If you’re looking for a way to cool off this summer, you’re lucky to be in Cincinnati! Whether you call it a Splash Pad or a Splash Park or a Sprayground, our fabulous local park systems have a number of wonderful options from which to choose.
If you know of any that we missed, please be sure to leave us a tip in the comment section (or email it to Bridgett directly)
City of Cincinnati Parks:
- Washington Park (free)
- Smale Riverfront Park (multiple splash areas, pictured above, free)
- Armeleder Memorial Sprayground , Sawyer Point (free)
Great Parks of Hamilton County*:
- Parky’s Ark at Winton Woods*, admission charged
- Parky’s Wetland Adventure at Woodland Mound*, admission charged
- Sharon Woods* (more suitable for younger children)
Beech Acres: One of the Anderson Twp. Parks, Beech Acres sprayground (image above) is pretty tame – perfect for littles.
Clippard Park’s Sprayground (Colerain) is open from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend, 11am-7pm daily. This sprayground has motion activiated features and has shaded seating areas.
Home of the Brave Park (Symmes Twp.)
Juilfs Park: is another Anderson Park District park and offers seasonal water play from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. (scheduled to be turned on by Memorial Day Weekend and turned off after Labor Day weekend).
Liberty Center (shopping, food, movies, etc.) has a small water feature that’s great for little ones.
Ziegler Park: Located near Pendleton and OTR, all areas and spray equipment within the sprayground are positioned on a single level and on a suitable surface for play and access.
The City of Cincinnati Recreation Commission has Spraygrounds at the following parks (click here for more info):
- College Hill
- McKie (requires a pool membership)
- North Fairmont
- Oakley (pool admission charged, memberships available)
- Pleasant Ridge (requires a pool membership)}
- South Fairmont
Hamilton (the city) Parks have loads of spray parks! They are open daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.
- Benninghofen Park
- Booker T. Washington Center
- Crawford Woods
- Jim Grimm Park
- L.J. Smith Park / North End
- Marcum Park
- Milliken Woods
* Great Parks of Hamilton County requires a motor vehicle permit for entrance to the parks. The stickers are sold at the welcome booths as you enter, visitor centers and online. 2020 pricing is $10 annual for Hamilton County residents; $16 annual for out of county residents.