10 recreation centers to visit to beat the heat


Let’s face it, Utah summers are HOT and sometimes you just have to escape the outdoors. Check out our list of 10 local places you can head to when you need to beat the heat. 


1. Classic  Fun Center


This place has everything you and your tots could dream up- skating, bounce houses, laser tag, arcade, skating and most importantly, air conditioning.

867 N Angel St, Layton, UT 84041


2. Cherry Hill Water Park


A huge water park with slides, themed pools, miniature golf, a concert stage and tons of other activities. It’s so huge that you need a map to get around!

1325 South Main Street Kaysville, UT 84037-2639


3. Toad’s Fun Zone


Toad’s Fun Center has a ton of activities for the whole family plus they offer up some sweet deals  every day of the week.
1690 W 400 N Ogden, Utah

Mon – Thurs:3:30PM – 9:00PM
Friday:3:30PM – 10:00PM
Saturday:10:00AM – 10:00PM
Sunday:10:00AM – 6:00PM


4. Salomon Center


Salomon-Center_1Salomon Center is located in the Junction in downtown Ogden and houses Fat Cats arcade/golf/bowling, IFLY, IROCK, Flow Rider, Megaplex and a ton of eateries.

2261 Kiesel Ave  Ogden, UT 84401


5. North Shore Aquatic Center


2480 N 200 E, Ogden, UT 84414

Public Swimming Hours
12:00 PM
8:00 PM
12:00 PM
6:30 PM
12:00 PM
8:00 PM
12:00 PM
6:30 PM
11:00 AM
5:30 PM
11:00 AM
5:30 PM
12:00 PM
6:30 PM



6. Ice Sheet


Photo by WSU Signpost

Clearly ice skating is  good choice on sweltering days and it’s a great way to wear those kiddos out when they are bouncing off the walls.

4390 Harrison Blvd. Ogden, Utah 84403

Open Skate Prices including Skate Rental per person:

  • 3 Years old & younger                        Free
  • Ages 4-17                                          $5.25
  • Ages 18-54                                        $6.00
  • Ages 55+ & WSU Students with I.D.    $5.25
  • Military & their Families                       $4.50


7. Marshall White Center


photo by Standard Examiner

photo by Standard Examiner

Tons of classes and activities for all ages plus a huge pool to dip into when the heat is just too much.

Open Monday – Friday 6AM – 8PM, Saturdays 7AM – 3PM

222 28th street Ogden Utah


8. Lorin Farr Pool


The famed pool from the movie The Sand Lot has been cooling Ogdenites off since way back when.

1691 Gramercy Ave

Open swim hours:  Monday-Saturday 12:00pm to 6:00pm  |  Sunday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Daily Passes

  • All day/all area (4yrs and up): $3.00
  • Toddlers (Under 4 years): Free
  • Spectator (not swimming): $1.00

Season Passes

  • Individual: $40
  • Family: $100*
    *Includes only immediate family members residing at the same address

Punch Passes

  • 5 Punches: $13
  • 10 Punches: $25

9. Classic Water-Park


Photo by Salt Project

Photo by Salt Project

Water slides are the way to go when the summer sun is blazing and this water park is much more affordable than a day at the amusement park. The Salt Project did a rad review so check it out here- http://www.saltproject.co/blog/giveaway-classic-water-slides-riverdale-adventurin

4500 South 600 West – Riverdale, Utah
Hours-Monday – Saturday Noon – 6

10. Riverdale & Harrisville Splashpads


Sit back and relax while the kiddos splash around a splashpad. be sure to pack a picnic and plenty of water!


Splash Pad Operating Hours are Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Located at Harrisville’s Main Park – 1350 N. Hwy 89



Riverdale Park is located at 4300 South Parker Drive.

Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her 2 kiddos and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.