When you need to beat the heat on a summer day, here are the best places to cool down around town. From splash pads and pools to beaches and water parks, here are the best places to take the kids in southeast Michigan.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the status of many public facilities are yet to be determined. At the time of publication, beaches are open to the public. Pools and splash pads have the ability to open but their opening days are pending. Please contact a venue before planning your visit. We have made notations for announced closures.


Wayne County


Oakland County


Macomb County


Washtenaw County


Livingston County


Monroe County



COVID-19 Notice: Current reports say that spending the day at the beach offers a low risk to individuals but maintain social distancing practices when around others and use wipes/hand sanitizer. Public restrooms offer low to medium risk, be smart and practice good hygiene – it’s always a good idea to shower when you get home from the beach anyway.


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