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Joliet - 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


Stephanie Shelton

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
Lots of fun even thought someone stole our towels

Alberto Diaz

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
o.k place, they screw you in making you pay $15 dollars for a swim diaper! OH and yes, you have to buy theirs.

Jeni Healy

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
Great summer waterpark. excellent place to take the family to cool off on those hot summer days.


Friday, July 28, 2017
Very fun, clean and family oriented place. Took my mom and brother just yesterday and stayed for over 5 hours. Lazy River is just bliss lol. Always try to go at least twice a year. Plenty of parking even on day's they are packed. Food is pretty good and great pricing. Always tell people about this place. The music they play isn't bad either lol.


Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017
I had one day off work to spend the day with my kid at this water park. I paid 30 bucks to get in, and they closed the park as we were changing into our bathing suits because there were clouds in the sky. We didn't even set one toe in the water, and I can't get my money back? They gave me a raincheck which is useless because they close next week and I'm not a woman of leisure who can hang out doing nothing all day because I have to work. They could have at least given me my money back. I could see if I had been there for three hours already, BUT I JUST GOT THERE. Grrrrrrr

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