If you think Pelican Bay is a pretty cool place to find lots of summertime fun, you’re not alone.
The popular City of Edmond-owned aquatic center, located at 1034 S. Bryant Ave., attracts thousands of visitors annually and its popularity and fun options earned accolades recently from a variety of “best of” recognition. “Our commitment to entertaining Edmond residents and visitors with a safe and fun aquatic experience is our main priority,” said Marina Melrose Wells, General Manager.
Locally, online magazine Metro Family in its 2023 Family Favorites poll, Pelican Bay was voted as favorite place to swim. Also, the facility was voted Best Attraction in the 2023 Best of Edmond Awardselections. The Edmond Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Edmond area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
On the website Three Best Rated, Pelican Bay was chosen as one of the top three amusement parks in the Oklahoma City Area. According to that site, based on a “rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence,” Pelican Bay was called “perfect for hot summer days.” The review also noted “state-of-the-art facilities, including two 150-foot water slides, a lazy river and a slide splash pool, providing plenty of water fun for all ages.”
Pelican Bay is nestled in a central location next to A.C. Caplinger Sports Complex and local dining and shopping. “Partnering with Pelican Bay helps us create fun ways for visitors to experience Edmond. For example, we provide $5 passes for large groups,” said Jennifer Thornton, Director of Tourism.
Open traditionally from Memorial Day weekend until early September, Pelican Bay boasts colorful cabanas surrounding a water playground. For more details about the center including hours, fees, lessons, facility rentals and more, please visit their website or you can call (405) 216-7649.
Photo #1 of slide splash pool credit to Edmond Parks & Recreation
Photo #2 of water slides credit to City of Edmond