June 29, 2022
Now that kids are out of school for summer and the heat is in full force, spending a day at a splash pad is a perfect activity to do to get your kids out of the house and out in nature. Splash pads have become more and more popular in Utah and for good reason, as they provide an easy way to cool off and have fun. It's also better than spending a day at the playground in the hot summer months. Another great reason visiting splash pads is a fun summer activity, is it gives kids a place to explore the obstacles without having to know how to swim. Not to mention, splash pads are usually free, depending on if they're located at a local park or in an enclosed theme park.
Are you looking for a few top-rated splash pads in Utah County? We've collected up a couple of popular locations that you and your kids can go visit! We suggest visiting either the city sites or Google maps for updated hours and information on each as hours may vary and information may change.
Located at Ivory Ridge Park in Lehi at 3200 North 560 West, this splash pad is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, through Labor Day. This splash pad features a small stream throughout and rocks, with the playground, restroom, and pavilion to take a break in the shade for water and snacks nearby. Enjoy a day trip with your kiddos to this splash pad, as they'll be preoccupied for at least a few hours.
The splash pad at Vineyard Grove Park is located at 350 N 100 E and features more of a playground and splash pad atmosphere than the previous one listed above. View through Google Maps for open hours as they may differ depending on holidays or not. This splash pad does not disappoint as it is quite large with several different areas to explore. There's even a mini waterslide to go down to entertain your kids for hours! There are several pavilions in this park, with the option to reserve some on the site beforehand.
Take your kids for a visit to the splash pad at Pioneer Park located at 500 W Center ST, Provo , UT 84601. Instructions from Provo City suggest to park on the street and that there are restrooms and a drinking fountain available. The splash pad is a classic one with a circular shaped pad of color featuring jets of water throughout for your kids to jump and walk through. Large rocks serve as benches and give convenience to parents to watch and relax nearby. It's open 7 days a week.
This splash pad in Highland is located at 10800 N 5400 W and is quite similar to the one at Pioneer Park in Provo with classic features and no playground water equipment. A manmade mini waterfall nearby leads into the splash pad, which looks quite beautiful. There's plenty of seating along the sides of the splash pad to watch your children. Another section of the splash pad showcases a shallow puddle of water with rock formations for kids to climb and explore.
Open most days from 10 a.m. to 7:40 p.m. with a break from 2:45 to 4 p.m., please check the website for hour updates.
The hours of this splash pad located at Harvey Park (4301 Harvey Blvd, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062) vary due to water conservation directives, please visit the website for updated hours. This splash pad does not disappoint, as well as the playground nearby. Both feature plenty of play structures to explore and bounce around from that your kids will have a lot to do and are sure to have fun. A rocket-like feature dumps water every now and again to those standing underneath for quite an experience to cool down in a blast. Your kid's curiosity will spike as they adventure from one water feature to the next at this splash pad.
At N 400 E, Spanish Fork, UT 84660, The splash pad at North Park is full of fun! Don't forget to take a look at the semi-shaded playground nearby as there are modern and unique features your kids can play at first, then cool down at the splash pad. The classic splash pad creates the perfect place to cool off and is quite spacious. This is a great park to visit for a few hours with kids during the hot summer days.
Quite similar to the town center splash pad in Highland with an area for splashing and another area with a stream for exploring, this splash pad is located at 1313 E 800 N, Orem, UT 84097. A unique feature of this splash pad is the man-made cement formation that creates waterfalls to flow water down to the splash pad. Kids can play at the multiple waterfalls and easily cool off or at the water fountain in the center of the splash pad. What's great about this park is there are other areas to relax and play at.
Bonus location: Previously called 7 Peaks, Splash Summit may not be a splash pad, but is a waterpark in Utah County that is well-known. With various swimming pools, slides, and attractions filled with water to spend a hot summer day having fun! There's a shallow pool called the Adventure Bay for little kids to play at that features water sprays and is similar to a splash pad.
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