Outdoor Water Parks – Illinois

Knight’s Action Park

C’mon It’s Where the Action Is!  Exit #93 off I-72, 1700 Knights Recreation Dr. Springfield, IL 62711. 217-546-8881 www.knightsactionpark.com

Home to water slides, batting cages, a 50-tee driving range, arcade games, bumper boats, the classic Big Wheel, a giant wave pool, and more. Season Passes are on sale now. Knight’s Driving Range and Miniature Golf courses are open year-round. Learn more about our Birthday Party Packages


1 Eastside Drive, East Peoria, IL
Distance from Springfield: About 74 miles. This 3-acre water park is 100% accessible to persons with disabilities. It features hands-on water effects, water slides, and play pools for smaller children.

Splash City Family Water Park

10 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234
Distance from Springfield: About 83 miles southwest of Springfield, located just off I-55. This park features “Monsoon Mountain”, which is a 50-foot fortress that includes lots of activities as well as five slides. Also, a new attraction is FlowRider, which is a body board type of ride.

Raging Rivers Water Park

100 Palisades Parkway, Grafton, IL 62037
Distance from Springfield: About 100 miles southwest of Springfield, near the IL/MO border. This park features a wave pool, lazy river, multiple slides, as well as a “swirlpool”.

Joliet Splash Station

2780 U.S. Route 6, Joliet, IL 60436
Distance from Springfield: About 163 miles north of Springfield. This park features multiple slides, a wave pool, lazy river, and a sandbox area.

Raging Waves

Illinois Highway 47, Yorkville, IL 60560
Distance from Springfield: About 181 north of Springfield, in the western Chicago suburbs. This park was listed as USA Today’s 2008 Top Illinois Summer Destination in 2008.

Magic Waters Water Park

7820 CherryVale North Blvd., Cherry Valley, IL 61016
Distance from Springfield: About 193 miles – located a little east of Rockford. This park features attractions for all ages, including a wave pool, multiple slides, lazy river and a sand volleyball court.

Six Flags Great America – Hurricane Harbor

1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee, IL 60031. Located on I-94 at Route 132
Distance from Springfield: About 230 miles – located northeast of Chicago. Explore 100,000 square feet of slides, pools and water fun. Includes a lazy river, the award-winning Tornado, and much more!

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  1. Lindsey S. says:

    Grizzly bear Jack’s in Utica is also an awesome indoor water park with an adjacent indoor arcade and fun area, lodge with kid movies, outdoor park area and putt-putt golf, bakery, and awesome villa lodges that sleep up to 8 with full kitchen. We just got home, and our kids loved it! Perfect for chilly weather, too. We will be going back this fall 😄😄 very affordable, and fun to bring friends or grandparents!

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