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.

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 Saturday, May 29, 2021.

For 2021, several policy changes have been enacted to promote public safety.

  • The Big Splash is available only to season pass holders. Season passes are sold individually online starting Saturday, May 1. A pass is not required for a child younger than 3 years accompanied by a season pass holder age 16 or older.
  • To use the facility, pass holders schedule a time block or “wave” up to 48 hours before their intended visit. Three waves of two hours and 45 minutes are offered each day with 45 minutes between each wave reserved for cleaning. Wave times are: (1) 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m., (2) 2:30-5:15 p.m. and (3) 6-8 p.m.
  • No day passes will be 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 open Saturday, May 1.

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 pass is not required for a child younger than 3 years accompanied by a season pass holder age 16 or older.

Purchase a season pass online starting Saturday, May 1. 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 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.

Reminders for Visitors

  • A time “wave” must be reserved by a season pass holder before he/she can enter the facility. Reserve your wave online up to 48 hours before the desired time.
  • 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 will appear in The Source section of the May-June Discover Grove City Magazine. Registration opens at
8 a.m., May 10 along with other June-July Parks and Recreation Department activities.