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Splash pads are such a great way to cool off during the Summer. I love splash pads especially for the younger kids since you don't have to worry as much about drowning. Splash pads typically don't include any standing water, which makes them a safer alternative than a pool. It's similar to running through the sprinklers.
This year, we have added 5 NEW locations! We have compiled a HUGE list of over 60 Splash Pads around Utah, and best of all, many are Free to the public. Hopefully you'll find this list handy not only for your local adventures but, when you're traveling as well.
Salt Lake County
-Magna Splash Pad - located at 3270 South 8400 West at Magna Recreation Center. Splash pad is included with admission. Admission is $3/youth; $6/adult; $4/senior.
-Red Butte Gardens' Children's Garden (SLC) - at 300 Wakara Way. Red Butte Garden's has a small splash pad within the children's area of the garden. Admission is $7/children (3-17); $12/adults; $10/seniors; $10/military.
-Hogle Zoo (SLC) - at 2600 East Sunnyside Ave. The Lighthouse Point includes a slide, shipwreck, tide pool and blowholes that burst water out. Admission is $16.95/Adults; $14.95/Seniors; $12.95/Child; ages two and under are free.
-This Is The Place (SLC) - at 2601 East Sunnyside Ave. A splash pad was recently added to the park and is included with admission. Admission is $12.95/Adults; $10.95/Seniors (55 and Over); $8/Children (3-11);FREE Children 2 and under
-Cowabunga Bay (Draper) at 12047 South State Street. Cowabunga Bay has various water slides, a lazy river, and pool. However, beneath the water slides are various splash pad features. Admission is (48" and above)/$19.99; Child (Under 48")/$14.99; Seniors (60+)/$9.99; Children 2 years and under are free. Watch for Summer Night discounts for the last two hours.
-Seven Peaks (Salt Lake) - at 1200 W 1700 S. This is a waterpark with various water slides and pools. There is a splash pad in the center of the lazy river. Admission is (48" and above)/$24.99; Child (under 48")/$19.99. *Discount* Go here for the best prices on the Pass of all Passes.
-Alta Canyon Sports Center (Sandy) - at 9565 South Highland Drive. A mini splash pad was recently added to the pool area at Alta Canyon and is included with admission. Admission is $3.25/children 2 and under; $5/youth (3-15); $6.25/adult; $5/senior.
-Gateway Fountains (SLC) - located at 18 North Rio Grande Street. This fountain is near the center of the Gateway shopping center where kids are welcome to splash and play in the fountains.
-City Creek Center (SLC) - at 50 S. Main St. The "Engaged" fountain is perfect for waterplay. You are not allowed to play in the main fountain at the mall.
-Valley Fair Mall (West Valley) - at 3601 S. 2700 W. There are fountains that the kids can play in. Fountains also have LED lights that combine with choreographed music.
-Liberty Park (SLC) - located at 600 E 900 S. Liberty Park has a a small splash pad located at the large playground in the Northwest quadrant. Note that the large area known as The Seven Canyon Fountains located in the middle of the park will not be filled this year.
(Wardle Fields Regional Park)
-Mountainview Park (Cottonwood Heights) - at 1651 E. Fort Union Blvd. This is a great new park that includes two big playgrounds (one playground is geared to toddlers), pavilion, basketball courts, tennis courts, fields and a big splash pad.
-Old Farm Splash Pad (Riverton) - located at 13680 S 3250 W. This splash pad has a farm theme that includes a tractor, water tank and barn structure.
-Oquirrh Shadows Park (South Jordan) - at 4150 W South Jordan Parkway (10400 S). This splash pad includes a pavilion and 800 sq ft of splash pad area.
-Sierra Newbold or Ron Wood Park (West Jordan) at 5900 W. New Bingham Highway. This park includes a HUGE playground with the splash pad right next to it.
-Rosecrest Splash Pad (Herriman) - located at 14070 South Rosecrest Road (5600 West). This splash pad is also nearby a playground and is enclosed by fence which is especially helpful in keeping track of the little ones.
-Sandy Amphitheater Splash Pad (Sandy) - at 9400 S 1300 E at the top of Quarry Bend development and just below the Amphitheater. This is a new splash pad that is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend in 2015.
-Soda Row or Founders Park (Daybreak) - at 11428 South Kestrel Rise Road. Includes a playground, pavilion, basketball, volleyball and splash pad.
-Umbria Estates (Herriman) - at 12790 S 5230 W. This splash pad is located within the neighborhood and includes a playground, pavilion and splash pad.
-Western Springs Park (Riverton) - at 4570 West Goshute Dr (12790 South). This park includes a splash pad, playground and pavilion. This is a lesser known splash pad that doesn't get too busy.
-Willow Pond Park (Murray) - at 6059 S Murray Parkway Ave. This is a great park that includes a fishing pond, playground and small water feature for the kids to play in.
-Ivory Ridge Park (Lehi) - 3200 N 500W. Pat of a 10 acre park that features two play areas, basketball courts, pavilions, waling paths, and open space.
-Creekside Park (Alpine) - 100 South and 600 East. Also includes volleyball, tennis courts, basketball, pavilions and walking trails. The splash pad is enclosed within a small fence.
-Nolan Park (Eagle Mountain) - at 7862 N. Tinamous. This park also offers plenty of open space, baseball diamond, and playground.
-NEW-University Place The Orchard (Orem) - at 575 E University Parkway. The kids place includes tree house, monkey bars, climbing wall, interactive fountains and more.
-NEW-Palisade Park (Orem) - at 1313 E 800 N. Features a river channel and islands with spray and rock seating.
-Pioneer Park Provo Center Street (Provo) - at 500 W Center ST. Park includes a playground and splash pad. The Provo Farmer Market is also held at this park every Saturday starting the first of June.
-Shops at the Riverwoods (Provo) - 4801 N. University Ave. Splash pad is located near Tucano's Brazilian Grill with interactive fountains.
-Spanish Fork Splash Pad - at 1185 North 400 East. Also includes a playground and pavilion.
-Springville Splash Pad - The water feature is located between the civic center and fire station at approximately 50 South Main Street. Includes a splash pad, interactive stream and fountains.
-NEW-Sunset Park (Santaquin) - at 729 Sunset Dr. Playground, swings, and splash park.
-Town Center Park (Highland) - 5400 W Civic Center Dr. This splash pad is located in the center of the city. A large stream flows into the splash pad from a man made waterfall.
-Clearfield Aquatic Center - at 825 S State Street. Includes an outdoor wading pool and splash pad with water cannons, fountains, and geysers. Admission is $1/child 3 & under; $3/youth 4-17; $5.50/adult; $3/seniors.
-Lagoon (Farmington) - at 375 N Lagoon Dr. Lagoon has a water park called Lagoon-A-Beach that is full of slides, pools and a lazy river. However, there is also splash pad within the amusement park that kids can play in. Go here for discount information>>
-Chloe's Sunshine Playground (Syracuse) - at 1800 S 2000 W. This park just opened this year and is a fully accessible playground with ramps, a music garden and more. The splash pad is scheduled to be added. It is located at Centennial Park and named after Chloe Bennet who has Cerebral Palsy.
-Ellison Park (Layton) - at 700 n 2200 W. One of the only splash pads in the state that has a slide activity center and elevated splash pad toys.
-Farmington Crossing Splash Pad - at 985 W. Willow Garden Paseo. This splash pad is within the Farmington Crossing apartment complex and includes a playground and splash pad.
-Heritage Park (Kaysville) - at 150 N. Fairfield Rd. Includes a splash pad, playground, open space, and pavilion.
-Hill Air Force Base - Includes a water spout, water bars and water arch (military only).
-Legacy Regional Park (North Salt Lake) - at 1140 West 1100 North. This park includes a playground, pavilions, basketball courts, field and a splash pad.
-Harrisville - at 1350 N Hwy 89. This is a smaller splash pad that has various water features to play with.
-Nature Park (South Ogden) - at 5874 S Park Vista Dr. Includes a splash pad, playground, and large grassy area.
-Riverdale Park Splash Pad - at 4300 S Parker Drive. Offers a variety of water features for the kids to play on.
-Kimball Junction (Park City) - at Newpark on the East side of Kimball Junction.
-Alma Leonhardt Park (Providence) - at 310 W 250 N. This is a smaller splash pad, but still fun for the kids.
-Meadow View Park (North Logan) - at 2720 N 300 E. A splash pad and walking path were recently added to this park.
-Salt Hollow Park (Hyrum) - at 350 W 100 N. This splash pad was recently completed.
-South Park (Milville) - at 450 E 300 S. Splash pad includes an above ground mushroom and water tunnel.
Box Elder County
Tremonton Splash Pad - on Tremonton Street by the library.
-Riverside Park (Morgan) - at 195 E 125 N. The splash pad is motion sensored and turns on automatically. Park also includes a skate park, playground, basketball, volleyball, pavilions and walking trail.
-Lions Park (Huntington) - at 50 W 100 S. This park includes a pavilion, playground, basketball court and small splash pad.
-Canyon View Park (Ephraim) - at 43 E 400 S. This splash pad was recently added near the volley ball courts at Canyon View Park.
Central Valley Town Park - This splash pad is currently under construction and scheduled for completion at the end of May or beginning of June.
Mountain View Park (Monroe) - at 300 W 200 S. This splash pad is still in the design phase and fundraising efforts are underway to begin construction.
-Naples Family Splash Park (Vernal) - at 1701 E 1900 S. Located next to Naples city park. Admission is $2/per participant and spectators or those under age one are free.
Washington City Community Center - at 350 N Community Dr. This is a rec center that includes pools, slides and splash pad. Admission is $5 for full facility day pass.
-NEW-Thunder Junction (St. George) - at 1851 S Dixie Drive. This all-abilities park opened October 2016 and has a playground, ziplines, train, and splash pad.
-Archie H. Gubler Park (Santa Clara) - at 2375 Rachel Drive. Includes splash pad, pavilions, fields, basketball, playground and walking trails.
-Green Spring Park (Washington) - at 1775 N Green Spring Dr. Includes splash pad, pickle ball courts, basketball and open grassy area.
-Hidden Valley Park (St. George) - at Barcelona Dr. This western themed park also incudes an interactive splash pad.
-Hurricane Splash Pad - at 63 S 100 W. Located at the community center and includes a splash pad and playground.
-Pine View Park - (Washington) - at 2050 Alveo Dr. Includes a splash pad, playground, pavilions, basketball, tennis, field and walking paths.
-Sienna Hills Park (Washington) - at 500 N Redstone Road. This park has a 1,000 sq ft splash pad with water features.
-St. George Towne Square - at 50 South Main St. The splash pad is located in the historic downtown and includes a lazy river, waterfalls, and jets.
-Sky Ridge Park (Hurricane) - at 426 North 2600 W. This park is under construction and will included a splash pad, playground and pickle ball courts.
-The Fields Phase 2 at Little Valley (St. George) - at 2995 S 2350 E. This farm themed park includes an interactive splash pad with tractor and windmill features.
-Unity Park (Ivins) - at 200 West 400 South. Includes splash pad, playground, basketball, tennis, baseball, fields, and walking trails.
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Originally posted May 14, 2011, updated yearly.