Wayne County's largest water park opens Saturday


DETROIT – The Wayne County Family Aquatic Center opens for its full season on Saturday.

It will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Labor Day. The pool closes at 6:30 p.m.

The center is located on Detroit's east side at 12600 Chandler Park Drive, south of the I-94 freeway.

The center is a smoke and alcohol free facility, with certified lifeguards on duty at all times, and a security team that patrols the entire facility.

Food concessions, bath house, and lockers are available.

Features at the park:

Spray fountains for children

Kiddie splish-splash land

Wave pool for teens and adults with more than 370,000 gallons of water creating waves up to 9 feet tall

Tube rides

Two 23-foot super-sized water slides


Wayne County Residents:

  • Tots (under 2)            $2 *
  • Children age 3-12       $5
  • ??Adults                         $7

Non Wayne County Residents: Add $1 to resident's rates

*Free swim-diaper with admission. Must be worn at all times