One of the great things about staycationing in South Florida is that there’s never a lack of water activities. Whether you’re floating in an inner tube down Crazy Creek or playing in Sharky’s Lagoon, C.B. Smith’s Paradise Cove has plenty of wet and wild fun to help water lovers beat the heat.
Paradise Cove Water Park
C.B. Smith’s water park closed in the fall of 2003, only to reopen the following spring with a revamped look as Paradise Cove. The new 4.69 acre facility offered many more water-filled choices for the whole family than ever before. Now, it’s known as one of South Florida’s best water parks.
Exploring Paradise Cove
Still located at C.B. Smith park in Pembroke Pines, a twenty minute drive from the Desoto, Paradise Cove is divided into different sections based on age group: the littlest swimmers will enjoy Parrot’s Point, an 18-inch-deep water playground for kids five and younger. Parrot’s Point also has two small waterslides for kids and lots of interactive water sprays and games. Kids and adults will enjoy splashing around in Sharky’s Lagoon, where they can shoot down water slides anywhere from 83 to 125 feet long. For a more relaxing water journey, kids and parents can float down the 410-foot inner tube ride, Crazy Creek. Want a few more splash-filled thrills? Water lovers taller than 42 inches can check out H2Woah, home to two 450-foot water slides.
Swimmers looking for pavilion-style shade for summer parties or get-togethers can rent Funbrellas – 20 foot diameter umbrellas with a capacity of 30 people – for $35 a day on weekdays and $75 on weekends.
If You Go
Paradise Cove Water Park is located at 900 N. Flamingo Road in Pembroke Pines. Hours are 9:30 am to 5:20 pm, Monday through Friday. Weekends, 10 am to 6 pm; $9.50 all day, plus the $1.50 gate fee to enter park; after 3 pm, $6.50 for Paradise Cove plus the $1.50 gate fee to enter park. Kids under one year are free and season passes are available for $76 a person.Visit their website for more information or call 954-357-5170.