I received Sandcastle tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
Summer is the time of year when the kiddos head to Pittsburgh and take on the attractions like Kennywood and this year, they were introduced to Sandcastle Water Park!
Grandma grew up in Green Tree and the kiddos love stomping her old playgrounds. This year, however, the kiddos were excited because the four of them made a new memory at Sandcastle Pittsburgh! Usually, only Grandma rides with them.
Once in the park, the kiddos were so excited because Grandpa said he was going to play in the water WITH them, proving that even at 6’8″ he’s the biggest kid they know!
Sandcastle is a water park located in the Pittsburgh. It was a short drive from Grandma and Grandpa’s. Once there, they found the the park is 67-acres along the banks of the Monongahela River. On the 67-acres are fourteen water slides, several swimming pools, and a handful of other attractions. The park can be easily accessed via Interstate 376, and one PAT Transit bus line, the 59 Mon Valley.
Of those 14 water slides, three are speed slides. There’s also Blue Tooba Looba.
The Blue Tubaluba was Sandcastle’s first dual rider, enclosed slide. The blue partly translucent slides let riders experience the water thrills of misters, waterfalls, and total darkness along two 450- foot long slides before landing in a 4 foot deep pool.
One of the things Pittsburgh is known for is Steel and railroads, and Sandcastle is a little bit of both. The site where Sandcastle currently sits was formerly a railroad yard for U.S. Steel. Sandcastle officially opened for business in July 1989, the same year Jake was born.
Sandcastle includes a “lazy river”. Take time to relax as the gentle current drifts you down a quarter-mile of floating fun along the river and under the slides. Lounge in single tubes and double tubes available at the Lazy River entrance.
This was Grandma’s favorite!
The kiddos tried to get her out, but she’s just waved and put a little distance between her and them.
Until finally, they just let Grandma, who was now joined by Grandpa, do their thing. Grandma kept saying, “I’m not coming out!”
The kiddos love the wave pool and Sandcastle offers Mon Tsunami.
The Mon Tsunami is a 20,000 square foot Wave Pool generating ocean-like waves, and can even send diamond waves criss-crossing the 300,000 gallon pool. Depths range from zero to six feet.
One of the highlights of everyone’s day was the cabana. It was the perfect way to enjoy Sandcastle! It provided a place for the towels and sunscreen, seats to lounge in and a meeting spot.
The kiddos loved spreading the rides out and coming back to the cabana to enjoy watching the adventures of Sandcastle’s other guests in the pools and waterslides.
They loved relaxing on the lounge chairs as their sunscreen dried and hydrating for their next marathon of fun!
Sandcastle offers a boardwalk area that everyone enjoyed. It is lined with food vendors and small gift shops.
The grounds are beautiful and well maintained.
This was the first time at Sandcastle. Grandma and Grandpa enjoyed the laid back lazy river, riding with the kiddos on the slides. It was a perfect summer adventure for the kiddos and adults. Everyone said they’d love to go back.