Pelican Bay Aquatic Center Named Top Attraction in Edmond, OK | Sports Destination Management

Pelican Bay Aquatic Center Named Top Attraction in Edmond, OK

Mar 28, 2022

Pelican Bay Aquatic Center, a seasonal pool owned by the City of Edmond and managed by Sports Facilities Companies (SFC), has been selected by Travel Lens online publication as one of the best things to do in Edmond, OK. Travel Lens is a one-stop travel publication dedicated to featuring comprehensive reviews of worldwide destinations, including hotels, restaurants, and things to do since 2018. The magazine covered areas in Oklahoma in January, where Edmond was selected.

Pelican Bay is rated in the top 10 of the selected 16 of the best things to do in Edmond. “If you want to spend time making a splash, check out Pelican Bay Aquatic Center,” wrote Travel Lens publishers. “This place is Edmond’s state-of-the-art municipal leisure pool where people of all ages can cool off and have fun.”

Pelican Bay hosted 40,000 visitors in last year’s season after improvements in operations, updates in the park, new programming, events, and membership benefits, following the previous season. Local magazines also recognized the aquatic center and awarded it "Top 3 Amusement Parks in Oklahoma City" in 2021.

General Manager, Marina Wells, expressed her excitement with the selection “I am proud to represent an award-winning venue. With the new season ahead, this recognition shows that all our hard work with the improvements and changes are paying off. Our community is not only recognizing us, but by visitors from all over the U.S. We have so many new things coming this season, and I believe this will be our best year yet!"

“We are always looking to improve and offer the best experience to our residents and visitors,” says Craig Dishman, Director of City of Edmond Parks and Recreation. “These recognitions only come to show us we are moving in the right direction.”

Pelican Bay will reopen this summer, Memorial Day weekend, for another season of fun, swim lessons, and monthly events. In addition, the Aquatic Center is available for birthday parties and full-facility rentals.

To learn more about programs, events, and rental information for Pelican Bay, visit

Pelican Bay Aquatic Centeris a member of theSF Network, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing network of sports facilities and is operated by the industry leader in outsourced operations, Sports Facilities Companies. Pelican Bay is located near the heart of Edmond and has been a location for family entertainment since 2002. The waterpark features two 150 ft. water slides, diving boards, a current channel, an aquatic climbing wall, and a splash pool, as well as a playground, concessions, and bathhouses. Patrons and members have access to swim lessons, water aerobics, night swims, amongst other engaging programming. In addition, the Aquatic Center is available for birthday parties and large, full-facility rentals. For more information, visit

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