Located at 21st and Yale in midtown, this large water park features the largest wave pool in Oklahoma, as well as five water ... More
Big Splash Water Park
Located at 21st and Yale in midtown, this large water park features the largest wave pool in Oklahoma, as well as five water slides, a water roller coaster, a kiddie pool for the little ones, and more. Open seasonally, this place provides the perfect escape from Tulsa's hot summer days. Admission is good for all day, so bring the kids and don't forget the sunscreen!
The kids always have a good time but its not worth the money. I wish they would offer more discounts. The concession is also over priced. They dump your bag apon arrival to make sure your not smuggling in food or drink. All the workers are young teen aged kids. And always crowded if you go on a weekend. The whole place could be kept cleaner. As far as i know you dont have to rent tubes,they are free to use and you are allowed to re-enter with the proper stamp so you can leave for lunch. They do have tables in the front area for picnic. Overall I just expect more for my money!!!
we have been passholders for 4 years now,my youngest having her 1st pass at barely 1 year old, and we love it. the lifeguards are always so nice and friendly and the prices havent seemed to change all that much in the past 4 years(for food,etc) the bathrooms are comparable to other parks,no problems there. we have never had any problems with safety,lifeguards,or the different pools. there are plenty LG at every pool and i have seen plenty upgrades/painting done,etc over the 4 years. they added 2 new kiddie slides (one this yr one last yr both very nice) and more tubes for the master blaster. i read a lot of complaining about things that just arent true,so i felt i had to write a review to express the view of a family who actually frequents the park. the only thing i do agree on is that there are some lazy parents that come and dont supervise their children(esp in the kiddie pool),which is a problem bcz these kids are a nuisance to the rest of us who DO supervise our kids. they run in front of our kids in line and bully others. but this is the customers who are the problem,not the parks fault. my kids and i love the park. they always treat us well and besides one stuffy lady in the funnel cake stand,i have never had any problems. not only do i recommend going but its the only pool worth your time in the tulsa area. to go anywhere comparable would be 100 miles away in OK city.
We have been season pass holders at Big Splash for four years now, and every year, we say it will be our last year. But they always gets us back with super cheap season pass promotions. At the end of Summer 2011, they had a great promotion and promised a "new, exciting attraction" for 2012. The only thing that is new is the awkward polar bear slide in the kiddie pool that looks like it was bought from another water park that shut down. They have been needing new chairs for the last 4 years (at least), and have yet to buy new ones. So far this season, we have visited 3 times, and only once was the water running on the kiddie pool slides. There are times when there is no water circulating in the kiddie pool at all, which is a health hazard. There are also big puddles of standing water by the kiddie pool. This is also a health hazard. Remember the little boy who died from the amoeba at a Tulsa splash pad a few years ago? Those amoebas grow in standing water. Some of the lifeguards do not take their jobs seriously. Just last week, I watched as one lifeguard carried on a conversation with 2 girls while standing behind the pirate ship slide at the kiddie pool. So, not only was he distracted, but he couldn't see the pool anyways. The pools seem dirty with slimy bottoms, and paint peeling off. The bathrooms are disgusting. The food is overpriced and not very good. They don't allow outside food or drink unless you eat it outside the park. They also require that everyone pay admission. I am expecting a baby next spring, and there is no way I am going to pay admission for an infant. While I feel the park is dirty, I think a lot of it has to do the with the customers BIg Splash attracts. Let's just say they aren't Tulsa's finest. Just a lot of rude, dirty, irresponsible people who can't take care of themselves. Some will leave behind trash, and dirty diapers. Some use foul language, and fail to watch their children. I will often see small children (under 5 years old) running around the park unsupervised. They cut in line in front of other kids, and cause other problems, and there are no parents around. I watched one mother of young children sleep in her lounge chair while her kids ran wild. She woke once to say something to them, and by the way she walked and talked, I am almost certain she was high. It's sad that Big Splash is the only water park Tulsa has to offer. It's dirty, overpriced, and just plain disappointing.
This water park is completely overpriced! Not only do they charge too much for general admission but they charge for every single guest whether or not they are swimming or not INCLUDING my 15 month old son! And not at a reduced rate either...they charged me FULL price! 19.99 for an infant to enter into the water park is completely outrageous! The park itself is run down and not worth the 24.99 admission for adults. They claim to have several attractions but in reality they have 3 water slides that are very very similar, 2 water slides that are exactly the same and 1 slide that takes you into the lazy river but every time you hit a splash pool you either fall off your tube or run into someone. The chairs were broken and the park itself was not clean. Life Gaurds and staff never said hello to patrons not to mention the "security" that checks your bags to make sure you have NO food in there! They wouldn't even allow snacks for the baby! What a bad experience! I will NOT be going back anytime soon!
Really life guards? Cell phones? Who are you calling? You are certainly not calling anyone to help. It would seem your phones are used entirely to text, listen to music and play games. None of which should be done when you are supposed to be watching out for the safety of guests.
What would happen to your phone if you had to jump in for a save? I guess that is irrelivant as it would seem you don't actually have any intention of assisting guests in distress. That priviledge goes to other guests. How many kids did I assist today? 4. How many did my 11 year old assist? 3. How many were assisted by employees of Big Splash? I saw none.
Why are you even there, guards? To ogle the guests? That I saw quite a bit of that. Creepy to say the least.
I would not recommend Big Splash. Not worth the money. Not particularly safe. Kind of dirty. Getting run down looking.
Spare yourself the misery!! Its overpriced for sure!! The life guards just get off at looking at themselves or each other....def not the people in the pool!! And when my daughter bought 4 tickets last year she was pregnant and her and her kids went one time and due to her health issues, the doctor told her to stay in bed and the park would not refund her $280.00!!!!! and her husband is a college student so they saved for months just to pay for that one little luxury and they treated her like crap when she asked for the refund. AS if they are going to go to the poor house for giving a poor family their money back!! There was absolutely no excuse for that at all!!!! I don't trust the equipment or the people running it!! They are not honest people! Only interested in the all mighty dollar bill!!! And you know what they say "THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL!!!!" So if I were you, stay away from this place!!! It's just a matter of time before you get screwed out of something or your kids will get hurt or something bad will happen cuz they do not care about anybody but themselves. Trust me!! Ive seen it all and was shocked that they would not give my daughter and her kids and her husband who is in law school a refund!! Just wait Big Splash!! As soon as he gets his liscence, he is headed right for you!!!!!!
I am season pass holder this year and pretty much regret my purchase. The prices are higher than ever. The lifeguards seem bored and are always unfriendly. Bathrooms are atrocious. It is completely unenjoyable to visit on a weekend because the park lets in SO many visitors that often I cannot find a chair to sit in, much less a water area that is not wall-to-wall bodies. Chairs are broken, trash cans overflowing. Skip this attraction.
Nothing new in the last several years, but yet keep going up on prices. Park could stand to relocated, for explanion. Adminstration could be more friendly, if they want people to purchase their service. I feel another organization really need to come to the area to give them, a run for their business. Because this the only reason they mostly feel they do not need to improve the park and continually charge high prices
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