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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 June 12, and will close around Labor Day. 

Note: Pools remained closed this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Splash Pad Locations

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

Buckner Park

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

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

Headwaters Park

Headwaters Park is the main location for festivals in the summer and ice skating in the winter. Headwaters also features a splash fountain that is open in the summer months, if you ever need to cool off! Wander this park for a variety of views of downtown Fort Wayne, or take a bike ride on some of the paths and trails. For the best view of downtown, stand at the apex of the bridge connecting Headwaters Park to the Old Fort!

Kreager Park

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

McCormick Park

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.

McMillen Park

McMillen Park features lots of amenities. From a swimming pool to one of the city's most beautiful golf courses, there's something for the whole family.

Memorial Park

From baseball diamonds and basketball courts to a playground and swimming pool, there is a lot to offer. This park also includes a pavilion that is available for rentals, picnicking areas under some great old trees, and a splash pad full of colorful equipment.

Riverside Gardens Park

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

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

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

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: Pools remained closed this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Jury Pool 


McMillen Park


Northside Park


Northside Park, located across from Northside High School, is full of fun amenities, including a deluxe pool and slide. Note: Pool only

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. 

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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