One of the largest water playgrounds in the Midwest returns to Lake Michigan with slides, monkey bars, half pipes and trampolines starting this Saturday at Whihala Beach, 1561 Park Road, in Whiting.

This year, WhoaZone will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from June 23 to Aug. 19 when weather permits. It costs $20 for an hour, or $15 for an early bird special at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. The company also rents out kayaks, standup paddle boards and cords, which are small, circular, paddle-powered boats suitable for kids.

For more information, call 866-WHOAZONE or visit

Photos by Kale Wilk, digital producer