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Pick a pool, any pool. Metro aquatic centers and swimming holes help you cool off when the weather heats up.

Jenny Coon Peterson June 8th, 2011


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City Splash
Address: 2200 S. Holly, Yukon
Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues-Fri; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat; 1-5 p.m. Sun
Get in: $3
Features: Cool off with a water slide, low dive, plus a kiddie pool.
Don’t miss: Check out water aerobics and scuba classes throughout the summer. Pooches in the Pool is held Aug. 14 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Food: The concession stand stocks candy and drinks. No outside food or drinks allowed.

Pelican Bay Aquatic Center
Address: 1034 S. Bryant, Edmond
Hours: 1-8 p.m. Mon-Wed; 1-7 p.m. Thurs-Fri; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat; 1-6 p.m. Sun
Get in: $4-$7
Features: Beyond the slides, check out a 400-foot long lazy river, climbing wall and spinning vortex.
Don’t miss: Dive-In Movies are held June 16 and 30, and July 14 and 28. The center opens at 7:30 p.m. for the movie, which starts at dark.
Food: The Pelican Bay Cafe serves up hot food and ice cream. No outside food or drink allowed.

Pelican Bay
Credits: Mark Hancock

Reno Swim & Slide
Address: 101 S. Douglas, Midwest City
Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon-Sat; 1-8 p.m. Sun
Get in: $3-$6
Features: Suit up with two slides, diving boards, a 12-foot climbing wall, zero-depth entry, plus two smaller slides and a baby pool with interactive features for kids.
Don’t miss: The Mom and Son Luau is June 17 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Buy tickets in advance.
Food: The snack bar features hot and cold treats. Outside food and drinks aren’t allowed.

Will Rogers Family Aquatic Center
Address: 3201 N. Grand
Hours: noon-9 p.m.
Get in: $3-$6
Features: Get wet with the zero-depth entry, two curling slides and lots of places to splash around.
Don’t miss: Practice your best back flip in the separate diving well.
Food: The concession stand stocks perfect summer snacks, including some healthy options. Outside food is not permitted.

Earlywine Family Aquatic Center
Address: 3033 S.W. 119th
Hours: noon-9 p.m.
Get in: $3-$6
Features: Check out the slides, interactive water features and a zero-depth entry.
Don’t miss: Check out the new “bowl” slide, a 40-foot slide that plunges into a large, swirling bowl (think “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”-style oversized drain).
Food: Besides the pizza and hot dogs, try healthier fare, like frozen grapes and other fruit. Outside food is not permitted.

Westwood Waterpark
Address: 2400 Westport Drive, Norman
Hours: 1-8 p.m. Mon-Fri; 1-6 p.m. Sat-Sun
Get in: $4-$6
Features: The large complex features two 25-foot slides, a diving well, 50-meter lap pool, junior pool and a wading pool with a fountain.
Don’t miss: The two high dives are rare to find, and divers will visit Westwood Waterpark just for them.
Food: The concession stand features candy, pop and more. No outside food allowed.

 
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