Top 21 Splash Pads and Spraygrounds near Miami and Fort Lauderdale

South Miami kids can cool off this summer at the Founders Park splash pad! Photo courtesy of City of Aventura
South Miami kids can cool off this summer at the Founders Park splash pad! Photo courtesy of City of Aventura
6/4/23 - By Odalys Quevedo

If this summer is the typical South Florida summer, it's going to be a scorcher! Visit a Miami splash pad to keep the kids cool and entertained. Check out our list of the top 20 sprinkler parks, spraygrounds, and free splash pads in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, with a few waterplay areas in the Keys and West Palm Beach areas as well.

For more ideas for things to do today with kids, check our South Florida Activities Calendar, or dip into our Miami Summer Activities Guide.

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1. Murray Park Aquatic Center - Miami

The splash pad and pool at Murray Park Aquatic Center are open from mid-March to mid-September. In addition to the splash pad, features include zero depth entry at the outdoor pool, restrooms, and a locker room. Contact the office to make sure the facilities are open.

2. Splash 'N Play at Pinecrest Gardens - Pinecrest

Aside from its beautiful botanical gardens and family events, the Splash 'N Play at Pincrest Gardens is one of the highlights of any visit to this park. There is $5 admission charge for the park, and proper swimming attire is required on the splash pad. (Disposable diapers are not allowed.)

3. South Pointe Park Splash Pad - Miami

The South Pointe Park Splash Pad is a motion-activated mini splash zone with water cannons. The park has direct access to the beach, as well as walking trails, a jungle gym, and panoramic views of the South Beach shoreline. Free

4. Zoo Miami - Miami

Zoo Miami features several waterplay areas, including spouting fountains, spilling buckets, and shaded seating for parents. Some of these areas may be closed at times; call the zoo for more information before visiting. Zoo admission required.

5. Westwind Lakes Park - Miami

The free splash pad at Westwind Lakes Park is open only during the summer. The park office can confirm dates for the season. Other facilities at the park include a skate park and volleyball courts.

 
Charnow Park has shaded seating right by the splash pad. Photo by Tamano Economico, via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)

6. Charnow Park - Hollywood

Charnow Park's Splash Fountain is adjacent to a shaded seating area, picnic pavilions, and paddleball courts, which have been a popular feature on Hollywood Beach since the 1930s.

7. Liberty Park - Parkland

Along with a free splash pad and actual water cannon, Liberty Park also offers seven acres of green space, including a dog park, picnic pavilion, horse corral, and various shaded playgrounds.

8. Plantation Woods - Plantation

Plantation Woods features two playgrounds and a free splash pad (water shoes are recommended). While at Plantation Woods, watch for the squirrel statues and tree houses as well!

9. Sullivan Park - Deerfield Beach

Sullivan Park is located in Deerfield Beach. Aside from a free splash pad, visitors can also enjoy both a covered picnic pavilion and covered playground. The pavilion is available for rent.

10. Founders Park - Aventura

The Founders Park splash pad is located in the north section of the park. This splash pad features wet and wild nozzles, structures, and loops! The park also includes an exercise trail, tennis courts, a playground, and an athletic field,

11. Jacobs Aquatic Center - Key Largo

The activity spray gym at Jacobs Aquatic Center is one of this facility's main attractions. Visitors can also indulge in three pools and year-round aquatic programs. Admission fees vary by age and day.

12.Village Green - Key Biscayne

Village Green offers a free tot lot with interactive splash fountain, as well as a community bandstand, restrooms, fountains, and shade pavilion. 

13. Pembroke Pines YMCA Aquatic Center - Pembroke Pines

The Pembroke Pines YMCA Aquatic Center features water slides, pools, and a splash pad to beat the heat this summer. Membership and/or admission fees required.

14. Doral Legacy Park - Doral

The splash pad at Doral Legacy Park is open seasonally (March-November). The park encompasses more than 18 acres with additional activities and features.

15. Las Olas Oceanside Park - Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale's Las Olas Oceanside Park is part of The Loop Fort Lauderdale Beach, which offers a variety of family fun and a free waterplay area.

16. Osswald Park -Fort Lauderdale

Osswald Park features a free splash pad, as well as a playground, volleyball court, tennis court, racquetball court, driving range, 3-hole golf course, and walking/jogging trails.

17. Miramar Pineland Park - Miramar

Enjoy the splash pad, playground, horse corral, shelter rentals, nature trail, and more at Miramar Pineland Park.

18. Shenandoah Park - Davie

Shenandoah Park offers a large, free waterplay area on an enclosed splash pad, along with a fitness area and two playgrounds.

19. Cypress Preserve Park - Sunrise

In addition to the splash pad, Cypress Preserve Park features a disc-golf course and nature trail with exercise stations.

20. Bill Moss Hillcrest Paseo - West Palm Beach

This city park is home to a free splash pad and adjacent playground, with the added bonus of a great view of planes landing at the nearby airport. Restrooms available.

21. Sugar Sand Park -Boca Raton

Kids love this park for its wonderful science center and playground, but the splash pad at the center is also worth a visit, with sea animal displays that spray and plenty of spots to sit.

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