Go, See, Explore: Dolphin’s Cove in Sun Prairie, WI

“We’re here already?!?”, they asked. My thoughts, exactly. That was a really quick drive and now we’re here and ready to play at a waterpark. This couldn’t be easier. My kids bounced out of the car, grabbed their bags, and stood in the lot staring at the slides trying to pick which one to go down first. We stopped at the front desk, quickly confirmed our reservation, and grabbed our wristbands. We were off and literally running to get in the water. We found a few chairs under an umbrella, grabbed some goggles, and started to explore the perfectly sized, outdoor waterpark. 

Dolphin’s Cove Location

Dolphin’s Cove at Prairie Athletic Club | 1010 N Bird St Suite 106, Sun Prairie, WI

Dolphin’s Cove is a great local waterpark filled with entertainment for kids and adults of all ages. If you’re looking to avoid a long drive, overnight stay, or higher costs, then this is the spot for you. 

What’s there?

  • Multi-story tube slides
  • Lazy river
  • Water play structure with smaller slides and a huge bucket that dumps gallons of water
  • Water zip line
  • Water basketball
  • Rock climbing challenge
  • Zero entry pool
  • Ice cream shop and a bar & grill, too! 


Day passes are available to members and non-members. Depending on how many you buy, there are varying discounts. If you’re able to visit often, there’s also summer only memberships. Check the website for all the latest pricing details. 


Lifeguards are on duty and regulate the slides, rock wall, and zip lines. 

Our Day

You’ve read how it started, and it continued with the same energy. The lines were short so my kids had more time on the slides. I could stand in one spot and see all of them. We didn’t have to split up to watch the little and big kids. You cannot do this at other, larger waterparks. This was a major plus for us! 

They loved climbing on the play structure and somehow were always surprised, but still smiling, when they couldn’t dodge the water spraying everywhere. We managed to pull them away from the slides and structure and ordered sandwiches from the grill. We ate at a table with an umbrella to take a quick break from the sun and quickly returned to the pools and slides to finish up the day.

It was the perfect spot on a hot day. Check it out!

Lyndsey was born and raised in New Orleans which instilled a deep passion for architecture, history, and FOOD. She and her husband James are proud graduates of UW-Madison. Go Badgers! They live in the Madison area with their 3 active children. Lyndsey is a freelance writer and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. When not working, she can be found running her kids around to swimming, ballet, basketball, and skiing. They all love new adventures, travel, cooking, being outdoors, reading, biking, and trying to keep up with their new puppy.


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