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16 Best Splash Pads to Visit this Summer

If squeals of delight and a moment to cool off from the summer heat is what you seek, then this list of our VERY BEST Splash Pads is for YOU! We have found the most loved splash pads in every corner of the cities so you can find the one near you, or maybe venture out to a new part of the city to see what they have to offer! Many feature picnic areas and playgrounds so you can make a whole day of it. Click the button below for your region of the Twin Cities!

*Be sure to check the individual websites before heading out — as occasionally hours/open times change depending on weather and other factors!

Southeast

Wabun Picnic Area

We love this splash pad pool for it’s zero-depth entry reaching only 2 feet at it’s deepest depth. There are spray caves to run through, sprayers, squirters, and plenty of pool to practice swimming. The adjacent playground and plenty of shaded spots for picnicking make it a great overall experience.

Address: 4655 46th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN


Nicollet Commons Park

This popular splash pad brings natural elements into an urban setting. There is a stream and little rocks to explore running right through the town plaza. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the grassy spaces, like the amphitheater in the park. Also keep a look out for family events happening all summer long.

Address: 12550 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN


Eagan Central Park

This spash pad is open in the heart of the city center. The location also features Market Fest Wednesday nights during the summer for local shopping while the kids play, as well as walking trails and obstacle courses in the park.

Address: 1507 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN


Shakopee Lions Park

This splash pads greatest feature is its proximity to the all inclusive Fun For All Playground at Lions Park. The kids will love the lion squirting water into their faces!

Address: 1103 Adams St S, Shakopee, MN

 

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Northeast

City Hall Splash Pad

This splash pad features plenty of tunnels and squirt zones to run through. You can also rent the pavilions nearby to host parties.

Address: 2401 County Hwy 10, Mounds View, MN


Emerald Park

There are lots of exciting fountains to jump and dumping buckets at this splash zone. We also love all the shaded picnic tables and grassy spaces to run and stretch wet bodies after play.
Open during park hours.

Address: 3925 MacAlaster Dr. NE, St Anthony, MN


Waite Park

Waite Park is a great mix of wading pool and splash zones featuring a zero-depth entry, plenty of fun water features, and lots of shady spots.

Address: 1810 34th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN


Phalen Park & Beach

Your kids will love going back and forth between splash pad and beach. Also be sure to check out the rest of this great park with their trails, playgrounds, and other family events all summer.

Address: 1600 Phalen Dr., St Paul, MN

 

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Northwest

Andrews Park

In addition to the splash pad, you’ll love this park for its many playgrounds, sports fields, and my kids’ favorite feature, the Snack Shack.

Address: 7200 117th Ave N, Champlin, MN


Huset Park West Splash Pad

Lots of fun  to be had at this splash pad with spray tunnels and dump buckets, plus playground picnic spots nearby.

Address: 3965 Jefferson St NE, Columbia Heights, MN


Central Park of Maple Grove

The interactive fountain is a fun and simple delight to run through on warm days, but even more fun at night when it’s lit up. Your kids will also love the nearby playgrounds.

Address: 12000 Central Park Way, Maple Grove, MN


Lakeside Commons Park & Beach

Admission to this splash pad also includes access to the sand beach, playground, and picnic space. Free to Blaine residents, $5/pp admission to non-residents.

Address: 3020 Lakes Pkwy, Blaine, MN

 

 

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Southwest

Firemen’s Park

The inground spray features are so much fun to run though, but even more so when they are lit at night. Stay to enjoy the park’s other fun features like a beach, a boardwalk across and around the water, a playground, and a concession stand.

Address: 3210 Chaska Blvd, Chaska, MN


Round Lake Park

You’ll love the rubber bottom feature of this splash pad to keep falls safer. Nearby enjoy the great playgrounds, picnic areas, and beach with a lovely view of Round Lake.

Address: 16691 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN


Oak Hill Park

A very popular spash pad in St. Louis Park known to be one of the largest splash pads around now charges $1 per person for non-residents to enjoy. But we think it’s still worth it for the size and scope of the play space.

Address: 3201 Rhode Island Ave S, St Louis Park, MN


Cedarcrest Park

Another splash pad with rubber tile floor is great for the little ones. Enjoy the playground nearby as well.

Address: 8700 Bloomington Ave S, Bloomington, MN

 

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