Summer time is a great time to be in Alabama, and there are a few north Alabama water amusement parks that are easily accessible from the Rocket City.
Decatur is home to one of those, Point Mallard Park, most famous for its wave pool, which it claims is the first of its kind in the country. The water park has a variety of activities that will appeal to a wide range of children. For smaller children, there are shallow pool areas and shorter slides. Older children will enjoy planning in the large pool and wave pool area. There are also multiple rides and a lazy river.
A lot else besides swimming happens at Point Mallard, by the way. There is the annual Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic, which happens on Memorial Day weekend. The festival features balloon races, crafts, fireworks, and other activities.
Adjacent to the water park, there is also a large grassy park area. The park features a campground, 18-hole golf course, ice skating complex, batting cages, a bike trail, pavilions for rent, and a 75-seat amphitheatre built by Eagle Scouts.
Opening day for Point Mallard is typically at the beginning of May. Find out more information on their website: https://www.pointmallardpark.com/
By: Stephen Locke
Stephen Locke grew up in north Alabama, and returned to find a beautiful wife and East Limestone mutt to call family, after years of toil and revelry afar, and having absorbed the lesson, "Don'tcha think, sometime's it's wise not to grow up?" His true loves include waterfalls, houseplants, architecture, photography, basketball, and whistling along to his favorite guitar solos.