Cascade Falls Aquatic Center Ankeny
Where is it at?
Cascade Falls Aquatic Center
2350 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy
Tel: 515 963-3569
Where are we going today?
Who's excited for summertime! We KNOW you are, because that also means swimming time!
Cascade Falls Aquatic Center is a fun and splashing family aquatic center in Iowa which the whole family can enjoy.
Open from May to September, this water fun attraction has a host of activities and water fun for all ages. First - the water is heated! We LOVE that (we're not very good with cold water either...it's always just the toe!)
If you have younger water babies in the family, then check out the zero depth entry pool which is great for those learners, as well as the cute kiddie slide which no height restriction. Everyone should be able to enjoy a good slide!
Water fun is abound with features like the floor geysers and water cannons which kids will love exploring, and for those who just want to take in the atmosphere and relax a little, check out that popular Lazy River!
Feeling like you want to practice those strokes you learn in class? There is a lap pool for those over 48" with a diving well and drop slide too, so you can celebrate perfecting your latest stroke with a drop slide! Amazing!
The Swirl Bowl slide is super fun for those older kids, and there is even a Flowrider surf machine for those over 42" which gives you the feeling of surfing in that open ocean without actually having to venture out there!
Parents, they have you covered too with lounge chairs and in-pool shade, so you can just relax back and watch the kids have a splashing time!
Cascade Falls Aquatic Center is waiting to give you that summer fun YOU have been waiting for all winter! Let's make a SPLASH!
How much does it cost?
- Children$7. Under 2's: $1
When can we go?
Lap swim: 10am - 11:45am / Open Swim: Noon to 8pm.
Late May to early Sept. Weekends only during school times.
You can actually rent the park outside of public hours if you want! What a cool school excursion! .
There are concessions where you can pick up some yummies and drinks!.
Any Top Tips?
If you lap swim, you need to pay the admission as well to enter after 12pm. .
Doing our bit
They have safety in mind, so take note when there are height restrictions for some slides. .
Need a little extra help?
If you have special needs, just give them a call to see how they can help.
There are family changing rooms for you .
The Flow Rider is $2 a go and lap swimming is $3 .
What people are saying?
by Stephanie Villasenor
Just an fyi from being a lifeguard years ago...the pool breaks are to ensure safety..it is not that they are being unfair...also swimming tests are also to ensure safety to your child...i personally love this place and I'm 30 with no kids...gets a little crowded but what pool doesn't on a nice day! Rules are set in place for safety so that your children do not get hurt...not because they are being "unfair"
by Steph Olsen
Very nice pool! Heated with lots of different activity areas for all ages. And lots of added life guards for a safe place to swim. My 9 year old and her friend actually had to do the swim test to go off the diving board and down one of the slides. First pool we've been to that had her do that even though I knew she could. Nice to know they enforce that rule.
by Rich Crouse
I won't be going back. Way too many rules that make little sense. They also have mediocre food, at least the prices reflect that quality. I would recommend going to almost any other pool.
by Ashley Reed
It is really fun but I don't get the 18 and older thing . That is not fair for kid. you have to past the swim test to do all the fun stuff.
by Olivia Lininger