About Sandcastle

Pittsburgh's Waterpark

Founded in 1989, Sandcastle has served Pittsburgh with the best summer fun for over 30 years!

Family posing by Sandcastle surfboard

Sandcastle has served as Pittsburgh's best place for summer fun since opening in 1989.

The most frequently heard expression of first-time visitors to Sandcastle is: "Wow! I don't believe I'm still in the city." Usually, they've just arrived on the boardwalk and are looking toward the Monongahela River. The scene is one of unusual beauty and tranquility – a resort type setting along a calm waterway, with a green wooded hillside providing the backdrop.

Before Sandcastle opened, Harry Henninger had the idea that the only thing that could make Pittsburgh better was to build a Water park. In July 1989, his vision became a reality and transformed an old railroad yard that serviced the US Steel Homestead Works mill into a water park that provides shared fun and memory making opportunities for families and friends. Today, Sandcastle is one of the best places to visit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with kids.

Ride and Attractions

Sandcastle is set along the Monongahela River and offers 15 waterslide attractions, the Mon Tsunami Wave Pool, scenic Mushroom Pool, the relaxing lazy river, and two children’s area – all located on a boardwalk that is sure to make you feel like you are on vacation. For thrill seekers and mild riders, there are plenty of tube slides and body slides for your liking!

1989: Mushroom Pool. Lazy River, Tad Pool, Boardwalk Blasters, Thunder Run, Lightning Express, Tuber's Towers, Cliffhangers

1994: Wet Willie's

1999: Mon Tsunami Wave Pool

2003: Blue Tubaluba

2012: Dragon's Den

Coming in 2022: Bomb's Away

Waterslide overlooking Monongahela River
Girl eating ice cream


When you're ready to take a break from relaxing and tubing, Sandcastle offers dining options for every appetite and diet. From small bites, casual dining, and sweets and treats, you'll find something for the whole family.

Birthday Parties

Do you have a summer birthday coming up? Start your planning and host the best party yet at Sandcastle! Our Sandcastle staff takes care of the details and planning to help you enjoy the perfect birthday party, stress-free! Group events also available.

Children in birthday room with gifts
Three girls walking on boardwalk


There is no doubt that Sandcastle is one of the best places to go in Pennsylvania for water park fun! Check out our discounts and start planning your next Sandcastle trip. Tickets and Season Passes available online.