianola Veteran’s Memorial Aquatic Center—great area for little kids!

Mount Pleasant Family Aquatic Center—a gem, but hard to find.  Follow our directions.

Oskaloosa's Edmundson Park Swimming Pool--great example of renovation!

The Beach Ottumwa—wave pool!

Sigourney Swimming Pool—padded bottom in a park setting!

Washington Steele Family Aquatic Center—love the chairs and the park!

There you have it, our pool and water park reviews.  As we continue to make our rounds during the summer of 2013, updates will be added to the reviews.  And, we may be adding new pools to our list!

It was great fun visiting the various pools and water parks for our “research” yet the reason for the reviews is that this is the type of information I wanted prior to visiting and it wasn’t available. . . anywhere!  The idea for the pool reviews was born at our family’s kitchen table, just like many other ideas.  We hope the information helps you and your family to have fun! 

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  1. WOW! I never knew there were so many different water parks and things you could do in Disney. So far we haven't made it down to Florida (waiting till the kids are a little bit older). We only have brought the kids to a couple of the Sandusky Ohio water parks. They seem to love the kids activities! You sure do have a have a whole bunch of tips! I'll have to keep your blog handy!

    1. Brielle,
      While there are many pools and water parks at Disney. . . and our blog has info on Typhoon Lagoon for example, these are actually reviews of pools and water parks near where we live in Iowa.
      Thanks for reading the Williams Family Blog!

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