What better way is there to beat the Alabama heat than to visit one of Huntsville’s many splash pads? They are awesome for any age! Here are a few of my favorites.
Bridge Street Pop Jet Fountains
Location: 365 The Bridge Street, Huntsville
Hours: Opens May 27, 2022 – Labor Day from 10AM-8PM
This splash pad is located right next to the Cheesecake Factory at Bridge Street. It is surrounded by benches to hold your things and is perfect for a cool-off after shopping. Make it an afternoon by also checking out the new toy store “ABC Toys”!
Bicentennial Park Splash Pad
Location: 315 Fountain Circle, Huntsville
Hours: Opens May 8, 2022, Monday – Sunday, 10AM – 7PM
This splash pad is located right between Big Spring Park and EarlyWorks Children’s Museum. It is surrounded by a short wall for parents to sit on as well as having a covered patio area with benches. This splash pad does not have a bathroom attached to it, although there are several that can be found nearby. Go feed some ducks at Big Spring or spend some time in EarlyWorks and then head over to cool down!
Everybody Can Play Splashpad & Park
Location: 500 Drake Avenue, Huntsville
Hours: Opens May 8, 2022 | Mon-Sat, 10AM-7PM
(Wednesdays – Pad opens at 11 AM due to cleaning.)
This splash pad is a giant 6,000 square feet and also includes amenities such as bathrooms, a pavilion, and picnic benches!
Huntsville Botanical Garden Fountains/Pollywog Bog
Location: 4747 Bob Wallace Ave
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9AM-7PM, Fri & Sat 9AM-6PM, Sun 11AM-6PM
Cost: $14 (adults), $9 (ages 3-18), $12 (military, students and seniors), Free for members or children 2 and under
This is a hidden gem found in the Children’s Garden. Head straight to the back of the garden to discover the hidden Pollywog Bog, a pebble bottom wading pool with several fountains squirting water from all sides. There is also a stone pathway inside for children to “leapfrog” their way from one side to another. Surrounding the bog is a wooden walkway, a place to sit under the trees and have lunch, and a covered bench for parents to sit. Venturing out of the Pollywog Bog, you will find several more water features such as the Rainbow Mist, the Space Shuttle Mist, and the Dinosaur Mist areas. There is also a small fountain for the smallest children to get their toes wet as well as bubbling rocks to play with. Bathrooms are conveniently located in the Purdy Butterfly House inside the Children’s Garden. This is an amazing, often not crowded, place to spend the afternoon!
Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Splashpad
Location: 4600 Blue Spring Road, Huntsville
Hours: Open May 8, 2022 – Labor Day from Mon-Sat 10AM-7PM
This is another of Huntsville’s hidden gems when it comes to summertime fun. It includes one large pavilion filled with picnic benches along with numerous shaded benches spread around the splash pad. There is easy access to the bathrooms and locker rooms just inside the building. It is also fenced in which adds to the safe atmosphere. Our favorite part is the huge dunk bucket that dunks every 3 minutes!
SNAP Playground & Splashpad
Location: 406 Nance Ford Road, Hartselle
Hours: Open Memorial Day – Labor Day daily from 8:30 AM-8:30 PM
The Special Needs Accessible Playground (SNAP) is a multi-use playground for children of all abilities in Hartselle and surrounding areas. The facility includes a splash pad area, wheelchair-accessible swings, large ramped play structure and more.
New Hope Splashpad
Location: 216 Washington Street, New Hope
Hours: Open Memorial Day – Labor Day, Mon-Sat from 10 AM – 6 PM CLOSED Wed and Sun for maintenance.
This splash pad is brand new this year and is also available for private parties!
Location: AL-207 Rogersville, AL 35652
Hours: Open Memorial Day – Labor Day, Mon: 12p-9pm, Tues-Sun: 9am-9pm
(Closed from 7p-9p on Tuesday and Thursday if reserved for parties)
This splash pad has so many features like a toddler zone, playground, tennis court, swing benches, bathrooms and more!