Whirlpool Compass Fountain, Saint Joseph

4.8
#3 of 15 in Parks in Berrien County
Park · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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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  • 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 »
  • This is probably a nice splash pad for people to enjoy during summertime, but I visited after Labor Day when the place was empty. There‚Äôs not much to see or do here in the off-season, to be honest...  more »
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  • 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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