17 Great Splash Pads, Sprinkler Parks, and Spraygrounds in Orlando
Central Florida has a host of 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 hot summer days.
Due to COVID-19, some of the splash pads are currently closed or operating at reduced capacity, as noted below.
Beware of the imitation "gators" at 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 to 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 located 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. Lake David Park—Groveland
Visit Central Florida's newest splash pad at Lake David Park. The park also features a playground, volleyball court, basketball court, and a skate park. The splash pad is open daily, from dawn to dusk, through October 1.
5. Reiter Park—Longwood
Reiter Park has a gated splash pad that is free to enter. Amenities include a playground, fishing pier, walking trails, pavilions, tennis courts and a basketball court. The splash pad will be opening in late May for the 2021 season, and operating hours are 10am-6pm Tuesday through Sunday.
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Winter Garden Splash Pad is located right in the community's charming downtown. Photo by Sherry L./Yelp
6. Winter Garden Splash Pad—Winter Garden
Downtown Winter Garden has a large free splash pad area open daily from 9am to 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 farmers' market on Saturday mornings right next to the splash pad.
7. 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 splash pad is currently operating at half capacity, with four sessions per day from 10am to 6:45pm (closed from 2pm to3pm).
8. 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 include a covered playground, skate park, fishing area, picnic pavilions, and sports fields. The splash pad is currently operating at half capacity, with four sessions per day from 10am to 6:45pm (closed from 2pm to 3pm).
9. 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 splash pad is currently operating at half capacity, with four sessions per day from 10am to 6:45pm (closed from 2pm to 3pm).
Splash Pads Near Orlando with a Small Entry Fee
10. 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. The splash pad is currently operating at 75% capacity.
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Enjoy water cannons, dump buckets, and more at Eustis Aquatic Center at Ferran Park. Photo courtesy of City of Eustis
11. 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 greenspace, and boardwalks over the lake. Take a short walk to downtown Eustis to enjoy lunch or ice cream. The splash pad is currently open 7 days a week for the summer.
12. 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 to 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 splash pad is open for 2021, daily through September, and weekends through October. Operating hours are Monday-Saturday 10am to 6pm, and Sunday noon to 6pm.
13. 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. The splash pad is currently open weekends only. Starting May 26 through August 8, it will be open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:30am to 5pm.
14. 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. The splash pad is currently open Friday-Sunday. Starting May 31 through August 8, it will be open daily from 10am to 6pm.
Thrill to the seaplane theme at Wooten Park. Photo courtesy of the City of Tavares
15. 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 station. There is a covered pavilion and several restaurants within walking distance. The splash pad at Wooton Park is currently open weekends only. Beginning June 7 through August 6, it will be open daily from 10am to 6pm.
16. 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 of all abilities, sand volleyball, skate park, dog park, basketball court, and picnic pavilions. The splash pad is currently operating at half capacity, with four sessions per day from 10am to 6:45pm (closed from 2pm to 3pm).
17. 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 splash pad is currently operating at half capacity, with four sessions per day from 10am-6:45pm (closed from 2pm to 3pm).
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