On a recent visit to Heber Valley we made a visit to the Wasatch Aquatic Center. It was really fun because they have several places to play and many things to do in this large facility.
We started in the kids’ activity area. There is a big play toy with squirt guns, sprayers, and slides that go really fast. The water is only about sixteen inches deep, so this is a great place for toddlers to play.
In the very same area there is a second pool that is between 3 1/2 to 4 feet deep. We spent a lot of time in this area because there was a basketball hoop. Our boys enjoyed shooting, dunking, and blocking each other’s shots. There were also large floating crocodile toys that kept our boys occupied for about a half hour.
A third part of this area has an aquatic toy called the Wibit. This was a short obstacle course in shallow water. Our boys got in line and then climbed on. They had to run on some slippery disks (there were more than a few hilarious falls) and cross over the wet plastic. They liked this area, because when they slipped and fell, they didn’t have to swim, they could simply stand up. Young kids could do this toy if wearing a lifejacket or parents helped them across.
Just outside the main pool area there is an outdoor splash pad. It was hot outside, so we didn’t spend too much time, but our youngest went out to check out all the sprayers and nozzles. There were a lot of kids having a great time. It really was a large area, and had some fun places to splash.
Finally, there is a large lap pool that has a second aquatics area in it. This one was very popular with the tweens. We swam out to the toy, crossed the dangerously spaced plastic treadway, and then climbed the small wall. Finally, we slid down into the deep water and swam back to the edge. It was fun, and there were fewer people in this big area. Kids need to be able to swim because the water is between 9 and 10 feet deep in the lap pool. They are allowed to wear life jackets.
The last thing that we enjoyed at Heber Aquatics was the dressing room. There were full showers with curtains and soap, and lots of them. There was even a swimsuit dryer that dried your suit almost instantly (not completely, but plenty dry to get in your bag and get home). Everything was clean and not too crowded.
Overall, this is one of the best pools we’ve been to. We had so much fun and it was one of our favorite stops in Heber Valley. For other ideas of things to do in Heber, check out our Heber City post.
For current hours and info, visit the Wasatch Aquatic Center site.