Splash Parks in Cincinnati

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)

roebling with kids smale riverfront park

City of Cincinnati Parks:

Washington Park (free)

Smale Riverfront Park (multiple splash areas, pictured above, free)

Armeleder Memorial Sprayground , Sawyer Point (free)

hamilton county park district playgrounds

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)

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



Pleasant Ridge (requires a pool membership)

South Fairmont

Hamilton (the city) Parks have loads of spray parks! :

Benninghofen Park

Booker T. Washington Center

Crawford Woods

Jim Grimm Park

L.J. Smith Park / North End

Marcum Park

Milliken Woods

Liberty Center (shopping, food, movies, etc.) has a small water feature that’s great for little ones.

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. 2019 pricing is $10 annual/$5 daily for Hamilton County residents; $15 annual/$5 daily for out of county residents.


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