In just a few hours time, families in Massachusetts and Connecticut can drive to some exciting outdoor water parks for a wet and wild adventure with kids. Although there's no shortage of big slides at these water parks, you don't have to be a daredevil (or of a certain height) to enjoy yourself. There are wave pools, family raft rides, lazy rivers, and mini slides for little ones. Some of our favorite water parks are small, family-run parks with just a few slides, and others are part of a larger theme park, but they all offer plenty of chances to get completely soaked.
Read on to see what outdoor water parks are open in the summer of 2020. To cool off closer to home, Massachusetts and Connecticut families can day trip it to these Boston-area spraygrounds and splash pads, Hartford-area spraygrounds and splash-pads, or New Haven and Fairfield-area spraygrounds and splash pads.