Need a way to cool down and relax this summer? Morse Park and Beach is just the place for you! You don’t have to travel to the coast to get the beach experience - it’s right outside your door. Morse Park and Beach in Noblesville boasts more than 23 acres of land, several parks and the Morse Beach Aqua Adventure Park.
The Morse Beach Aqua Adventure Park is a unique water feature in Hamilton County that offers inflatables on the water, a swimming area on the Morse Reservoir and a small beach overlooking the reservoir. Kids splash, swim and laugh as they climb and jump on the inflatable structures floating on the water. There are three inflatables, which could remind any kid of the show "Wipeout": a climbing gym in the shape of a tall triangle with grips for children to hold onto as they try to reach the top; a giant slide that makes a huge splash; and a “dog bone” inflatable with two trampolines that is the ultimate test of balance. The grins from ear-to-ear show just how much kids enjoy the Aqua Adventure Park.
Safety is of the upmost importance to Morse Beach. Children are given life vests to wear, because they prove to be safer than inflatable safety gear in preventing concussions and other hazards. At midday, all swimmers are instructed to vacate the water so they can drink water to be adequately hydrated and reapply sunscreen. The staff at Morse Beach even offers complimentary sunscreen to all visitors!
If you and your family are interested in visiting Morse Beach and the Aqua Adventure Park, there are a few things to keep in mind. All-day admission to the beach is $4 per person (children two and under may enter for free). If children wish to take part in the Aqua Adventure inflatables, that requires an additional fee of $4 per person for an hour’s worth of play time (time slots are: 11:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.). The parks and grounds, with a sand volleyball court and an impressive 18-hole disc golf course, are free to roam around and include many shaded areas and shelters that are perfect for a family picnic! There is a concession stand on site that sells drinks and snacks, but families are encouraged to bring their own picnics to make a day of it.
The Morse Beach Aqua Adventure Park is open daily now through August 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on the weekend only from August 6 through Labor Day weekend. So, what are you waiting for? Be sure to spend a day exploring Morse Beach Aqua Adventure Park by swimming, playing in the sand, eating a picnic lunch and exploring all that the park has to offer!