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!
I purchased a season pass for my entire family this year, but was limited with its use. The hours in the evening during the week is only till 6:00 and I do not get off work until 5:00 p.m. I am sure alot of other families had the same problem. I recommend they at least keep it open until 7:00 p.m. during the week. I also recommend that they hire individuals with manners and that aren't so lazy. I say more people walking around doing nothing than working. The park needs some tender loving care - like paint, new lawn furniture and better family type music. I do however, love the convenience of the park and its location. One more thing - they need an ATM on the premises. One more thing I did not like the fact that the park was closed during the week the last couple of weeks in August!
I went with some friends and family. It was too pricy in my oppinion, especially after going to OKC (where you dont have to keep up with your tube). My sister had an asthma attack while in the wave pool. No one would help her and they wouldn't turn off the waves. I tried to get the lifeguard to help her but he just watched her. She kept going under and I finally grabbed his life preserver and jumped in after her. After I got her out he began yelling and saying that I was not to try to save someone my self, that they would not be liable for that. I am an adult so I wasn't going to listen to a teenage kid yelling at me so we left. I dont recommend it. Priced way too high and apparently dont pay very well because the employees are lazy.
As a parent, I don't like the idea of alcohol being allowed in a swimming area. That in itself is a danger. Why would any parent want to take their children to a place to have fun when alcohol is allowed there also. That in itself makes me want to stay very far from Big Splash.
My kids have a great time at Big Splash, but as a parent, I would like to see the management pay more attention to the upkeep of the place. When you see litter everywhere and peeling paint, you have to worry about what you can't always see. The last time we were there, the grass needed to be mowed in areas. Other areas that had been mowed were spewed with tiny bits of trash that the mower obviously just ran over instead of having someone pick it up beforehand.
Big Splash Is overpriced! We purchace season passes every year, Which in my opinion is the best way to go. The food is ok. the Staff is average, it seems to change weekly. As expensive as it is, you would think they would at least hire somone to clean up the trasH!!! thats what really bothers me about this place. Something not said on this site is that Big Splash has been closed down before due to un-able to pay the water bill...ahhahah its poor managed, but when its the only thing around....mite as well deal with it...
As season pass holders we enjoy Big Splash. After reading many of the negative comments I decided to post mine. We buy our passes in Dec when they are almost giving them away. I also buy some passes for gifts. We come 2 to 3 times per week sometime more so I see "the good, the bad and the ugly" ie the good:: safe, fun, family atmosphere, the bad: buldings need updating, the ugly: older/overweight patrons in too tight/to skimpy swimwear but what can you do... kick em out! lol
I met this one older gentleman last season who had been a pass holder since they opened in 1984 that is 24 years. He has seen it all and He still brings all of his grand kids. That says alot right there. Big Splash has even reserved a special spot for just him at the corner of the activity pool where he always sits. Maybe when I've been there for 20 years they'll mark off a special "Spot" for me ;)
Sooooo, If it is HOT in Tulsa there is no better place to go
I thouroughly enjoyed a day at Big Splash, but don't understand why we have to pay extra for a tube, then lug it around and keep an eye on it, then return it for a small refund. Why not just charge an extra $1 and have the tubes available at all the sites that need them, and save us a lot of trouble?
Don't know what happened with these other people, but we've never had problems at big Splash. Where else can you go to lay in the sun, swim, drink beer, and people watch all day for under $20. And there are lifeguards everywhere to keep an eye on the kids. Have been to other parks (OKC for instance...)that were more expensive and a lot less fun. We go to BigSplash every 4th of July, spend the day, and watch the fireworks display put on by Big Splash, Bell's Amusement Park, and the Tulsa Drillers base ball team.....
Bought passes for family of 6 in Feb. for $160. About $27.50 a person for the whole season. It also includes tube rental every time you go. So if you only go once or twice you've paid for it. Great place to go just to do something.
Out dated. Needs to be renovated. Needs New rides too. Not worth full gate price.
BUY A SEASON PASS IN THE OFF SEASON!!!!
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