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* (open for the season starting May 29, 2016)
Parky’s Ark at Winton Woods*, admission charged
Parky’s Wetland Adventure at Woodland Mound*, admission charged
Parky’s Pirate Cove at Miami Whitewater Forest*, 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):
McKie (requires a pool membership)
Pleasant Ridge (requires a pool membership)
The Hamilton (the city) Parks has loads of spray parks! :
Benninghofen Playground and Sprayground
Jim Grimm Park
L.J. Smith Park
North End Ball Field, Playground and Sprayground
Wilson Park and Sprayground
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. 2018 pricing is $10 annual/$3 daily for Hamilton County residents; $14 annual/$5 daily for out of county residents.