Water Park

WP Hours, Rates & Fitness Swim Times

Open May 23-Sept 7, 2015

May 23 - Sept 7, 2015 Open Daily: Noon- 7. Fitness/Lap Swim: Mon.- Fri. 7-9 AM & Sat. 8-10 AM. 


Over 48" Tall *
Under 48" Tall *$6/person
Spectators (non-swimmers)$3/person
Children 3 & UnderFREE


Waterslide Height Requirements

"How tall to I have to be to ride the slide?!?"

We receive a lot of questions about our waterslides and height requirements for sliding. Here are your answers!

  • You must be 48" tall (4 feet) in order to ride the slides. 
  • Anyone under 48" tall cannot ride the slides, even with an adult, and even if they are good swimmers. 
  • The slides are fun for everyone! But if a person is too short, they may end up getting twisted around (maybe even head first) which is a danger to safety.  
  • The slide manufacturer recommends a person be 48" tall in order to ride, and the City of Spearfish requires us to follow this recommendation. 
  • All slide riders must ride facing forward, feet first. 

*Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult in the Rec Center & Water Park. 

 These requirements are in place for safety. Please help us enforce these safety measures with your children!  Thank you!


Water Park Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, which may include thunder, lightning, heavy rain, any kind of serious storm or unsafe situation that limits lifeguard visibility or patron safety, the aquatic areas of the park will be cleared including all pool decks.  Patrons will be directed inside the building until the deck is safe, the storm passes, or SRAC staff chooses to close for the day. Please call the park before visiting in the event of inclement weather. We will update the website (spearfishreccenter.com) in the event that the park closes due to weather.
If inclement weather persists after 30 minutes, pool reopening will be reassessed at regular pool breaks (1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm).

Water Park Amenities

The 2-acre Water Park offers something for everyone!

Amenities Include

  • 260-foot Lazy River
  • 3 HUGE Water Slides
  • Zero Entry (Kiddy Pool) & Splash Pad
  • 400-Gallon Dump Bucket
  • Climbing Wall
  • Adventure Walk
  • Wheelchair Accessible Lap Pool
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Lifeguard Training
  • Water Aerobics
  • Monthly Pool Parties
  • Food & Beverage Concessions


SRAC recommends an adult accompany a child and maintain a safe distance in the water. Please note, the following adult to child supervision ratios are enforced for safety:

  • Supervision of children 3-years old and under should be at least 1:3 adult to toddler ratio  with access to the zero-depth area of the water park
  • A 1:1 ration is required for all other pool areas
  • For children age 4-8 years old, a 1:5 adult to child ratio is required
  • No more than two children (age 4-8 years old) or one child (age 3 & under) may be supervised by a teen (age 14-17 years old). 
  • Children age 9 and up may be in the water park without adult supervision. 

Snack Shack Concessions

SRAC's New Concessions Menu full of Healthy & Informed Choices!

Outside food and drink is NOT allowed in the Water Park. SRAC is making an effort to move towards healthier concessions choices.  This effort is twofold.

  • We want to offer more healthy choices from our concessions stand.
  • We want to help you make the best educated choices about which foods to choose.

This year we have implemented the Healthy South Dakota Munch Codes into our menu. The menu is now color coded with the Munch Codes guides to help you make informed choices. We hope you enjoy our all new menu!

Water Park Season Pass


Click Here to Purchase Online

Single Season Pass - $150/person

* Eligible for Spearfish City Resident Discount. Spearfish City Residents are defined as individuals living within Spearfish City limits. It is the policy of the City of Spearfish and SRAC to provide our residents with a discount for facilities and programs for which they are already making significant contributions through property tax, City services and other fees. This policy is designed to help equalize fees among Spearfish residents. It is our goal to price programs fairly and competitively, and to operate in a fiscally responsible way. Proof of residency may be required. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Swim Lessons

2015 Swimming Lessons

2015 Swim Lessons Schedule

2015 Swim Lessons are 2-Week sessions (Monday-Friday), 30 minutes per day.

Group Swim Lessons are $45 per two week session. Private Swim Lessons are available

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Flick & Float Pool Parties

Grab a floatie and relax to a movie in the pool.  Movies will be shown on our HUGE outdoor movie screen. This is ultimate SUMMER FUN! 2015 Flick & Float dates are: June 17, July 8, July 29, Aug

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Dog Days of Summer!

September 10th   5:00-7:00 pm - Dogs take over during this fun doggie swim . 
Doggie Paddle (open swim for pups) - One "obedient" dog per person  - * Fair Weather Event Only*
Humans will not be

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Deep Water Aerobics

Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays: 9:30-10:15 am

Suspended in deep water for a fun, high intensity workout! Deep water aerobics requires the use of aqua jogger belts (provided by SRAC, but feel

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