The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom: Water Parks and Splash Pads in Colorado Springs

Friday, June 30, 2017

Water Parks and Splash Pads in Colorado Springs

When my two were younger, splash pads were a mainstay of Texas summers.  They were a great way to refresh in the  heat and a little easier to deal with than swimming pools.

Colorado Springs has several great splash pads for young children, and their grown ups, to enjoy.  Pack a picnic lunch, some towels, and try one of these to beat the heat!

Water Parks and Splash Pads in Colorado Springs

Free Splash Parks

Aga Park Splash Pad
Aga Park is located on the south end of Colorado Springs in the city of Fountain, on North El Paso Street. The splash pad opened in 2009 and features areas for toddlers, teens, and families, including aqua jumpers, frog, seahorse and elephant cannons, whale spray, dumping coconuts, water tunnel, tidal buckets, and more!

Deerfield Hills Spray Ground
The Deerfield Hills Community Center and Spray Ground is located just east of South Academy Blvd, between Hancock and Drennan.  This water playground features 16 different water features with more than 50 different spray nozzles, including a water wall, foaming and ground geysers, a soak station, and more.

Julia Penrose Fountain
The Julia Penrose Fountain is located at America the Beautiful Park, just east of I-25, between Cimarron Street and Colorado Avenue.  The 4 story looped sculpture, which can be seen from the highway, hosts wading pools filled with water from the sculpture's raining fountains.

Uncle Wilber Fountain
The Uncle Wilber Fountain is located at Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs, near the corner of East Bijou and North Tejon.  Jets shoot up from the ground in the splash pad area, while every 15 minutes, the blue dome at the top rises up, showing off Uncle Wilber, the tuba player, and his pet monkey.

The Water Hole at Venezia Park 
Opening July 8,2017, John Venezia Community Park is located at the intersection of Briargate Parkway and Union Blvd and will also feature a community splash pad area.


Splash Parks with a Fee

Widefield Community Center Splashpark and Pool
The Widefield Community Center Splashpark is located on Aspen Drive in the Security-Widefield area.  The outdoor splash area features multiple water features and sprayers, as well as an outdoor kiddie pool.  There is also an attached indoor pool for deeper water swimming.

Kiddie Splash Pool & Pad at Manitou Pool and Fitness Center
Also new this year, the Kiddie Splash Pool and Pad in Manitou Springs has opened.  It is located on Manitou Avenue and features a shallow pool and splash area for little ones.

What are your other favorite places to play in the water in Colorado Springs?


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