Tropicanoe Cove

Kick off your shoes, grab your swimming suit and come experience a taste of the tropics in the heart of Indiana. Only Tropicanoe Cove offers the perfect blend of Hoosier hospitality with the pleasure of a watery paradise. From the spiraling Banana Peel tube slide to the leisurely Cattail Crik, you're sure to find plenty of cool summertime fun for the entire family!

Tropicanoe Cove is located in Lafayette's historic Columbian Park. Parking is available near the corner of Main and Scott Streets.

Hours of Operation

Tropicanoe Cove is open May 26 to September 3
Day Hours
Daily 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sundays 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Note: Back-to-school hours begin August 13, 2018 and Tropicanoe Cove will be open on weekends only.

Pool Admission Fees

Daily Admission Fees

Guest Price of Admission
Toddler (2 and under) FREE
Guests under 48 inches tall $6.00
Guests over 48 inches tall $7.00
Just Watching $2.00

Wet Wednesday Family Night Admission Fees*

Guest Price of Admission*
Toddler (2 and under) FREE
Guests under 48 inches tall $2.00
Guests over 48 inches tall $3.00
* Price of Admission Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

We accept all major credit and debit cards as well as cash (business checks accepted - certain restrictions apply).

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Purchase a Season Pass!


Season passes are available for purchase at Tropicanoe Cove and are for unlimited use; passes are non-refundable. With the purchase of a season pass to Tropicanoe Cove, you will receive 5 admissions to Vinton Pool and/or Castaway Bay! 

  • Initial Pass: $100.00 
  • Additional Family Members: $30.00/ea

Wet Wednesday Family Nights

Every Wednesday after 4:00 p.m., rates are reduced to $2 for those under 48" tall and $3 for those over 48" tall. Operating hours are extended until 8:00 p.m.

Location & Contact Information

Address: Phone Numbers:
1915 Scott Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 807-1531 Pool Season
(765) 807-1500 Off Season

Special Rates

Non-Profit Rate

$4.00 per person (rate applies Monday-Friday only, excluding holidays) 
This rate applies only to non-profit groups in Tippecanoe County. All other groups will pay regular group rates. 
Must be one adult for every 10 children. 

Group Rate

$6.00 - minimum of 10 people 
Reservations and pre-payment must be made at least 48 hours in advance, for groups larger than 30 people. Call (765) 807-1500 to make your reservations. 

Private Rentals

Have your own private pool party at Tropicanoe Cove! Rates are $650.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. Private rentals are not available on Wednesday. Please call (765) 807-1500 for more information.