Best Splash Pads, Sprinkler Parks, and Spraygrounds in Orlando
As temperatures rise, Central Florida has multiple splash pads for kids to cool down while burning some energy. We’ve listed some of our favorite sprinkler parks around Orlando, and several are adjacent to some of the best playgrounds in the area. These spraygrounds and splash parks make for a cheap - or even free - day of entertainment, especially for little ones. Grab your swimsuits, towels, and sunscreen and enjoy some cool fun on these hot summer days!
Due to COVID-19, some of the splash pads are currently closed as noted below. Many are open for the 2020 season under CDC social distancing guidelines; if no restrictions are noted, then that splash pad is open as of our publish date. Since situations with COVID-19 are rapidly changing, be sure to call or click through to each splash pad's website for the most updated information.
Kissimmee Lakefront Park splash pad. Photo courtesy of City of Kissimmee
FREE Splash Pads around Orlando
1. Center Lake Park – Oviedo
Oviedo on the Park's free splash pad at Center Lake Park is open daily from 9am-9pm. There is an adjacent playground, large lawn games, a dog park, and a boat house with paddle boat rentals.
2. Disney Springs – Lake Buena Vista
There are two water fountains at Disney Springs that kids can splash around in, including bubble fountains and Mickey sorcery fountains. One is located near Earl of Sandwich and a smaller one is behind the Christmas store. Kids can also ride the nearby carousel and train at a small cost.
3. Kissimmee Lakefront Park – Kissimmee
This nature themed splash pad is located in beautiful Lakefront Park, complete with a fishing pier, large playground, pavilions, walking trails, and a snack bar nearby.
4. Reiter Park - Longwood
Reiter Park has a gated splash pad that is free to enter. Additional amenities at the park include a playground, fishing pier, walking trails, pavilions, tennis courts and a basketball court.
5. Winter Garden Splash Pad - Winter Garden
Downtown Winter Garden has a large free splash pad area open daily from 9am-9pm. There is a large pavilion next to the splash pad as well. Families can walk around the downtown area for lunch and ice cream after visiting the park. There is also a farmer’s market on Saturday mornings right next to the splash pad.
6. Barnett Park – Orlando
Located in West Orlando, this gated splash pad is free of charge and is surrounded by chairs and umbrellas so parents can relax while their kids splash around. In addition to the splash pad, there is also a playground, disc golf course, soccer fields, basketball courts, fishing pier, and walking trails. The park is open but the splash pad is currently closed until further notice.
7. Bithlo Community Park – Orlando
Bithlo Community Park features a large gated splash pad that is free of charge, with a jellyfish interactive water structure in the center of the park. Other amenities at the park include a covered playground, skate park, fishing area, picnic pavilions and sports fields. The park is open but the splash pad is currently closed until further notice.
8. Capehart Park – Orlando
Located in East Orlando, this park includes a gated splash pad with an adjacent covered playground area. There are also walking trails, a basketball court and a butterfly garden. The park is open but the splash pad is currently closed until further notice.
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Champions Splash Park. Photo courtesy of Winter Garden Adventures
Splash Pads Around Orlando with a Small Entry Fee
9. Champions Splash Park - Clermont
$2 per person
This colorful gated splash pad has multiple water features and several picnic tables for parents to relax while kids play. The splash pad is next to Waterfront Park, complete with a paved walking/biking trail around the lake, playground, fishing piers and beach area.
10. Eustis Aquatic Center – Eustis
$3 per person (admission includes entry to the splash pad and pool)
Situated on beautiful Lake Eustis, this gated sailboat-themed splash pad has spraying water cannons, dump buckets and an interactive sailboat structure. In nearby Ferran Park, there is a playground area, open green space, and boardwalks over the lake. Take a short walk to downtown Eustis to enjoy lunch or ice cream. The splash pad and pool are currently open by online reservation only.
11. Fort Mellon Park – Sanford
$2 per person; free admission on the first Friday of each month
With lots of space to run around, this gated lakeside splash pad is right next to a large playground and has plenty of picnic tables and seating to enjoy a day of summer fun. The splash pad is open seasonally from March-October. The park has two basketball courts as well. After playing at the park, take a walk along the Sanford Riverwalk to enjoy the beauty of Lake Monroe. Downtown Sanford is also a short walk away for lunch or an afternoon treat. The park is open but the splash pad is currently closed until further notice.
12. Kit Land Nelson Park – Apopka
$2 per person
Designed with separate zones for different age ranges, the splash pad at this 5-acre park includes fun water features such as a Mega Soaker, Splash Blasters, Fun-Brella and Spray Tunnel. Additional features include a playground, picnic areas, a gazebo and racquetball courts.
13. Trailblazer Park – Lake Mary
$2 per person
Trailblazer park includes a gated splash pad with interactive water features and an adjacent playground area and pavilion, perfect for parties. There’s a sports complex across the parking lot complete with a skate park, tennis center, baseball fields, basketballs courts and batting cages.
14. Wooton Park – Tavares
$2 per person
A seaplane play structure is the defining feature of this splash park. It is gated and includes two small water slides and several interactive water elements. It is also right next to a large gated wooden playground area. Kids will enjoy watching the train depart and arrive at the nearby train station. There is a covered pavilion and several restaurants within walking distance. The splash pad at Wooton Park will reopen on July 9, 2020.
15. Downey Park – Orlando
March-October: $1 per person, with timed sessions; November-February: FREE
This gated splash playground is a local favorite and includes several different types of water features as well as shaded seating for adults. Other park amenities include a playground for kids with all abilities, sand volleyball, skate park, dog park, basketball court and picnic pavilions. The park is open but the splash pad is currently closed until further notice.
16. Dr. P. Phillips Community Park – Orlando
$1 per person with timed sessions
With an array of interactive water structures, kids are sure to enjoy this colorful splash pad. The park also includes a dry playground area, hiking trails, pavilions, sports fields and a dog park. The park is open but the splash pad is currently closed until further notice.
Places featured in this article:
Bithlo Community Park
Kissimmee Lakefront Park
Winter Garden Splash Pad
Champions Splash Park
Dr. P. Phillips Community Park
Eustis Aquatic Center
Fort Mellon Park
Kit Land Nelson Park