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Splash and Swim at the Lake Eva Water Park and Aquatic Center

Lake Eva Water Park Pool Haines City FL

Have you been to the Lake Eva Water Park in Haines City Florida? It is a great place to cool off during the summer! Lake Eva Water Park has a splash pad, water slide, activity pool and water play area your kids will love, all for only $5 per person.

Toddlers and younger kids will enjoy the splash pad area and water spray park, while older kids will have fun on the large slide and in the zero-depth entry lagoon pool with a water dump bucket. There is also a regular large pool with an open swim area and swim lanes. The Lake Eva Aquatics Center has something for the whole family!

(Note – we visited one day right before the water park opened, which is why there are no people in our pictures! We promise it is a popular place, usually full of families and kids playing.)

Video of Lake Eva Park

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Lake Eva Splash Pad Haines City FL
The Lake Eva Splash Pad is perfect for small children! It is right next to the activity pool so you can keep an eye on kids in both areas.
Lake Eva Water Park Haines City Florida
Your kids will love when the bucket tips and there is a huge SPLASH of water!

Lake Eva Water Park Hours + Opening Dates

The Lake Eva Aquatic Center is open seasonally from April/May through October. The 2024 hours and dates for the Lake Eva Water Park:

  • May 4 – May 26, 2024 – Weekends only from 12pm – 6pm (Saturday + Sunday, also open Memorial Day)
  • May 31 – August 9, 2024 – Open Daily from 12pm – 6pm
  • August 10 – September 15, 2024 – Weekends only from 12pm – 6pm (Saturday + Sunday, also open Labor Day)

Please note that dates are subject to change. Special Holiday Hours for June 19 and July 4. Check with Haines City Parks and Recreation for any updates.

The slide will keep your kids busy! Minimum height is 42″ and maximum weight is 300 lbs.

Lake Eva Water Park Prices

Admission is $5 per person. The daily admission fee applies to all guests, ages 3 and older, entering the facility during open swim. Ages 2 and under are free. {Note – the admission fee applies to all guests, even if you are not swimming}

Season passes are also available for $40 per person or $100 per immediate family up to 5 people (verification required). A family pass does not guarantee admission if the park has reached capacity, but it can save you money if you plan on visiting Lake Eva Water Park frequently this summer. To learn more about season passes, visit the Haines City Parks and Recreation website.

Lake Eva Water Park Field Trips

The Lake Eva Aquatics Center is a popular field trip destination for large groups including summer camps, daycare centers, and schools. To accommodate field trip groups as well as the general public, Lake Eva Water Park has implemented a reservation system for field trips and large groups wanting to visit on weekdays. Walk up groups are not admitted. To learn more about the field trip reservation process, visit the Haines City Parks and Recreation website. TIP – it opens March 4, 2024 so get your request in ASAP!

Lake Eva Water Park Pavilion Private Rentals
Plenty of tables and chairs under the pavilion to sit in the shade or enjoy lunch from the concession stand. The lap pool is to the left side and the activity pool, splash pad, and slide are to the right.

Lake Eva Water Park Parties + Private Rentals

Looking for places to have a pool party in Polk County? You can rent the entire Lake Eva Water Park for a private party, birthday party, or special event!

Rentals are available from May 4 – September 15, 2024 on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30am – 11:30am or 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Rental fees are $150 for residents, $250 for non-residents, plus a lifeguard fee of $60-140 depending on which pools you plan to use. Call Haines City Parks & Recreation at (863) 421-3700 for more information on rentals.

Food at Lake Eva Aquatic Park

No outside food or drinks are allowed to be brought into the Lake Eva Aquatic Center. There is a concession stand and grill that serves hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, chips, candy, ice cream, snacks and beverages at very reasonable prices.

Lake Eva Water Park Concession Stand Menu
Concession Stand Menu – photo taken 6/15/21. All prices and available items are subject to change.

Lake Eva Water Park Weather Policy

If lightning is detected within 10 miles or there is inclement weather, the pool will close until 30 minutes after the last strike of lightning. Depending on the severity of the weather, you might be able to stay at the facility under shelter while you wait, but everyone must be out of the water.

If there is an extended weather closure, you can keep your receipt and come back later in the day when the pool has reopened.

The pool is equipped with an Earth Networks Outdoor Alerting System – if you hear one long 15-second horn blast, this indicates lightning has been detected and you must clear the pool. Three short blasts will indicate it is safe to resume swimming. Be aware of the possibility of these horn blasts if you have a child who is sensitive to loud noises.

Lake Eva Pool
In addition to the water park area, Lake Eva has a competition pool with six (6), 25-yard lanes for and a 3.5ft – 5ft depth area for open swim. You can see the pool to the left in this photo.

Other Important Pool Rules

  • Children under 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult
  • Swim Diapers are required for children who are not potty trained
  • Proper swim attire is required – cut-offs are not allowed
  • No rafts, floats or floatation devices are allowed. US Coast Guard approved life vests are available to rent for free in the office, be sure to take your ID to exchange for the rental.
  • The small kiddie slide in the activity pool has a 70 lb weight limit
  • The main slide (large blue slide with stairs) has a minimum height requirement of 42″ tall and a maximum weight of 300 lbs
Lake Eva Water Park Pool Haines City FL
Entrance to the Lake Eva Aquatic Center and Water Park

Know Before You Go

  • The pool often reaches maximum capacity (280) on summer days, arrive early to avoid waiting to enter the pool.
  • Lifeguards are on duty around all pool areas.
  • If there is inclement weather in the forecast (which is usually the case during summer months in Central Florida) be sure you have a plan if the pool closes down.
  • There are bathrooms and showers at Lake Eva Park, inside the Aquatic Center. You can take a change of clothes so you are dry for the ride home or to visit the playground or other things to do in Haines City.
  • You can always call the pool front desk during operating hours at 863-421-3715 if you have questions or to check the weather status at the pool.

Lake Eva Community Park Playground

The Lake Eva Aquatic Center is part of a larger park – Lake Eva in Haines City, Florida. Just across the parking lot from the Water Park is a huge playground! It includes a train, swings, slides, a huge field, picnic pavilions, and more. Be sure you bring shoes (and maybe a change of clothing) so you can visit the playground as well. There are basketball courts, tennis courts, and a walking path nearby at Lake Eva Park in Haines City FL.

Contact the Lake Eva Aquatic Center

The Lake Eva Water Park address is 321 S. 6th Street, Haines City, FL 33844.

Contact the Lake Eva Pool with any questions at 863-421-3715. Outside of pool hours, you can also call Parks and Recreation with questions at 863-421-3700.

Lake Eva Water Park Lakeland Mom
Is this shirt perfect or what?? The POOL is my happy place.
I hope you have fun at the Lake Eva Water Park and Pool!

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