Denver Area Parks with Splash Pads {Denver Family Photographer}

It’s Summer! Well…sort of anyway. My kids are officially on Summer break and even though the weather hasn’t quite caught up to this fact yet soon our lives will be warm sunny days, and bored kids.

This is an updated list of all of the splash pads I could find in the area. We personally check out about half of these last year and so I have added some notes on a few of them and will continue to update this post as we check out new ones I would love to hear in the comments which ones you have visited and which are your favorites!  Also did I miss any? Add them to the list by putting them in the comments! Enjoy!

Splash pads

Ralston Central park and Splash Pad -Arvada

My kids love this one because it is large, has lots of fun features and is near a great playground for when they are tired of getting wet. The downside is there are never enough seats of shade at this park and it is always crowded so come early or bring your own seats and shade!

Denver Area Splash pads

Carpenter Park – Thornton *scroll down for photos taken at this location!

The splash pad here is a more basic one with the exception of the lights which make it a cool spot on a very warm day at Sunset. f you are just looking for fountains that go up this is a great spot, onus however is that there is a great playground, carousel an other fun activities at this park.

E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park (Webster Lake) – Northglenn

This one is not very big and just simple fountains and you need to keep pushing the button to keep it on but my kids love this park anyway. There is nice shade, plenty of seating a a nice playground.

Westminster Center Park (Peter Pan Park) – Westminster

I would call this more of a Splash River than a Splash pad but if your kids would rather dip their feet in and splash in puddles than run through fountains this is a great option for them.

Irving Street Park – Westminster

This is really just a simple fountain in front of the library but the kids still love to run through it!

Orchard Mall -Westminster

Discovery Park -Wheat Ridge

Ray Ross Park -Lakewood

Surfside Spray Park (Admission fee $1 per person) -Lakewood

Wynkoop Plaza (Union Station) -Denver

This one is also just simple fountains but it is bigger than most. It is also fun that its downtown, the only downside is parking.

H2Odessy Fountain City Park -Denver

The fountain here seems to be very hit and miss if it is even on and is just a simple one but my kids love to go after a day at the museum.

Aurora Central Park -Aurora

Great Plains Park -Aurora

Southlands Mall -Aurora

Centennial Center Park -Centennial

Clement Park – Centennial

Civic Green Park – Highlands Ranch

Westlands Park – Greenwood Village

Benedict Park -Brighton


Clem Dufour Park – Dacono

This is a great one if you like lots of different features like a giant bucket that dumps water surrounded by lots of other smaller arch fountains and other fun features. This was a favorite for my kids last year.

Lehigh Park– Erie

Festival Plaza -Lafayette


Louisville Community Park – Louisville

We loved Louisville park but were not impressed with the splash pad. You have to turn it on manually which is a great water saver but it was really hard to turn on. There is a button on the ground that you hop on and even I had trouble getting it to start. My small kids where not heavy enough to start it.

Pearl Street Fountains -Boulder

This one is again just a simple flat pad fountain but its a great place to stop when enjoying a day on the mall.

Thornton Splash Pad

My name is Jennifer Tavera, the photographer behind Truth Photography. I am a Northglenn Colorado family photographer and gallery designer seeking adventurous, free spirited families. I believe that your life is epic and deserves to be captured with photography!

I specializes in creating unique photo sessions that will be an adventure for your child or family and turning the finished portraits into beautiful wall art for your home. I can’t wait to photograph your next adventure!!

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