Looking for a fun and often FREE way to cool down this summer? Visiting a local spraygound is a great way to beat the heat!
The water spraying out of the fountains and interactive features provide an endless supply of fun for children. And because there is typically little to no standing water, they are safe for young children who don’t know how to swim.
Below is a extensive list of Spraygrounds, Splashpads, Spray Basins and Spray Parks Northeast Ohio has to offer.
If you know of any locations that aren’t listed, leave a comment below or send me an email. Also, the water features could be closed for maintenance at any given time, so please call the number provided to confirm before planning your trip.
Ashland County Spraygrounds, Splashpads & Wading Pools
Ashland – FREE RJ Spraypark at Kroc Center
Special days at RJ’s Spraypark: FROZEN MONDAYS (Half-price ice cream, snow cones, and anything frozen), PROFESSOR ATOM’S CRAZY WEDNESDAYS (Scientist Professor Atom will be joining us at to teach and demonstrate science experiments), and GAME DAY FRIDAYS (Different activities will be available for everybody to enjoy each week)
When: Open Monday-Saturday beginning June 11, 2016; 10am-7pm
Where: 527 E. Liberty Stt., Ashland, OH 44805
Cuyahoga County Spraygrounds, Splashpads & Wading Pools
Beachwood – Outdoor Swimming Pool & Spray Ground
Full-sized outdoor pool and a 600-square-foot water park-style sprayground with seven different water features.
When: Open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Where: 26001 South Woodland Rd., Beachwood, OH 4412
Cost: Membership Required
(216) 831-0700, ext 1318
Broadview Heights – FREE Splash Park
Approximately 3,000 square feet and includes many play features. Park also includes a playground, concession stand, restrooms, pavilion, and skate park.
When: Open 10am-8pm daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day
Where: 9543 Broadview Rd., Broadview Heights, OH 44147
Cleveland – FREE Spray Basins & Spraygrounds
Some playgrounds have spray basins, which are like giant water sprinklers. These are turned on in the summer when the temperature reaches 80 degrees. Other water features include pools, water slides, and water playgrounds.
When: These are turned on in the summer when the temperature reaches 80 degrees.
- Arthur Johnston Park – East 147th & Seville Ave.
- Carol McClendon Park – Union Ave & E. 98th St., Cleveland, OH 44104
- Charles Orr Park – Ansel Rd. & Lamont Ave.
- Crossburn Park – Sprecher Ave. (west of W. 130th)
- Dove Park – Dove Ave. & E. 102nd St., Cleveland, OH 44105
- Easton Park – E. 88th & Easton Ave.
- Emery Park – W. 130th St. & Interstate 71, Cleveland, OH 44135
- Fairview Park Sprayground – Franklin Blvd. & W. 38th St., Cleveland, OH 44113
- Gawron Park – Harvard Ave. E. & E. 136th St., Cleveland, OH 44105
- Grant Playground – Central Ave. & E. 38th St. Cleveland, OH 44115
- Grdina Park – St Clair Ave. & E. 61st St., Cleveland, OH 44103
- Halloran Sprayground & Outdoor Pool – 3550 W. 117th St., Cleveland, OH 44111
- Herman Park – West 60th & Herman Ave.
- Irma Park – E. 74th St. & Irma Ave., Cleveland, OH 44105
- Loew Park Spray Park– 4741 W. 32nd St., Cleveland, OH 44109
- Mercedes Cotner Park – W. 95th St. & Maywood Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102
- R.J. Taylor Park – Nottingham Rd. & Melville Rd., Cleveland, OH 44110
- Regent Park Sprayground – E. 70th & Regent Ave.
- Roberto Clemente – W. 38th St. & Seymour Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113
- Rockefeller Park – Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. & E. 105th St., Cleveland, OH 44106
- Scoutway / Moulton Park – E. 115th St. & Moulton Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106
- Trent Park – Trent Ave. & W. 40th St., Cleveland, OH 44109
Cleveland Heights – FREE Cain Park Splash Pad
Preschoolers and children under 48 inches in height are permitted to use the Cain Park Splash Pad when accompanied by a parent/guardian/adult (18 & older) with a current Recreation ID Card. Adults need to present their Recreation ID Card to staff. The Cain Park Splash Pad will be closed during the 2016 Cain Park Arts Festival, July 8-10.
When: Open from June 11 through August 28, 2016
Where: Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Euclid – Indian Hills Spray Park
Season Swim Pass or Daily Admission Rates
Where: 1941 Sagamore Dr., Euclid, OH 44117
South Euclid – Spray Park at Quarry Park
Splash Park at Quarry Park is great for the little kids. There is no fee for parents and adults supervising children at the Splash Park.
When: May 28-September 5, 2016; Open 12pm-6pm from Wednesday-Sunday
Where: Quarry Park South, South Euclid, OH
Fairview Park – Gemini Center Sprayground
Spray area, water features include bubblers, tippy buckets, misters and waterjets, dry playground area, concession stand, pavilion seating, and large shade umbrellas. Membership Required. Sprayground will not open if temperature is below 70 degrees.
Where: 21225 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, OH 44126
Fairview Park – Morton Park Splash Pad
For residents only, free of charge. Please make sure to bring your ID for verification. Sprayground will not open if temperature is below 70 degrees.
When: Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
Where: Morton Park, 22301 Morton Ave., Fairview Park, OH 44126
Lyndhurst – Lyndhurst Brainard Sprayground
Season Swim Pass or Daily Admission Rates
When: Open daily from 10am-6pm beginning May 28 through September 5, 2016
Where: 1840 Brainard Rd., Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Olmsted Falls – FREE Spray Fountain at Village Green Park
Renovated spray fountain and playground. The park also has baseball fields, volleyball, horseshoes, and picnic tables.
Where: Columbia Rd & Water St., Olmsted Falls, H 44138
Richmond Heights – Sprayground at Richmond Heights Community Park
Where: 27285 Highland Rd., Richmond Heights, OH 44143
Shaker Heights – Thornton Park Splash Zone
The pool area also includes a current channel, splash zone, two slides, diving boards, and a tot pool for children age six and under (accompanied by a supervising adult age 18 and over).
When: Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
Where: 3301 Warrensville Center Rd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122
Westlake – FREE Crocker Park Lake Ridge Academy Splash Zone
Lake Ridge Academy Splash Zone is located at Crocker Park Shopping Center, behind GameStop in the West Park.
When: Monday-Wednesday: 10am-4pm & 7pm-10pm, Thursday: 10am-4pm, Friday-Saturday: 10am-4pm, Sunday: 11am-4pm (These hours are subject to change. There will be a 10 minute break every 15 minutes.)
Where: 25 Main St., Westlake, OH 44145
Geauga County Spraygrounds, Splashpads & Wading Pools
Middlefield – FREE Splash Pads at Eagle Park
The park has two splash pad areas, a large playground area, paved walking paths and a gazebo.
When: Splash Pads operate daily from 10am-8pm beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day
Where: 14730 Springdale Ave., Middlefield, OH 44062
Lake County Spraygrounds, Splashpads & Wading Pools
Eastlake – The Spray Park at Dudley Park
The Spray Park is available to Willowick Residents ONLY. To enter the Spray Park, a resident must have a current and valid 2016 Willowick Recreation ID card.
Where: 31500 Willowick Dr., Willowick, OH 44095
Mentor – FREE Walsh Spray Park
The 3,000 square foot interactive spray park includes three large ground sprays, two interactive elephant water cannons, donut spray, two activation bollards, a flower shower and a sunflower spray.
When: Open daily from 10am-8pm beginning May 30, 2016 through late August
Where: 7221 Bellflower Rd., Mentor, OH 44060
Mentor – FREE Spraypark at Morton Community Park
The interactive Spray Park, located just outside the pool gates, is open and free to park users. Children need to be supervised by adults as there are no lifeguards or supervisors at the Spray Park.
When: Open daily beginning May 30, 2016 through late August; Monday – Saturday, 10am-8pm & Sunday, 1pm-8pm
Where: 9325 Rosemary Ln., Mentor, OH 44060
Mentor – Civic Center Waterpark
Mentor’s premier water facility, Civic Center Waterpark features a heated olympic-size outdoor swimming pool, zero-depth entry, three diving boards, water slide, children’s sprayground, baby pool, and more. Admission rates apply.
When: Open Monday-Friday from 1pm-9pm and Saturday & Sunday from 1pm-8pm beginning May 30 through mid-August
Where: 8600 Munson Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
Wickliffe – FREE Orlando Spray Park
The spraypark is open for Wickliffe residents only and their guests (resident must accompany guest).
When: Open daily from 10am-8pm beginning early June
Where: 30100 Twin Lakes Dr., Wickliffe, OH 44092
Lorain County Spraygrounds, Splashpads & Wading Pools
Amherst – Splash Park at the Inclusive Playground at Hollstein Reservation
Where: 47160 Hollstein Dr., Amherst, OH 44001
North Ridgeville – FREE North Ridgeville Park and Recreations Splashpad
The Splash Pad is open to North Ridgeville Residents only. Located within South Central Park, and includes various sprinkler, splashing, and dumping apparatus.
When: Open daily from 10am-8pm beginning late May to early September
Where: 7565 Avon Belden Road North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039
Oberlin – Lorain County Metroparks Splash Zone
Splash Zone has three pools for lap swimming, water classes, or to just cool off in. There are two pools indoor and our large outdoor pool that the family can cool off in on hot summer days. Splash Zone also has two areas for children to enjoy the water year round. The little ones can become more comfortable in the water in our Tots Pool. It features an in water play feature and a small frog slide. For bigger kids, they can enjoy the water splash area with slides, tumble buckets, spray features and more. Daily admission to the pools is $7 per person (children under 2 years old are free) or purchase a membership if you will be a frequent visitor.
Where: 95 West Hamilton Rd., Oberlin, OH 44074
Mahoning County Spraygrounds, Splashpads & Wading Pools
Youngstown – FREE Walter Scholl Recreation Area Mill Creek Metroparks Spraypool
Where: Bears Den Rd. & Normandy Dr., Youngstown, OH 44511
Austintown – FREE Austintown Township Park Splash Pad
When: Open daily from 12pm-7pm beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day
Where: 6000 Kirk Rd., Canfield, OH 44406
Medina County Spraygrounds, Splashpads & Wading Pools
Medina – FREE Splash Pad at Fred Greenwood Park
When: Open daily from 11am-8pm beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting
Where: 333 W. Sturbridge Dr., Medina, OH 44256 (Entrance on West Sturbridge Dr., across from A.I. Root Middle School)
Medina – FREE Splash Pad at Ray Mellert Park
When: Open daily from 12pm-8pm beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting
Where: Medina, OH 44256 (Entrance on North Huntington Street and on Foundry Street/Miner Dr.)
Stark County Spraygrounds, Splashpads & Wading Pools
North Canton – Dogwood Park Pool & Sprayground
The pool area features a spray park with dumping buckets, palm tree and spray arches for the young adventurer 8 years and under; and the main pool area consists of a 3-ft. depth walk in area that transitions to a standard 5-ft. pool with 50-yard lap lanes. There is also a twin 7-ft. side-by-side slide for the older children to enjoy. Admission rates apply.
Where: 365 Seventh St. NE, North Canton, OH 44720
Massillon – Oak Knoll Wading Pool
Oak Knoll Pool is designed for children ages 10 and under. The park also has a playground, picnic tables, and plenty of green space.
Where: 618 6th St. SW, Massillon, OH 44647
Summit County Spraygrounds, Splashpads & Wading Pools
Barberton – FREE Edgewood Park Sprayground
When: Open daily from 11am-8pm
Where: 1170 Liberty Ave., Barberton, OH 44203
Cuyahoaga Falls – FREE Wading Pools
Children ages 9 and under can enjoy the six supervised wading pools located throughout Cuyahoga Falls. The pools are filtered and chlorinated.
When: Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 10am-6pm; Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10am-8pm; and Sundays from 12pm-6pm beginning May 28 through August 16, 2016.
- Lions Park Wading Pool – 641 Silver Lake Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
- Linden Park Wading Pool – 241 Roanoke Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
- Indian Mountain Park – 1552 E. Bailey Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
- Quirk Cultural Center – 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
- Valley Vista Wading Pool – 2790 Valley Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
- Oak Park Wading Pool – 2250 12th St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Cuyahoga Falls – FREE Falls River Square Interactive Fountains
When: Open daily 11am-10pm
Where: 2nd St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Wayne County Spraygrounds, Splashpads & Wading Pools
Wooster – Knights Field Park Sprayground
The 19,500-square-foot sprayground features 6 different spraying features to keep the children entertained. Knights Park also features a huge playground, picnic pavilion, horseshoe pits, and Kiddy City (a miniature city for kids to ride their bikes in). Season Swim Pass or daily admission rates.
When: Open late May through early August (Kiddie City opened April 11, 2016, and can be enjoyed Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm.)
Where: 701 Rebecca St., Wooster, OH 44691 (directions)
Please note that I have not visited each of these locations. In addition, the water features could be closed for maintenance at any given time, so please call to confirm before planning your trip.
If you know of any locations that aren’t listed, leave a comment below or email me with the details. Thanks!