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. Since 1990, kids of all ages have been enjoying the wave pool, inner tubes, lazy river, and various play areas of this one-of-a-kind water world. Beyond the excitement of the park, you’ll enjoy blissful views of the Mississippi River. 

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.

Super Splash Park

625 S Lewis Ln. Carbondale, Illinois


Distance from Springfield: 166 miles south of Springfield. Lounge on the lazy river as you glide around this 18-acre park. Lap pool, diving board, water slide, and beach-style pool with interactive play areas.

Raging Waves

Illinois Highway 47, Yorkville, IL 60560
Distance from Springfield: About 181 north of Springfield, in the western Chicago suburbs. The largest waterpark in Illinois has over 45 acres of water slides, pools, and a lazy river.

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.

White Water Canyon Water Park

8221 171st St. Tinley Park, Illinois


Distance from Springfield: about 200 miles northeast of Springfield. Five acres of wet fun for the whole family. The main pool features a zero depth entry with an interactive children’s play area, a 1-meter diving board, and a 3-meter drop slide. Lazy river, spray grounds, and more!

Splash Country Water Park 

195 S Barnes Rd. Aurora, Illinois


Distance from Springfield: about 200 miles north of Springfield. Kids’ play area, sand volleyball, and the second-longest lazy river in the state. Six-lane zero-depth pool.

Magic Waters Water Park 

7820 N Cherryvale Blvd. Cherry Valley, Illinois


Distance from Springfield: about 200 miles north of Springfield. Wade in the wave pool or float in peace on your inner tube at this awesome park. Interactive water toys, water slides, Screaming Lizard, a wave pool and more.

Itasca Caribbean Waterpark

100 N. Catalpa Ave. Itasca, Illinois


Distance from Springfield: 210 miles northeast of Springfield. Four separate pools, one of which is a vortex. There are also play areas for families and a 185 feet water slide to keep the kids entertained. 

Rainbow Falls Waterpark

200 Rev Morrison Blvd. Elk Grove Village, Illinois


Distance from Springfield: 210 miles north of Springfield. This park is well-loved for its adrenaline-pumping Calypso Twist, which is four water slides wound together, you’ll find your bliss on the lazy river or in the Hide-Away Cafe.

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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