We're collecting tips & reviews for the best water parks in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, so you know what to expect when you visit with your kids.

From lazy rivers to pulse-racing thrill rides to little kid splash pads, these South Florida waterparks offer fun in the sun for everyone in the family. Remember indoor waterparks for a year-round option, too.

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    Rapids Water Park

     (869.0 mi)

    Tracy Snyder Molina:  Rapids Water Park features a full day of fun for the entire family with 42 thrilling slides and rides.

    Calypso Bay Water Park (Seminole Palms Park)

     (876.4 mi)

    Tracy Snyder Molina:  Part of Seminole Palms Park, Calypso Bay Water Park offers a lap pool with diving boards, children's water playground, two 4-story water slides, 897-foot river ride and lily pad walk.

    Coconut Cove Water Park (Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park)

     (897.5 mi)

    Budget pick!

    Tracy Snyder Molina:  A fun outdoor attraction featuring two 4-story waterslides, a 986-foot lazy river, an interactive water playground and more!

    Quiet Waters Park (Broward County Parks and Recreation)

     (901.0 mi)

    Budget pick!

    Tracy Snyder Molina:  This interactive children's water playground features slides, tunnels, turn valves, wheels and levers, water curtains, and a huge bucket that fills and empties onto the playground below at regular intervals. The depth of the pool ranges from zero at its edges to 12 inches at its deepest.

    Tropical Splash Water Park (Broward County Parks and Recreation)

     (913.2 mi)

    Budget pick!

    Tracy Snyder Molina:   Tropical Splash Water Park offers a water playground for toddlers with climbing features and slides as well as one for older kids with a spiral slide, water guns and a bucket that fills and dumps water on the playground below.

    Castaway Island (Broward County Parks and Recreation)

     (919.5 mi)

    Budget pick!

    Tracy Snyder Molina:  T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park is home to a campground and Castaway Island, with two water playgrounds and a swim lagoon.

    Paradise Cove Water Park (Broward County Parks and Recreation)

     (923.0 mi)

    Budget pick!

    Tracy Snyder Molina:  Paradise Cove Water Park has so much to offer! Paradise Pipeline features four five-story-tall waterslides with corkscrew rides. Sharky's Lagoon is the water playground for all ages, featuring an 18-inch-deep pool that includes many interactive play elements, as well as three waterslides. Parrot's Point is the water playground for ages 5 and under, featuring a 12-inch-deep pool with two small waterslides and many interactive play elements. Crazy Creek is the 410-foot-long meandering tube ride

    McDonald Water Park (City of Hialeah Parks & Recreation)

     (931.5 mi)

    Budget pick!

    Tracy Snyder Molina:  This community waterpark features a water playground, wave pool, water fall and lazy river as well as toddler area.

Primary photo:   Splash Adventure at Quiet Waters Park, courtesy of Broward County Parks and Recreation

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