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JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Waterpark

Introducing AquaRidge WaterPark

The 140,000-square-foot reimagined and expanded pool experience, AquaRidge WaterPark at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, is full of water-filled adventures for all ages with lazy river, slides, adult-only island and more.

Summer Friday Nights

AquaNights

Join us on your Friday night stay this summer for AquaNights starting May 24, 2024. The water slides will be open late and the lazy river will be activated with after dark fun.

Arizona sunset

Expansive Pool Area

Water Fun For All Ages

At AquaRidge, within JW Marriott Desert Ridge, there's something for everyone to bask in the sun and revel in the pools. The vast pool complex boasts the winding Canyon Creek Lazy River, two lively splash pads, inviting fire pits, and the centerpiece, Wildfire Grove. Wildfire Grove includes our main pool with a captivating waterfall tower and an activity pool. For a touch of exclusivity, there's Sedona Cove, a gracefully curved pool adorned with VIP cabanas and lounge chairs. Enjoy the soothing warmth of the Sedona Springs whirlpool against a backdrop of stunning mountain views. And for an exclusive retreat, Sky Island awaits, catering to those aged 21 and above.

Two kids running through waterfall fountain
Water Adventure
Two teens in double inner tube on slide

Gullywasher

A favorite of the Canyon Creek Water Slides is the dual-person tube ride which drops into the thrilling constrictor loop with high-banking, wallriding turns, a transparent pass-through loop, and a heart racing plunge that launches riders up a vertical wall. Minimum height of 42”.

View of waterslides from the ground

Little Eddy

This slide features an enclosed tube with three loops and a longer ride time, guaranteed to be a favorite for all ages. Minimum height of 42”.

Girl coming down waterslide

The Drop

For the more adventurous, this slide begins with a fast loop followed by an exhilarating high-speed, free-fall drop finish. Minimum height of 48”.

Little girls playing on splash pad

Splash Island

Little ones are sure to love splashing through the pop jets and boulders with water spilling out with views of the water slides.

Couple floating in the lazy river

Canyon Creek Lazy River

Guests can relax and float on tubes down this winding lazy river surrounding Splash Island.

AquaRidge Poolside Dining

Guests can savor delectable cuisine and refreshing beverages amidst the sun-soaked ambiance, all while taking in the picturesque vistas of the pool and beyond.

On-Site Outlets

Swimming

Splash Canyon Waterslides, 42" and 48" height requirement

Mon-Sun: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Outdoor

Towels provided

Heated

Lifeguard on Duty

Sky Island and Sedona Cove, reservations required

Mon-Sun: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Outdoor

Towels provided

Heated

Canyon Creek Lazy River

Mon-Sun: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Outdoor

Towels provided

Heated

Lifeguard on Duty

Whirlpool

Towels provided at whirlpool