When the weather is scorching, a trip to your neighborhood splash park is the perfect way to cool off. Kids of all ages (and adults, too!) can splash around in water fountains and features that resemble arches, trees, buckets, and more. Here are 10 metro area splash parks, spraygrounds, and splash pads to dip your toes in this summer.
13050 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial
Voted one of the 5 Must Visit Colorado Parks in Colorado Parent‘s 2017 Family Favorites, the 11-acre park offers a splash park, jungle gym, rock climbing wall, and shady areas.
9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
The park features water features, a playground, picnic tables, and shady areas to escape the sun.
5150 Windermere St., Englewood
This South Suburban park offers a sprayground, mini-golf course, sports fields, inline skate park, and playground.
Denver Union Station Wynkoop Plaza
1701 Wynkoop St., Denver
20100 E. Jewell Ave., Aurora
The 50-acre park features a sprayground, baseball field, playground, half-court basketball, shady areas, and a large open field.
5850 Garrison St., Arvada
Splash around in water features at the spray park and relax in the shade under a large covered picnic pavilion. The park also features walking paths, two playgrounds, and a sand volleyball pit.
23701 E. Hinsdale Way, Aurora
The 35-acre park features a sprayground, in addition to a wetland boardwalk, large playground, open field, bocce ball courts, sand volleyball court, and horseshoe pits.
8801 MLK Jr Blvd., Denver
At 80-acres, this lush Stapleton spot is Denver’s third largest park and features water fountains, a Dr. Seuss- inspired playground, bocce ball courts, athletic fields, and covered picnic areas.
5330 W. 9th Ave., Lakewood
The park offers a large splash pad full of fountains and water features, plus a separate splash pad for smaller children. There’s ample shade and grassy areas to relax in after you cool off.
5701 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village
Also voted one of the 5 Must Visit Colorado Parks in Colorado Parent‘s 2017 Family Favorites, the park features a natural water sculpture, three play areas, two climbing structures, playing fields, an inline hockey rink, a hike/bike trail, and a pond.