When summer rolls around, so does the heat, and a visit to the park or playground is no longer a favorite option when it comes to keeping your kids entertained without having to spend money on it. Luckily, splash pads and fountains exist, and Denver is filled with them! Take a look at our top picks for this fun and free option in the Denver area:
Ralston Central Spray Park
Where: 5850 Garrison St, Arvada, CO 80002
Hours: Daily, 6 AM- 10 PM
The large splash pad at Ralston Central Park features sprayers and jets for kids to play for hours and cool off!
Kids can also have fun enjoying the amazing playgrounds, pavilions, and big fields to run around.
Wynkoop Plaza Fountain
Where: 1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO, 80202
Located in the center of Union Station, Wynkoop Plaza Fountain is perfect for cooling off after walking through downtown Denver and enjoying an ice cream from Milkbox!
Kids will have a blast running through the fountains.
H2Odyssey Splash Pad
Where: 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver City Park
Hours: Summer days, 11 AM- 7 PM
Located near the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the H20dyssey Splash Pad features a variety of jets that spray intermittently on summer days.
A great way to cool off during a family outing!
Stapleton Central Park Splash Pads
Where: 8801 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Denver
The third-largest park in Denver features a variety of fountains perfect for summer days!
At Stapleton Central Park kids will also get to enjoy a Dr. Seuss-inspired playground where they will play for hours.
Great Plains Spray Park
Where: 20100 E Jewell Ave, Aurora, CO 80013
With a variety of spray features for all ages, this splash pad is a family favorite!
Great Plains is a 50-acre park with a playground, shelters, a large open field, a basketball court, and an amazing outdoor water splash park!
Red-tailed Hawk Park
Where: 23701 E Hinsdale Way, Aurora, CO 80016
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 11 PM
Red-tailed Hawk Park features 35 acres of fun!
From a large playground, an open field to run around, and an amazing spray park with fountains and water sprayers, this will be the family’s next favorite summer spot!
Westminster Center Park
Where: 4801 W 92nd Ave, Westminster, CO 80031
Hours: Daily, 9 AM- 9 PM
Westminster Central Park, also known as Peter Pan Park, features a ‘stream’ and splash pad for children to play during summer days!
There’s also a playground and plenty of space for them to run freely.
Where: 3701 Johnson St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Hours: May- September 10 AM- 7 PM | Park: Daily, 5 AM- 10 PM
This fabulous park features a splash pad that runs from May through September.
The fountains activate when you step on the blue raised sensor pad, and the fun begins! You can also find a large playground, a small ‘’river’’, a skate park, and so much more!
Benedict Park Place Splash Pad
Where: 1855 E Southern St, Brighton, CO 80601
Hours: Daily, 6.30 AM- 10 PM
The amazing splash pad at Benedict Park features sprayers and fountains to cool off and have a blast!
The park also features soccer fields, a playground, disc golf, and so much more!
Centennial Center Park
Where: 13050 E Peakview Ave, Centennial, CO 80111
Hours: Daily, 5.30 AM- 10 PM
Centennial Center Park wasn’t named best playground for no reason.
It offers some of the best features when it comes to water fun, and it also features a massive multi-story fort, a rock climbing wall, a jungle gym, and more!
Where: 5150 S Windermere St, Littleton, CO 80120
Hours: Daily, 6 AM- 11 PM
Cornerstone Park has an amazing splash pad for kids to play for hours in the summertime!
It has curved arches and fountains splashing from the ground! The park also offers a double playground!
Surfside Spray Park
Where: 5330 W. Ninth Ave., Lakewood
Hours: Daily, 9 AM- 5 PM
Surfside Spray Park features one main splash pad for big kids and a smaller splash pad designed for little children.
Both offer plenty of fountains and water fun to play all day long and cool off!
Ray Ross Park
Where: 680 S Harlan St, Lakewood, CO 80226
Hours: Daily, 6 AM- 10 PM
Kids will have a blast in this splash pad which features a spray park designed to look like a baseball diamond.
The interactive water play area is right next to a great playground and covered shelter.
Pop Jet Fountain
Where: 1397 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
The fountains at Pop Jet feature a variety of jets that randomly surprise children as they splash around!
Located near a mall, the fountain is a great place to cool off after eating and shopping.
Southlands Mall Spray Pad
Where: 6155 S Main St Suite 260, Aurora, CO 80016
The Spray Pad located in the heart of Southlands shopping center features fountains for kids to play for hours and cool off!
You can also find a smaller umbrella splash fountain on the main street.