Cincinnati Splash Park Guide

School’s out, temps are rising — and the Cincinnati Splash Park Guide is here! While we all love a good swim at our community pool — for kids, nothing beats the fun of a splash park.

Part water park, part playground, these summer spots are a big hit with kids. And, since many are free (or just a few dollars), these playgrounds are sure to be a big hit with parents, too! Just for fun, we included our favorite local water parks, which make a great “staycation” option as summer sets in.

Cincinnati Recreation Commission

All CRC spraygrounds are free except McKie and Pleasant Ridge, which require a pool membership during regular pool hours. Spraygrounds are open 7 days a week, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

College Hill
North Fairmount
Pleasant Ridge
South Fairmount

City of Cincinnati Parks

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All three of these splash parks are free; however, you’ll pay a few dollars for parking. Open through Labor Day.

Washington Park
Smale Riverfront Park (pictured above)
Armeleder Memorial Sprayground

Covington Water Park/Splash Pad

Open seven days a week from 12 to 6 p.m., June through August. Daily admission is $3 for Covington residents, $5 for non-residents. Seasonal passes are $25 for Covington residents and $50 for non-residents. Passes can be obtained from the Recreation Department in advance or at the water park during regular operating hours.

Hamilton County Parks

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These splash parks charge a daily admission (Children age 2 – 12: $3.50/each or $8/3 kids. Season Wristband: $24), and require your $10/annual car pass. From May 28 – Aug. 21, splash parks are open daily, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. From Aug. 22 – Sept. 5, splash parks are open weekends & Labor Day from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Parky’s Ark in Winton Woods
Parky’s Pirate Cove in Miami Whitewater Forest
Parky’s Wetland Adventure in Woodland Mound
Sharon Woods Sprayground* (pictured above)

(*Located at Sharon Woods Harbor and FREE with your car pass!)

Home of the Brave Park

The water park feature operates from Memorial Day to Labor Day, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Local Water Parks

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Take a little staycation at one of these local water parks!

The Beach Water Park (pictured above)
Coney Island
Kings Island Soak City

Did your favorite park make the list? If not, tweet us at @cincyparent and let us know! And while you’re out enjoying the sun, be sure to tag us @cincyparent with your #CPSummer pics. For more summer inspiration, be sure to check out our 100 Things to Do This Summer in Cincy guide — and make it a summer to remember!

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