One of my favorite things about splash pads is the way my three-year-old squeals with delight at the water spurts. They keep her cool and entertained, and I’m confident enough to bring three kids under six to one by myself. Best of all, most of them are FREE!



Lake Country Rotary Splash Pad in Nixon Park (175 E. Park Ave, Hartland)

Waukesha County’s only splash Pad, Nixon Park Splash Pad is open Memorial Day through the end of September.

Hickory Park Splash Pad (N165 W20290 Hickory Lane, Jackson)

Open 7 days a week 10AM-7PM! This fenced-in Splash Pad is located just outside the Jackson Community Center, and adjacent to a large park and play structure. Playground is handicap accessible and fun for all!

Sprayground (N104 W14942 Donges Bay Road, Germantown)

Kinderberg park has it all–a playground, baseball diamonds, a rentable shelter, soccer fields, tennis courts, and yes, a splash pad.

Liberty Heights Wading Pool (1540 S 67th St, West Allis)

A quaint little fenced in splash pad, with a basketball court and playground right next to it.

Hart Park Playground and Splash Pad (7300 W Chestnut St., Wauwatosa)

Playground meets splash pad at Hart Park. Need a little break from the sun? The covered pavilion offers shade over and features picnic tables and bathroom breaks.

Kinderberg Park Sprayground (N106W14937 Buckthorn Dr, Germantown)

Free of charge, the sprayground has fun water features that your family can enjoy.

The Grove at Village Park (W244N6260 Weaver Dr, Sussex)

If you don’t live in the Sussex area, this one is worth the drive! Open seven days a week 10AM-8PM, this 5,200-square-foot inclusive splash pad features three different areas of play: active, family and toddler. The family area contains a 20-foot-tall dumping feature, water arches, team sprays, and spiraling water feature. The active area has water cannons, fountains, additional water arches and team sprays. The toddler area has water jellies, water journey play, and a rotating spray feature. Need we say more?

Oak Creek Splash Pad (361 W Town Square Way, Oak Creek)

Located in the heart of Drexel Town Square, this splash pad is a no-frills break to the summer heat!

Burnham Park

This recently updated Playfield in Milwaukee has an amazing playground, green space, and a splash pad. 


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