What is your favorite way to cool off on a hot day? For my pre-school aged nephews, they love running through a sprinkler. While they enjoy the running through one in their backyard, where they can feel the grass beneath their toes, they treasure their visits to local splash pads. They love to visit the cities' park can run through a variety of water-dispensing structures and enjoy watching other kids have fun!




On a hot steamy day, my nephews love to run under the concrete structures that dispense refreshing cool water. They are not the only ones who love to play, too. These pads, located in parks, located in and around Fort Wayne allow kids of all ages and abilities to enjoy hours of fun in the sun! Each splash pad base is a concrete structures, so they are wheelchair chair friendly.

For my sister-in-law, they are a great form of free entertainment! All splash pads operated by the Leo-Cedarville Parks Department and City of Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation's Parks are free to the public. Splash Pads are located in the following City of Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation's Parks:


6114 Bass Road
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily


Robert E. Meyer

Inside North Gate of Parkview Field on Jefferson Blvd. (Open to the public on days without scheduled events.)
9 a.m. - 11 p.m. on days without scheduled events



2900 Koons & Elzy Street
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily


Memorial Park

2301 Maumee & Glasgow
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily



2300 Raymond & Holly
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily



6401 St. Joe Road
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily


Kreager Park 

Located within Taylor's Dream Boundless Playground on North River Road
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily  


Grab your swim gear, and get ready to get wet. Arrive at the park, and hit the top of each splash pad equipment piece you need to activate by touching the top of the screen.