Summer is almost here! It officially begins on June 21. BUT we can already feel the heat! It is very important that the kids are very hydrated and protected with hats, sunblock and sunglasses, as “diseases like cataract and eye cancers can take many years to develop, but each time we’re out in the sun without protection we could be adding damage that adds to our risks for these serious disorders”, as per the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
So grab yours kids hats, glasses, sunblock and use this go-to-list of some of the amazing splash pads we have around the Sunshine State. I am sure the kids will have lots of fun!
The Zoo has several water-play areas located around the park to guarantee that you cool down during your adventure. The biggest and best in wet fun is the Ocean Voyage play area of Playworld Playground, across from the Oasis café. There the kids can get soaking wet as they splash around a whale tail waterfall spouting fountains and overflowing buckets of water. Parents get a break to cool down too, as they supervise from shaded seating. Kids can also have a blast playing in the Fiesta Fountain at the Amazon & Beyond Village Plaza, where water shoots up from the ground to drench them! Smaller water-play areas include a water-spouting mushroom by the hyena exhibit and a water-shooting play area right in front of the Children’s Zoo. Kids and adults alike can also enjoy the many refreshing, cool misting stations that are located throughout the zoo. Included in the admission.
Included with admission, kids can go to the Safari Plunge water slides where they can twist and turn down the 214 foot long loop water slide or take the plunge down their 114 foot free fall water slide. Kids can also cool off in the Safari Splash, with 23 interactive water functions (open daily).
A water playground designed for the enjoyment of children ages 2 through 12. It is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to one hour prior to the park’s closing. Admission to the Splash ‘N Play is free with paid park admission!
This super nice park Located in Boca Raton has one of the nicest splash pads in the area. Completely free for everyone, the splash pad is by a pirate inspired kids playground, The Pirate Cove, and it is guaranteed fun for the kids!
Batten down the hatches and walk the plank at Salty’s Pirate Playground, a wet/dry playground area. The attraction consists of a two-level pirate ship, 31 feet by 27 feet, located at the center of Tortuga Passage. The pirate ship, featuring water blasters, cargo nets, padded areas and a spiral slide, entertains buccaneers ages 2-12.
Located in the playground this splash is small and usually have lots of small kids . It includes a small freedom boat water slide, a silo with four showers, a palm tree shower and two water cannons. The highlight for bigger kids is the wooden playground area which is very fun and unique.
South Pointe Park has a small splash pad by the playground, but what really makes it incredible is the amazing 360 degree ocean views and the proximity to the beach. This is my favorite place to take the kids in Miami. It is a beautifully maintained park and beach area and a great spot to see the cruise ships sailing pass ( we already saw some manatees there) and even to have a picnic.
South Pointe Park
1 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Free but there is parking fees on the weekends and metered parking on week days.
The splash pad is fully-ADA accessible and features 20 cool and refreshing water sprayers and spouts set on a 3,700 square foot concrete deck with a checkerboard stain design. The site also features a deck with a free standing shower, changing stations and park benches.
A beachfront park on the historic Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Shaded seating area, picnic pavilions, playgrounds and an splash fountain for kids. Adjacent to six fully restored paddleball courts that have been a popular feature on Hollywood Beach since the 1930s.
The SplashPad is located in Founders Park’s north section, and it is a safe and refreshing recreational water play system composed of nozzles, structures and loops producing an array of water spray options used to cool off, play, and enjoy. A great swimming pool alternative, the SplashPad is a safe aquatic play area – even for small children – requiring little supervision because of no standing water and zero water depth.
Summer: May 28 – September 2
Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fall: September 8 – October 21
Weekends only from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Free for Aventura residents. Resident ID is required. Residents may request one guest pass per-household and each additional guest will have an admission fee of $10 each. Residents must be present with their guests at the time of admission. The non-resident fee is $10 in addition to the park entrance fee of $5 for Adults and $3 for Children ages 17 and under.
Dedicated to the memory of Police Officer Scott A. Winters, who grew up and served in Bay Harbor Islands. The park’s three-quarters of an acre is packed with amenities that define its appeal to families and their pets. It offers two shaded playgrounds with poured-in-place rubberized surfacing, interactive splash pad, benches, ADA accessible paver walkway, under-roof picnic pavilion, Mid-Century designed restroom building with baby-changing stations, open field with FieldTurf, and adjacent dog park with water fountains and dog run.
Open year round, this brightly colored, accessible 3700-sf, interactive playground is located in the popular Boundless™ playground in John Prince Park. A large frog and whale – kids can run through a series of spray arches and stand under the giant splashing tail. Rotating spray cannons, tipping buckets, several sets of ground level water jets and a lighthouse with a geyser-like spray all add to the fun. Three shade sails provide sun protection.
Note: For your safety, no bathers over 60″
Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mondays and Fridays 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
*The Splashpark will not open until
10:30 am on Mondays and Fridays for maintenance.
The park is themed around a Florida Swamp. The central public space was designed to allow access to three play areas, two of which have been constructed, and the third will be constructed during a future phase of development. One is a free formed play structure that resembles a spider. It emulates the insect critters of the swamp. The other is a fish camp theme. The two ponds on the park are connected through a metaphorical “stream bed” that allows children and adults to climb through and experience rocks, spray misters, water and nature. Trails meander through the park leading to the different play and sensory experiences.
The splash pad has several components that spray water, including a palm tree, whale’s tail, and circle ring. There are also a few bubblers in the ground that spray water up. It is geared towards children 10 and under.
Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton is another favorite here! The newly renovated playground guarantee fun for little ones, they even have a separated play area, and for the bigger ones too. The park also has a very nice museum of science which is free to enter and often offer inexpensive play and movies for families. The carousel and the butterfly garden are also another highlight of this park!
The water playground at Normandy Isle Park and Pool is not big, but you can have a day of family fun with a lap pool for adults and an interactive play pool with toys for toddlers . $10 for adults and $6 for kids ages 4 to 17. Miami Beach residents FREE