The weather is going to be getting super hot really soon. Remember when you were a kid and it was all popsicles and sprinklers and plastic kiddie pools in the driveway? Well, kids these days have it so much better. There are so many splash pads around town that it’s difficult to decide which one to visit. I’ve rounded up our three favorite Orlando splash pads so you can take the kids for a nice run through the water soon! As we visit more splash pads I’ll be sure to share the ones we like here, so check back for updates!
Center Lake Park in Oviedo
This is hands down our favorite splash pad. It’s clean and well-maintained, there’s plenty of shade (and even tables and chairs!) around the splash pad, and there’s so much other stuff to do at the park! Check out this link for more information on the other activities at Center Lake Park!
Location: 299 Center Lake Ln, Oviedo, FL 32765
Hours: Park is open 7AM to 9PM daily
Downey Park in Orlando
As Orlando splash pads go, this one has lots of bells and whistles. It’s circular and gated, which is great for the younger kids, and there’s plenty of shaded seating for the adults. I’ve also never been there when there wasn’t a parks department employee on hand which is helpful and makes it feel even more secure. We love that it’s not just water spouting from the ground, but rather several different types of water features in one area. Lots to do for all ages! The park surrounding the splash pad does have some regular visitors who are members of Orlando’s homeless population. I feel safe when I visit, but I wanted to make sure to let you know what to expect if you choose to go.
Location: 10107 Flowers Ave, Orlando, FL 32825
Hours (March – October): Open daily 10AM to 2PM and 3PM – 7PM
Cost (March – October): $1 per person
Hours (November – February): Open daily 10AM to 2PM and 3PM – 5PM
Cost (November – February): Free!
Tanja King Park in Orlando
A simple splash pad that’s great for toddlers. Nothing too fancy, but it still gets the job done. It’s in a gated area within Tanja King Park and it’s very well maintained. There’s a seating area for parents, as well as a playground nearby in case the kids want to do more than just splash.
Location: 13001 Tanja King Blvd, Orlando, FL 32828
Hours: Open daily from 6AM to 6PM
What’s your favorite splash pad? I’m always looking for new places to take Graham to cool off so please share in the comments!