29 FREE Kids Splash Pads & Splash Parks in Kansas City
It’s summer. You’re hot, I’m hot – we’re all hot! But KC has great ways to cool off with your family…
There are fun splash parks & kids’ splash pads…all over town. So, find the perfect kids’ splash pad in Kansas City for you!
As a mom of little kids, it can be nerve-wracking for everyone when going to the pool. Splash pads are my family’s go-to summer things to do. Especially since most are free splash parks. If not free, very cheap. Be sure to check out our Guide to Things to Do with Kids in KC for more summer fun ideas!
Kids Splash Pads in Kansas City
If you love playing in the water, we’ve gathered a complete list of kids’ splash parks. You may be wondering “Where can I find a splash park near me?”
We took all of the guesswork out of your planning to help you save some time so could actually find what parks have a splash pad near you. Make sure you check out these free splash pads in Kansas City:
After you eat, stop by one of the yummy Kids Eat Free spots every night of the week. There are also fun pools in Kansas City, so you can explore the Best Pools in Kansas City with your kiddos. 🙂 Use the Kansas City Splash Pads map to find one (or many) near you!
Missouri Splash Parks
401 Grover St. Liberty, MO
The Ruth Moore Park is just a few minutes away from the City Park located in Liberty! They offer large water features and splash pads for your kids to play on. They are also open daily for all ages!
1301 South East 3rd Terrace
The Miller J Fields Park splash park is open daily from 10 am- 8 pm daily. It has plenty of grassy areas for picnics, as well as shaded tables that may be rented!
So, if you have a summer birthday coming up, check this place out! It’s one of the best splash pads in Kansas City (in our opinion)…
Come visit the Gillam Park sprayground if you live near downtown KC. It’s one of the newest spray grounds in Kansas City, so there’s lots of nice equipment for you!
The sprayground is open daily from 11 am to 7 pm with free admission for all. You can also rent the shaded picnic areas for birthday parties or family gatherings! The water park will be open Saturday, Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekend.
52nd Terrace and Summit Street, Kansas City
Located inside one of the most iconic parks in Kansas City, you will find the Loose Park sprayground! This free splash pad is open daily from 11 am- 7 pm and offers plenty of grassy areas to enjoy a picnic.
Jacob L. Loose Park also offers a play structure which is great for drying off after your family splashes around! There is also plenty of room for your kids to run around.
CLOSED for 2023 Season
Linwood Boulevard and Bales Avenue, Kansas City
If you need room to play, Central Park splash pad has tons of space. The Central Park sprayground is one of the best sprayground for younger kids.
There is plenty of space for them to walk/ crawl around and explore the water. They are open from 11 am-7 pm.
112 NW Woods Chapel Rd. Blue Springs, MO
This kid’s splash park is located at one of Blue Springs’s Oldest Parks. The splash area features a giant water bucket, shaded picnic tables & jungle-themed sprayers. There is also a playground, basketball court & skate park nearby if you have older children.
East 39th Street & Winchester Avenue, Kansas City
Open from 11 am – 7 pm daily, your family can enjoy this sprayground any day of the week! Seven Oaks spray park offers several water features as well as shaded picnic tables and free entry.
East 27th Street and Woodland Avenue, Kansas City
Located in South Kansas City, Spring Valley Park spray park has several water features, and plenty of grassy areas for picnics and playing! They are also open daily from 11 am-7 pm. (most splash parks in Kansas City area)
701 East 21st Avenue, North Kansas City
Open from 1 pm-8 pm on Monday and 10 am-8 pm Tuesday-Sunday, Dagg Park is a free spray ground just north of downtown Kansas City, MO. Dagg Park offers 2 shaded shelters and two splashing areas to ensure all kiddos have a fun safe time.
There is also plenty of grassy areas to set up chairs or a picnic area. Need to dry off before heading home? Dagg Park also has a park located inside the gates as well!
East 10th Street & Agnes Avenue, Kansas City
This sprayground is located right in the heart of Kansas City and is open daily from 11 am-7 pm. The sprayground is open for all ages and it is free all day every day!
There is also a play structure located inside the park as well.
23rd Street and Topping, Kansas City
Blue Valley Park is also open from 11 am- 7 pm daily and offers free admission! With shaded picnic tables and ample play areas in the splash park, the whole family is sure to enjoy their time at this free splash pad!
2632 Jarboe Street, Kansas City
While the park itself has longer hours, parkgoers can enjoy the splash park from 11 am- 7 pm at no cost.
8255 Summit Street, Kansas City
Perfect for the littles, this zero-depth splash pad has plenty of room for them to walk about the fountains of water without being overwhelmed with water or big structures.
This splash park is also open from 11 am-7 pm daily at no cost. One of the best fun, free summer activities for kids.
7101 Longview Road, Kansas City
Located next to The Bay Waterpark, the Longview Tract sprayground operates off the same hours as the water park (noon-7 pm).
North East 46th Street & North Antioch Road
The spray ground at Golden Oaks Park is an excellent free splash area the family can enjoy if you live nearby. There is not many features – just a few jets and a concrete pad – so if you live far it may not be worth the drive. Be sure to bring your own chairs!
They are open 11 am- 7 pm daily, so you can play all day!
4th Street and Forest Avenue, Kansas City
This sprayground is also open daily from 11 am-7 pm at no cost. Garrison Square has plenty of play space as well as an adjacent play structure for kids to play after they cool off.
East 8th Street and Myrtle Avenue, Kansas City
With several water features, this spray park can entertain your kiddos for hours. There are so many fun things to do.
This free splash pad is open daily from 11 am- 7 pm at no cost. Parkgoers can enjoy shaded and grassy picnic areas as well. So, bring a picnic lunch to eat with your family!
1600 John “Buck” O’Neil Way, Kansas City
Parade Park sprayground offers multiple water fountains and ample play space. You can also enjoy a picnic at one of their several picnic tables too.
24 Highway and North Delaware, Independence
McCoy Park is a splash pad in Independence, MO with plenty of water features. There are also plenty of areas to have a picnic.
They are closed Monday mornings for routine maintenance (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday).
24th and Hardy, Independence
Operating the same schedule as McCoy Park, Rotary park is a secondary spray park located in Independence, MO. They also have plenty of grassy areas for lounging and multiple spray features.
This splash pad is also closed Monday mornings for cleaning & maintenance.
4701 East 135 Street, Grandview
Located in Grandview, this splash park is definitely a must-see! With many water features and is open daily from 10 am- 7:30 pm.
*note: weather must be above 75 for water to come on*
970 MO-291 Liberty, MO
Liberty City Park is open daily and has something for the whole family! They offer everything from jets to archways that are sure to cool everyone off. You can also find more info on this splash pad online.
Kansas Splash Pads
While the amount of splash pads in Kansas is not as extensive, these are great parks to check out as well. …especially if these are splash pads near you!
10400 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS
The Roe Park splash pad is open daily following the park’s operating hours. Parkgoers can enjoy a self-activated water feature, as well as two play structures located adjacent to the splash park.
You can also walk along the nature path or have a picnic at this fun splash pad!
820 Grant Overland Park, KS
With plenty of shaded picnic areas, Sapling Grove Park is a hidden nature oasis! Parkgoers can enjoy a newly renovated splash pad as well as a new playground. If you live near Overland Park, you definitely want to check out this splash park!
8045 Santa Fe Dr. Overland Park, KS
This small spray ground is located inside a newer park in Overland Park. The city has been working hard to renovate the park for families to enjoy from all over. In addition to the floor water jets, there’s a playground, swings, and green space for children to play.
191 N Ward Cliff Dr. Olathe, KS
The Olathe spray ground offers three areas for water play. Each is meant for different ages, so small children can play without bigger children running around. Spray park areas feature spouts from large rocks.
Children can also play with outdoor instruments throughout the park. Park hours are 10 am to 8 pm with free entry for everyone. In addition to all other features, there is a swimming beach, lake with water activities, water obstacle course & tons more fun things to do in summer.
1800 South 55th, Kansas City KS
The Pierson Park splash park is open daily during park hours. There is plenty of grassy areas for lounging as well as picnic tables. This park has a splash pad of good size and provides things for kids of different ages to enjoy.
They offer a variety of different water features for kids of all ages, so there are many kids’ activities for a full day of fun!
2901 North 72nd Street, Kansas City, KS
This spray park has plenty of sitting areas as well as picnic tables & a pool. Eisenhower Spray Park offers multiple water features that can be enjoyed by everyone. There are bright colors throughout the spray ground as well as zero depth entry, perfect for handicap accessibility. Closed Monday. Tuesday to Saturday, open Noon to 7 and Sunday 2 pm to 6 pm.
This pool is $1 entry, but the spray park is free!
North 10th Street and Parallel Pkwy, Kansas City, KS
Heathwood Park is open daily, following the park’s hours of operation. This free spray park is available for all ages.
191 N Ward Cliff Dr. Olathe, Ks
This spray ground has three areas designed for different age ranges. It is open daily from 10:00 am- 8:00 pm.
24135 W. 71st St. Shawnee, KS
This spray ground located in Shawnee is open daily from 10:00 am- 8:00 pm.
24200 W. 55th st. Shawnee, KS
This spray ground located in Shawnee is open daily from 10:00 am- 7:00 pm.
*Pro tip* Pack plenty of snacks, water, and extra clothes/towels when heading to the splash park.
Also, if you have or can purchase water shoes, they are a great idea when your kiddos are playing in the water. Some of the grounds can get slippery and the last thing you want to do is heal boo-boos when you are out for a fun summer day…
I hope you find this list helpful and enjoy your time this summer! If you know of other fun summer activities for kids, drop them in the comments.
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