Cincinnati Splash Pads Summer 2024

All the Cincinnati splash pads open this summer

Looking for the best places to cool down in the Queen City this summer? Then check out my Cincinnati splash pads guide! I’ve got the complete list of splash pads, spraygrounds & more open around Cincinnati for summer 2024.

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Cincinnati Splash Pads
Summer 2024

Head’s Up: Most of these Cincinnati splash pads featured below are free to the public, but not all. Others require an entry fee or membership, so please plan accordingly!

Free Cincinnati Splash Pads

Gorman Park

Renovated in 2022, Gorman Park in Sharonville features green space, new playground equipment, and a brand new splash pad. The splash pad is expected to open daily on May 10, 2024, and will be on from 8:00am to 8:00pm. Simply press the Play button to turn on the water for some splash pad fun!

Gorman Park is located at 12153 Centerdale Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246

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The splash pad at Gorman Park

Juilfs Park

Juilfs Park is an adorable barnyard-themed playground in Anderson Township. In addition to the splash pad, this park boasts a large themed play structure, several smaller play structures, and a giant covered sandbox. The splash pad, complete with farm animals, a silo, and a tractor, will run from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend from 10:00am to 8:00pm daily in 2024.

Juilfs Park is located at 8249 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45244

Beech Acres Park

Beech Acres Park is another Anderson Township park that includes a large playground, a sandbox, and a splash pad. For summer 2024, the Beech Acres splash pad will run daily from 10:00am to 8:00pm starting Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Beech Acres Park is located at 6910 Salem Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45230

Smale Riverfront Park

Smale Riverfront Park is located (fittingly) downtown Cincinnati along the riverfront of the Ohio River and features two spraygrounds and a water play area. The water features are open daily from 10:00am to 9:00pm from May 1, 2024 through Labor Day.

I found this map to be a handy guide in locating all three water features at Smale. Fath Fountain (3) is located on Mehring Way, near the baseball stadium, and is typically the spray ground you think of when you think of Smale Riverfront Park. A second sprayground, Pichler Fountains (21), is located on the upper level of the park, near Carol Ann’s Carousel. The main water play area (19) is located along the riverfront, just west of the Roebling Bridge.

And for fun things to do along the riverfront, check out my summer bucket list.

Smale Riverfront Park is located at 8 W Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Smale Riverfront Park Water Feature

Washington Park

Washington Park, the gem of Over-the-Rhine, boasts one of the largest spraygrounds in town. This interactive water park is 7,000 sq. ft. and runs from 10:00am to 10:00pm from April through October. The splash pad is now open for summer 2024.

The sprayground is located only a few steps away from an awesome, fenced-in playground. You can read all about the Children’s Playground below.

Washington Park is located at 1230 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Home of the Brave Park

Located in Loveland, Home of the Brave Park features a free splash pad that runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 11:00am to 7:00pm daily. The splash pad is next to the park’s woodland-themed playground.

Home of the Brave Park is located at 11601 N Lebanon Rd, Loveland, OH 45140

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Home of the Brave Park splash pad

Sharon Woods Harbor Splash Pad

The splash pad at Sharon Woods Harbor consists of a spray fountain next to the playground and a little man-made creek that runs along the side of the boathouse. Sharon Woods Harbor is the area of Sharon Woods Park next to Sharon Lake with a boathouse and playground with splash pad.

The Sharon Woods Harbor water features are expected to open Memorial Day weekend for summer 2024. Unlike the other wet playgrounds run by the Great Parks of Hamilton County, there is no additional entry fee to enjoy the spray fountain and man-made creek.

Make sure to check out my post below for everything you need to know about Sharon Woods Harbor before you go!

Sharon Woods Harbor is located at 4631 E Kemper Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241

*While the splash pad at Sharon Woods Harbor is free, a Great Parks Annual Motor Vehicle Pass is required to enter the park. More info here.
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The creek at SWH

Clippard Park

Another cute, free splash pad next to a playground is Clippard Park in Colerain Township. For summer 2024, the Clippard Park splash pad will be open daily from 11:00am to 7:00pm starting Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Clippard Park is located at 3500 Bevis Lane, Colerain Township, OH 45251

Liberty Center Splash Pad

The splash pad at Liberty Center in Liberty Township is back open for summer 2024 – and includes some new enhancements! It is currently open for summer 2024.

You can find the splash pad in The Park area of Liberty Center. This splash pad is activated by a start button, so don’t be alarmed if you stop by and see the water off.

Liberty Center is located at 7100 Foundry Row Liberty Township, OH 45069

Cincinnati Recreation Commission Spraygrounds

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission operates several pools and spraygrounds throughout Cincinnati. The nine CRC spraygrounds will be open daily from 10:00am to 9:00pm beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The spraygrounds are free, but there is an admission fee for the pools.

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CRC Pleasant Ridge Sprayground

Landen Deerfield Park

Located in Maineville, Landen Deerfield Park features a small splash pad, located in the middle of the park next to the bug-themed playground. This splash pad can fit about 10 kids comfortably, but it’s still a place to cool down this summer.

Landen Deerfield Park is located at 2258 W. St. Rt. 22/3, Maineville, OH 45039

Summit Park WaterScape

The WaterScape at Summit Park in Blue Ash is a cute, nature-y way to cool down this summer. Located next to the pond, in the area over by the Nature PlayScape, the WaterScape features a zero depth entry, stepping stones, and a little stream with stoppers to redirect water flow.

The WaterScape does get a bit deep towards the back and the bottom is quite slippery in parts. I would suggest having your kiddo wear water shoes and keep the younger ones close by. Also, the water is from the nearby pond, so it’s not chlorinated.

The Summit Park WaterScape opened on April 25, 2024 and will typically stay open through Labor Day weekend. It is occasionally closed and drained for maintenance – although there is usually a sign when this occurs.

Summit Park is located at 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242

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Summit Park WaterScape

City of Hamilton Spraygrounds

The City of Hamilton, Ohio, has 7 spraygrounds that will open daily from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Restrooms will also be open from 10:00am to 8:00pm. The opening date for 2024 has yet to be announced, but the splash pads typically open Memorial Day weekend and run through early fall.

Here’s a complete list of the Hamilton Parks spraygrounds:

Otto Armleder Memorial Aquatic Sprayground

Otto Armleder Memorial Aquatic Sprayground (also called Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove Sprayground) is also located along the riverfront in Yeatman’s Cove – just up the river from Smale Riverfront Park. If you great up in Cincinnati, you may remember playing on the big concrete steps as water rushed down. Although the steps are now fenced off, this sprayground is still a lot of fun and can accommodate a lot of kids (and parents). This spot was our go-to for cooling down last summer.

This summer, the Otto Armleder Sprayground is open from noon to 6:00pm beginning May 8 through August 27, 2024. You can still read all about this splash pad in my review.

Otto Armleder Memorial Aquatic Sprayground is located at 472 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Otto Armleder Memorial Sprayground

Depot Square

Located in downtown Sharonville, Depot Square has seating, a small stage, a splash fountain, and has a DORA designation. The fountain is located next to alReaddy Cafe in the downtown Sharonville loop on Reading Road.

Depot Square splash fountain is open for summer 2024 and will be on daily from 10:00am to 8:00pm. To activate the fountain, press the sensor on the ground on the outer ring. The fountain will run in a 4 minute cycle.

Depot Square is located in the downtown Sharonville Loop

Five Points Landing Park

The new Five Points Landing Park in the City of Milford will hold its grand opening on May 24, 2024. This park, located at the intersection of Main Street and Lila Avenue, will feature a splash fountain, along with walking paths, green space, dog park, performance areas, and more.

The splash fountain will be open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and then again from 8:30pm to 10:00pm once the lights come on. This water feature is activated by a sensor – so don’t worry if you drive by and don’t see it on.

Five Points Landing Park is located at 527 Lila Ave, Milford, OH 45150

Kacie Jane Park

Located next to a new playground, Kacie Jane Park splash pad is huge and has a lot to keep kids busy. Located in Springboro, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, this splash pad is 4,000 sq. ft. and has 15 different interactive spray toys. The Kacie Jane Park splash pad will be open daily from 10:00am to 8:00pm beginning May 27, 2024.

The park was named for Kacie Jane Hausfeld, who died in a 2010 plane crash. Kacie’s mother was inspired to create a splash pad in her daughter’s honor after looking at a picture of her two daughters playing in a fountain as children.  

Kacie Jane Park is located at 525 West Lytle-Five Points Road, Springboro, OH 45066

Lawrenceburg Civic Park

Located in Indiana along the banks of the Ohio River, the Lawrenceburg Civic Park features a public splash pad open seasonally. This splash pad is currently open for summer 2024.

Lawrenceburg Civic Park is located at 111 E High St, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

City Center Park

The City of Wilder, Kentucky, has a very popular splash pad at City Center Park. The splash pad will be open from 10:00am to 9:00pm during summer months, and as weather permits. City Center Park also has a playground, sand volleyball, pickleball, concessions, and more.

City Center Park is located at 520 Licking Pike, Wilder, KY 41071

Williamstown Splash Park

A bit further south in Kentucky is the Williamstown Splash Park. This splash pad will be open from 10:00am to 8:00pm starting May 22, 2024. It is typically open until Labor Day weekend, although last year the splash pad remained open until the end of September.

Williamstown Splash Park is located at 700 Waterworks Road, Williamstown, KY 41097


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Great Parks of Hamilton County Wet Playgrounds

The two Great Parks of Hamilton County Wet Playgrounds will be open for summer 2024 on Memorial Day weekend. Parky’s Ark Wet Playground at Winton Woods and Parky’s Wetland Adventure at Woodland Mound will be open daily from 11:00am to 7:00pm May 25 through August 11, 2024. The splash pads will be open weekends only from noon to 6:00pm starting August 12 through September 2, 2024.

The cost is $6.75 per child, and a bathing suit is required to enjoy the water. And don’t forget to check out the FREE splash pad and man-made creek at Sharon Woods Harbor!

Winton Woods: Parky’s Ark is located at 801 Lakeview Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45218

Woodland Mound: Parky’s Wetland Adventure is located at 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255

Zeigler Pool

Located in Over-the-Rhine, Zeigler Pool is part of Zeigler Park run by 3CDC. The pool features a zero depth walk-in zone with interactive water features by the bigger pool, along with a sprayground located away from the pool area.

The pool is open May 11 through September 8, 2024. Hours vary by day, and reservations are required Friday to Sunday and on holidays. There is a flat entry fee of $4 per person, per session. 2024 season passes are still available (as of May 14).

Zeigler Pool is located at 1322 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. There is a paid parking garage on site.

Pat O’Neill Memorial Pool & Splash Park

The Pat O’Neill Memorial Pool & Splash Park in Lawrenceburg will open on May 25, 2024. The pool and splash pad will be open daily from noon to 7:00pm.

Entry to the pool and splash pad is free for residents of the City of Lawrenceburg (see website for details), and is $5 per day for non-residents. Annual passes are available for purchase.

Pat O’Neill Memorial Pool & Splash Park is located at 305 W. Tate Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Mason Municipal Aquatic Center

The City of Mason Municipal Aquatic Center opens Memorial Day weekend for the 2024 season. The outdoor leisure pool, as well as the enclosed 50-meter pool, will be open daily from 11:00am to 7:00pm from May 25 to September 2, 2024. Reduced hours begin August 12.

The outdoor leisure pool is very family-friendly and perfect for younger kids. There is a big splash pad away from the pool area, big slides, a lazy river, and a zero depth entry with interactive features. We had so much fun here last summer, and can’t wait to spend time at the pool again this year.

Pool passes are still available for this summer and can be purchased by residents, corporate residents and non-residents. Daily passes are also available for $16. Children under age 3 are free.

The Mason Municipal Aquatic Center is located at 6249 Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040

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Mason Municipal Pool Splash Pad

Sharonville Aquatic Center

The Sharonville Aquatic Center in Sharonville opens for summer on May 25 and closes on September 2, 2024. It will be open daily from 12:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday through Friday, and from 11:00am to 8:00pm on the weekend. This pool features the cutest family area, complete with zero depth entry, toddler dolphin slide, squirt whale, water playground, and more.

The Sharonville Aquatic Center is located at 10990 Thornview Dr, Sharonville, OH 45241

Blue Ash Rec Center Pool

The Blue Ash Recreation Center outdoor swimming pools will be open on May 25 through September 2, 2024. Hours for summer 2024 vary by day and date – see pool hours for details. The outdoor pools at the Blue Ash Recreation Center has a family area designed to be inclusive for all ages and abilities. The family pool includes two zero depth entries, a slide, interactive spray toys, a dump bucket and more.

A membership to the Blue Ash Recreation Center is required in order to access the outdoor pools. Members are able to purchase guest passes.

The Blue Ash Recreation Center is located at 4433 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242

The Mayerson JCC of Cincinnati

The Mayerson JCC of Cincinnati offers both indoors and outdoor pool options. The indoor pool includes a zero depth entry area, interactive spray toys, and slides. Outside, you can find a pool with a diving board and a splash pool for infants and toddlers. The indoor pool is open year round, and the outdoor pool will on Memorial Day weekend in 2024. Full hours can be found here

Please note that the indoor pool will close at some point during the summer for deep cleaning and repairs. Exact dates are to be announced.

The JCC offers membership options, and non-members are able to request a free guest pass

The Mayerson JCC is located at 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Kings Island Soak City

Soak City Water Park at Kings Island opens on Memorial Day weekend for summer 2024! The water park will be open daily from 11:00am to 7:00pm starting May 25 to August 18, 2024. Soak City will then be open weekends through September 2. Admission to Soak City is included in season passes or daily tickets can be purchased for amusement park and water park access.

Soak City Water Park has several areas designated for smaller kids, including Castaway Cove, Coconut Cove, and Lookout Lagoon. These areas have a maximum height requirement, and any adult over the maximum height must be accompanied by a child.

Kings Island Soak City Water Park is located at 6300 Kings Island Dr, Mason, OH 45040

Nature PlayScape at Cincinnati Nature Center

The Nature PlayScape at Cincinnati Nature Center in Milford is a great spot for kids to play and explore nature – and cool down in the little stream that runs down the center of the PlayScape. The water will be on as the weather allows.

The Nature PlayScape is a fenced-in area designated for kids 11 and under and is located within CNC’s Rowe Woods. Access to the PlayScape is included with admission to Rowe Woods. The Nature PlayScape is open during regular operating hours. May and August hours are 7:00am to 8:30pm, while June and July hours are 7:00am to 9:00pm.

The Cincinnati Nature Center is located at 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, OH 45150

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Nature PlayScape at Cincinnati Nature Center

Aqua Adventures at Land of Illusion

Aqua Adventure at Land of Illusion has a Toddler Splash Zone for ages 3-5. The Toddler Splash Zone features water slides, buckets and water play area.

In 2024, the waterpark is open Memorial Day weekend, then open daily beginning June 1 through August 11, 2024. The park will then be open weekends through Labor Day weekend.

Land of Illusion Adventure Park is located at 8762 Thomas Road, Middletown, OH 45042

The Latonia Water Park/Splash Pad at the Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex

Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex features, among many other amenities, a large splash pad for Covington, Kentucky residents. The Latonia Water Park/Splash Pad will open daily 12:00pm to 6:00pm from June 8 through August 4, 2024. Please note that this splash pad is open to residents with a pool pass only.

Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex is located at 4305 Decoursey Ave, Covington, KY 41015


Coming Soon

These Cincinnati splash pads have recently been announced or are currently under construction.

Harbin Park

Harbin Park in Fairfield is currently undergoing major renovations – including a new playground and splash pad. Construction is still on-going, and an opening date for the splash pad has yet to be announced.

Harbin Park is located at 1300 Hunter Rd, Fairfield, OH 45014

Beckett Park

In May 2023, West Chester Township announced the construction of a brand new splash pad to be built at Beckett Park. This new splash pad will be huge, and designed for children of all abilities to enjoy. And honestly, it looks like something straight out of a water park, which is awesome.

Unfortunately, construction experienced delays in spring 2024, but the township is hopeful to see significant progress in the weeks ahead. I will update with any new developments!

Beckett Park is located at 8560 Beckett Road, West Chester, OH 45069

USS Cincinnati Cold War Memorial Peace Pavilion at Voice of America Park

In March 2024, MetroParks of Butler County and West Chester Township announced that the USS Cincinnati Cold War Memorial Peace Pavilion will be built in Voice of America Park in West Chester. The memorial will include pieces of the USS Cincinnati, a decommissioned nuclear submarine, as well as an interactive splash pad.

The memorial and splash pad will be located to the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting within the VOA Park. It is expected to open in 2025.

Voice of America Park is located at 7850 VOA Park Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069

Batavia Township Community Park

In May 2024, Batavia Township announced the start of playground improvements at Batavia Township Community Park. These improvements include the addition of a splash pad, as well as upgrades to the playground such as a zip line, play structure for small children, turf on the existing playground, and more. Opening date is still to be announced.

Batavia Township Community Park is located at 1535 Clough Pike, Batavia OH 45103


Thanks for checking out my list of Cincinnati Splash Pads Summer 2024. Have fun this summer checking out these hot spots to cool down around Cincinnati this summer. And for more ideas, check out my Water Fun posts!