Spray Grounds and Splash Pads Open in 2021

Indianapolis has the best splash pads and spray parks! Indy has more splash pads than any city I’ve ever visited. A splash park is typically a concrete pad with motion activated sensors that release streams of water, fountains and mists for kids to “walk” through. Sometimes they are referred to as sprinkler parks or spray grounds.

Throughout the day you’ll hear squeals of delight and surprise as the patterns shift and soak unsuspecting children (and adults). Indianapolis area sprinkler parks are unmonitored and without a lifeguard at all times so please be sure to watch over your own kids.

My friend Jen loves to have birthday parties for her kids at the splash pad. Go early, grab a table in the shade, bring cake, invite your friends! It’s the perfect party!

Indianapolis Splash Pads Open in 2021

These areas have the water turned on as of Friday, May 21, 2021.

  • Greenwood: Splash Pad at City Center Park 1415 Lincoln Street, Greenwood – A colorful aqua playground with dumping buckets, in-ground sprinklers and lots of spray features.
  • Greenfield: Riley Park
  • Whitestown: Main Street Park

Indy Parks Splash Pads will open Saturday, May 22, 2o21.

  • Andrew Ramsey Park, 310 W. 42nd Street, Indianapolis – A concrete slab with fun in-ground water features operated with a motion sensor. Full sun, close to the bathrooms and near a shaded pavilion.
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  • Arsenal Park, 400 E. 46th Street, Indianapolis – Concrete area with several colorful water features, motion sensor to start, fenced in but not fully enclosed, some benches, full sun.
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  • Bertha Ross Park, 3700 N. Clifton Ave, Indianapolis – A concrete slab with fun in-ground water features that are operated with the push of a button. Bright, colorful water features create this fun, large splash pad. Full sun, close to the bathrooms and near trees with shade and picnic tables.
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  • Bowman Park, 3600 Auburn Road, Indianapolis – Concrete Slab with a couple of colorful water features, some in ground spray features, motion sensor to start, full sun, some benches, not too far from a covered pavilion.
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  • Carson Park, 5400 South High School Road, Indianapolis – A splash pad on a concrete slab with an ocean and pirate theme. Adorable features both in-ground and above ground create a nice place for all ages to enjoy. Shaded seating available around the sprinkler park but you’ll get wet! The Robert “Bob” Cockrum Spray Grounds in Carson Park is one of our top picks!
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  • Centennial & Groff Park, 2300 Centennial, Indianapolis – A concrete slab with artsy, colorful water features with a variety of spray patterns, surrounded by tall grasses. Ankle deep accumulation makes this splash area super wet! Full sun, trees nearby for shade and a nearby pavilion.
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  • Christian Park, 4200 English Avenue, Indianapolis – A concrete slab with beautiful, artsy, colorful water features with a variety of spray patterns. Full sun, a lot of nearby trees for shade, benches for seating and picnic tables in the vicinity.
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  • Clayton & LaSalle Park, 401 S. LaSalle Street, Indianapolis – A concrete slab with colorful water features that have a variety of spray patterns. Full sun, some shaded areas nearby, benches for seating and picnic tables under a shaded pavilion nearby.
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  • Dan Wakefield Park, 6051 N. Broadway St, Indianapolis – A concrete slab in a small neighborhood park. In ground sprinklers and. This large splash pad is in full sun, and has some bench seating nearby.
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  • Grassy Creek Park, 10510 E. 30th Street, Indianapolis – A concrete slab with fun water features with a sports theme. This large splash pad is in full sun, and has some bench seating nearby.
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  • Haughville Park, 500 N. Belleview Place, Indianapolis – A concrete area that fills with ankle deep water from beautiful, artsy and colorful sprinkler elements. This large spray grounds area is in full sun with a covered pavilion next to it.
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  • Jack Greene Park, 1700 Franklin Road, Indianapolis – A concrete slab with many colorful, fun water features in a large area. There are small dumping buckets and several items children can manipulate and spray one another. This pad is in full sun, and has some bench seating nearby.
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  • Municipal Gardens Park, 1831 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis – A concrete slab in a small neighborhood park. In ground sprinklers and above ground water elements. This large splash pad is in full sun, and has some bench seating nearby.
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  • Riverwood Park, 7201 Crittenden Avenue, Indianapolis – A concrete slab with several colorful water features in a large area. This pad is in full sun, and has some bench seating nearby. There are shaded trees in an area away from the splash pad, but no shade near the splash pad area.
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  • Stout Field Park, 3820 W Bradbury Ave, Indianapolis – Colorful water features on a large concrete slab in full sun. Push the button in the middle of the drain to operate the in ground and above ground spray features. Dumping buckets, fish water guns and other elements make this colorful splash pad a ton of fun. You’ll find some pavilion seating nearby for shade.
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  • Tarkington Park, 45 W. 40th Street, Indianapolis – A very large flat, checkerboard park with in ground water features and some “rocky” areas with bubbling water features on one end. Surrounded by plentiful bench seating. The entire area is in full sun but is close to a covered pass-through and building that is shaded during some parts of the day.
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  • Wes Montgomery Spray Park, 3501 N. Hawthorne Lane, Indianapolis – A concrete slab with fun and colorful water features with a music theme. This large splash pad is in full sun, and has some picnic table seating nearby and some of the tables are in the shade under trees.
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These spray grounds will open on May 29, 2021;

  • Avon: Washington Township Park – 435 Whipple Lane, Avon
  • Brownsburg: Williams Park (The Watermill), 940 S Locust Ln, Brownsburg – Dumping buckets, sprinklers and colorful features spray water across a large area. Top pick for preschoolers and toddlers.
  • Carmel: West Commons Splash Pad, 920 Central Park Drive West, Carmel – A concrete slab with colorful and artsy water features. This large splash pad is in full sun, and has bench and shaded seating attached. A covered pavilion area is located in the vicinity and has picnic table seating.
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  • Carmel: Midtown Plaza Splash Pad, 365 Monon Trail, Carmel – This mini splash pad is just one of the delightful features of Midtown. Bring along some small water toys to use in the interval streams and light up splashers.
  • Fishers: (UPDATE: Awaiting repairs) Billericay Park, 12690 Promise Road, Fishers – A local hot spot in the summer, this cement slab water splash park is full of moving pieces. Dumping buckets and large stationary water “guns” are available for kids to manipulate. Some shade is found at nearby tables with umbrellas, shade sails and a covered pavilion. 📹  Watch a Video
  • Fishers: Nickel Plate District AMP Pavilion, 10 Municipal Drive, Fishers – ADA Accessible fountains shoot and bubble from the ground. The fountains are lighted at night.
  • Fishers: Roy G. Holland Park, 1 Park Dr, Fishers – A cement top area with in-ground water features that surprise visitors with fun patterns and unexpected sprinkles. Located in full sun with shade trees nearby. Some bench seating in the area and a covered picnic area attached.
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  • Martinsville: Jimmy Nash City Park, 360 N Home Ave, Martinsville
  • Noblesville: Dillon Park, 6001 Edenshall Lane, Noblesville – A concrete slab with colorful above ground water features and in ground spray features. Shaded seating areas nearby. Splash pad is in full sun. A pavilion with tables is in the vicinity.
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  • Noblesville: Finch Creek Park, 16233 Boden Road Noblesville
  • Westfield: Quaker Park – 17501 Dartown Rd., Westfield – A beautiful, colorful park with a splash pad to match! In ground features and above ground features are operated with a push of a button. Dumping buckets, a tunnel of rings and showers will sprinkle a crowd ready for fun! Three large shaded pavilions with picnic tables provide shelter. There are also shade kites with benches.
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  • Zionsville: Mulberry Fields Park, 9645 Whitestown Rd., Zionsville – This splash pad is on a cement slab in full sun. Colorful fixtures spray and sprinkle while in ground features do the same. Some shade during the day. Nearby seating in shade. The traditional splash pad isn’t the best part, follow the water down a man-made stream where there’s plenty of fun! Dig, build dams and make friends in the ankle deep water (a little deeper in some areas). Bring your buckets for even more fun!
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Splash Pads Anticipated to Open Soon

Hummel Park, 1500 S Center St, Plainfield
At Hummel Park, you’ll find colorful above ground features on a cement slab in full sun. Nearby pavilion seating provides shade, as do picnic tables under very large umbrellas.
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The Shops at Perry Crossing Playground, 2499 Perry Crossing Way, Plainfield

 

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    1. Which ones did you visit? The top half of the list is the list of splash pads that ARE open, the ones under it say that they aren’t open yet and give an opening date. Please let me know which ones so I can follow up with the proper city officials that told me they ARE open.

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