Five Places to Beat the Heat in Ohio



Soak in some of Ohio’s best water parks and beaches

Summers in the BuckeyeState can be sticky and humid. Beat the heat by visiting one of Ohio’s many fun-filled water parks and beaches.

Fairport Harbor Lakefront Beach Park

Spend the day at one of Cleveland’s most diverse beaches. Not only is swimming a favorite pastime at FairportHarborLakefrontBeachPark, but canoeing, kayaking, boating and sailing are also available. (Kayaks and paddle boards can be rented at the park.) A picnic area, playground and volleyball courts offer even more activities for beachgoers. Located in FairportHarbor, the park offers something for every member of the family. Visit or call (440) 639-9972 for more information.

 City Water Park, Kings Island

One of the largest water parks in Ohio, SoakCity at KingsIsland is not just a day at the pool, but a fun-filled adventure. SoakCity features activities that range from relaxing (a lounging pool) to thrill-seeking (with water slides like Pipeline Paradise, Zoom Flume and Mondo Monsoon). Admission to SoakCity is included with park admission to KingsIsland, but tickets can also be purchased separately. Visit to learn more.

Scioto Mile Fountain, Bicentennial Park

Located in downtown Columbus, BicentennialPark is home to Ohio’s largest splash pad. As part of the Scioto Mile Fountain, the splash pad offers hundreds of water misters and jets. After a day of sun, visit nearby Columbus commons for a carousel ride or an ice cream cone. The splash pad is free to visitors and opens April through October. Visit for more information.
Coney Island

Take a step back in time at retro Coney Island in Cincinnati. As one of the oldest entertainment parks in the Midwest, Coney Island is also home to the Sunlite Pool, the largest flat surface pool in North America. Spend time lounging in the pool or visit the many water slides available at the park. Check out the theme park’s website,, to learn more.

 Island State Park

A short ferry ride across Lake Erie from Sandusky or Marblehead leads to KelleysIslandState Park. Although KelleysIsland does not offer water rides or children’s activities, it does reward visitors with panoramic water views and a relaxing and secluded beach experience. After swimming, spend time hiking the trails or fishing in Lake Erie. Visit, or call (419) 746-2546 for more information.
Take advantage of the warm weather and escape to some of Ohio’s favorite water parks and beaches this season.


This article is presented by Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio

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