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Get Splashy: 30 Splash-parks and Spray-grounds Across FL

I love splash parks because I have children who don’t swim yet.  Also, they guarantee a SOUND sleep for your little ones at the end of the day!!  These places are perfect. Kids of all ages and abilities can enjoy these places together.  I’m compiling a list for splash parks across Florida, courtesy of the North Florida Family Fun Guide and other places!  Not all of them are completely free, but they are well worth the nominal fee.

Dunedin Kiwanis Sprayground


Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center in Largo is  400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo.

Cypress Forest Park in Oldsmar  650 Pine Ave. N


Kate Jackson Park, 821 S Rome Ave. in Tampa

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park has two interactive fountains, one on the east side of the park along Ashley Drive and the Mist Fountain on the west side the park along the Riverwalk

The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, *Not free at all, but sometimes they have Groupons or offer discounts if you have memberships to other museums.  It has a splash park inside, so bring your swim suits if you do happen to go.  Get your money’s worth!*

The Campo Family YMCA in Valrico

Del Homes Park in St. Petersburg

St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center

WaterPlay at Zephyr Park, 38116 Fifth Ave. in Zephyrhills

New Port Richey Rec Center

Sarasota Splash Park

Dr. P. Phillips Community Park – Splash Park – Orlando

Ormond Beach Splash Park

Splash Park – Ormond Beach 

Splash Park at Kidz Kampus – Jacksonville 

Splash Park at the Pier, St. Augustine

Splash Park at the Pier – St. Augustine 

Sunsplash Park Daytona Beach

Sunsplash Park – Daytona Beach 

Splash Park at the Jacksonville Zoo 

Splash Park at the Brevard Zoo 

Splash Park at Trailblazer Park – Sanford 

Splash Park at Central Florida Zoo

#22 + Come from our fabulous readers:

Ballast Point Park at 5300 Interbay Blvd., Tampa!!  Thanks for letting us know!  Here’s a YouTube about the park the city put out.

Morningside Park in Clearwater

Northshore Aquatic Center in St. Pete

Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park in Tampa (I did not see the splash pad when there, but the article says it is.  I could have missed it.)

Child’s Park Pool in St. Pete

Interactive fountain at Giddens Park in Tampa.

Ross Norton Recreation and Aquatic Complex in Clearwater.

Barnett Family Park in Lakeland.

Remember your sun protection!  Many of these places don’t have a ton of shade, so protect yourself and your little one’s skin.  Bring a chair for yourself too, that way you don’t have to fight over seating or get stuck on a bench in the sun!

Please add more places in the comments section, if you know of any, or let us know of any dead links or other spray-ground insider tips! We know there are some in neighborhoods, but we left those off out of respect to the residents (they are their HOA fees after all–we shant intrude unless invited).  I will keep updating the list!!

Latest Addition: Tarpon Springs Splash Park is opening in July 2014!


  1. Ballast Point Park in Tampa has a splash area.

  2. klept0 /

    I came to tell you about Ballast Point Park as well….great place for family fun.

    • Jennette Cronk /

      Ok, now we HAVE to go for sure!! I’ll add it to the list for 22.

      • klept0 /

        forewarning…weekends the place is packed and parking is horrible. I am down there every weekend with my daughter and she loves walking on the pier and playing in the water park. Enjoy when you go with the family!

  3. courtney /

    Tarpon springs FL just open a splash park

  4. hot here too /

    Why is it that Pinellas Park Or North Saint Pete do not have a SPLASH PARK! Our kids would love one also

  5. Jessica /

    R.O.C. Park in Madeira Beach has a splash pad too.

  6. Christy /

    Orange City, Fl has a splash park, it’s small but the kids enjoy it.

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