Joliet's Splash Station Waterpark
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
Lots of fun even thought someone stole our towels
o.k place, they screw you in making you pay $15 dollars for a swim diaper! OH and yes, you have to buy theirs.
Great summer waterpark. excellent place to take the family to cool off on those hot summer days.
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.
Lee A. Goree
I give it 3 stars due to me having a large family & you can't bring food in (and they check your bags) so desperate for you to buy food from their over-priced concession stands. You would get more ppl if you allowed outside food and stop being a greedy owner. Other then that, I had a great time.