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* (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):


College Hill


McKie (requires a pool membership)

North Fairmont



Pleasant Ridge (requires a pool membership)

South Fairmont


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

Benninghofen Playground and Sprayground

Crawford Woods

Jim Grimm Park

L.J. Smith Park

Milliken Woods

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.


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  1. Beech Acres Park – Anderson Township Park District. Has a small splashpark as part of their playground. Free admission.

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