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Best Splashpads in Phoenix

Time for a quick list of the best splashpads in Phoenix! Splashpads are a free way to stay cool in the summer, and every location is different in terms of features included and size of the fountains.

This is by no means a complete directory; just some of our favorites, and ones recommended by our readers. Check your city’s website, usually the parks and recreation page, for more information. Unless otherwise noted, all locations have nearby restrooms.

What is a splashpad? Splashpads (or spraypads ) are outdoor water play areas. Splashpads are usually located at shopping malls or public parks; splashpads have no standing water, so kids can enjoy the water at any age, even toddlers. Our littles ones started enjoying splashpads as soon as they could sit up! As always, keep an eye on your children at all times.

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

  • swim suits with rashguard
  • 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

Best splashpads in Phoenix

West Valley:

Rio Vista Park at 8866 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ 85381 (this splashpad is gated!)

Friendship Park at 12325 W McDowell Rd, Avondale, AZ 85323

Park West at 9744 W Northern Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345

Westgate Entertainment District at 6751 N Sunset Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305

Goodyear Community Park at 3151 N Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395

Pioneer Community Park at 8755 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345

Dust Devil Park at 10645 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ 85307

East Valley:

Pioneer Park at 526 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85203

Gilbert Water Tower at 45 W Page Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85233

Tempe Marketplace at 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281 –

Mansel Carter Oasis Park at 19459 E Appleby Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Riverview Park at 2100 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, AZ 85201 (this splashpad is gated!)

Kiwanis Park at 5233 S Ash Ave, Tempe, AZ 85283

More splashpads in the East Valley are listed here!

Phoenix and area:

Civic Space Park at 1 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Altadena Park at 3711 E Altadena Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85028 (no restrooms)

Desert Ridge at 21001 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050

Liberty Bell Park at 40004 N Liberty Bell Way, Anthem, AZ 85086

Phoenix Zoo at 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Scottsdale and area:

Scottsdale Quarter at 15059 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 205, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Rotary Splashpad at 12625 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Chestnutt Park at 4565 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (no restrooms)

Andie’s Coffee at Chaparral Christian Church 6451 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

More splashpads in Scottsdale are listed here!

Looking for more ideas to keep the kiddos busy and happy? Browse our popular posts Summer Survival in Phoenix With Kids or 12 Indoor Activities for Kids.


  • Chris and Jana Tingom

    We live in Scottsdale, AZ and have three children, ages 10, 7 and 3. They are full of energy, and so we're always looking for new things to do. Come join our family adventures!

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