WELCOME

Dolphins Cove is Dane county’s BEST and Madison area’s ONLY private outdoor water park! Dolphins Cove voted "Best thing for kids to do" in Sun Prairie!

ADVENTURE LAGOON

The park features 50,000 square feet of fun with the addition of Adventure Lagoon features like An Aqua Climbing wall, a 75 ft. zip line, two chute slides, basketball pool, & deep water lap pool.

PRAIRIE ATHLETIC CLUB

Wisconsin's Largest Health Club with over 250,000 sq. ft. of fitness and recreation, located 10 minutes from Madison!

DOLPHINS COVE HOURS

Dolphins Cove is closed for the season. We will re-open Memorial Day Weekend 2019! Summer memberships go on sale starting Black Friday!
PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE DAILY FOR WATERPARK HOURS & EVENTS. HOURS WILL BE POSTED DAILY AT 9AM - PLEASE CLICK BELOW TO VIEW HOURS

Dolphins Cove and Adventure Lagoon require 20+ lifeguards and staff members.  Dolphins Cove and Adventure Lagoon will be open when a swimming crowd can be expected; typically when the weather is forecasted to be mid 70’s and sunny.  On average weather days, we may only open Dolphins Cove as those days bring a smaller crowd.  Opening decisions may be backed off if the morning weather is questionable.  The park may close early due to low attendance or inclement weather.  Hours may be extended on extremely hot days. Mussels Beach will open with temp’s around 70 and sunny.  Mussel’s Beach only requires one guard and can be opened for members quickly.  The adult pool can be open for any ages during daylight hours when all other pools are closed (parent supervision for children is required). 

Welcome to Dolphin’s Cove and Prairie Athletic Club

Prairie Athletic Club is Wisconsin's largest Health Club with more than 250,000 square feet of space. It includes Dolphins Cove which is one of the best outdoor water parks in Madison, WI and an amazing venue for kid’s birthday parties. Fun also awaits at Adventure Lagoon which has over 50,000 square feet of adventurous and exciting space. If you are searching for one of the best party venues close to Madison, Prairie Athletic Club offers the perfect solution.

Explore Dolphin’s Cove

At Prairie Athletic Club, we offer resort style fun that the whole family will enjoy. Plan a visit with us and experience a vacation like no other! Dolphins Cove features over 800 ft. of high speed super slides, a zero entry family pool, 250 gallon water bucket dump, sand volleyball courts, sand play area, nightly volleyball leagues, and so much more.

Adventure Lagoon

At Adventure Lagoon, the fun and excitement continue with a 75 ft. zipline, an Aqua Climbing wall, a basketball pool, two chute slides, and a deep water lap pool. There is so much to see and explore for the entire family at Adventure Lagoon.

If you are looking for one of the best birthday party places near me online, consider Prairie Athletic Club as your first choice. We offer a wide selection of activities, attractions, indoor, and outdoor waterparks and more!

Contact Prairie Athletic Club for more information about our fitness and recreation services by calling us at (608) 837-4646 today.

DOLPHINS COVE
NEW JUMBO-TRON

ENTERTAINMENT VIEWED PERFECTLY IN THE HOT SUMMER SUN

Larger-than-life LED video screen experience that until now has been reserved for massive concert arenas and sports stadiums. The Prairie Athletic Club & Dolphin's Cove new Jumbo LED screen:  designed for outdoor viewing, is completely weatherproof,  view-able in full sunlight, large integrated outdoor speakers and provides requests from our members via email for what we show each day!

VOTED BEST THING FOR KIDS TO DO

Gold Cove Summer & Dolphins Cove ONLY Membership's On Sale Beginning Black Friday.

Memberships for Summer 2019 will be available online beginning on Black Friday. You can now add-on more time to your summer membership!

Available at checkout is the option to add Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend for only $50!

Student Memberships ~ A parent must accompany students under age 18 on their first visit to sign waivers.

    • May 28 Opening & Memorial Day Fun
    • June 2 Summer Kick Off Party!
    • June 8 School’s Out Party
    • June 17 Father’s Day Fun
    • July 4 9th Annual Splash Cup Boat Races
    • August 18,19 Member Appreciation Days! (DC Guests $6.50 + tax)
    • August 26 Middle School Fun Night Private Party
    • September 3 Dolphins Cove End of Year Party *Dolphins Cove membership required or paid guest fee

Join us at Dolphins Cove for a DAY of FUN!

We offer affordable VIP Park Passes for your school group or daycare

VIP Park Passes include:

  • Waterpark pass to use Dolphins Cove, Adventure Lagoon & outdoor pool areas
  • Sand volleyball courts
  • Ability to carry in lunch and snacks
  • Reserved seating during lunch and snack time
  • Express check-in for your group

Dolphins Cove and
Adventure Lagoon

Over 50,000 square feet of fun in the sun for the whole family!

Dolphins Cove is Dane county’s BEST and Madison area’s ONLY private outdoor water park! Dolphins Cove voted "Best thing for kids to do" in Sun Prairie! The park features 50,000 square feet of fun with the addition of Adventure Lagoon!

ENJOY "PARROT-DISE" TIKI-BAR & PARTY DECK

We offer an island escape for our guests as they relax at Parrot-dise Palms island bar & party deck. Enjoy the sounds of Jimmy Buffet, the Beach Boys and Bob Marley as you sink your toes into the sand and sip your favorite tropical drink. We can cater a variety of themed parties and celebrations outside during the summer months. Parrot-dise Palms will comfortably handle groups of up to 100 or more for corporate party options.
Our island getaway, complete with neon palms and sandy beaches can also be reserved for kid's birthday parties.

DOLPHINS COVE FEATURES

ALL OUTDOOR POOLS HEATED TO 82°

ZERO DEPTH FAMILY POOL

LAZY RIVER

250 GALLON WATER BUCKET DUMP

OVER 800ft OF HIGH SPEED SUPER SLIDES

INTERACTIVE WATER-PLAY OPTIONS

"PARROT-DISE PALMS" OUTDOOR BAR & PARTY DECK

KID'S ACTIVITY POOL WITH BASKETBALL & ROPE CLIMBING

FAMILY WHIRLPOOL
(AGES 6+)

SAND VOLLEYBALL COURTS

NIGHTLY VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES

SAND PLAY AREA

RESERVE "PARROT-DISE"

OUR PARTY COORDINATOR WILL GET BACK TO YOU WITHIN 1 BUSINESS DAY

CHECK-IN & EXIT INFORMATION

  • Everyone entering Dolphins Cove will be required to have a wrist band.
  •  Dolphins Cove and Adventure Lagoon require a Cove”membership or paid guest fee.
  • There are a few direct exits to the parking lot from Dolphins Cove and Adventure Lagoon.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

NO FOOD OR BEVERAGE CARRY-INS.

  • The adult pool will be open for all ages when Mussels Beach is closed, 14+ when Mussels Beach is open and 16+ when Dolphins Cove and or Adventure Lagoon are open.
  • Flotation devices under three feet only allowed in Mussels Beach.
  • No water shoes or T-shirts allowed on Dolphins Cove slides.
  • Children four and under must be supervised in the water by a parent within arms reach.
  • Children ages nine and under must have direct supervision at all times.
  • One adult per 5 children required along with the above supervision requirements.
  • Children ages 10-11 participating in the POPS program may be in outdoor pools or Dolphins Cove as long as a parent is in the building up to two hours.
  • Children ages 12 and older may enter Dolphins Cove without a parent on premises and stay during water park hours as long as there is good behavior.
  • Babysitters 16+ may watch children of any age (up to 3 children). Direct supervision required.
  • Babysitters ages 14 and 15 may watch up to 2 children between the ages 5-11. Direct supervision required at all times.
  • Groups/birthday parities will be booked upon request.
  • Each day Dolphins Cove will accommodate groups up to 100 additional guests during peak times(afternoons) up to 250 during non-peak times(evenings).
  • Management reserves the right to close individual attractions during slow times.
  • Groups with more than 10 guests must call ahead to check group availability.
  • Adventure Lagoon is designed for the older age child.
  • Please respect height requirements for the deep water attractions.
  • Please see Adventure Lagoon schedule for adult classes and lap swim times.
  • Room rental required for parties bringing cake, gifts, etc.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

GUEST LIABILITY RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK

Sun Prairie Athletic Club, Inc., doing business as Prairie Athletic Club, is a recreational fitness facility and athletic center consisting of Dolphins Cove Waterpark, fitness facilities, indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, aquatic facilities, entertainment and relaxation facilities, and fitness and athletic resources (“the Facilities”).  I acknowledge that all aquatic, fitness, athletic, recreational, and entertainment activities CAN BE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES.  I understand the mental and physical requirements necessary for such activities and state that I have no medical condition or disability that prevents me from safely participating in such activities.  I understand that the risks associated with these activities include, without limitation, theft of personal property, falls, body contact, collisions with objects and/or individuals, contact with equipment, physical exhaustion, sun exposure, skin and eye irritation, exposure to aquatic chemicals, and drowning that may result in property damage, injury, and/or death.

In consideration of the use of the Facilities,  I AGREE TO ASSUME ALL ABOVE DESCRIBED RISKS.  I, my heirs, successors, assigns, agents, attorneys, and representatives FURTHER AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS Sun Prairie Athletic Club, Inc., its officers, agents, representatives, employees, designees, successors, and assigns from all claims, liabilities, damages, actions, and causes of action while using the facilities and/or the equipment of the facilities WHETHER CAUSED BY MY OWN NEGLIGENCE, NEGLIGENCE OF OTHERS, OR THE NEGLIGENCE OF SUN PRAIRIE ATHLETIC CLUB, INC., ITS OFFICERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, EMPLOYEES, DESIGNEES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS.

This Liability Release and Assumption of Risk (“Release”) applies to my use of the Facilities during the term of my membership if I am a member of Sun Prairie Athletic Club, Inc., and applies to my use of the Facilities during the term of my membership or guest pass/ticket if I am a guest of Sun Prairie Athletic Club, Inc.

In the event I am signing this Release on behalf of a Minor, an individual under the age of 18, I AGREE TO ASSUME ALL ABOVE DESCRIBED RISKS ON BEHALF OF THE MINOR AND FURTHER AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS Sun Prairie Athletic Club, Inc., its officers, agents, representatives, employees, designees, successors, and assigns from all claims, liabilities, damages, actions, and causes of action of the Minor while using the facilities and/or the equipment of the facilities WHETHER CAUSED BY THE MINOR’S OWN NEGLIGENCE, NEGLIGENCE OF OTHERS, OR THE NEGLIGENCE OF SUN PRAIRIE ATHLETIC CLUB, INC., ITS OFFICERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, EMPLOYEES, DESIGNEES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS.  I state that I am the Parent/Guardian of the Minor and have full authority to enter into this Release.

I STATE THAT I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CONTENTS OF THIS RELEASE.  I WAS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS THIS RELEASE WITH SUN PRAIRIE ATHLETIC CLUB, INC.  I EXECUTED THIS RELEASE OF MY OWN ACCORD AND FREE WILL.

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