Troy Family Aquatic Center – review, pics, hours, admission prices, and info for 2020 of Troy Family Aquatic Center waterpark on Civic Center Drive in Troy MI.
5/20/20 UPDATE – The City of Troy has closed The Troy Family Aquatic Center for the 2020 summer season. Also closed – concession stands at Flynn Park & Firefighter Park, Senior Gardens, Kids Korner babysitter service (through July), Friends of Troy Seniors, all playgrounds, and Troy Skate Park.
Canceled for 2020 – ALL Summer Camps, girls softball, group swim lessons, ALL Senior programs, ALL adaptive programs, park shelter reservations through May & June.
Per The City of Troy – “It’s with sadness and disappointment that the Troy Recreation Department announces that the Troy Family Aquatic Center will not open this season and many programs and activities are cancelled this summer. This has been an extremely difficult decision for us, but our first priority is always the safety of our staff and patrons. These decisions have not been made easily and we have taken into account industry best practices from our state and national peers, along with CDC guidelines.“
TFAC offers four pools and plenty of waterpark fun for kids of all ages in the heart of Oakland County, Michigan. The Troy Family Aquatic Center is operated and maintained by The City of Troy and is open to both Troy, MI residents and non-residents.
TFAC has 4 separate pools – The huge main pool, the waterslides splashdown pool, zero-depth splash pad with mini geysers, and shallow (1 ft 6 in deep) pool with splash fountains and 20-foot waterfall soaking area.
Troy Family Aquatic Center
One of the first facets I noticed upon my visit to Troy Aquatic was the focus on fun and safety – especially for younger visitors. Each pool, splash area and waterslide area has friendly lifeguard staff on-hand to assist in the fun and ensure safety throughout the park.
The 11,000 square foot main pool features “zero depth” entry to eliminate the need for potentially dangerous pool ladders or “jumping in” accidents. A majority of the pool has depths of less than 4 feet. The “deep end” of the Troy Family Aquatic Center pool is 5 feet deep and has 6 swimming lanes that are 25-yards long. Their pool is well supervised with lifeguard stands throughout the pool deck. There are no diving boards and diving is prohibited.
The Troy Aquatic Center is much more than a large community pool, it’s also an awesome waterpark that has 2 impressive waterslides that spill into a life-guarded pool. Pick up a tube (provided for free) and cruise down a 175 inner tube slide or sail down the other, equally thrilling waterslide sans tube. Both slides have height restrictions of 42 inches and require supervision of children under 10 years old.
The pool has a smaller waterslide and splashpad / splash area for smaller children or kids who may not be strong swimmers. Kids love to splash and play under the waterfall and bounce from geyser to geyser.
Adding to the waterpark experience, Troy Aquatic Center features a large, modern playground/playscape, a sand playground space (complete with foot showers), and 2 well-maintained sand volleyball courts.
You’re more than welcome to bring your own picnic lunch to the many picnic tables that dot the landscape around the Aquatic Center. Or, you can enjoy food and drinks at the spacious (and extremely affordable) concession stand.
Despite being more than 20 years old, The Aquatic Center is impeccably clean, modern, and well-managed. I appreciate how the design of the facility is contained so all areas of the park are within short walking distances. Not nearly as sprawling as waterparks like Red Oaks or Waterford Oaks, it’s very easy to keep an eye on the kids at TFAC. There are bigger waterslides and wavepools in Metro Detroit but TFAC is a nearly idyllic and affordable waterpark to take the kids (especially the youngsters) for some warm weather fun!
Troy Family Aquatic Center Admission Prices 2020
Opening Day for 2020 is Friday, May 22, 2020 from 11a-7p.
PURCHASE 2020 PASSES BY MAY 15 & GET 2019 PRICES
FAMILY SEASON passes cost $220 for residents and $370 for non residents. Individual season passes cost $70 residents & $110 non-resident. Daily passes are $10 for residents & $15 non-residents. Twilight rates (after 5p) are $5 for residents & $7 for non-residents. They also sell 10 visit punch cards for $80 for residents & $130 for non-residents.
The Aquatic Center is open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Discounted rates apply for twilight admission (after 5p). Season passes and family season passes are available for even more savings. Season passes cost $260 for residents and $410 for non residents. Individual season passes cost $80 residents & $120 non-resident. Daily passes are $?? for residents & $?? non-residents. Twilight rates (after 5p) are $? for residents & $? for non-residents. They also sell 10 visit punch cards for $?? for residents & $?? for non-residents.
The City of Troy offers birthday party and party packages for the Troy Family Aquatic Center. They even offer swim lessons!
Troy Family Aquatic Center / TFAC
3425 Civic Center Drive
Troy MI 48084
For more info on Troy Family Aquatic Center, visit rec.troymi.gov