Knights Action Park/Caribbean Water Adventure

1700 Recreation Dr. (Cross St: Chatham Rd.)
Springfield, IL
(217) 546-8881


  • Knight's Action Park
    • Fully open April-Oct.
  • Mini-golf and heated driving range
    • Open Mar.-Dec.
  • Caribbean Water Adventure
    • Open late May to early Sept.
  • Call for specific opening dates and hours.

This 62-acre amusement park, as the name suggests, is two parks in one. Knight's Action Park has land-based activities including a Ferris wheel and other action rides, go karts, miniature golf, batting cages, golf driving range and arcade game room. The last three have wheelchair access although the batting cage entry is slightly narrow at 31". The facility also has accessible parking, pathways, entrances, restrooms and drinking fountain, as well as a pavilion with adapted picnic table and other shaded seating areas for spectators. Restrooms have Braille/tactile signage.

While activities in Knight's Action Park have individual fees, Caribbean Water Adventure charges a general admission. The ticket counter and entrance are both accessible as are restrooms and drinking fountain. The bathhouse has a roll-in shower with fold-down bench but no grab bars or handheld showerhead. The Caribbean Wild River, giant wave pool and kid's pool all have zero entry, i.e. a gradual slope into the water. Contrary to its name, the Wild River is actually a gently flowing current one floats down on tubes. The wave pool has a 15 minute on-off cycle. To ride the various waterslides, one must climb steps. The bridge that leads to Shanghai Willie's, a pizzeria, has steep slopes but other food concessions are on accessible routes. The picnic shelters and docks are also wheelchair accessible but not the pedal boats or bumper boats. Directional signage in the park is large print and high contrast.