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Memorial Day Weekend is here and the opening of three fun-filled aqua parks at the Brighton and Holly Recreation Areas in southeastern Michigan and at Van Riper State Park in the Upper Peninsula according to the DNR.
These three floating playgrounds are fun for the whole family. Many of the courses include a series of connected inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows and bouncers that are suitable for both kids and adults (age and height restrictions apply). There is an additional fee and reservations are recommended.
All three water parks will open May 25 and include:
 
WhoaZone on Heron Beach is located at the Holly Recreation Area in Oakland County. The course offers four different routes with four different challenge levels – from easy up to challenging. Visitors can climb, jump, crawl and slide on the gigantic springboard, semi-circle step, the wiggle bridge, half-pipe and more.
Jump Island situated on Bishop Lake within the Brighton Recreation Area in Livingston County, offers the “ultimate inflatable water park experience.” The water course includes an inflatable iceberg, inflatable slides, runways and other obstacles that give visitors the ability to balance, walk, run or slide on water.
Water Warrior Island is located on Lake Michigamme in Van Riper State Park in Marquette County. This floating playground includes 20-foot water slides, rock climbing walls, trampolines, floating walkways and a ninja-warrior-like obstacle course.
Ticket and reservation information, rules, height requirements and hours of operation vary between each individual attraction. Links to the three water park websites, a short video and a map can be found here.
A Recreation Passport is required for entry into most state parks, state forest campgrounds, boating access sites and state trailheads.
Source: Michigan DNR
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