Family & Pets

Best Public Pools For Kids

July 9, 2013 9:00 AM

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Summer in South Florida is all about keeping cool. The sweltering heat often keeps kids in the water at public pools and parks and we’ve got some of the best.
venetian pool Best Public Pools For Kids


Venetian Pool

2701 De Soto Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL.
(305) 460-5306

Miami’s most beautiful and unique swimming pool. Venetian Pool dates back to 1924 and is the only swimming pool registered in the National Register of Historic Places. Underground artesian wells feed the free-form lagoon, which is shaded by three-story Spanish porticos and has both fountains and waterfalls. There’s no heaters used here and it can be cold in the winter months.

Pembroke Falls Aquatic Center


Pembroke Falls Aquatics Center

1361 NW 129th Ave.
Pembroke Pines, Fl. 33028
(954) 538-3646

This pool has two 140-foot long water slides, a 5,000-square-foot interactive waterplay pool with a play structure and a slide, and a 7,500-square-foot multi-purpose pool with zero depth entry. There’s also a 25-yard lap pool with eight lanes and a 13-foot deep dive well with two one-meter diving boards. Non-residents must pay to enter.

Castaway Island At T.Y. Park


Castaway Island Water Playground at T.Y. Park

3300 N. Park Road
Hollywood, FL.
(954) 985-1980

Castaway Island Water Playground includes seven water slides, two pools, a large water playground with tropical coconuts and palm trees that spray water, a small play pool designed for toddlers, picnic areas, concession stand and restrooms. The Lagoon next to Castaway Island is a man-made lake with a sandy beach.

paradisecove Best Public Pools For Kids


Paradise Cove at C.B. Smith Park

900 North Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, FL. 33028
(954) 437-2650

The Paradise Cove water park at CB Smith is the largest water park in the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County area. There are four different play areas designed for kids of all ages and includes two 350-foot waterslides, one 400-foot tube ride, a children’s playground, shallow pools and restrooms.  Fun for all ages on a hot summer day.

normand isle park and pool Best Public Pools For Kids


Normandy Isle Park and Pool

7030 Trouville Esplanade
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 993-2021

Normandy Isle Park and Pool features a 4 lane lap pool, an interactive / play pool with water toys, changing rooms with showers and a concession area. An illuminated deck enables the pool to be open evenings.

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  • Julie

    I went to Paradise Cove at C.B. Smith Park and it was a horrible experience. Yes my son loved it when he was allowed in the pool but there was always shut downs do to someone kids pooping in the pool. The lines are long, it was overcrowded AND the concession stands ran out of food. So, not only were were hot, not allowed in the pools, and crowded we were hungry!! The only plus was we got there after three so we only had to pay bucks to get in.

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