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Nothing beats a splash pad on a summer day – swimsuits optional, no sand in sight and it’s safe for all ages. Pack a picnic and find a splash park near you!
The Riverside Park Splash Pad is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Admission for residents is free and visitors $3.
Address: 3311 Squirrel Ct, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Beat the summer heat this summer at the Flodin Park Splash Playground. Located on Satlz Rd between Morton Taylor and Sheldon Rd. The Splash Playground is free for all. There is a fee to reserve athletic fields.
Address: Saltz Rd and Morton Taylor, Canton, MI, 48187
This green retreat has an amphitheater plus a splash park, sports fields & a sand volleyball court. The splash playground is free for all. There is a fee to reserve pavilions, athletic fields and the amphitheater.
Address: 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton, MI, 48188
Brandenburg Park is a waterfront park positioned on the shoreline of beautiful Anchor Bay. One of the jewels of the Township, this 17 acre parcel is located on Jefferson Avenue about ½ Mile south of 23 Mile Road. It offers basketball, tennis, and sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, picnic areas, boat launches, restroom facilities, an ADA accessible playground, a children’s play area, a hike/bike path and a 500 foot pier extending into Lake St. Clair. Day and seasonal passes are available for park entry.
Address:50050 Jefferson Avenue, Chesterfield, MI 48047
Clintonwood Park is 120 acres of open space. The park is open every day with the exception of New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The park features pickleball courts, basketball, 4 square and tennis courts, playground and a recently renovated spray park, baseball, softball and soccer fields, and volleyball.
Address: 6000 Clarkston Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48348
The City of Dearborn has three splash pads that are open to the public. Playground equipment is also free for kids to use at each park.
Crowley Park // 2600 Westwood St, Dearborn, MI 48124
Whitmore Bolles Park // 21700 Notre Dame St, Dearborn, MI 48124
Hemlock Park // 13335 Hemlock Dearborn MI 48126
This 2295 sqft Spray Park loacted at Lyle C. VanHouten Park, formally Municipal Park, integrates several of the different Vortex product lines, including, Watergarden, Plux, Toons, and Aqualiens.
Address: 6000 N Silvery Ln, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Now open to the public, the completely renovated Mt. Elliott Park & Pavilion features a Great Lakes schooner-themed water feature with water cascades and “kid activated” water cannons, wind chimes and many other interactive features. The park is beautifully landscaped, complete with fishing piers, winding walkways, LED lighting, restrooms and a café. It is located at 120 Mt. Elliott in Detroit at the foot of Mt. Elliott and Wight Streets.
Address: 110 Mt. Elliott Street, Detroit, MI, 48207
Palmer Park was chosen by the City of Detroit Recreation Department as the location for the second splash park in the city to be built by Lear. The Palmer Park Splash Park is motion-censored and will be programmed to turn on at 10:00 am, and automatically shut off at 8:00pm, throughout the summer months.
Address: 910 Merrill Plaisance, Detroit, MI, 48203
It is a series of fountains and sprayers that is fun for kids of all ages. Plan a picnic or stop by after a swim lesson! Stop in at our snack shack for treats and refreshments located adjacent to the splash pad. The Splash Pad is scheduled to be open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Extended days may be available depending on weather or other operating factors. Farmington Hill’s Splash Pad is located inside Heritage Park on Farmington Road between 10 & 11 Mile.
Address: 24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, MI, 48336
Have a blast this summer at Kensington Metropark’s Splash-N-Blast, containing two, 240-foot twisted waterslides and an adjacent spray area. Slide down the open slide or ride down in the dark through the enclosed slide. Have a blast in the spray area as water shoots from cannons, palm trees, serpents and a whale. The Splash-N-Blast is located on the north end of Martindale Beach in Kensington Metropark and is open daily from 11 to 7 through late summer. A vehicle entry permit is required to enter Kensington Metropark.
Address: 2240 Buno Road, Kensington Metropark, Mildford, MI, 48380
This 132-acre park has four lighted tennis courts, four softball fields (two lighted), four baseball fields, eight premier soccer fields, playgrounds, picnic areas, Smith Silo, Prince Pavilion & Hanson Pavilion, fitness trail, the “Red Flyer Run” sledding hill, 18 hole Disc Golf course, two sand volleyball courts, basketball court, Gaga Ball pit, 14 acre multipurpose complex, our Community Build Playground “Kids Kingdom”, swing sets, restrooms and the K.L.R. Splash Pad.
Address:2795 Seymour Lake Rd, Oxford, MI 48371
The Sprayscape includes approximately 2600 square foot of space with 24 spray features including: Water Cannons, Horse Charger Froggy-O, Daisy Mae and Water O’s. The Sprayscape is designed to accommodate all ages and is available at no cost!
Address: 46640 W Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth, MI 48170
Veterans Memorial is known in St. Clair Shores as one of our best parks! Whether you are planning a party or out on a daily stroll, you’ll be sure to enjoy everything this park has to offer. The splash pad is available for children 12 and under and for St. Clair Shores residents only.
Address: 32400 Jefferson Ave, St Clair Shores, MI, 48082
Dodge Park was recently upgraded in Sterling Heights and a new amenity includes a Splash Pad. The park is located along the Clinton River and includes a paved walking path, in-line skate park, playground and sand volley ball court. The water playground is fee to Sterling Heights Residents and there is a $5 per person fee for visitors.
Address: 40620 Utica Road Sterling Heights, MI 48310
The Jeffrey Lamarand Splash Field is located inside Heritage Park, between the Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion and the Activity Building. It is a unique baseball-themed splash park ideally suited for children 12 and under. It is open during the spring and summer.
Address: 12111 Pardee Rd, Taylor, MI 48180
City Square Fountain is open 11 am – 7 pm Monday through Saturday, and 9 am – 7 pm on Sundays. It is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. There is a hot dog stand at the Market.
Address: 1 City Square, Warren, Michigan, 48093
The Spray ground features an 18 ft. helicopter build 10 feet above the ground that sprays water from its rotors. Come have some fun in the sun and get dumped on by the huge water bucket, sprayed by the sea serpent, squirted with a water gun or sprinkled by one of our many in ground jets!
Address: 36601 Ford Rd, Westland, MI 48185
Children of all ages will enjoy the spray pad located within Indian Springs Metropark’s Spray ‘n’ Play. Get soaked by ground sprays, water cannons, and a dumping bucket. The spray park is located adjacent to other play features including a rock-climbing wall, cargo net, a fenced maze, a painted labyrinth, spinning buckets, and a hillside slide.
Address: 5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386
The Thorn Park Splash Pad will open for the 2018 season on Saturday May 26th and remain open daily through Labor Day! Located on the corner of Telegraph and King Roads, the Splash Pad will be operating daily with 3 separate sessions 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM to 3:30PM and 4:00PM to 6:00 PM. Admission is only $2.00 per session, with the third session for Brownstown residents only. Lockers are available on site, all children need to be accompanied by an adult. No food or beverages are allowed on the splash pad deck. The Splash Pad is also available for party rentals daily at 6:30PM & 7:30 PM at the rate of $150.00 per hour. The picnic shelter is available for use on a first come first serve basis.
Address: 21311 Telegraph Road, Brownstown MI, 48183
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About Chrissy Hartig
Chrissy Hartig is a recent graduate of Wayne State University and contributing writer for Little Guide Detroit. Born in the Metro Detroit suburbs, she moved to Midtown to be closer to the excitement of the city. She loves spending her time outdoors and enjoying nature in places like Belle Isle and the Riverwalk.