If you’re looking to take a dip and cool off in some refreshing water, Garden City is the place for you. Garden City has several aquatic attractions designed to give guests an unforgettable wet n’ wild experience. While the Big Pool is known worldwide, it requires some cooperation with the weather and has closed temporarily to make room for something bigger and better. Today, we’re going to look at Garden City’s other famous water feature, one that’s just as much fun in January as it is in August!

Parrot Cove Water Park is attached to the beautiful Heritage Inn and Suites, one of Garden City’s most popular hotels. It features 36,000 square feet packed full of exciting features, from a lazy river to a rock climbing wall to slides that twist four stories through the inside and outside the building. In addition, Parrot Cove offers a snack bar, as well as an arcade where guests can test their skill at one of the dozens of featured games. Beyond that, you will experience the top of the line hospitality for which Garden City is known throughout the region.

In this article, we will explore some of the features which make Parrot Cove one of the most popular destinations in Southwest Kansas, and why it should be at the top of everyone’s post COVID vacation list.

Riptide Rush

Riptide Rush is the biggest slide at Parrot Cove, and one you are sure to notice even before you set foor inside. That’s because Riptide Rush winds around the outside of the building like a coiled purple snake. Climb in an inner tube by yourself or with a friend and you will careen four stories, winding inside and out, until you are deposited, definitely more than damp, back into the pool area inside.

If you are a thrill seeker, this is one you will want to experience again and again!

Coral Cliffs

Coral Cliffs offer one of the most challenging features at Parrot Cove Indoor Waterpark. It is an indoor rock climbing wall where climbers are pitted against a waterfall, splashing down on top of them. This feature combines all the challenge of traditional rock climbing with all the fun of a wet and wild water feature.

Percy’s Waterfalls

Relaxing under Percy’s Waterfalls, you might think you’ve stumbled into a mountain hot springs. These features look completely natural and provide a beautiful place to relax and feel that whole body kind of warmth.

Percy’s Waterfalls is where you want to be while the kids splash around in the kiddie pool. Speaking of which…

Lil Explorer’s Reef

Lil Explorers Reef is a zero depth kiddie pool complete with its own slide (in the form of Gilbert Gator of course) and splash features.

Your kids will want to spend hours here, splashing away under shady palm trees and a lovely little waterfall.

Key Lime Creek

A personal favorite, Key Lime Creek is a beautiful stretch of lazy river which winds around the water park. Relax in a single or double tube and let the river do the work, as you drift from one end of Parrot Cove to the other. The perfect way to relax after a stressful day.

What Else

There is plenty more to be found at Parrot Cove. The Screamin’ Tsunami Outdoor Slide, Percy’s Snack Shack, which serves everything from pizza and snacks for the kids to refreshing beer and mixed drinks for adults.

There’s the Castaway Cay Adventure Park where guests can test their skills and balance in an attempt to stay dry while they navigate log rolls and jumping features. There are indoor slides like the Rum Barrel Runway and Pineapple Express, and that’s just the beginning.

At Parrot Cove, you are free to let your imagination run wild. There is so much here to see and do that you’ll have hours of fun. In fact, you might even want to leave with a Parrot Cove Season Pass.


Of course, what waterpark would be complete if it didn’t offer rooms and special deals for birthday, holiday, or other parties? Parrot Cove has some of the best party offers in Garden City and a trip to Parrot Cove will be one for the books as it is always a perennial family favorite.

Day passes and season passes are always available and a day spent at Parrot Cove is always a day well spent.


Parrot Cove Indoor Waterpark closed down in March due to coronavirus restrictions, but we are happy to report the Kansas government has allowed it to reopen, and it plans to on June 23rd.

Obviously, all care will be taken in the sanitization of the building and all CDC guidelines will be followed upon reopening. It’s time to get back into the swing of things and start your summer of fun at Parrot Cove.






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