Summer Day Trip: Whitecourt Rotary Park River Slides
Grab your floaties, bathing suits and sunscreen for this adventure! The Whitecourt Rotary Park River Slides are a great place to spend the day with your family!
Update for the 2020 season: The Whitecourt Rotary Park River Slides are CLOSED.
There’s one road trip that we make a few times every summer – and that’s the trip to Whitecourt Rotary Park River Slides. Every year, the tunnels are transformed into two river slides that end at a bottom pond.
Entering at the top, you’ll find about an 18″ deep water play area that allows you to get wet before you enter the slide. Sliding your way to the bottom, where the two paths meet up, you can get out and slide again, walking back up to the top.
Just across the park there’s a spray park. Standing under the buckets is one of the easiest ways to clean off your floaties at the end of the day, without bringing a load of sand into the car with you on the way home.
Whitecourt Rotary Park River Slides Details:
- The water feature includes two man-made creeks with a series of pools and drops for tubing and play, with a shallow basin and beach at the end of the creek.
- Open May long weekend to September 1: The slides will open May long weekend, when the outside air temperature is 16 degrees Celsius (16oC) or above, weather permitting. If 16oC is not reached by 2:00 p.m. the slides will not open. Daily 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (weather permitting)
- After September 1 to September 30: Weekends only from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (weather permitting)
- Good to know: If you’re planning your trip for a Wednesday, the slides are occasionally closed between 10 am to noon for maintenance.
- Don’t forget to bring your own tubes and flotation toys
- There is an air filling station, so you can fill up your floaties while you’re there!
- Visit the website for more details!
Rotary Park is located at the end of 51 Street (north of the Whitecourt Fire Hall) in downtown Whitecourt. From Highway 43, turn north on to 51 Street and follow 51 Street until you reach the park entrance gate.
Bring with you:
Floaties (because even though they do a sell a couple in the small shack where you’ll find slushies and snacks, they’re likely to sell fast and be very expensive), a picnic lunch, towels and sunscreen.
More Things to do at the Rotary Park:
- Check out the Splash Park
- Play at the Play Park
- Have a picnic
- Grab your fishing rod and tackle, and take your family fishing (must be under the age of 16, or with someone under 16)
And since you’re in the area, hike Hard Luck Canyon!