School’s out for summer! Summertime in Indianapolis is simply the best. Long days in the sunshine that lead to relaxing evenings with family. Parents, are you looking for ways to keep your kiddos busy? In the last few years, splash pads have popped up around the Indy area and are wildly popular during the summer months.
A fun and FREE activity with your kiddos?! Count us in! Splash pads are the perfect place for kids to cool off and release some energy. Read more for a few of the best places to SPLASH around Indy!
1. LAWRENCE W. INLOW PARK (CARMEL)
Check out this huge splash pad at Lawrence Inlow Park! With 16 acres, there’s plenty to explore. There’s a playground adjacent to the splash pad for those who want to stay dry. Older kids can play nine holes of disc golf and parents can enjoy the shade of the beautiful wooded areas and multiple shelters.
Conveniently located in Broad Ripple, this smaller splash pad offers in-ground sprinklers for your kiddos to cool off. Want to pack a lunch? Bench seating and open areas for picnics surround the splash pad. Dan Wakefield Park would be the perfect first splash pad experience for kiddos to get accustomed to the water in a smaller setting. The park also has a playground, sand volleyball court, and two tennis courts.
Love to dance in the rain? West Park’s splash pad simulates rain and stream runoff. The large playground area includes a giant spider web pyramid, a two-tier silo with slides, and farm-inspired playground sets. You may find a critter or two as you walk along the prairie maze or pond throughout the park’s 120 acres.
Billericay Park’s rainbow splash pad and castle tower cools kiddos off on those warm summer days. While known for their eight baseball fields, Billericay Park’s 44 acres also include three playground areas and two park shelters. After cooling off at the splash pad, explore nature throughout the park’s 1.75 miles of trails.
Central Park’s splash pad is like a walk through nature. Spray features resemble flowers and animals for kids to feel like they are surrounded by the park’s natural beauty. At a prime location in Carmel and with access to the Monon Trail, Central Park’s 159 acres truly have something for everyone in your family. The playground at Westermeier Commons is nestled into the side of a hill and offers over 25,000 square feet for your kiddos to let loose!