Shawnee Splash Water Park opens with summer fun offered for Oklahomans of all ages

Vicky O. Misa
The Shawnee News-Star
Splash Pad

In its seventh annual swim season, Shawnee Splash Water Park, at 100 E. Highland — and its sibling at Rotary-Briscoe Boy Scout Park — offer fun for residents of all ages.

Both of Shawnee’s outdoor, aquatic facilities operate during the summer months.

Recreation Manager Kerri Foster said she and her staff cannot be more excited.

The Splash is offering some new additions to the snack shack menu, she said.

The Splash offers people of all ages a way to participate in water activities. The water park is open mid-May through mid-August each year. The outdoor complex features a shallow play area, regulation pool area, spray ground area, diving area, climbing wall, slides, restrooms, showers and dressing areas, concession with covered deck, two diving boards, basketball goal, floatables, bench with sunshades and much more, the website reads.

Rotary-Briscoe Boy Scout Park's splash pad, at the corner of Main and Pesotum, has various water features as well.

Shawnee Splash.Shawnee Splash Waterpark, at 101 E. Highland in Shawnee.

According to the City of Shawnee website, at shawneeok.org, daily admission into the Water Park is: 55+ Seniors - $5; 18+ Adults - $6; Youth ages 3-17 - $5; and 2 years old and younger are free. Season passes and group rates also are available.

Hours are Tuesdays through Sundays from 1 to 8 p.m.; Season pass holders may enter early — at noon; Twilight hours, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., offer half-price admission.

Watch for updates and schedules for summer events at shawneeok.org/government/departments/parks/shawnee_splash.

Some general rules include:

• no outside food or drink;

• if a customer leaves, there is no re-entry into the water park without paying admission again;

• patrons must be at least 48 inches (four feet) tall to ride slides alone;

• 15-minute safety breaks occur at the top of every hour the park is open;

• children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult; children under 4 years old must be accompanied in the pool areas by an adult swimmer who is within arm's reach

Lessons

Splash has a great swim lesson program, Foster said.

“Patrons can register online or at the park,” she said.

Classes are offered in the mornings. There are four sessions available during June and July.

Cost of swim lessons are $35 to $75, depending on age and current skill level.

For more information, call (405) 273-0700 or check out their Facebook page at facebook.com/Shawnee Parks and Recreation.

For story ideas, questions or concerns, reporter Vicky O. Misa can be reached at vicky.misa@news-star.com.