It's more than just cooling off on a hot summer day, water parks offer a variety of fun from slides, splash pads, lazy rivers to pools. Here's a list of the 5 biggest and best water parks to visit this summer across Central Alabama.

Keep in mind there are other splash pads and pools available, especially for the little kids in the area, click here for a list. This list is more about showing off where to enjoy big water slides and attractions in the area.

  • Alabama Splash Adventure/Facebook

    Alabama Splash Adventure

    Alabama Splash Adventure is located off I-20/59 in Bessemer. The state's largest tourist attraction offers the best of both worlds, with both a water park and an amusement park.

  • Spring Valley Beach Water Park/Facebook

    Spring Valley Beach Water Park

    Located between Birmingham and Huntsville on County Hwy 55 in Blountsville, Spring Valley Beach Water Park claims to have the largest pool in the Southeast.  Plus, they offer free sunscreen for those coming to enjoy the slides and other water attractions.

  • Tuscaloosa County PARA

    Nancy Blewitt Swim Center at Bowers Park

    Located in Tuscaloosa at Bowers Park, the Nancy Blewitt Swim Center features a pair of all-new for 2016 super splasher slides! Enter the park from either Hargrove Road or 37th Street.

  • Fayette Aquatic Center/Facebook

    Fayette Aquatic Center

    Located off Hwy 43 and adjacent to Guthrie Smith Park, the Fayette Aquatic Center has three tall and twisty slides along with a large pool area, and lazy river.

  • Guin Water Park

    Guin Water Park

    The Guin Water Park is locate on County Hwy 16, where you will find a massive water slide and pool to splash in.