There’s no question that Carmel water park is one of the best places to spend time in the summer. One of Central Indiana’s best waterparks is The Waterpark, a part of the Monon Community Center in Carmel. Not only do they have a great indoor pool with really fun waterslides, but the outdoor water park is fantastic!
The Waterpark in Carmel
The park-like atmosphere at this waterpark is one of the unique features that sets The Waterpark apart from others. There are trees and native plants growing, butterflies flittering from bloom to bloom. Beyond the beautiful setting, there are so many things to do for all ages and abilities. They even have adaptive activity times.
One downside of the Carmel water park being so popular is that it can get very crowded and long lines will form on very hot days. And these lines are just the lines to get into the water park. When they reach capacity, they begin to operate on a one-person in and one-person out status. The only way to beat this system is to be a member of the waterpark or a season pass carrier. These people don’t have to stand in line!
Things to do at the Carmel Waterpark
Design rules at The Waterpark—the venue has many unique activity areas.
- The waterslide zone with two giant waterslides—one body slide and one tube slide.
- A deep pool with a super-fast, short slide that plunges riders deep underwater and a super fun aquatic climbing wall.
- A kiddie pool area that’s fenced in. This area has a small activity playground and splashing sprinklers.
- An activity pool area with a giant water playground with slides, games, and water spraying everywhere.
- The lap pool is great for practicing swimming skills or relaxing with friends.
- FlowRider: This hot spot is where guests can learn to surf on a simulated experience. Sign your FlowRider waiver in advance.
- Lazy river: grab a tube and float through a river of native grasses, falling water, and relaxation.
Carmel Waterpark Hours
The outdoor water park at Monon Community Center (MCC) is open from 11 am-7 pm daily, May 27 – August 6, 2023. August 12-September 4, visit Saturday and Sunday, 11 am-6 pm.
At least once a month during the summer months, there’s a Monon Waterpark adult night where the water park reopens after hours for a 21+ night at The Waterpark.
Carmel Waterpark Admission
Members of the Monon Community Center receive complimentary admission to The Waterpark. Daily admission is $15 for adults (16-64 years), $12 for youth (3-15 years), and $12 for seniors (65+ years), and children 2 and under are free with adult admission. Season passes are also available for The Waterpark.
Carmel Water Park Season Passes
A monthly pass is $32 for Youth, ages 3 -15, and $48 for adults ages 16 years and up. Summer season passes are valid from May 27, 2023 – August 6, 2023, and are $96 for children ages 3-15 and $144 for adults ages 16 and up.
What to Bring to The Waterpark
There are lawn chairs available on a first come, first claimed basis but they get claimed quickly. However, you are allowed to bring your own. You can even bring along a blanket to lay in the grass.
Is there food at the Monon Community Center Waterpark? You bet! You’ll smell burgers being grilled as you walk up to the park and the prices are reasonable. Enjoy summer favorites like hot dogs and ice cream. Guests are permitted to bring their own food and beverages to The Waterpark with the exception of glass or alcohol.
Bring your own towel, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Life jackets are available for use, but you are welcome to bring your own US Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
The cabanas at the Waterpark are a comfortable space to set your things down, relax in the shade, store food and drinks, and just enjoy time with your friends and family. Each cabana is equipped with a ceiling fan, radio volume control, a cushioned chaise lounge, three cushioned chairs, electrical outlets, end tables, a cooler, and a lockable cabinet. When we have a cabana rental, we place a catering order with Chik-fila and bring fruit trays and veggie trays and fill the cooler with Capri-Suns and soft drinks. It’s so much fun!
Cabanas are available for advance rental. These go quickly, so make sure to visit carmelclayparks.com soon to reserve one for your visit to the Carmel water park. Daily rates are $90 on weekdays and $129 on weekends. Admission is not included. There are also two smaller cabanas available for rent and they’re smack in the middle of all of the water park fun, plus they’re only $60 on weekdays and $90 on weekends.
Birthday Parties at the Carmel Waterpark
Birthday parties at the Waterpark are a lot of fun and a great deal! Rent the Patio at The Waterpark for $375 for a three-hour period. Decorate the shaded patio how you like, bring in your own food AND the rental fee includes 10 Youth Passes and 4 Adult Passes. You’ll be able to purchase additional passes for your guests at the regular admission rate.
You can also just meet up at the waterpark and buy passes for everyone. Add on a cabana rental for a landing place and you’ll have even more fun! Everyone loves a good waterpark birthday party and the Carmel water park is no exception, there’s so much to do!
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