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Albuquerque Water Parks

Keep Things Splashing in Summer or Year Round


Albuquerque heat can make water parks and spray pads some of the most requested destinations on the kids' wish lists this summer. Find one to beat the heat, or enjoy one that's open year round. Some are free and some are special paid venues. Wherever you go, be safe and have a splashing good time.

Alameda Spray Park

9800 4th Street NW (1 block north of Alameda at Raymond Sanchez Community Center)
Albuquerque, NM 87114
(505) 898-1355

Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon - 6 p.m.

This spray park is now a paradise for kids! A variety of figurines squirt water, and there are tables nearby for storing stuff and taking a rest.

Cost is $1.75 for adults, $1.50 for kids 6-17, $1 for kids through 5, seniors 50+ are free. Spectator passes are $1.

Cliff's Water Mania!

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4800 Osuna NE
(505) 881-9373

The Water Mania! park at Cliff's has slides, buckets of water, waterfalls, and plenty of squirts. A visit to Cliff's Amusement Park includes entry to the water park, making this kid wonderland even more appealing. The water park has a tipping bucket, slides, and a shallow pool so the young kids are safe while the older kids still have tons of fun. There is a grassy area for families to sit, and a snack bar is nearby with ice cream and other cool treats. A Lil Squirts area for younger kids 40" or under makes it even better.

Water Mania! is open during peak summer season from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Some early summer days close earlier. Cliff's is closed Mondays.

Tickets for Water Mania! only are $10.95 online and $23.95 with amusement park rides, if purchased online. Tickets at the door are $4 more. Children 3 and under doing the Water Marnia only are free.

Hotel Cascada Water Park

2500 Carlisle Boulevard NE
(505) 888-3311

The Hotel Cascada's indoor water park offers a lot of features! There is the water park, an arcade and a snack bar and lounge. The water fun includes a tipping bucket, waterfalls, a lazy river, three basketball hoops, slides, a surf machine and more.

Cost is per person, per session. $19.95 (3 yrs - 47" tall), $24.95 (anyone 48" or taller), $5 for spectators. Ages 2 and under admitted free of charge.
The water park offers group and birthday packages for kids.

Hours are Friday from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 4 - 9 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Los Padillas Aquatic Center

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2141 Los Padillas Rd SW
(505) 873-1156
The Los Padillas Aquatics Center has a splash pool that is great for young waders. There are mushrooms that squirt water as well as tubes and other assorted squirt features. The handicapped accessible facility has cement walkways and paved areas. There is no grass, but several tables allow families to spread out, and there is room for spreading out towels. There is also a 25 yard lap pool that is five feet deep.

Cost: $3.50 (18-49), $2.50 (6-17), $1 (0-5), $2 spectator, veterans and 50+ swim free.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center

501 Elizabeth SE
(505) 275-8731

The spray ground offers families a place to get wet, and families have shaded areas where they can sit and relax, or enjoy a picnic. Children are admitted with an adult member (membership required). There is no lifeguard on duty, but the staff monitors the grounds during operating hours.

Rio Grande Zoo

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903 Tenth SW
(505) 768-2000

It isn't every zoo that offers summer refreshment in the form of a spray park. The zoo has all the great exhibits you've come to expect, and you can also have the kids enjoy the multi-tiered climbing structure and the splash area. Water spurts up in a random pattern while kids enjoy the chance to chase the water and cool down. It's part of the regular admission to the zoo, $7 adults, $2 children 3-12 or 65+.

Uptown Center

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Louisiana and Indian School
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

During the summer months, the water pops up at this small plaza squirt park, between the restaurants and shops. There are seats for the family to relax on while the kids get nice and wet. Sometimes musicians are nearby, performing kid music. Best of all, this splash spot is free.

West Mesa Aquatic Center

6705 Fortuna Road NW
(505) 836-8718
Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 5 p.m.
Fridays 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m.

The West Mesa facility has an outdoor pool as well as several indoor pools, but its indoor water park is open year round. It has a wading pool, spray fountains, water toys and a water slide. The other pools are fun as well, and there is plenty of seating.

Cost: $3 adults, $2.50 teens 13-17, $2 children 6-12, 50 cents children 5 and under, $1 for seniors 55+ and spectators.

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