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Monday, November 20, 2017

Splash pads, spray pads offer free water play

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The splash pad at Glendale Heroes Regional Park. Photo courtesy of the City of Glendale.

Splash pads (some are called “spray pads”) are seasonal features — but our summer is a long season. Here is a list of municipal parks and shopping malls where kids can cool off while enjoying free water play.

Avoid the harsh sun by taking advantage of early-morning or late-afternoon and early-evening hours. Some locations open as early as 5:30am and others close as late as 11pm.

ANTHEM

Splash pads operate seasonally at two area parks. onlineatanthem.com/parks

Community Park
41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway
6am-10pm

Liberty Bell Park
40106 N. Liberty Bell Way
6am to sunset

There is also a splash pad at:

Outlets at Anthem
4250 W. Anthem Way, Phoenix
623-465-9500 • outletsanthem.com


CHANDLER

Spray pads operate at three city parks. Hours are 9am-7pm May through August and 10am-6pm September through October. chandleraz.gov

Chuparosa Park
2400 S. Dobson Road. • 480-782-2750
Ground spray, spray rings and a candy cane-shaped shower.

Desert Breeze Park
660 N. Desert Breeze Blvd. • 480-893-6652
Dolphins, an elephant and ground sprays.

Espee Park
450 E. Knox Road • 480-782-272
A water tower, candy-cane-shaped showers, spray rings and ground sprays.

There is also a splash pad at:

Chandler Fashion Center
3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler
480-526-9200 • shopchandlerfashioncenter.com
9am-4pm daily, April through September


EL MIRAGE

Gateway Park’s splash pad is open during park hours, May through October. 10100 N. El Mirage Road. 623-876-2977 or cityofelmirage.org


GILBERT

Water Tower Park’s splash pad is located among other water features including a floating granite kugel ball and a water wall with a cantilever bench and illuminated blue-glass windows. 7am-10pm daily, year round. 45 W. Page Ave. 480-503-6200 or gilbertaz.gov

There is also a splash pad at:

San Tan Village
2218 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert
480-282-9500 • shopsantanvillage.com


GLENDALE

The spray pad at Glendale Heroes Regional Park is open 11am-7pm daily through Aug. 13, then 11am to 6pm weekends only from Aug. 19 through Sept. 4. 8100 W. Bethany Home Road. 623-930-2820 or glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation

There is also a splash pad at:

Westgate Entertainment District
6751 N. Sunset Blvd, Glendale
623-385-7502 • westgateaz.com


GOODYEAR

The splash pad at Goodyear Community Park opens the third Monday and April and remains open until the third Monday in October. Hours are 9am-8pm. 623-882-7525 or goodyearaz.gov

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The splash pad at Goodyear Community Park is open daily from the third Monday of April until the third Monday in October.


MESA

The Eastmark Community’s Great Park has a public splash pad operated by the city of Mesa. 7am-10pm daily, year round. 5100 S. Eastmark Parkway. 480-644-2352 or eastmark.com

The city’s Riverview Park also has a splash pad with multiple water features. 9am-10pm daily, year round. 2100 W. Rio Salado Parkway. 480-644-4271 or mesaaz.gov


PEORIA

The city’s splash pads have been open since mid-April. Hours are 10am-8pm daily through Oct 15. 623-773-7137 or peoriaaz.gov

Camino a Lago Park
21249 N. 98th Ave.

Pioneer Community Park
8755 N. 83rd Ave.

Rio Vista Park
8866 W. Thunderbird Road


PHOENIX

The city’s splash pads open the last Saturday in May and remain open through Oct. 15. phoenix.gov/parks.

Altadena Park
3711 E. Altadena Ave. • 602-262-6696
10am-7pm Monday through Saturday

Civic Space Park
424 N. Central Ave. • 602-262-7490
10am-11pm daily

Dust Devil Park
10645 W. Camelback Road. 602-262-6862
5:30am-10pm

Edison Park
901 N. 19th St. • 602-262-6759
5:30am-10pm

Francisco Highland Park
2702 E. South Mountain Ave • 602-262-6111
5:30am-10pm

Laveen Village Park
3146 W. Vineyard Road • 602-262-6111
5:30am-10pm daily

Mountain Vista Park
13647 S. 50th St. • 602-262-6111
5:30am-11pm

Nuestro Park
1433 S. Ninth St. • 602-262-6111.
5:30am-10pm daily

Pecos Park
17010 S. 48th St. 602-262-6111.
5:30am-11pm daily

Trailside Park
7215 W. Vinyard Road • 602-262-6111
8am-8pm daily

There are also splash pads at:

CityScape
1 E. Washington St. • Phoenix
602-772-3900 • cityscapephoenix.com

Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 N. Tatum Blvd, Phoenix
480-513-7586 • shopdesertridge


QUEEN CREEK

Founder’s Park has a 4,000-square-foot water-play area and a variety of above-ground water features. 9am-7pm May through August, 10am-6pm September through October. 22407 S. Ellsworth Road. 480-358-3700 or queencreek.org.


SCOTTSDALE

Splash pads at these Scottsdale parks are open sunrise to 8pm, as long as it’s hotter than 70 degrees. All features have push-button activation. Find details at scottsdaleaz.gov/parks/find-a-park.

Agua Linda Park
8732 E. McDonald Drive• 480-312-7275

Chesnutt Park
4565 N. Granite Reef Road • 480-312-7275

Florence Ely Nelson Desert Park
8950 E. Pinnacle Peak Road • 480-312-7275

Paiute Park
3210 N. 66th St. • 480-312-7275

Papago Rotary Park
7959 E. Doubletree Ranch Road • 480-312-7275

Pima Park
8600 E. Thomas Road • 480-312-7275

Vista del Camino Park
7700 E. Roosevelt St. • 480-312-2330

There are also splash pads at:

Kierland Commons
15205 N. Kierland Blvd, Scottsdale
480-348-1577 • kierlandcommons.com

Scottsdale Quarter
15037 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
480-270-8123 • scottsdalequarter.com


SURPRISE

Splash pads at three city parks are open 6am-10pm through October. surpriseaz.gov.

Heritage (Marley) Park
15073 W. Sweetwater Ave. • 623-466-8830

Surprise Farms Community Park
17894 Westpark Blvd.

Veramonte Park
12741 N. 140th St.


TEMPE

Tempe has three parks with splash pads. All opened April 29 and remain open from 10am-7pm daily through Oct. 29. Tempe Beach Park splash pad has been permanently closed. A new Splash Playground is scheduled to open at Kiwanis Park in the summer of 2018. 480-350-5200 or tempe.gov.

Esquer Park
2407 E. McArthur Drive

Hudson Park
1430 S. Cedar St.

Jaycee Park
817 W. Fifth St.

There is also a splash pad at:

Tempe Marketplace
2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
480-966-9338 • tempemarketplace.com

 


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