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Office Location:

215 N. Sycamore St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Hours: Open all year round

Contact

Ray's Splash Planet
980-314-4729

​​​​​​​​​Ray's Splash Planet

Ray's Splash Planet is closed and we are not accepting any birthday party or group reservations. Updates regarding our facility status moving forward will be posted on this page. Stay safe and be well; we look forward to seeing you once we are able to safely reopen! 

 

 

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Looking to celebrate with us?

Learn more about Birthday Party and Group Reservations

Interested in our programs? 

Take a look at our Upcoming Events and Programs

About the Planet

Ray's Splash Planet is a joint venture between the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools built on the campus of Irwin Academic Center. 

The indoor waterpark at Ray's Splash Planet is one of a kind and likely to leave a permanent smile on the faces of your family. There are countless ways to get soaked and have fun in this one-of-a-kind waterpark that contains 117,000 gallons of water.  

Here is a list of the fun-filled attractions in the waterpark:

  • The Blue Comet 3 story giant slide shaped in the form of a double figure-8 (must be 48 inches tall to ride) 
  • The Lazy River: Orbit around the Blue Comet on a tube and relax
  • Saturation Station: Features four slides, interactive water play and a tumble bucket for guests under 48 inches tall 
  • The Vortex: A quick current pool that pushes a person in a circle
  • Meteor Showers: Brightly colored buckets that fill with water and then spill over
  • Moon Beach: State-of-the-art gradual beach-like entry
  • Sun Drops: These floor jets are placed around the beach entry
  • Sea of Tranquility: Two lap-lanes for lap swimming and/or water basketball and water volleyball

Ray's Splash Planet opened its doors on October 15, 2002 and has been a destination for area residents eversince. We have been voted "Best place to Get Wet" (Charlotte Observer), "Best Recreation Facility" (Creative Loafing), "Best Place to Have a Birthday Party" (Charlotte City Magazine), "Best Place to Swim" (Charlotte Parent Magazine), "Best Birthday Party Venue in Charlotte " (Yahoo), and "Best Pool/Spray Park" (Charlotte Parent Magazine). Ray's Splash Planet offers year 'round fun for the entire family!

Ray's Splash Planet is unlike anything in the Carolinas. The facility includes a one-of-a-kind water park with fun-filled features. The Planet is home to a fitness center with aerobic & dance room, cardiovascular theater, free weights and resistance equipment. Ray's Splash Planet also contains party rooms available for reservations, a new playground, and other recreation-based features. Ray's Splash Planet offers yearly and monthly memberships as well as single-visit entry fees. Discounts are available for non-profit groups, schools and seniors.

Location

215 North Sycamore Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
980-314-4729

Get driving directions from Google Maps

The site for Ray's Splash Planet is located in an urban setting on the campus of the 5.8-acre Irwin Academic Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 77 North to Uptown

  • Exit 10 - Trade Street/5th Street
  • Cross Trade Street
  • Turn Right on 5th Street
  • Go 100 yards
  • Turn left on Sycamore Street

77 South to Uptown

  • Exit 10C - 5th Street East
  • Turn right on 5th Street
  • Go 1/5 mile
  • Turn left on Sycamore Street

The property is bordered by the interstate highway (I-77) on the west, West 5th Street on the south, Elmwood Cemetery on the north and North Clarkson Avenue to the east. 


Hi, I'm RAY. Ray with Soccer Ball

I'm the official mascot for the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department and my name stands for "Recreate All Year". 

There are lots of fun things to do here: 

Unfortunately the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department is not accepting requests for RAY appearances or visits until further notice.




 
 


Address

Office Location:

215 N. Sycamore St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Hours: Open all year round

Contact

Ray's Splash Planet
980-314-4729

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