Kids love these local splash pads!

By: Katie Goncalves | July 20, 2022

As the weather heats up, everyone will be looking for ways to beat the heat. While pools are a blast and an old-fashioned sprinkler attached to a hose can’t be beat, consider taking the trip to a splash pad instead. Splash pads are a great water activity because kids and adults of all ages can enjoy them. Fun water features, unique spray activities, and open space make this the perfect summertime activity. Pack up the whole family and check out these splash pads this summer…

Heritage Park Splash Pad 

The Heritage Park Splash Pad is located inside Heritage Park in Farmington Hills. This open, concrete pad features many sprayers and fountains. Bring your own chair or sit at the nearby picnic tables. The Snack Shack is also open for treats and refreshments. 

Location: 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., open from Friday of Memorial Day through the end of the day Labor Day. 

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Designed for family outings and scenic getaways, the Chevy Traverse provides comfort and convenience for every journey.

Cost: Free! 

Lily Pad Springs

Lily Pad Springs is one of the newest splash pads in the metro area. This top-rated attraction boasts over 50 play features, four water slides, and a gigantic splash bucket. Reservations are highly recommended as on-site availability is extremely limited. New in 2022, Lily Pad Springs is offering Sensory Friendly Mondays as well as Twilight Sessions with food trucks. 

Location: 6200 Farmington Road, West Bloomfield

Hours: There are three session times offered each day: 1:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $4.00 per resident or $6.00 per non-resident. 

Brandenburg Park 

The splash pad at Brandenburg Park is close to the shoreline on Anchor Bay. This concrete surface has plenty of space for water features that will keep kids entertained all afternoon. 

Location: 50050 Jefferson Avenue, Chesterfield

Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily, weather permitting

Cost: Park entry fees are $5.00 per day. Season passes can be purchased for $14.00 per resident or $19.00 per non-resident.

Riverside Park

The Riverside Park splash pad is located in the heart of downtown Auburn Hills. The open space has several in-ground fountains spraying upwards, ideal for even the smallest splashers. This fun addition to the downtown area is the perfect way to quickly cool down on a hot day. 

Location: 3311 Squirrel Court, Auburn Hills

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day 

Cost: Residents are free with proper identification (driver’s license, state ID, Auburn Hills Community Center Card), $3.00 cash only for non-residents.

Spray n’ Play

Kids of all ages are sure to love the Spray n’ Play located inside Indian Springs Metropark. This splash pad has tons of ground sprayers, water cannons, and a giant dump bucket. Spray n’ Play is also located next to other fun play features inside the park for a full day of entertainment.

Location: 5200 Indian Trail, White Lake

Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day

Cost: Free, Metropark vehicle entry permit is required to enter the park.

Van Houten Park

This fair-weather splash pad is perfect for those families making the most out of their holidays and weekends. The splash pad, located in Van Houten Park, has plenty of space for play and will only open if the weather is above 70 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Location: 6000 Silvery Ln., Dearborn Heights

Hours: Open 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays only. 

Cost: Free

Clarkston Spraypark

Located within Clintonwood Park, the Clarkston Spraypark is 3200 square feet of fenced-in water fun. The spraypark has a maximum capacity of 75 people. In the case that capacity is reached, people will take turns in 15-minute intervals

Location: 6000 Clarkston Rd., Village of Clarkston;

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Cost: $2.00 for residents and $4.00 for non-residents

Lamarand Splash Pad

Located inside Heritage Park in Taylor, the baseball-themed Lamarand Splash Pad is sure to delight any kid under the age of twelve. The fenced area also has a playground for kids to enjoy throughout the spring and summer months. 

Location: 12111 Pardee Rd., Taylor

Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day

Cost: $2.00 per resident, $4.00 per non-resident

The Sprayscape

For tons of water fun, head to the Sprayscape at Township Park. With 2,600 square feet of activities and 24 water features, everyone is sure to have a favorite part of this splash pad. 

Location: 46640 Ann Arbor Trail

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day

Cost: Free