If your kids are anything like mine, summertime is all about sunshine and splashpads. Seriously, where were these things when we were kids? We had the plastic kiddie pools and a fudgesicle or a trip to the beach and a sandy car ride home. Well, let's do ourselves a favor and skip the sand, slap on some sunscreen, and head to a sprinkler park for the day. Here's our roundup for splash pads in Fairfield County. And be sure check out our comprehensive guide to CT Beaches and Water Fun Guide for more ways to stay cool this summer.
Ellsworth Park, Bridgeport
Beat the heat this summer at Ellsworth Park, one of Bridgeport's many splash pads. Others include Beardsley Park, Nob Hill, Seaside Park Splash Pad, Washington Park, Went Field Splash Pad and Newfield Park.
Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Batz
Long Brook Park, Stratford
This lovely 34-acre park in Northern Stratford is surrounded by a picturesque pond and gardens. The park includes a fenced-in splash pad with a frog and pelican mister, sprinklers, and more. The splash pad is also nestled between two separate playgrounds including Vikki Soto's The Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play playground.
Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk
Take a dip at the beach, stroll along the scenic coast AND cool off at the splashpad at Calf Pasture Beach. From volleyball to the skatepark to the sailing school there is so much to do at Calf Pasture - well worth a day trip! Weekday and Weekend rates apply.
Kenosia Park, Danbury
Danbury's third splash pad - the others at Rogers Park and Highland Avenue - offers nearly 6,000 square feet of splashtastic fun.
Lake Mohegan, Fairfield
Visit the picturesque Lake Mohegan - a hidden gem tucked away in Northern Fairfield County - and your kiddos will spend hours splashing at the sprinkler park complete with spouts, faucets, and misters. There is also a playground and snack bar, so you've got all your bases covered.
Devon's Place, Norwalk
Located alongside Stepping Stones Museum, Matthews Park has a fantastic nautical-themed playground and splash pad. Free admission!
Scalzi Park, Stamford
Frolic and play at Scalzi Park's splash pad nestled in Stamford's third largest city park, which recently went under extensive renovations and now boasts a wonderful playground and splash pad to enjoy during summer months.
Indian Ledge Park, Trumbull
One of two of Trumbull's sprinkler pads open seasonally, seven days a week from dawn to dusk from Memorial Day Weekend through mid-September, Indian Ledge Park offers a splash pad perfect for cooling offer after playing on the playground.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Batz
Originally published 6/6/12.