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The Best Splash Pads in the Greater Orlando Area

Hit up a few of these splash pads in your area and explore a new area of town while you’re at it.

Reiter Park Splash Pad
Historic Downtown Longwood
Open:
Tue.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
Cost:
Free
PLAY Tip: This newish park is well designed with a great playground right next to it, and is adjacent to historic downtown Longwood. It’s in walking distance to the SunRail. For maximum fun, go during the Historic Longwood Farmers & Artisans Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Reiter Park Splash Pad in Longwood

Barnett Park
4801 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando
Open:
Daily, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cost:
Free


Bithlo Community Park
18501 Washington Ave., Orlando
Open:
Daily, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cost:
Free 
PLAY Tip: This little blue oasis has a water-spraying octopus at its heart along with plenty of bubblers and fountains. It’s fully fenced, and the picnic tables give caregivers a splash-free place to sit. This spot is located next to a beautiful pond alongside a community center. Plus, there’s a playground for post-splash pad fun.


Capehart Park
715 Capehart Dr, Orlando
Open:
Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost:
Free


Center Lake Park Splash Pad
299 Center Lake Ln., Oviedo
Open:
Daily, 9 a.m-9 p.m.
Cost:
Free
PLAY Tip: this is a great and simple little splash pad next to a newer playground in the Oviedo on the Park area. There are some restaurants and cafes that are within walking distance. This splash pad is sometimes confused with the Oviedo Aquatics Center Splash Zone which charges admission and offers a shallow pool with an elaborate water playground, slide and life guards.


Downey Park
East Orlando: 10107 Flowers Ave., Orlando
Open:
Daily, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 3-7 p.m.
Cost:
$1 per person
PLAY Tip: Step into a fairy tale and get ready to meet a water-spouting dragon. Accompanied by Splash Blasters, two spray tunnels and a set of dueling Sneaky Soakers, kids can choose their own water adventure. Even younger tykes will enjoy the smaller bubblers while parents lounge in the shade.


Dr. P. Phillips Community Park
8249 Buenavista Woods Blvd., Orlando
Open:
Daily, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 3-7 p.m.
Cost:
$1 per person


Fort Mellon Park
600 E. 1st St., Sanford
Open:
Mon., Wed. and Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tue., Thur. and Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 12-6 p.m.
Cost:
$2 per person; free on the first Friday of every month
PLAY Tip: Fort Mellon has a great location, next to beautiful Lake Monroe. You can take a stroll along the Riverwalk with wonderful views. At the park there is a playground fit for all ages. The splash pad is fenced in and large. There aren’t any squirters, obstacles or dump buckets but this park overall has so many amenities, it’s impossible not to have a good time. There are 8 shaded pavilions available for rent.


Kit Land Nelson Park Splash Pad
10 N. Forest Ave., Apopka
Open: Daily 10 a.m-6 p.m.
Cost: $2 per person
PLAY Tip: This 5-acre facility has it all: a fully fenced splash pad with a colorful concrete floor, a MegaSoaker that drops 40 gallons of water at a time, Splash Blasters to spray, multi-colored spray tunnels to run through and Sneaky Soakers drop water from above. This popular community park also offers a covered pavilion for parents, two playgrounds within walking distance and clean bathrooms for changing. While you’re in the area, grab a sweet treat at Vampire Penguin or Aunt Gingibread’s. Didn’t pack a snack? Good thing Porkie’s Original BBQ is a locally-loved, family-friendly and casual restaurant just up the road too. 


Lake Concord Park
127 Quail Pond Cir., Casselberry
Open:
Daily
Cost:
Free


Shady Park
Hannibal Square, Winter Park
Open: Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 12-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

PLAY Tip: If you’re looking for a quiet little nook away from Winter Park crowds and the blasting sun, this little spot is loved by locals in picturesque Hannibal Square where you can grab a nice lunch at Pepe’s Cantina and pick up some gifts at Rifle Paper Co. for your trendy friend.


Trailblazer Park
550 Rantoul Ln., Lake Mary
Open: Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $2 per person


Trotwood Park Splash Pad
701 Northern Way, Winter Springs
Open: Daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Weather Permitted)
Cost:


Winter Garden Interactive Fountain & Splash Pad
119 S Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden
Open:
Daily, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Cost:
Free

Winter Garden Interactive Fountain & Splash Pad

Wharton Smith Tropical Splash Pad
Central Florida Zoo
Park entry required

Did we miss one? Email heather@playgroundmagazine.com to get a splash pad added to the list.

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