We look forward to the addition of even more splash pads around Tucson in the coming years. In the meantime, don't miss out on the fun of the...5 Best Splash Padsin Tucson.
Important note - sun safety is encouraged while visiting these facilities! Prepare for a perfect day in the sun with a hat, drinking water, sunscreen, and water shoes.
Rancho Sahuarita Water Park
Located within the master-planned community of Rancho Sahuarita, you'll find Southern Arizona's largest private splash park. It is clearly the #1 splash pad in the entire region. Features include water slides (large + small), lots of spraying water features, a shaded cover, and a huge bucket that dumps water over the heads of laughing little ones. New home developers and city officials ought to use Rancho Sahuarita as an example when they plan future spaces for families.
Also on-site: a 25-meter lap pool, spa, shaded pavilions, tanning chairs, clean restrooms, picnic tables, a tot pool with shaded canopy, and an air-conditioned clubhouse.
The best free splash pad in Tucson is unquestionably the one on the premises of Brandi Fenton Memorial Park. Operated by Pima County Natural Resources, the splash pad is open April 15-Oct 31 of each year.
Designed for children 12 and under (and the caregivers who accompany them), the splash pad boasts spray arches, water geysers, and many other water features.
The park also has covered ramadas, a shaded playground, two basketball courts, lighted soccer fields, and restrooms.
Address: 3482 East River Road, Tucson
Hours: 8:00am-7:00pm, daily
Cost: Free Admission
Open Year-round? Opens the 3rd Saturday in April. Closes October 31.
The Town of Oro Valley’s splash pad is located inside the state-of-the-art Oro Valley Aquatic Center, which includes a 50-meter Olympic pool, a 25-yard recreational pool, a water slide, four diving boards, family changing rooms, and shaded bleachers. The splash pad is small and colorful with flower-shaped water apparatuses and fountains that flow upward from the ground. Kids 3 and under are always free.
Address: 23 W. Calle Concordia, Oro Valley (at James D. Kriegh Park)
Hours: Splash Pad Hours (effective May 25, 2019) Monday-Friday 9:00am-8:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm (*Note that the splash pad hours are different than the hours for the aquatic center as a whole.)
Cost: Daily drop-in rates for Oro Valley residents are $6 for adults, $4 for youth (ages 4-17), and FREE for little ones 3 and under. Rates for non-Oro Valley residents are $7 for adults, $5 for youth (ages 4-17), and FREE for little ones 3 and under. Discounts for military/fire/police/EMT. Month-to-month membership rates also available.
The Cool Water Kids Splash Pad, which is operated by Victory Worship Center and located at 2561 W. Ruthrauff, is large enough to accommodate 75 children plus adults…and is completely free to the public!
Address: Victory Worship Center, Cool Water Kids Splash Pad, 2561 W. Ruthrauff, Tucson
The Tucson Jewish Community Center (The Tucson J, for short) is a 110,000-square-foot facility in north-central Tucson that is open to the community of all faiths. In addition to a full fitness facility (100+ weekly classes), a sculpture garden, an art gallery, a new Indoor PlaySpace, a swimming pool, and a tot pool – there is a fantastic splash pad! Lots of colorful spraying apparatuses plus a mini slide make this a fun venue for children of all ages.
Cost: Free for members or you can purchase a $10 day pass. --> The cost of a membership is $38 per month for adults or $62 per month for a family. There is also a one time "joining fee" of $50. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
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