One of our favorite family friendly water parks to visit in Michigan is Rolling Hills. It’s mainly geared towards children, but there are still plenty of attractions for adults to enjoy. Why it attracts so many people each year is due to being less than a 30 minute drive from the two big cities of Ann Arbor and Detroit.
Rolling Hills Water Park
Although it’s a smaller facility, the water park does a great job at making the most of each attraction. There are 7 different areas you and your family can enjoy with options for thrill seekers, smaller children, and those who just want to have a relaxing day in the water.
Main Water Park Attractions
- White Cap Bay – Once the bell sounds, run to the wave pool where you can wade or float over beach like waves. This is definitely one of the water parks main attractions.
- Plunge Peak – You can choose from one of three water slides. The first two are your typical twist and turning tubes that snake around the park for more than 250 feet. The third is a body slide for the thrill seekers that want to plunge down 160 feet.
- Lazy River – As the kids play, adults can enjoy a nice float around the park where you can decide between a peaceful journey or one filled with geysers and waterfalls.
- Slide Mountain – Enjoy either body or tube sliding down a winding track before dumping into a large splash pool.
- Little Dipper – A smaller water slide for kids who want to feel the same thrills adults do.
- Activity Pool – In the center of the water park is large section for children to splash around. It offers several water features such as bubblers and geysers that shoot water all around.
- Playground – Kids can enjoy a fun water gymnasium with dump buckets, water cannons, climbing ropes, monkey bars, and a few slides.
When you need a quick break from the action, Rolling Hills offers two different areas with lounge seats and plenty of shade. They are located near the concession stand which also offers a few lunch items.
Ticket Prices and Hours
Washtenaw County Resident – $11
Children Under 36″ – Free
Non-Resident – $13
Children Under 36″ – Free
You can also purchase tickets online.
General Park Hours
Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day
12pm – 7pm
They do also have an annual dog day where you can bring your pups to splash around. It’s typically held the weekend after labor day and draws in hundreds of dogs. It’s quite the scene and a bucket list item your dog will beg you for every year.
Directions from Ann Arbor – Map
Directions from Detroit – Map
Address: 7660 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti Charter Twp, Michigan 48197
Phone: (734) 484-9676