5 Great Places to Cool Off When Scottsdale Heats Up

5 Great Places to Cool Off When Scottsdale Heats Up

  • 04/15/19

If you’re buying a home for sale in Scottsdale, you might be looking at houses with swimming pools – but if you don’t find one you love, you need to know where to cool off. Check out this list of amazing places to slow down the summer sizzle while you live in this beautiful city.

5 Best Places to Cool Off When Scottsdale Heats Up

Outside your favorite country club or private pool, check out:
  • Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center
  • Chaparral Park Aquatic Center
  • Desert Foothills Family YMCA
  • Sonoran Splash Pool
  • Big Surf

Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center

Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center
2301 North Miller Road, Scottsdale
(480) 312-2484

The Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center offers swim lessons and has recreational teams, as well as water exercise classes. When you swing by for open swim, you’re free to enjoy:
  • 13-lane lap pool
  • Two 1-meter diving boards
  • Two 3-meter diving boards
  • Two water slides
  • A large play pool for kids
  • A water playground for kids
You can even rent out the facility for birthday parties, large groups and commercial events.

Chaparral Park Aquatic Center

Chaparral Park Aquatic Center
5401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale
(480) 312-2361

The Chaparral Park Aquatic Center is always a fun place to make a splash during summer months. You can reserve it for group events, birthday parties and commercial get-togethers, and you can sign your kids – or yourself – up for swim lessons, too. The Aquatic Center has:
  • 10 lap lanes
  • Diving well with a 1-meter board
  • Free-form pool with a zero-depth entry
  • Shallow wading area
Best Swimming Spots in Scottsdale

Desert Foothills Family YMCA

Desert Foothills Family YMCA
34250 North 60th Street, Scottsdale
(480) 596-9622

With its heated lap pool and whirlpool, the Desert Foothills YMCA is a great place to stop by and dive in. The pool is open Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Fridays from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (You can download the most current pool schedule here.)

Sonoran Splash Pool

Sonoran Splash Pool
7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale
(480) 585-4848

The Sonoran Splash Pool at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a great place to spend the day when you’re looking for big-water adventures. The pool features two 200-foot waterslides with plenty of twists and turns. Check out Sunset Beach, too, where you’ll find 830 tons of white sand and a giant splash pad, and the Princess Pool and Bar.
Where to Swim in Scottsdale

Big Surf

Big Surf
1500 North McClintock Drive, Tempe
(480) 994-2297

Big Surf is Arizona’s largest water park, and it’s packed with attractions. There’s a wave pool on “Waikiki Beach” and several slides, including:
  • 3 Hurricane Slides
  • The Black Hole
  • Tornado Twisters
  • White Serpentine Slide
  • Kilauea Cove Slides
  • Tahitian Twisters
  • Cyclone & Tsunami Slides
There are plenty of kid-friendly attractions for those with fainter constitutions, too, including Bora Bora Bay, Otter Slides and Captain Cook’s Landing.

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