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Floating Playground

An adventure on the water.

The floating playground at Louisville State Recreation Area offers exciting and challenging obstacles including a climbing wall, dome, monkey bars and much more. Participants must be at least 6 years old and able to swim. Lifeguards are on duty.

Hours & admission

The floating playground will open for the season on May 25, 2024. The playground will be open Tuesday through Sunday and closed on Mondays (with the exception of Memorial Day, May 27) for maintenance. Reduced hours will begin in August.


90-minute sessions will run at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting.


Tickets are sold in person only at the kiosk near the floating playground. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to each session. Each 90 minute session costs $18 for adults (age 13 and over) and $13 for children (age 12 and under). Admission includes rental of required life jacket. Life jackets are required for anyone using the playground, and are provided.

Waiver: Parents or legal guardians must sign a waiver for each participant under the age of 19. Waivers must be signed in person at the park.

To stay safe during use of the floating playground, please follow the following safety precautions:

  • Only use during official opening hours after registration with the operator.
  • Only use in the presence of a guard.
  • Do not use in darkness or when there is lightning.
  • Do not jump from high products onto other objects or people.
  • Use the products responsibly to ensure you don’t injure yourself or others.
  • No diving or sliding head first.
  • Do not dive underneath the products.
  • No smoking is allowed.
  • No access to the park after consuming alcohol or drugs.
  • No food or drink on the floating playground.
  • Remove watches, jewelry, keys or other sharp objects before entering.
  • For safety reasons, do not access if you are pregnant.
  • No access to children under the age of 6 years.
  • No access to people shorter than 3 foot 7 inches.
  • Ensure there are no people or objects in the water before jumping from any area of the floating playground.
  • Do not ingest lake water.
  • Guard may expel people who endanger their own safety or that of others.

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