For families with kids it can be difficult to keep children entertained in the southern Utah summer in mid-day. Being outside that time of day can be grueling and even a bit dangerous unless you are playing in the water. Luckily, there are a number of splash pads in Saint George and its smaller surrounding cities. Splash pads are concrete pads about the size of a basketball court with creative fountains shooting up out of the floor and showering down from above. Some of them even have water cannons for water fights, buckets that fill and then tip over and dump onto an unsuspecting kid. Children love pushing the buttons that activate these fun parks and discovering which fountains turn on in which pattern. Half of the fountains turn on, then after a few minutes, they shut off and the other half turn on. Most of these splash pads are actually part of larger parks with fields and playgrounds. These splash pads can be a life saver when there is little else to do outside on those hot summer days.

Seasons: These Splash Pads typically start operating around early April and run until September when the cities shut off the water due to the cold season.

Locations: Here is a list of them all. Enjoy!


St. George Town Square

82 S. Main Street

Saint George, UT 84770

Town Square Park is in the middle of Saint George on the west side of Main Street, between St. George Blvd. and 100 South St. It has a splash pad with fountains as well as a wading area with running water, short rocks for scrambling and hopping in and out of the water, and even a tiny stream to play in. It is part of a larger park with picnic areas and is even connected with the Saint George Library.

Washington City Aquatic Center

350 N Community Center Dr.

Washington, UT 84780

As Community Center Dr. pulls into the parking lot, the splash pad area can be seen on your left. The Washington City Recreation Center has a lot to offer inside for a small fee, like a climbing wall and a mostly-indoor pool, but the small outside splash pad and picnic area is free to use.

Green Spring Park

1775 N. Green Spring Dr.

Washington, UT 84780

This park has a small walking path with a desert garden and a bridge. It also has a playground, large fields, and restrooms.

Sienna Hills Park

500 N. Red Stone Road

Washington, UT 84780

This park is easily reached off of the freeway by exiting Washington Parkway. Head south from here, turn right on Grapevine Crossing, then a right onto Red Stone Road. The park is on the left from here. It features a 1,000 square foot splash pad, a small playground and short walking trails.

Pine View Park

2050 S. Alveo Dr.

Washington, UT 84780

This large 8 acre park has huge soccer fields, basketball courts, shaded picnic pavillions, two playgrounds and an awesome splash pad with water cannons.

Hidden Valley Park

3505 Barcelona Dr,

Saint George, UT 84790

This small splash pad is part of a small park with a large, fun playground. It also has shaded  picnic benches and other shaded seating to keep you cool while watching your little ones have the time of their life.

Archie H. Gubler Park

2375 Rachel Dr.

Santa Clara, UT 84765

On Rachel Dr. in Santa Clara, between the Harmon’s market and the intermediate school. This small splash pad is attached to a park with an awesome playground with a fake red rock arch and tree house.

Unity Park

200 West 400 South St.

Ivins, UT 84738

The parking for the splash pad is on the corner of 400 West and 400 South St. This park is large. It has a good size playground and sand area, pickle ball courts, tennis court, basketball courts, soccer fields and baseball diamonds.