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6 'Cool' Places to Enjoy Some Fun in the Sun

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posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the beach, pool, splash pad, or Iowa’s largest water park. From thrilling water slides to relaxing lazy river rides, you’ll find plenty of “cool” ways to enjoy some fun in the sun here in the Cedar Valley.

George Wyth Beach

Beaches

George Wyth State Park
3659 Wyth Rd, Waterloo
(319) 232-5505
Hours: Daily 11am-7pm
Daily Admission: Free
Offerings: Kayak, paddle board and paddle boat rentals available. Restrooms and concessions on site.

*Please note that there are no lifeguards on duty.

Pools

Byrnes Pool
1001 Campbell Ave, Waterloo
(319) 291-4453
Hours: Mon-Fri 1-4:30pm & 6:30-8:30pm; Sat & Sun 1-4:30pm & 5:30-7:30pm
Daily Admission: $4; Kids 2 & under $1; Family Night $10; Pre-School Swim $3
Offerings: Zero-depth entry, water slides, diving boards, water features and more.

Gates Pool
620 E Donald St, Waterloo
(319) 291-4458
Hours: Daily 1-5pm
Daily Admission: $4; Kids 2 & under $1; Family Night $10; Pre-School Swim $3
Offerings: Zero-depth entry, water slides, diving boards, water features and more.

The Falls
3025 S Main, Cedar Falls
(319) 266-8468
Hours: Mon-Sat Noon-8:30pm; Sun 1-8:30pm
Daily Admission: $6; Kids 2 & under $3; Lap Swim & Water Walking $6
Offerings: Zero-depth entry, water slides, lazy river, 8-lane lap pool, water features and more.

Mark's Park

Splash Pads

Mark’s Park
225 Commercial St, Waterloo
(319) 291-4490
Hours: Daily 9am-9pm
Daily Admission: Free
Offerings: Splash pad and playground.

Lost Island Waterpark

Water Parks

Lost Island Waterpark
2225 E Shaulis Rd, Waterloo
(319) 233-8414
Hours: Daily 10:30am-6:30pm
Daily Admission: $26.40+ tax; Kids 3 & under free
Offerings: 11 major water slides, lazy river, wave pool, 3 children’s play areas, gift shop and more.

*Discounted passes ($22.40+ tax) available at the Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau office.

Have an awesome summer everyone!


- Beth Keeney, Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Photo Credit: Lost Island Waterpark, Maxx Rentals, Waterloo Center for the Arts.

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