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Joliet's Splash Station Waterpark

2780 Channahon Road

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Opened in August 2002, Joliet's Splash Station Waterpark was a joint venture between the City of Joliet and the Joliet Park District. Former Empress Casino owner Horseshoe Gaming Corporation, and its chairman, Jack Binion, and current owner, Argosy Gaming Company, donated 20 acres of land to the City of Joliet and Joliet Park District.

"This Donation was crucial to the development of the water park," said Ronald Dodd, Executive Director of the Joliet Park District. "We are truly grateful for the support from these organizations."

Splash Station's site was originally a gravel strip mining operation dating back to 1903. A railroad line moved the gravel across the property along U.S. Route 6 for processing; therefore, the railroad motif for the park was developed. This former gravel strip mine is now an exciting entertainment destination accommodating 2600 visitors daily. The historic railroad theme is apparent everywhere from the bathhouse designed to resemble a train depot, to signs directing visitors to attractions.

Splash Station enjoyed its first full season of fun in 2003. Joliet's Splash Station Waterpark includes:

Miner's Mountain: The Midwest's only 200 foot, six -lane racing slide
Raging Rapids Ravine: An 865 foot lazy river
The Rattler: Enclosed body slide
Hot Shot: Open body slide
The Tunnel: Open tube slide
The Gauntlet: Enclosed tube slide
Pelican Pond: Zero depth pool
Tumbleweed Pass: Sandy Play Area
Dining Car Cafe: Full Service Concessions


Denean Betts

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
Very nice. Clean. Staff was very nice. Love the fact there are Life Guards at every station. They are very attentive along with enforcing the rules, especially at the lazy river. Definitely will be back next year.

Amanda Monahan

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
This is a really nice small water park. If you are bringing a toddler, make sure to bring a cloth (reusable) swim diaper. They make you purchase one for $6 if you don't have one. All of the staff were friendly and there were tons of activities for my toddler.

Julian Harris

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
It's really fun and it's huge you can do so many things here I really think anyone who looks at this should go. It's worth it I promise you plus it's not scary at all if you go down one of the slides it's really fun and awesome.

111angel schumann

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Great place, but too many summer camps visiting on the same day. Was looking forward to a fun relaxing day, but 5 bus loads of kids showed up. It got really wild in the pool area, too many kids running, jumping on each other and acting crazy. Poor life gaurds didn't stop blowing thier whistles all day.Had to leave early.

TAM Shep

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
I had a good time. I celebrated my son 4th bday here. I will be back soon.

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