In addition to Decatur’s Point Mallard Park, this week we’re looking at another place to beat the heat and keep the kids busy close to the Rocket City. Blountsville’s 25-acre Spring Valley Beach sits just off Highway 231, about an hour south of Huntsville.
Per their website, SVB is the only waterpark in the Southeast to allow visitors to bring their own food and grills. They also offer free sunblock and free parking! Nifty.
SVB has several waterslides for the thrill seekers, such as “Sidewinder” and “Blackout”, which promises a pitch black tunnel filled with twists and turns. There’s also a gentler, family style curvy slide, and four traditional slides into the big pool.
Featured on Travel Channel on a list of extreme waterparks, Spring Valley Beach also offers a kids zone and pavilions for event usage. Rentals run from $30 to $125, dependent on size. SVB offers standard snack bar fare like nachos and hot dogs, but they also allow picnic items, grills, and beverages, although alcohol is prohibited.
One extra cool little detail: they don’t close for rain. They wait it out!
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.