Whirlpool Compass Fountain, Saint Joseph

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Whirlpool Compass Fountain is the largest splash pad in Michigan, featuring water cannons that run every quarter of an hour and spray recycled water 10 m (35 ft) in the air. Nestled between the beach and the carousel, this popular fountain is an ideal place to cool off on a hot day. The fountain doesn't operate during the winter. Arrange to visit Whirlpool Compass Fountain and other attractions in Saint Joseph using our Saint Joseph road trip planning tool.
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  • Very good splash pad. Took a 10 year old there to cool off on a very hot summer day and she really enjoyed it! However, be advised, there is absolutely NO SHADE WHATSOEVER at this location and we... 
    Very good splash pad. Took a 10 year old there to cool off on a very hot summer day and she really enjoyed it! However, be advised, there is absolutely NO SHADE WHATSOEVER at this location and we...  more »
  • We've been to a lot of splash pads, and this is one of the best ones. The canons are impressive and the kids had a great time. Friday night there was an outdoor movie in the adjacent park which was.....  more
    We've been to a lot of splash pads, and this is one of the best ones. The canons are impressive and the kids had a great time. Friday night there was an outdoor movie in the adjacent park which was.....  more »
  • When this is open (closed to COVID) this is a fun break from the beach and also an option to wash the sand off! 
    When this is open (closed to COVID) this is a fun break from the beach and also an option to wash the sand off!  more »
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  • Great local park for kids to play in a "Splash Pad" type Waterpark. Very scenic with noce benches and tables for parents and family to watch. A few hundred years from silver beach and Silver Beach Pizza for fun on the beach or a few bites to eat! Would recommend for younger family with kids 3-14! Enjoy and learn a few facts about the Whirlpool corporation!
  • The whirlpool Compass water park in St Joseph Michigan is great fun for kids. The water park offers two different water spray settings, but I think it would be better if it switched between the settings more often.
  • My kids always want to play in it when it is on. I was excited when I saw it had been built. Very nice addition to the beach for people with smaller children.
  • Great fun on a hot day for young and not so young. Enjoyable just watching everyone when the water cannons start!
  • Great place for young kids to cool off or Clean off the sand from silver beach. Big enough to not be crowded.

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