splash pad at Lakefront Park St. Cloud

Top 10 Splash Pads Around Orlando to Keep Your Kids Cool

Florida is hot, almost all year round. It’s important to hydrate, protect yourself from the sun, but most importantly–cool off and have fun!

Make a splash and stomp around at these local splash pads that are guaranteed to put a smile on your kids’ faces and have a great time (and hopefully, wear them out to get a full night’s sleep).

And if you’re located in or near Seminole County then check out these 8 Splash Pads in Seminole County.

Orlando Area Splash Pads

1. Barnett Park

Location: 4801 W. Colonial Dr, Orlando
Hours: Monday-Saturday from 8 am-8 pm, Sunday from 1 pm-8 pm

Barnett Park is outside of downtown Orlando with lots of amenities, events, and a fitness center. Barnett Park has softball fields, pickleball, and you can also practice your putt or chipping in for those golf games coming up on your calendar.

You can take the kids to the playgrounds or play disc golf, head over to the volleyball and basketball courts, or take the younger children to the splash pad to cool off on those hot and humid summer days.

There are seasons and hours of operation for the splash pad, so check their website for the best time for your family to go.

Alternatively, Barber Park in Orlando has a small splash pad open daily, and there are shaded playgrounds too.

2. Dr. P. Phillips Community Park

Location: 8249 Buenavista Woods BV, Orlando
Hours: Summer: 8 am-8 pm/Winter: 8 am-6 pm
$1 per person, cash

Splash the afternoon away at this colorful splash pad. The array of water structures is sure to please your kids. And the regular playground area and hiking trails are great to dry off before getting in the car.

Perhaps one of the best features of this splash pad is that is somewhat near the attractions area.

3. Bithlo Community Park

Location: 18501 Washington Ave, Orlando
Hours: Sunday-Saturday, 8 am-8 pm (summer) and 8 am-6 pm (winter)

Enjoy one of the newest splash pads near Orlando. The Bithlo Community Park splash pad is part of a newly refreshed playground area. The splash park is fenced in, though the concrete surface may cause a little bit of concern for little ones still learning their balance and coordination.
This park is on a lake which provides a nice breeze.
Take a stroll on the boardwalk over the water before getting back in the car after some fun.

4. Apopka Splash Pad

Location: 10 S. Forest Ave, Apopka
Hours: See below

Not only is this splash pad free for individuals (groups of 10 or more are a nominal charge), it offers lots of variety.
There are different features and zones meant to appeal to different age groups.

Schedule & Hours
March 30 through May 19: Thursday-Friday from 9 am-1 pm and Saturday-Sunday from 9 am-5 pm
Daily: May 25 through August 11: 9 am-5 pm
August 17 through October 27: Thursday-Friday from 9 am-1 pm and Saturday-Sunday from 9 am-5 pm

5. Kissimmee Lakefront Park

Location: 201 Lakeview Dr., Kissimmee
Hours: Sunday-Saturday from 10 am-5 pm

This is one of the most adorable Orlando splash pads on our list. The nature theme is precious!

The lakefront setting adds to the charm of this park. Besides an awesome nature-themed splash pad your family is sure to love the large playground and snack bar.

Parenting Pro-tip: There is a similar park in the area also called Lakefront Park, but this one is in St. Cloud. You’ll find another splash pad at this Lakefront Park in St. Cloud. It is a little older and is beach themed, with a small water slide for smaller tykes.

6. Downey Park

Location: 10107 Flowers Ave, Orlando
Hours: Summer from 8 am-8 pm/Winter from 8 am-6 pm daily

Downey Park is another great option to head over to play and splash around in the playground and cool down after sweating in the sun. This park has baseball and softball facilities, sand volleyball, a fitness area, picnic pavilions, and a playground area for special needs.

There’s also a dog park to let the pups play around, so you can take the whole family–even the members with furry legs. This park contains a TON of fun, all in one!

7. Champions Splash Park

Location: 100 3rd St., Clermont
$2 per person

One of the most impressive splash pads in the Orlando area is in Clermont. This gated splash pad has multiple water features and is bright and colorful. Waterfront Park, complete with a paved walking/biking trail around the lake, playground, fishing piers, and beach area is right next door.

Schedule & Hours
March 22 through May 26: Friday-Sunday from 10am – 5pm
May 27 through August 11: Monday-Thursday from 10 am-6 pm/Friday-Sunday from 10 am-5 pm
August 15 through September 29: Thursday-Sunday from10 am-5 pm
October 4-October 6: Friday-Sunday from 10 am-4 pm

8. Winter Garden Splash Pad

Location: 104 S. Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden
Hours: Daily from 7 am-10 pm

While most Orlando splash pads operate seasonally, the Winter Garden Splash Pad is open daily.

These hours are subject to change due to inclement weather and other reasons, but for the most part it is open each day.

Winter Garden is a beloved Orlando neighborhood for families. And even if you do not live nearby, the Winter Garden Splash Pad is worth a visit due to its charming location.

9. Lake Lorna Doone Park

Location: 1519 W. Church Ave, Orlando
Hours: Daily from 7 am-11 pm

Next to the Camping World Stadium, you’ll find Lake Lorna Doone Park, in Orlando, Florida. This park recently went under renovations and now has a number of picturesque amenities, a splash pad, nature walk, fitness area, and a putt-putt course.


Location: 715 Capehart Dr. Orlando, FL 32822
Hours: Summer: 8am – 8pm, Winter: 8am – 6pm

FYI: The splash pad is CLOSED until further notice for repairs.

Located in the Azalea Park area, Capehart Park offers plenty of shade in its “tot lot,” best suited for kids ages 2-5. The splash pad is open every day, weather permitting.

11. Disney Springs

Location: 1486 E. Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista
Hours: Sunday-Thursday from 10 am-11 pm/Friday-Saturday from 10 am-11:30 pm

Summertime means vacation or play time at Disney, and if you are taking some time to dine or shop around Disney Springs, you should know they have two splash pads to allow your kids to cool off. Disney Springs has a lot to offer while you are walking around enjoying the sights and smells of the beautiful walkways and mouth-watering food the restaurants are serving up.

Splash around at the main splash pad, which is located near Earl of Sandwich or the smaller one located near the Christmas Store. This will make shopping and walking around into an extra fun time!

Splash Pad at Lakefront Park St. Cloud - Dani Meyering
Splash Pads Near Orlando Lakefront Park St Cloud Dani Meyering

Splash pads are cheap, easy ways to get the kids out of the house to have a good time! Just bring your bathing suits, towels, sunscreen, and snacks, and get outdoors.

Many are open from March until October, during the hottest time of the year here in Florida. Get out there and make a splash!

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