Wednesday, June 22, 2011

(AZ)Local splash parks and pools

I compiled the following list of splash parks and pools in the Valley, since it is officially Summer now. Many have links to get more information.

(photo courtesy of June 22nd AZ Republic front page)


Check out Mesa Public Schools Pools, including Brimhall Jr High, Kino Jr High, Shepherd  Jr High, Kino Jr High, and Rhodes Jr. High Schools.

Sunsplash/Golfland-you can't miss it as you are driving down the US 60 at Country Club-I just saw on their site that if you register, you can get a FREEbie at Sunsplash OR Golfland on your birthday-Awesome if your birthday is in these hot summer months!

*I don't know of any splash parks in Mesa, if you do, please enlighten me :)


Chandler is one of the few cities to keep aquatic centers open post-season, all the way through September 30, 2010. Admission to all Chandler pools is $.75 for children under 17, $2 for adults, and $1 for seniors. Family discounts and summer passes available.

Arrowhead Pool 1475 W. Erie Street, (480) 732-1064.
Water slide, diving boards, lazy ricer, family play pool and toddler slide. Shaded ramadas available. 

Desert Oasis Aquatic Center 1400 W. Summit Place, (480) 732-1061. Drop slide, 112-foot water slide, kiddie slide and splash features, sand volleyball court and playground, shaded ramadas and concession stand.

Folley Pool 600 E. Fairview, (480) 732-1063. Gushers and geysers, a wading pool with kiddie slide, a water playground and a diving well, this spot has all you need for fun and sport.

Hamilton  Aquatic Center 3838 S. Arizona Avenue, (480) 782-2630.
Competition pool, water slides, play pool and interactive water features, water vortex, lazy river, and ramadas.

Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center 5901 S. Hillcrest Drive, (480) 782-2635. Two waterslides, lazy river, a water vortex pool, family play pool, toddler slides, and a splash pad with interactive water features, including a 752-gallon ‘Big Blue’ bucket that dumps water on swimmers every two minutes.

West Chandler Aquatic Center 250 S. Kyrene Road, (480) 783-8261.
Figure-eight waterslide, separate diving well with 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards, and shaded ramadas.

Chuparosa Spray Pad 2400 S. Dobson Road

May-August * 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Desert Breeze Spray Pad 660 N. Desert Breeze Boulevard

May-August * 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Espree Park 450 E. Knox Road

May-August * 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Greenfield Mucicpal Pool 35 S. Greenfield Road, (480) 892-2414. Zero depth kiddie pool and slide, tumble buckets, sprinklers, geysers, diving boards, and shaded ramadas.

Mesquite Aquatic Center Mesquite Junior High, 100 W. Mesquite Street, (480) 503-6292.

Perry Pool Perry High School, 1775 E. Queen Creek Road, (480) 503-6227.

Williams Field Pool - 1900 S. Higley Road, (480) 503-6226.

Water Tower Park Splash Pad is located at the corner of Page Avenue and Ash Street, right under the water tower in downtown Gilbert. Splash pad is open daily from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Free.

San Tan Village is a Valley favorite for shopping, dining, and entertainment, and features a water fountain and play area for kids. There is no charge and the area is open during mall hours. Located at Williams Field Road and Loop 202.


Big Surf-1500 N. McClintock Dr./Hayden Rd., Tempe, AZ, 85281 | 480-994-2297
They have a deal EVERY weekday! Lots of 2 for 1 deals.

Tempe Kiwanis Wave Pool 6111 South All-America Way, (480) 350-5201. Indoor wave pool with double spiral water slide, raft and tube rentals, and 3-foot waves. Birthday party packages and private rentals available. Open Monday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m. through August 9; extended summer season hours are Saturdays and Sundays throughout August. Fees from $2-$6. (480) 350-5201

Escalante Pool 2150 E. Orange Street, (480) 350-5204. Escalante Pool is a summer season pool with six lap lanes, a zero depth entry play pool, water features, and two slides. 

Cox Splash Playground at Tempe Beach Park (480) 350-8625.One-acre playground includes waterfalls, misters, fountains, and other water features for kids of all ages and swimming abilities. Located on the south bank of Tempe Town Lake, the park is currently scheduled to stay open through September 7; closing date may be subject to change. Call ahead for details. Admission is free.

Hudson Park 1430 S. Cedar Street
10 a.m. - 7 p.m., through Labor Day Call (480) 350-8625 FREE

Jaycee Park 715 W. Fifth Street
10 a.m. - 7 p.m., through Labor Day Call (480) 350-8625 FREE

Esquer Park-Located on Cedar Street, east of Loop 101 and north of Apache Boulevard

10 a.m. - 7 p.m., through Labor Day Call (480) 350-8625 FREE

Cactus Aquatics & Fitness Center 7202 E. Cactus Road, (480) 312-7665.
Cactus Aquatic Center is one of the premiere competitive and recreational facilities in the state. With an Olympic-size pool and three diving boards, this outdoor pool is open year-round and offers swimming for the general public, U.S. Swim, Dive and Synchro teams, as well as high school teams, water exercise, recreational teams, and swim lessons.

Chaparral Aquatic Center5401 N. Hayden Road, (480) 312-2361

Eldorado Aquatic Center2301 N. Miller Road, (480) 312-2484

McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center15525 N. Thompson Peak Parkway, (480) 312-6677
Scottsdale has four community parks and one shopping center with splash pads and water features for some fun in the sun. Open sunrise – 10:30 p.m. Call (480) 312-7275 for details. There is no charge to use these facilities.

Vista del Camino Park and Community Center 7700 E. Roosevelt Street

Agua Linda Park 8732 E. McDonald, northwest of Pima and McDonald

Pima Park 8600 E. Thomas Road

Paiute Park 3210 N. 66th Street, south of Osborn

Kierland Commons hosts a plaza water fountain where kids can cool off after a day of shopping with parents. Located at Greenway Parkway and Scottsdale Road. Open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Metro Phoenix

City of Phoenix Public Pools 20 Pools and locations citywide, (602) 262-6541.

Splash Zone at Enchanted Island 1202 W. Encanto Boulevard (602) 254-1200. The newly opened Splash Zone features flower showers and water mushroom fountains. Open Monday- Thursday, 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 5- 9:30 p.m. An all day Splash Zone pass is $3.

Desert Ridge Marketplace is in north Phoenix on Tatum and Loop 101. Supervised children are welcome to play among the marketplace pop-up-jet water fountains. Use of the play area is free.

Altadena Splash Pad- 3711 E. Altadena Avenue

Civic Space Park Spray Pad 424 N. Central Ave in Downtown Phoenix

Pecos Park Spray Pad 17010 S. 48th Street, in the Ahwatukee Foothills

Edison Park Spray Pad 901 N. 19th Street
Francisco Highland Park Spray Pad 2702 E. South Mountain AvenueHarmon Park Spray Pad 1239 S. 5th Avenue

Laveen Village Park Spray Pad 3146 W. Vineyard Street

Mountain Vista Park Spray Pad 13647 S. 50th Street, in the Ahwatukee Foothills 

Westgate City Center is one of the Valley’s newest mega-shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations. Fountain Park, found at the north end of the development, is centered around an interactive fountain where families can play in the sun. Located at Glendale Avenue and Loop 101. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Glendale Aquatic Playground-83rd Avenue and Berridge Lane, (623) 930-2820. This 8,500 square-foot aquatic playground features nozzles, buckets, cattails, geysers, and plenty of other fun features guaranteed to get kids wet. Open daily, 9 a.m.- sunset, through Labor Day.

Rio Vista Splash Park-8666 W. Thunderbird Road, (623) 773-7137. This scenic park is located on the water, and in addition to an interactive splash pad, also features an indoor recreation center, a skate park, batting cages, and an urban fishing lake. Use of the splash pad is free, though other activities may require a fee.

Any that we missed? I'd be happy to add more.

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