Splash & Soak

Free Splash Pads

Summer is in full swing and when it’s scorching hot outside, kids just want to cool off. Here are fun places around the Central Valley for kids to cool off for free!

• Centennial Park Splash Pad, 11731 Hanford Armona Road, Hanford

• Coe Park Splash Pad, 43 S. Douty Street, Hanford

• Del Lago Splash Park, 1700 N. Laspina Street, Tulare

• Figarden Loop Park Water Play Area, 4265 W. Figarden Drive, Fresno

• Frank H. Ball Park, 760 Mayor Avenue, Fresno

• Freedom Park Splash Pad, 2000 9 1/2 Avenue, Hanford

• Hidden Valley Park Splash Pad, 2150 N. Eleventh Avenue, Hanford

• Inspiration Park, 5770 W. Gettysburg Avenue, Fresno

• Lemoore Rotary Youth Plaza, 300 E. Street, Lemoore

• Martin Ray Reilly Park, 750 N. Chestnut Avenue, Fresno

• Melody Park, 5935 E. Shields Avenue, Fresno

• Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 E. Butler Avenue, Fresno

• Mulcahy Park Splash Pad, 1100 W. Sonora Avenue, Tulare

• Pinedale Community Center, 7170 N. San Pablo Avenue, Fresno

• Riverway Sports Park Splash Pad, 3611 N. Dinuba Boulevard, Visalia

• Ted C. Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo Avenue, Fresno

• Todd Beamer Park Splash Park, 1890 E. Plymouth Way, Fresno

Splash Parks may break down due to unforeseen circumstances. Splash Parks will also be closed for maintenance days. Please plan accordingly. For Splash Park start dates, hours, maintenance days, and end dates, and more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department for the corresponding city. Firebaugh: 659-2043, Fresno: 621-7529, Hanford: 585-2525, Lemoore: 924-6767, Madera: 661-5495, Sanger: 876-6300, Selma: 891-2237, Tulare: 684-4310, Visalia 713-4365.

The following parks are not currently open for water play, but may open later in the year:
• Centennial Park in Madera
• Historic Dickey Park Splash Park in Fresno
• JFK Park in Sanger
• Maldanado Park in Firebaugh
• Salazar Park in Selma
• Vinland Park in Fresno

Is your local splash pad closed? Try these at-home water ideas for a fun way to cool off!

• Play water balloon baseball!

• Have a water shooter war!

• Have a water battle with buckets instead of balloons!

• Create a child-sized “car wash” with PVC pipe!

• Make a water slide out of industrial plastic sheeting!

• Play water balloon catch with pillow cases. Try it with a sheet and two people on a team for extra fun!

• Create a water-sensory activity in a kiddie pool!

• Play a game of Duck, Duck, Splash!

• Team up for a water relay race!

Summer Water Activities for Kids

Low-Cost Community Swim Centers

Beat the heat this summer with low-cost and free pool sessions around the Valley!

• Frank H. Ball, 760 Mayor Street, Fresno: Daily through August 15th from 1–5 p.m. $1–$2 per person. 621-7529

• Edison High School, 540 E. California Avenue, Fresno: Weekends through August 8th from 12–5 p.m. Free! 621-SWIM

• Kerman High School, 205 S. First Street, Kerman: Tuesdays–Saturdays through August 7th from 12–4 p.m. $1–$2 per person. 846-9383

• Mary Ella Brown, 1350 E. Annadale Avenue, Fresno: Daily through August 15th from 1–5 p.m. $1–$2 per person. 621-7529

• Mosqueda, 4670 E. Butler Avenue, Fresno: Daily through August 15th from 1–5 p.m. $1–$2 per person. 621-7529

• Roosevelt High School, 4250 E. Tulare Avenue, Fresno: Weekends through August 8th from 12–5 p.m. Free! 621-SWIM

• Selma High School, 3125 Wright Street, Selma: Weekends through August 1st from 12–4 p.m. Special needs focus on Sundays from 12–2 p.m. $1 per person. 891-2237