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Red Oaks Waterpark

Red Oaks and Waterford Oaks waterparks were named to "2012 Top 10 Waterparks in Southeast Michigan" by Metro Parent Magazine.

Waterpark lifeguards have also earned the 2012 Golf International Aquatic Safety Award. This prestigious honor recognizes only the top 30% of lifeguards for exceeding the Ellis & Associates criteria for aquatic safety.

Kids enjoy the Soak Station, children's water playground with 68 features, including water jets, curtains and slides, plus bubbler jets and a six-foot tipping bucket; must be 56" or shorter and be accompanied by an adult. Or the Spray & Play, a water play area for toddlers, with 15 water jets and bubblers at zero depth. These are heated pools.

Grab a tube and float on the River Ride, a 990-foot long moving river. Other water park features include:

  • Triple Turn, a triple-flume waterslide
    Terrific Tides wave-action pool, so even when it's cloudy or windy, the water's just fine.


  • Admission includes all-day use of features including tubes.
  • Free tubes, tables, grills, deck chairs, based on availability, first-come first-served basis, may not be held
  • Barrier-free access to wave pool
  • Bathhouse with lockers, showers, bathrooms and changing areas
  • Shelters available for reservation; group picnic areas can be reserved in advance
  • Red Oaks Waterpark is a smoke-free and alcohol-free facility.  Glass containers are not allowed.
  • The bottom surfaces of the water features include sand particles for foot traction. Guests may wish to bring water shoes for small children, or those with sensitive feet.
  • Group rates available for affiliated groups ONLY with advance reservations (at least five full business days in advance).

Waterparks are subject to capacity. When capacity is reached, no more tickets will be sold and only people who have purchased admission tickets from the park for that day will be admitted. If capacity is reached before 1:30 p.m., the Waterpark will reopen by 4:30 p.m.. If capacity is reached at or after 1:30 p.m., the Waterpark will not reopen for the day. Waterpark officials have the right to adjust these times to meet the needs of the facility and maintain optimal safety. Please call the waterpark hotline (248.858.0918) for updated capacity information.     

The wave pool, river ride, and children's water playground (Soak Station and Big Bucket) are heated, so even when it's cloudy or windy, the water's just fine! The receiving pool for the waterslide is not heated.


Red Oaks Waterpark is certified by the Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program. MTESP certification requires the park to exceed requirements of environmental laws, protect water resources and enhance the maintenance of turfgrass and open spaces. See other ways the Oakland County Parks is protecting the environment.


The waterpark is now closed for the season. Please visit us again in 2015!

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1455 East 13 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(between John R & Dequindre)
Park Amenities Map

248-858-0918 or 1-888-

(based on staff and weather conditions)

Please note: Admission ticket sales stop daily
one hour before close.

May 30 - Sept. 1
WEEKDAYS (Monday - Friday)
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Waterparks close for the season at 7 p.m. on Sept. 1

Note: Waterpark may reduce park capacity during late August/early September, due to staff availability.

The 2014 Waterpark Brochure is now online! Click here.

Click here for the current Fees for Red Oaks Waterpark
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