Splash Pads in Columbus | Columbus Moms Network

Summer is here and when you’re looking to cool off, look no further then some of the free Splash Pads in Columbus!  Take a look at a few of our favorite places to beat the heat in the summer!   Be sure to pack the following for a successful splash pad experience: sunscreen, sunglasses and/or hats, towels, an extra change of clothes, water and of course lots of snacks! Most splash pads plan to open around Memorial Day, but a few are open now! I’ll be updating this information as I come across exact opening dates, so check back often for updated information.

Gahanna Splash Pad

148 Parkland Dr, Gahanna

Open now!

The Gahanna Swimming Pool Splash Pad is officially open for the season! The Splash Pad will be open to the public from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. until the pool opens for the season on Sunday, May 28. During the pool season, the Splash Pad is open from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. for free use by the community. During pool open hours, visitors must access the splash pad through the GSP entry gate and pay regular admission or hold a pool membership.

Hilliard Station Park 

3800 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard

Open now!

Hours: 9am-10pm, daily.

Powell Splash Pad 

47 Hall St, Powell

Open now!

The Splash is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m, Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting. While you’re there, visit the solar picnic pavilion, which provides picnic tables and shade while supplying energy to the Municipal Building. Before visiting the Splash Pad, check the City’s homepage of the website or Facebook page to see if the Splash Pad is open or closed.

Ballantrae Community Fountains

6350 Woerner Temple Rd, Dublin

Open now!

The Ballantrae Community Park, or the “Bunny Park” as many locals call it, offers a splash pad just behind the statue of the giant dancing hares. This free attraction is perfect for family gatherings, an evening picnic or a day out with the kids. Be sure to bring your bathing suit if you plan on going near the water! The spray fountains run from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. everyday and are generally open from the end of May through September, weather permitting.

Hanby Park Splash Pad

115 E Park St, Westerville

Open now!

Easton Town Square Splash Pad

Located by Brio at Easton Town Square

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Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm

Veterans Park Splash Pad

1121 S Houk Rd, Delaware

Open now!

Hours: 10am to 8pm Memorial Day through Labor Day.   Seating is available, but bringing your own chair is recommended.

Grove City Splash Pad (Fryer Park)

3899 Orders Rd, Grove City

Open now!

The Grove City Splash Pad in Fryer Park is located just north of the Grove City YMCA, and is open June through August when the YMCA outdoor pool is open. The Splash Pad is open the same hours as the Grove City YMCA outdoor pool. The YMCA is closed for the following holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day and Juneteenth.

Fountains at Polaris Fashion Place

Located near Cheesecake Factory at Polaris Fashion Place.

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Partners Park Marysville

125 E 6th St, Marysville

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The Splash Pad operates seasonally everyday from 10am-9pm unless maintenance is required. Check back for opening dates.

Dorrian Green Park (outside of COSI)

50 South Belle St, Columbus

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North Bank

311 W. Long St, Columbus.

Check back for opening date.  The fountain will be closed when the facility is rented.

Barnett Community Center Spraygrounds

1184 Barnett Rd, Columbus

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Blackburn Community Center Spraygrounds

263 Carpenter St, Columbus

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Linden Center For Opportunity Sprayground

1350 Briarwoord Ave, Columbus

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Scioto Southland Community Center Sprayground

3901 Parsons Ave, Columbus

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And don’t forget the Children’s Garden at Franklin Park Conservatory has a water area for kids to splash in and cool off!   (Admission to the Conservatory is required to visit the Children’s Garden).

Note: Scioto Mile Fountains is CLOSED FOR 2023.

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