Looking to beat the heat this summer? Then get your family to a splash pad! Indianapolis and Central Indiana are home to some of the best splash pads and spray parks anywhere. Splash pads are lots of fun for kids of all ages — everyone from babies to teens (and even adults!) will find lots of fun cooling off in the spray of a splash pad. And best of all: Unlike visiting a pool or water park, a splash pad is free!
We’ve rounded up the 6 best splash pads that are worth the drive this summer. All of these splash pads are located in parks with amazing playgrounds, too, so be sure to check them out!
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Lawrence W. Inlow Park
6310 E Main St, Carmel
The remodeled park also includes a splash pad, which will be turned on starting Memorial Day and will run through the summer, as well as a disc golf course. There really is something for everyone at this Carmel park!
8029 S. Walnut St., Daleville
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
One of the largest splash pads in the state of Indiana, the Daleville Town Hall Splash Pad opens for the season after Memorial Day. This huge splash pad features multiple spray jets, hoop sprinklers and a giant bucket that dumps water when it becomes full.
940 S. Locust Ln., Brownsburg
Hours: 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. daily
The Watermill Splash Pad is located at the back of Williams Park, and boasts more than 2,500 square feet of aquatic play opportunities for the entire family through interactive spray and play features. The zero-depth splash pad offers several features with varying water sensations, including flowing, misting, and jetting – in addition to the Superwave that churns out 32 gallons of water per minute!
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415 Lincoln St., Greenwood
Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
City Center Park offers a wide array of recreational amenities to visitors, including the only free splash pad in Johnson County. City Center Park Splash Pad features in-ground water sprinklers and dumping buckets, plus plenty of shaded areas to sit and relax. This south Indy splash pad is a fun way to cool down during the summer months!
9645 Whitestown Road, Zionsville
Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
There’s not one but TWO splash pads at Mulberry Fields in Zionsville! One splash pad is a typical splash pad setup, with above-ground tunnels that mist water and multiple spray features. The other splash pad is a shallow area with rocks, puddles and trickling water — like a creek — so you feel like you’re creek stomping. Both of the splash pads at Mulberry Fields are perfect for kids of all ages. This is one of the more unique splash pads in the area!
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12690 Promise Rd., Fishers
Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
The splash pad at Billericay Park is popular, thanks in part to all of the other things going on at that park: the baseball diamond, the huge playground for all ages, the walking trails and picnic areas. This splash pad features a dump bucket and lots of spray features, and is one of two splash pads in Fishers.
17501 Dartown Rd., Westfield
Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
The splash pad at Quaker Park has been updated in 2021, and now includes 20 water features — almost double the number of the previous splash pad. The splash pad has also been outfitted with a new surface, which is safer than the concrete surface of the previous structure. A fun addition to an already bright and colorful (and fun!) park, the Quaker Park Splash Pad is a great way to cool off on the northside.
Looking for more Splash Pads and Spray Parks around greater Indianapolis? Check out our guide to Indianapolis Splash Pads and Spray Parks.