Fort Lowell Park, 2900 N. Craycroft Rd, Tucson [Projected opening date: Fall 2023]
Freedom Park, 5000 E. 29th St, Tucson [Projected opening date: 2024]
Jesse Owens Park, 400 S. Sarnoff Dr, Tucson [Projected opening date: 2024]
Gene C. Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way, Tucson [Projected opening date: 2025 or later]
Not sure which splash pad to visit first? We've ranked the top ones below to help!
5 BEST SPLASH PADS IN 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 main lap pool with recreational swim space, spa, shaded pavilions, tanning chairs, clean restrooms, picnic tables, a tot pool with shaded canopy, and an air-conditioned clubhouse.
Address: 15455 S Camino Lago Azul, Sahuarita
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Cost: Free for residents; not open to the public (*residents can bring guests by utilizing guest passes)
Open Year-round? The Splash park is open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Lap pool and tot lagoon are open year-round.
Note: Rancho Sahuarita also has a Flamingo Splash Pad at one of their neighborhood park facilities. It features jets that spray water upwards and two giant flamingos that dump water from their bills.
Marana Heritage River Park Splash Pad is an exciting 4,500 square foot free activity space for families. The modern equipment is farm-themed and includes a water windmill, a tractor, and spraying horses.
The splash pad sits beside other community facilities such as baseball fields, a playground, a community garden, walking trails, and grassy multiuse areas.
Address: Marana Heritage River Park Splash Pad,12280 North Heritage Park Drive, Marana
Hours: 8:00am-7:00pm, daily
Cost: Free Admission
Open Year-round? Open April 1 to October 31.
Note: Metal cubbies are available for shoes and bags.
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 OV Aquatic Center also has an indoor classroom and outdoor shaded ramada for parties. 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 Monday-Friday 9:00am-8:30pm; Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm (*Note that the splash pad hours are different than the hours for the aquatic center as a whole.)
Cost: Free for 3yo and younger; $5 drop-in fee for individuals (kids & adults) ; $14 for families (up to 6 individuals). Monthly memberships are also available
Operated by the City of Tucson, Purple Heart Park's Splash Pad opened in 2022 on Tucson's southeast side near Rita Ranch, Civano, Mesquite Ranch, and Vail. The small splash pad includes a spraying palm tree, flower-like stem, and towering spider.
Address: Purple Heart Park, 9800 E Rita Rd, Tucson, AZ 85747
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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