There’s no need to worry about the Phoenix summer weather, the intense heat, and the same old places you’re still considering taking your kids to—even if they aren’t offering an escape from the Arizona heat—Phoenix is home to plenty of splash pad options for kids to cool off and have some fun without having to spend much money or anything! Take a look at our top picks for splash pads throughout the Phoenix area:
Altadena Park Spray Pad
Where: 3711 E Altadena Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85028
Hours: May- October, 5.30 AM- 10 PM
This park not only offers a playground, picnic area, grills, and a ramada, but is also home to an amazing splash pad in which kids can run through loops, spraying bullfrogs, cannons, and monkeys!
Edison Park Splash Pads
Where: 901 N. 19th St., Phoenix
Hours: Daily, 8 AM- 8 PM
Edison Park features a great splash pad with spray fountains and jets, which are perfect and fun for kids to cool off!
Edison Park also offers a playground, basketball course, a picnic area, a ramada, and more!
Phoenix Zoo’s Water Play Areas
Where: 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
Hours: January 15-May 31: 9 AM- 5 PM Daily | June 1- August 31: 7 AM-2 PM Daily | September 1- October 31: 9 AM-5 PM Daily
The Phoenix Zoo features three amazing water play areas for kids to splash and has a blast!
From the Enchanted Forest in which kids will splash through the river to the Leapin’ Lagoon where they can enjoy the water jets and the Yakulla Caverns where they will find multiple fun splash pads!
SplashPad at CityScape
Where: 1 E. Washington St., Phoenix
Hours: Daily, 9 AM- 8 PM
CityScape offers a simple but great splash pad and play area for the little ones to cool off after exploring the city and after a long day of shopping with the grown-ups.
A great escape from the urban heat!
Mountain Vista Park Splash Pad
Where: 13647 S 50th St, Phoenix, AZ 85044
Hours: 8 AM-8 PM, May 29-Oct. 1
Mountain Vista Park features a great splash pad with spray jets and a dolphin arch for kids to get wet and have fun!
They can also get to enjoy a playground, basketball and volleyball courts, and plenty of space to play.
Pecos Park Splash Pad
Where: 17010 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85048
Hours: 8 AM- 8 PM, May 29-Oct. 1.
Pecos is an amazing park with a splash pad that features water jets and a soft surface.
Kids can also enjoy a playground with shade structures, a skate plaza, an amazing pool, a community center, and more!
Agua Linda Park
Where: 8732 E. McDonald Drive, Scottsdale
Hours: Sunrise-10:30 PM, Daily
Agua Linda has an amazing playground that has spray poles for when the heat is too much!
Kids can also enjoy a volleyball court and basketball-lighted courts. Heat won’t stop the fun at Agua Linda Park!
Chaparral Aquatic Center
Where: 5445 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Hours: 6-11 AM Monday-Thursday for lap swim | 3-7 PM Saturday and Sunday public/lap swim
This amazing aquatic center has a splash pool with interactive spray and fountain features!
If this isn’t enough to beat the heat, there are lap lanes and a diving board for making it more fun!
Chuparosa Park Spray Pad
Where: 2400 S Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286
Hours: 10 AM-6 PM Daily, April | 9 AM-7 PM Daily, May-August | 10 AM-6 PM Daily, September-October
The Chuparosa Park Spray Pad features a candy-cane-shape shower, four spray rings, and ground spray for kids to cool off and have a great time as they escape from Arizona’s heat!
Gateway Park and Splash Pad
Where: 10100 N El Mirage Rd, El Mirage, AZ 85335
Hours: May- October, 8 AM- 8 PM
The Splash Pad at Gateway Park includes pop-up jet fountains and multicolored lights at night!
Kids can also enjoy a playground with plenty of shade, a skate park, a dog park, and more!