Written by: Crystal Paschal
Many families on the west side of Indianapolis and in Hendricks County were sad to find that the indoor portion of Plainfield’s Splash Island was closed for repairs this winter. However, we’ve got great news! Splash Island’s indoor aquatic center is open once again, and it’s the perfect place for family pool time.
I visited with my two boys, one who is a strong swimmer and one who has a serious hatred of getting his face wet. The zero-entry pool made it easy for both kids (and their pregnant mom) to get in the water. The shallow play area was perfect for my non-swimmer, and he even went down the slide a few times! My older swimmer enjoyed venturing over to the slightly deeper side (3’6”) and shooting hoops. He didn’t get a chance to try out the larger indoor slide, but it looks like lots of fun!
The facilities at Splash Island are gorgeous and family-friendly. The water and temperature of the indoor swim area feels just like a summer day. The family locker room is clean and spacious, with a changing area. There are plenty of deck chairs inside the swim area, and tables just outside of it where you can enjoy a drink or a snack.
The facilities are also incredibly safe. There about four lifeguards on duty during our visit, and the monitored the water closely. There’s also a first aid station close by, that is fully equipped for any needs.
A few things to keep in mind when visiting Splash Island’s indoor swim area:
- Kids ages 7 and under are expected to be within arm’s length of an adult at all times.
- Open swim times vary based on the aquatics schedule at the pool. There are times that the pool is closed to the public due to lessons or lap swimming. Check the website before you go!
- Admission prices vary based on your residency and whether you are a Plainfield Parks and Rec member. Check the website for a breakdown of charges.