Indy-Area Splash Pads for Cool, Free Summer Fun | 2024

Indianapolis has the best splash pads and spray parks! There are dozens throughout the city and our surrounding area. Spend the summer touring them all with your kids!

A splash pad is typically a concrete space with motion-activated sensors that release streams of water, fountains, and mists for kids to play in and explore while cooling down on a hot summer day. 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 follow splash pad rules and 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, and invite your friends. It’s the perfect party!

Indianapolis Splash Pads Open in 2024

Opening day for the 2024 season is May 18. Splash pads are open daily and typically are turned off after Labor Day weekend.

Indianapolis city park splash pad hours are 8 am-8 pm unless otherwise noted.

Andrew Ramsey Park

310 W. 42nd Street, Indianapolis

Closed for construction.

A concrete slab with fun in-ground water features operated with a motion sensor. The splash pad is in full sun, close to the bathrooms, and near a shaded pavilion.

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Arsenal Park

1400 E. 46th Street, Indianapolis

Closed for maintenance.

Concrete area with several colorful water features that use a motion sensor to start. The splash pad is fenced-in but not fully enclosed, with some benches available. The area is in full sun.

Bel Aire Park

2901 W Mooresville Rd., Indianapolis

Bertha Ross Park

3700 N. Clifton Avenue, 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. The splash pad is in full sun, close to the bathrooms, and near trees with shade and picnic tables.

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Carson Park

5400 South High School Road, Indianapolis

A splash pad on a concrete slab with an ocean and pirate ship theme. Adorable in-ground and above-ground features include friendly dolphins, sea monsters, and water cannons. Shaded seating is 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

Closed for maintenance.

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! The splash pad is in full sun, with trees and a pavilion nearby for shade.

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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. The splash pad is in full sun, with a lot of nearby trees for shade, bench 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. The area is in full sun. There are 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 Street, Indianapolis

A concrete slab in a small neighborhood park with in-ground sprinklers. 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.

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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Holliday Park

6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis

Look for the splash pad near the Ruins on the west side of the park. There are no jets or geysers, but a steady flow of water pours over the edge of a water table, spilling into a shallow pool of water below. Entry into the water is zero-depth and accessible.

The area is in full sun, but wooden lounge chairs surround the space. Bathrooms are located inside the Ruins.

Jake 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 to spray one another. This pad is in full sun and has some bench seating nearby.

Krannert Park

605 S High School Road, Indianapolis

Closed for maintenance.

Municipal Gardens Park

1831 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis

Closed for construction.

A concrete slab in a small neighborhood park with in-ground sprinklers and above-ground water elements. This large splash pad is in full sun and has some bench seating nearby.

O’Bannon Park

1001 E. 16th Street, Indianapolis

Water shoots out from every direction at the O’Bannon Park splash pad, providing tons of fun. There are archways to go under, buckets and fountains that dump if you are wanting a bigger splash, and jets that shoot out of the ground. The concrete slab splash pad is in full sun, but a picnic shelter is located nearby, along with bathrooms.

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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 shady trees in an area away from the splash pad, but no shade near the splash pad itself.

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Stout Field Park

3820 W Bradbury Avenue, Indianapolis

Stout Field Park has 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

Closed for maintenance.

Tarkington Park offers a huge flat, checkerboard-patterned splash pad with in-ground water features and some “rocky” areas with bubbling water features on one end.

Surrounded by plentiful bench seating, the entire splash pad and nearby play structure are in full sun. The play areas are close to a covered pass-through and a building that provides shade during some parts of the day.

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Wes Montgomery 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. Some of the tables are in the shade under trees.

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Willard Park

8100 Southeastern Ave, Indianapolis

Wildwood Park

1901 Washington Street, Indianapolis

Windsor Village

6510 E 25th Street, Indianapolis

Closed for maintenance.

Splash Pads and Spray Grounds Near Indy Open in 2024

These spray grounds will open Memorial Day weekend (May 25, 2024) and be turned off after Labor Day, unless otherwise noted. If the city has official operating hours for the splash pad, they are included and accurate at the time of publishing, but subject to change.

Avon: Washington Township Park

435 Whipple Lane, Avon
M-F, 12-8 pm; Sat-Sun, 10:30 am-6:30 pm

Push the blue arrow button to start the spray at the splash pad.

Bargersville: Kephart Park

3936 W CR 144, Bargersville
Daily, 9 am-8 pm

The highlight of this recent addition to Bargersville is the giant dumping bucket! Other features at Kephart Park include colorful spraying arches, jets, and movable sprayers.

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Brownsburg: Williams Park (The Watermill)

940 S Locust Lane, Brownsburg
CLOSED FOR 2024 SEASON DUE TO CONSTRUCTION

Dumping buckets, sprinklers, and colorful features that spray water across a large area are the favorites at Williams Park (The Watermill). This splash pad is a top pick for preschoolers and toddlers. Turns off after the last weekend in September.

Carmel: Lawrence W. Inlow Park

6310 E Main Street, Carmel
Daily, 9 am-8 pm, Memorial Day-September 30

If you’ve only experienced water slides at swimming pools, Inlow Park has elevated the game and provided a space that bigger kids love too!

Carmel: Midtown Plaza Splash Pad

 365 Monon Trail, Carmel

This mini splash pad is just one of the delightful features of Midtown Carmel, offering tons of fun for all different age groups! There are no overhead water sprays here, which makes it the perfect “beginner’s” splash pad for the smallest kids.

Bring along some small water toys to use in the interval streams, spouting water, and light-up splashers. We love this downtown splash pad.

Carmel: Westermeier Commons Splash Pad

920 Central Park Drive West, Carmel
Daily, 9 am-8 pm, Memorial Day-September 30

Westermeier Commons Splash Pad is 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.

To extend your day of water fun, head to the Waterpark at the Monon Community Center, located in the same park.

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Carmel: West Park

2700 W. 116th Street

West Park’s splash pad features nature-inspired spray elements and a waterfall integrated with a recently-remodeled playground. 

Fishers: Billericay Park

12690 Promise Road, Fishers
Daily, 10 am-8 pm

A local hot spot in the summer, Billericay Park splash pad is a cement slab water splash park 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.

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Fishers: Nickel Plate District AMP Pavilion

10 Municipal Drive, Fishers
Daily, 10 am-8 pm

ADA-accessible fountains shoot and bubble from the ground. The fountains are lighted at night.

Fishers: Roy G. Holland Park

1 Park Drive, Fishers
Daily, 10 am-8 pm

This cement area has in-ground water features that surprise visitors to Roy G. Holland Park Splash Pad with fun patterns and unexpected sprinkles. Located in full sun with shade trees nearby. There is some bench seating in the area and a covered picnic area attached.

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Franklin: Youngs Creek Park

237 W Monroe St, Franklin

Located near the Amphitheater, the splash pad has overhead water features and ground jets. Several oversized umbrellas provide shade nearby.

Greenfield: Riley Park

Apple Street & US 40, Greenfield
Daily, 9 am-9 pm

Use the buttons on the red posts to turn on the water.

Greenwood: City Center Park

415 Lincoln Street, Greenwood
Daily, 9 am-9 pm

A colorful aqua playground, the splash pad at City Center Park also has dumping buckets, in-ground sprinklers, and lots of spray features.

Martinsville: Jimmy Nash City Park

360 N Home Avenue, Martinsville

Noblesville: Dillon Park

6001 Edenshall Lane, Noblesville
Daily, 10 am-7 pm

A concrete slab with colorful above-ground water features and in-ground spray features. Dillon Park has shaded seating areas nearby that are perfect for a break to enjoy some snacks. The 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
Daily, 10 am-7 pm

Read more about Finch Creek Park.

Plainfield: Hummel Park

1500 S Center Street, Plainfield
Daily, 10 am-7 pm

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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Plainfield: The Shops at Perry Crossing Playground

2499 Perry Crossing Way, Plainfield
Daily, 12-5 pm, May 29-September 17

This mall offers a water play area if your kids need a shopping break on a hot day.

Westfield: Quaker Park

17501 Dartown Road, Westfield
Daily, 10 am-7 pm

A beautiful, colorful park with a splash pad to match! Quaker Park offers in-ground features and above-ground rainbow arches that 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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Whitestown: Main Street Park

4286 S. Main Street, Whitestown
Daily, 9 am-8 pm, May 24-September 15

Activate the splash pad by pushing the button on the short pole.

Zionsville: Mulberry Fields Park

9645 Whitestown Road, Zionsville
Daily, 9 am-9 pm

Mulberry Fields splash pad is on a cement slab in full sun. Colorful fixtures spray and sprinkle while in-ground geysers do the same. There is some shade during the day. Nearby seating is in the 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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Indy-area splash pads are a fun, free way to keep cool this summer. Indy-area splash pads are a fun, free way to keep cool this summer. Indy-area splash pads are a fun, free way to keep cool this summer.

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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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