The Big Splash

The Big Splash Family Aquatics Center is a municipal water park serving the residents of Grove City and Jackson Township. It is open seasonally Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day when the South-Western City School District is not in session.

The water park features a large zero-depth entrance, interactive water toys and two large body slides. Patrons also enjoy green space and lounge chairs.

Determine if you are a Grove City or Jackson Township resident by visiting the Franklin County Auditor website. Resident parcel ID numbers start with 040 or 160.

2021 Open Dates and Hours

Saturday, May 29 – Saturday, July 31
11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 1 – Monday, Sept. 6
11 a.m.-7 p.m.

The Big Splash is closed days the South-Western City School District is in session:
June 1-4; Aug. 25-27, 30-31; and Sept. 1-3

Our Location

The Big Splash
2831 Southwest Blvd.
Grove City, 43123

Phone: 614-277-1818

2021 Swim Season

The Big Splash opens for the 2021 swim season.

For 2021, several policy changes have been enacted to promote public safety (updated May 20, 2021).

  • The Big Splash is available only to season pass holders. Season passes are sold individually online. There is no cost for a pass for a child younger than 3 years (must be supervised at all times by a season pass holder age 16 or older).
  • No day passes are currently being sold in 2021 to ensure as many season pass holders as possible can enjoy the facility.
  • The Big Splash is open daily Saturday, May 29 through Monday, Sept. 6 except when SWCSD is in session (June 1-4; Aug. 25-27, 30-31; and Sept. 1-3).
  • A season pass may be purchased by a resident of Grove City or unincorporated Jackson Township for $50. Non-residents may purchase a pass for $100.
  • By purchasing a season pass, patrons agree to adhere to all rules and regulations presented by the City including those put in place to limit exposure to COVID-19 (i.e., mask wearing and social distancing) as well as other communicable diseases such as crypto.

For more information, download The Big Splash Frequently Asked Questions and The Big Splash Infographic.

2021 Season Pass Information

2021 season pass sales for The Big Splash

A season pass is required to enter The Big Splash in 2021. To ensure season pass holders can enjoy the facility as much as possible, guests who do not have a season pass will not be permitted. A season pass for a child younger than 3 years is no cost (must be supervised by a season pass holder age 16 or older at all times).

Purchase a season pass online. Each individual purchases a separate pass; family passes and price tiers based on age are no longer offered. A season pass may be purchased by a resident of Grove City or unincorporated Jackson Township for $50. A non-resident may purchase a pass for $100.

By purchasing a season pass, a patron agrees to adhere to all rules and regulations presented by the City including those put in place to limit exposure to COVID-19 as well as other communicable diseases such as crypto. These policies are subject to change at any time.

Reminders for Visitors

  • Please only swim if you are in good health. Do not use the facility if you have symptoms of COVID-19, crypto or other infectious diseases including upset stomach, diarrhea, open sores, coughing, fever, runny nose, loss of taste/smell or rash.
  • Proper swim attire required. Fabrics not designed for use in pools can release dye, bacteria and fibers that degrade water quality. Metal accents can damage equipment.
  • Any child 11 years or younger must be accompanied by someone age 16 or older at all times. No more than eight children can be with a single of-age supervisor.
  • No glass containers, alcohol, tobacco, weapons or pets.

2021 Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are offered at The Big Splash starting June 12 in a variety of skill levels, days and times. Participants are not required to be season pass holders; register as you would for a traditional class offered by Grove City Parks and Recreation.

Lesson information isr in The Source section of the May-June Discover Grove City Magazine. Register online or call 614-277-3050.