Whirlpool Compass Fountain, Saint Joseph

#3 of 16 in Parks in Berrien County
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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...  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 »
  • Great fountain - only a block walk from the beach. You can get all the sand off here on the way home from the beach! The fountains are fun. Every few minutes they turn off for about 10 seconds and then the giant water cannons from the side kick in. It is quite exciting, and there is plenty of warning if your young kids are scared of the large water cannons.
  • Perfect attraction for young kids! I've taken my nephews here multiple times and I can hardly get them to leave when it's time to go. Great alternative for those who don't like the sand or the beach.
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