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Make a Splash in Fort Wayne

As a “Playful City USA,” Fort Wayne offers dozens of options for great FREE outdoor fun (Pools may charge admissions) .

Note: Splash pads are open as of May 29, and will close around Labor Day. 

Hours of Operation

Splash pads are open 9 am to 9 pm. Hours for swimming pools vary by park. Visit the park website for details. 

Splash Pad Locations

Come play in one of the FREE splash pads conveniently located all around the city:

Buckner Park

6114 Bass Road

This park features a large open-air pavilion with picnic tables and restrooms, a playground with two new playsets and swings, a splash pad, and a trail that runs around the open area behind the playground.

Franklin School Park

1903 St. Marys Avenue

This unique park features architecture from the old school on the grounds, and a fun splash pad for all.

Headwaters Park

Splash Pad Temporarily Closed

Kreager Park

7225 North River Road

Kreager offers softball fields, Taylor's Dream: Boundless Playground with splash pad, Soccer fields, many natural open spaces for flying a kite, tennis courts, and .95 miles of the Rivergreenway trail. This park ranked second on our splash pad list because the splash pad here is not as large at Buckner's.

Taylor's Dream Boundless Playground and Splash Pad

Lutheran Park

3000 Fairfield Ave

This splash pad is in a nice, centrally located park, just south of downtown.

McCormick Park

2300 Raymond Street

This park features a small covered picnic area and a larger enclosed pavilion for gatherings up to 104 people. This park also boasts a basketball court, playground and splash pad.

Promenade Park

202 W Superior Street

The Kids' Canal at Promenade Park features a specially built stream for kids to play in the water. 

Riverside Gardens Park

14701 Schwartz Road, Leo-Cedarville

This park lies between the towns of Leo-Cedarville and Grabill, off Schwartz Road. The large, open park features a splash pad, play creek, and playground, along with many other amenities.

Robert E. Meyers Park in Parkview Field

1301 Ewing Street, inside Parkview Field

If you're downtown on a hot day and the kids are getting antsy, consider having a splash in the Robert E. Meyers park splash fountain located within Parkview Field. With a splash fountain area, an amphitheater and performance stage that overlooks Parkview Field you can enjoy the game and a splash. If you wish to splash in the park remember the park will close 3 hours prior to activities in Parkview Field, but it is open during activities with your entrance fee.

Shoaff Park

6401 St. Joe Road

Located just off of St. Joe Road this a great park for a variety of reasons. This park features a baseball diamonds, a golf course, Frisbee/disc golf course, boating access to the St. Joe river, trails, a playground and splash pad, and 2 enclosed pavilions available for rentals.

Waynedale Park

2900 Koons Street

If you’re towards the southern part of Fort Wayne, make a stop at Waynedale Park. This park features a basketball court, tennis courts, access to trails, a pavilion that's available for rentals, a playground and a splash pad!

Pool Locations

Note: Pool hours and open dates vary. Consult website for details.

Jury Pool: 1702 Glencoe Blvd, New Haven 

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McMillen Park: Oxford Street at Anthony Blvd

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Northside Park: 2400 Parnell Ave

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Memorial Pool: 2401 Maumee Ave

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Extend the Fun with a Trail Ride

After splashing at one of the many spraygrounds, take a walk or bike ride along one of the many trails around the city, or take a paddle trip on our rivers. 

Plan your route with one of the many Trail Itineraries.

Don’t forget your map for convenience in finding the parks, trails, and hidden Fort Wayne gems!

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