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29 Great Splash Pads around the Twin Cities

Splash Pad - Minneapolis St. Paul

The weather is heating up and the kids are getting restless.

You need a splash pad.

Luckily, the Twin Cities are no stranger to these fun water attractions. To help you beat the heat, we’ve put together this awesome list of 29 of the best splash pads around Minneapolis and St. Paul!

Map of Splash Pads Around the Twin Cities

Minneapolis

Currie Splash Pad

In 2020, the City of Minneapolis pulled the old wading pool area completely out at Currie Park. It opened a much larger splash pad with both upright and fountain features next to a large open playground area—one of the closest splash pad options to downtown.

  • Address: 500 S 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
  • Website: Currie Park

Franklin Steele Splash Pad

Franklin Steele Square is one of the oldest parks in the city, but the splash pad is one of their most recent upgrades.

Lake Hiawatha Park

Located on the north end of Lake Hiawatha and part of south Minneapolis’ Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park, the zero-entry wading pool and splash pad here have lots of shady seating and plenty of space to spread out.

Wabun Picnic Area

One of the most popular in the city, the Wabun picnic area near Minnehaha Falls has a large splash pad, zero-entry wading pool, and adaptive playground area designed for kids of all interests and ages.

Waite Park

Connected to Waite Community School, this wading pool and splash pad combo is a recent redesign for the city and a popular summer destination for families.

  • Address:  1810 34th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
  • Website: Waite Park

St. Paul

Conway Park

Located near the Sun Ray branch of the St. Paul Public Library and the Conway Recreation Center. Updated in 2013 but still maintained in very good condition.

  • Address: 2090 Conway St, St Paul, MN 55119
  • Website: Conway Park

Parque Castillo

One of the newest splash pads in St. Paul and completely redesigned in 2018. Large splash pad with options for toddlers up to age 10.

Phalen Beach

Our vote for the best splash pad in St. Paul, located right next to Lake Phalen and the beach house. Let the kids spend the afternoon bouncing between the large sandy beach and the splash pad fountains.

Roy Wilkins Park

Formerly known as Lewis Park, this was St. Paul’s first splash pad. Playground and equipment geared toward older kids.

North Metro

Andrews Park Splash Pad (Champlin)

This nautical-themed splash pad gets plenty of use in the summer. You’ll also find a nearby concession area, picnic shelter, and playground in this sunny spot.

Central Park (Maple Grove)

When Maple Grove dedicated 44 acres of the central retail and city district to a year-round community space and recreation hub, a splash pad was at the top of the city’s wish list. The 2,100 square foot, LED-lit plaza fountain is one part urban art and one part splash pad fun.

City of Delano Splash Pad (Delano)

Although it’s one of the few splash pads on this list that charge an entrance fee, the extra-large splash pad is worth the visit. Requires advanced reservations online.

Lakeside Commons (Blaine)

One of the most popular parks in the north metro, Lakeside Commons Park, offers a sandy beach area, a large playground, and a nearby splash pad area. Not a lot of bells and whistles on this one, but the kids don’t seem to mind.

Prairie Park & Splash Pad (Otsego)

One of the largest parks in the area, Otsego Prairie Center, has a splash pad open sunrise to sunset, with nearby trails and a large playground.

South Metro

Cliff Fen Park (Burnsville)

Located near Cliff Road and Nicollet Avenue, Cliff Fen Park has a large playground and splash pad with plenty of shady seating and open space.

  • Address: 120 Cliff Rd E, Burnsville, MN 55337
  • Website: Cliff Fen Park

Central Park Splash Pad (Eagan)

Get super-soaked at this splash pad located near Eagan’s City Hall. Large seating areas, a rock wall, and sun shelters. Open daily from 9 AM to 8 PM.

Central Park Splash Pad (Rosemount)

Opened in 2014, the splash pad here is 3,700 square feet of fountains and a maze of spray—lots of options for tiny tots here.

Fireman’s Park (Chaska)

Dedicated to the firefighters in the area, Chaska’s Fireman’s Park has a large splash pad, a clean and sandy Clayhole Beach, a playground, and a boardwalk for an entire afternoon of fun.

Kelley Park Splash Pad (Apple Valley)

The kids will be all smiles at this playground and splash pad combo in central Apple Valley. Large grassy areas and a pavilion nearby for shaded seating.

  • Address: 6855 Fortino St, Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Website: Kelley Park

Lion’s Park (Shakopee)

Just a few years old, this inclusive splash pad was developed with kids of all ages and play abilities in mind. It is located near the SandVenture Aquatic Park, a zero-depth entry, sand-bottomed chlorinated pool. Both are worth the drive.

  • Address:  1103 Adams St S, Shakopee, MN 55379
  • Website:  Lions Park

Nicollet Commons Park (Burnsville)

A splash pad that does not feel like a splash pad. This town square park has a large ‘river’ of rocks, pathways, and concrete structures to explore. It’s not a typical splash pad and a favorite summer destination for local kids. If you’re heading to only one splash pad on this list, choose Nicollet Commons!

West Metro

Cedarcrest (Bloomington)

The City of Bloomington partnered with local tile and marine flooring company Life Floor to install the bright blue deck at this 1,500-square-foot splash pad. It’s definitely a work of public art and a fun place to cool off in the summer.

  • Address: 8700 Bloomington Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55425
  • Website:  Cedarcrest Park

Miller Park Splash Pad (Eden Prairie)

The Miller Park Splash pad was one of the first of its kind to arrive in Minnesota. The park, splash pad, and playground are currently transforming to become a barrier-free, adaptive playground space for all families.

  • Address: 8200 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55347
  • Website:  Miller Park

Manor Park Splash Pad (Robbinsdale)

Located near Broadway and Lowry Ave N on the boundary of Robbinsdale and Minneapolis near North Memorial Hospital, the Manor Park splash pad has buckets, fountains, and sun-shaded seating.

Oak Hill Splash Pad (St. Louis Park)

One of the only splash pads in this part of the Twin Cities Metro, the hoses, water guns, and sprinkler arches are built for toddlers and older kids. $1 admission for non-residents.

  • Address: 3201 Rhode Island Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426
  • Website:  Oak Hill Park

Round Lake Park (Eden Prairie)

Round Lake Park is one of the most popular in Eden Prairie for both the splash pad and the extra-large nearby playground. The splash pad has a prominent sprinkler fixture and several smaller water features.

  • Address: 16691 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
  • Website: Round Lake Park

East Metro

Harmon Park (West St. Paul)

The oldest park in West St Paul is also home to one of the area’s only splash pads. The East Metro has surprisingly few options for splash pads, but this is one of the more extensive and well-maintained options.

  • Address:  230 Bernard Street W, West St. Paul, MN 55118
  • Website:  Harmon Park

M Health Fairview Sports Center Splash Pad  (Woodbury)

The only splash pad in Woodbury has gone by many different names (Bielenberg, Health East, and now M Health Fairview Sports Center Splash Pad). But the fun has always stayed the same. Two play areas offer toddlers and older kids options to enjoy dumping, splashing, and running through the spray.

Highlands Park Splash Pad (Cottage Grove)

When the City of Cottage Grove replaced the public pool with a splash pad, families were sad to see it go but quickly got excited to take advantage of the inclusive, high-energy fun in the new open area splash pad.

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