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10 Splash Parks, Spraygrounds, and Splash Pads

Cool off with a splash at one of these Denver metro area water features.

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.

Centennial Center Park

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.

Civic Green Park

9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch

The park features water features, a playground, picnic tables, and shady areas to escape the sun.

Cornerstone Park

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

LoDo’s version of a splash pad is located in front of Denver’s bustling Union Station. Splash around in the fountains before cooling off with an ice cream treat from nearby Milkbox Ice Creamery.

Great Plains Park

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.

Ralston Central Park and Slash Pad

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.

Red Tailed Hawk Park

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.

Stapleton Central Park

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.

Surfside Spray Park

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.

Westlands Park

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.

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