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Best South Florida Water Slides

May 26, 2013 1:00 PM

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South Florida is scorching hot in the summer. If you and your family need to beat the heat, why not cool off in some of South Florida’s hottest water slides? The slides and the water parks they are located in are overflowing with some of the wettest, wildest attractions for splish-splashing fun!
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Rapids Water Park

6566 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, Fl. 33407
(561) 842-8756
www.rapidswaterpark.com

Rapids Water Park has more than 20 acres of action packed attractions including 29 water slides and a lazy river. High-speed attractions include Big Thunder, where four people pack into a doughnut-shaped raft; Body Blasters, where you are swept away in a flood of water as you blast through 1,000 feet of darkness; and Pirate’s Plunge, a water slide with a seven-story drop. There are also flume rides, a 25,000-square-foot wave pool with waves up to six feet high and several kids’ attractions that are a little milder. It’s located in West Palm Beach, about an hour north of Fort Lauderdale. They often run special deals in the summer.

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C.B. Smith Park

900 North Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, FL.
(954) 437-2650
www.broward.org

This large county park has two 350-foot waterslides, one 400-foot tube ride, a children’s playground, shallow pools and restrooms. Canoes, johnboats and paddleboats are also available for rental to explore the park’s 80 acres of lakes.

Pembroke Falls Aquatic Center

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Pembroke Falls Aquatics Center

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

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.

Larry and Penny Thompson Park

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Larry and Penny Thompson Park

12451 Eureka Drive
Miami, FL. 33177-3199
(305) 232-1049
www.miamidade.gov

Larry and Penny Thompson Park has 270 acres of natural South Florida woodland, bridle trails and hiking paths plus a large freshwater lake with a sandy beach and three mammoth water slides carved into a rock mountain. The lake is spring-fed and its calm waters are perfect for wading toddlers and their parents. The water slides are open during the summer.

Castaway Island At T.Y. Park

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Castaway Island Water Playground at T.Y. Park

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

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.

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