Water parks allow you to splash around without having to take that job where you tow abandoned cars out of rivers. Get your feet wet with this Groupon.
- $13 for two water park passes (up to a $26 value)
Otter Cove offers discounted rates for St. Charles Park District residents.
Otter Cove couldn't have a more fitting mascot. The park's theme centers around a river otter, an anthropomorphized version of which occasionally stops by to take pictures with guests. It's not hard to imagine this semiaquatic mammal zipping down one of the park's Salamander Slides and splashing into Turtle Creek, a 600-foot lazy river. Humans find themselves equally at home in aquatic play areas such as The Frog Bog, a 7,700 sq. ft. activity pool with spinning water apparatuses and a waterfall.
The park also contains a traditional lap pool heated to around 80 degrees fahrenheit, just warm enough to keep it from being taken over by penguins. In addition to open swim times, the pool hosts swim lessons for all ages. Otter Cove also helms The Otters Swim Team for swimmers aged 5–16.
“Love the fact that you can bring your own food and drinks! ;)”
“great place, very clean, fun. my kids want to go again”
“Not much shade, and not many chairs but we all had a great time and it was super clean. Loved the 2 ft water depth, perfect for the little kids to feel like big kids!”