Updated for 2021 – Looking for ways to cool off this hot summer around the Denver Metro area? The best splash pads for toddlers, kids, and families. Denver Splash Pads around Denver are a great way to cool off this summer and most of them are FREE. Here’s your guide free to water pads, splash parks, and splash pads for both indoors and outdoors, around the Denver metro to help you stay cool.
Summer is kicking off this week and it’s already getting hot out. With Memorial Day being this weekend it means splash pads are now open. This weekend we’re supposed to hit over 90 and that means we’ll be looking for somewhere outdoors to cool off. Where the kids can have fun, play, and splash around at a local splash pad. Check out this list of splash pads around the Denver metro area to help keep your little ones cool while having fun!
Ralston Central Park and Splash Pad – Arvada Located in Arvada the large splash pad has sprayers, and jets.
Apex Recreation Center – Arvada Located indoors in Arvada the Apex is an indoor swimming pool that has over 23,000 square feet of indoor water fun. With several slides, zero-depth entry, vortex pool, activity pool, lap pool, and adult and family hot tubs. The zero depth entry has a “beach” play area with slides, fountains, waterfalls, and geysers.
Old Town Arvada – Arvada
Great Plains – Aurora (a family favorite) This Aurora spray ground has a variety of spray features that are fun for all ages.
Southlands Mall – Aurora (a family favorite) Located in the heart of Southlands shopping center (near the movie theater) the spray pad at Southlands features fountains for little ones to play in and cool off. There is also a smaller umbrella splash fountain in the middle of main street near Sephora.
Red-tailed Hawk Park – Aurora Spray park with fountains and water sprayers.
The Popjet Fountain – Boulder The Popjet Fountain is located on Pearl Street in downtown Boulder. The fountains feature a variety of jets that randomly “pop up” and surprise children as they splash around.
Benedict Park – Brighton The Splash Pad Shelter is located off of Skeel street and is adjacent to the splash pad. The splash pad features sprayers and fountains.
Footprint Park – Brighton
Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park – Broomfield The Aquatic Park offers a variety of water fun with two slides, an interactive water play structure, an inner-tube slide, and a separate toddler pool.
Parmer Park – Burlington
Elkridge Park – Castle Pines Located in South Denver’s Castle Pines, this Park features a splash pad for little ones to enjoy.
Festival Park – Castle Rock
Philip S Miller Park Plaza – Castle Rock
Centennial Center Park – Centennial (a family favorite) This 11-acre park has won several awards, including the best playground in 528o Magazine’s “Top of the Town” issue. The park is located in Centennial on the Northside of Arapahoe Road East of I25. The park includes covered shelters for gatherings and the Nautilus water play area.
Clem Dufour Park – Dacono
Some Denver City Splash Pads aren’t open for the 2021 season. Check before visting.
Barnum Water Park – Denver The splash pad has several hoses, buckets, and sprayers, and is situated next to a large pool with water slides.
Bear Creek Park – Denver
Beeler Park Plaza – Denver
Cuatro Vientos Park – Denver
H2Odyssey Fountains – Denver H2Odyssey, a water jet fountain located just west of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Midtown Home Platte Park – Denver
Northfield Stapleton – Denver The shops at Northfield Stapleton has a splash pad/fountain.
Parkfield Lake Park – Denver Located next to the rec center is a spray pad.
Stapleton Central Park – Denver Located near the Amphitheater the park has spray fountains to play in.
Westwood Park – Denver
Wynkoop Plaza, Union Station – Denver Located near Union Station in Denver Wynkoop Plaza boasts fountains to run through on a hot day. Wynkoop St. between 16th St. and 17th St., Denver.
Evans Park – Elizbeth
Pirates Cove – Englewood This popular pool has it all and features a large play structure with a dump bucket, zero-entry, a lazy river, three water slides, a competitive pool with a diving board, a sandy beach area, and a spray garden to splash in.
Cornerstone Park – Englewood Spray fountains, a flower that sprays water, and a fun park.
Lehigh Park – Erie
Spray Garden – Erie
The Splash at Fossil Trace – Golden 10 acres of fun in beautiful Golden, CO. Spread out on 10-acres with a view of beautiful Golden. The leisure pool has a play structure, beach entry, a children’s slide, two larger slides, spray cannons, and a dump bucket.
Westlands Park – Greenwood Village Westlands Park is located in Greenwood Village off of Quebec Street. The park has been featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine for its innovative design and was also chosen by 5280 Magazine’s editor as the top playground in the Denver area. In addition to their great park, there is a splash pad with fountains.
Civic Green Park – Highlands Ranch Located in Highlands Ranch next to the Highlands Ranch Library, this water park features two fountain areas that spray water intermittently, as well as a rock-bottomed creek.
Ray Ross Park – Lakewood This splash pad is located in Lakewood and features a fun spray park designed to look like a baseball diamond. The interactive water play area is situated next to a playground and covered shelter.
Surfside Spray Park – Lakewood This spray park is located in Lakewood and contains both a large spray area and a smaller one for younger children.
Sunset Pool – Longmont With three diving boards, two slides, and a zero entry area, this swimming pool offers fun for all ages.
Irving Street Park Interactive Water Feature – Loveland This interactive water sculpture was designed by a Colorado artist from Loveland and is located next to the Irving Street Library in Westminster. The brass sculpture of a boy and his dog holding a hose squirts periodically from 10 am to 4 pm.
E.B. Rains Park – Northglenn
H2O’Brien Pool – Parker Full of so much fun, it could almost be considered a water park! This pool has two 182 ft water slides, a water play structure, a spray garden, sprays and geysers, a circulation and lap pool, and dumping buckets.
Discovery Park – Parker During the summer months, the Discovery Park Play Fountain will be a destination for all ages! The approximately 900 square foot water feature includes programmable water jets embedded below the paving surface and color-changing LED lights, allowing use during the day or on a warm summer evening.
City Park Pool – Thornton Float down the lazy river, watch the 300-gallon water bucket soak those below, or ride down one of the winding slides at this fun pool. Wind down the day at the park next door, for a full day of fun.
Carpenter Park – Thornton
Westminster Center Park – Westminster This is such a fun park with fountains and a splash river.
Westminster Promenade – Westminster Located in the heart of Westminster Promenade there are spray fountains. Grab some lunch and let the kiddos play.
The Orchard Town Center – Westminster Located in the center of Orchard Town Center are some spray fountains.
Nottingham Park – Westminster While there isn’t a spray park there is a stream kids can play in.
Irving Street Park – Westminster Interactive water feature
Carol Butts Park – Westminster
Peter Pan Park – Westminster
Discovery Park – Wheatridge Water spray is activated manually by stepping on the raised blue circle pad located on the northeast side of the splash pad.
Looking for some water park fun? Check out my list of over 20 water parks around the Denver Metro Area!