Best Splash Pads in Arizona

It’s no secret that Arizona boasts some of the hottest temps in the country, but some of the best splash pads can also be found in Arizona! Other than this detailed list of Phoenix splash pads, there are almost a dozen other water play areas to be found around the state. The majority can be found in the Tucson area, but there are also locations in Sedona, Yuma, and more!

For more information on each park/splash pad, we have included a link to the city’s website.

Sunset Park, 3020 W. Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 – restrooms, no shade

Sunset Park, 655 Sunset Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336 – open May 1-September 30, restrooms, no shade

Crossroads Park, 7548 N Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ 85743 – restrooms and shade

Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718 – third Saturday in April to Halloween, 8am-7pm, restrooms, no shade

Catalina Park, 925 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705 – April 1- October 31, restrooms, no shade

Palo Verde Park, 355 S. Mann Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701 – April 1 – October 31, restrooms, no shade

Balboa Heights Park, 2536 N. Castro Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705 – April 1 – October 31, restrooms, no shade

Heritage River Park, 12375 N. Heritage Park Drive, Marana, AZ 85653 – restrooms and shade

Carver Park, S. 13th Avenue and W. 5th Street, Yuma, AZ 85364 – no restrooms or shade

Friendship Park, Avenue A and 34th Place, Yuma, AZ 85365 – restrooms, no shade

Mesquite Park, 2140 Mesquite Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 – no restrooms or shade

Carr McNatt Park, 1115 N. Brown Avenue, Casa Grande, AZ 85122 – restrooms, no shade

Best Splash Pads in Arizona

What to bring to a splash pad? Needed items can vary by age of child. Ours always include:

  • swim suits with rash guard
  • sunscreen
  • hats
  • buckets or small cups for play
  • snacks
  • lots of water to drink
  • towels
  • plastic or reusable bag for wet suits

Other possible needed items:

  • water shoes (surfaces can be slippery)
  • extra swim diapers for little ones
  • change of clothes
  • picnic lunch
  • camping chair for parent (not all locations have enough seating)
  • blanket for children to sit on

Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

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