With high temperatures forecasted to be near 110 in the Valley this week, you're family may be looking for ways to cool down. Splash pads are always a good, fun option and -- bonus -- they’re free.
The Arizona summer is here and kids always enjoy being around the water, so here's a list of some splash pads around the Valley:
Besides enjoying the park common areas such as playground, ramada, picnic area and grills, the kids will have fun playing in the water.
The splash pad area is oepn Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and is closed on Sundays. It will be open until Oct. 1.
For more information: 602.262-6696 www.phoenix.gov/parks
If you don’t feel like driving and have quick access to the Metro light rail, this is a good option.
The CityScape splash pad is in the heart of downtown on 1 E. Washington Street.
For information: 602-772-3900 www.cityscapephoenix.com
Besides the splash pad with spray fountains and jets, the kids can enjoy the playground area, lighted basketball court and softball field. The park also has a picnic area and ramada.
You can find the Edison Park at 901 N. 19th (just north of Van Buren), the splash pad hours are 8 a.m. to 8 pm. And the area will be open until Oct. 1.
For information: 602-262-6759 www.phoenix.gov/parks
Outlets at Anthem
When you’re done shopping, you can stop by the splash pad area to cool down a little and have fun.
Visit Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays 10a-7p.
For information: 623-465-9500 www.outletsanthem.com
You’ll not only find fun activities for the entire family, but also for four-legged family members. Pecos Park has a 1.5 acre off-leash activity area for dogs. You’ll also find basketball and tennis courts, a swimming pool and a community area.
The splash pad operates from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.until Oct. 1.
For information: 602-262-6111 www.phoenix.gov/parks
For more City of Phoenix parks and splash pads visit www.phoenix.gov/parks
Fountain Park at Westgate Entertainment District
The kids will have a blast trying to catch the shots of water popping up and at night, they’ll enjoy the colored water coming from the LED lights.
The Fountain Park opens from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and closes the first Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July and August for water testing. It’s right across AMC Theatre by Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue in Glendale.
For information: 623-385-7502 www.westgateaz.com
Glendale Heroes Regional Park
The location on 8100 W. Bethany Home Road is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until mid-August. From mid-august and the entire month of September, they’ll only open the weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For information: 623-930-2820 or www.glendaleaz.com
It's at 12325 W. McDowell Road and it’s open daily thru September from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information: 623-333-2400 www.avondaleaz.com
Goodyear Community Park
This poark is at 3151 N. Litchfield Road is open from 9a.m - 8 p.m. until Oct. 16.
For information: 623-7737137 www.peoriaaz.gov
Rio Vista Community Park
In addition to a splash pad, this park also has a skate area, lake and more. It's located at 8866-A W. Thunderbird Road in Peoria.
For information: 623-773-7137 www.peoriaaz.gov
Desert Ridge Marketplace
The splash pad near AMC Theatre is located by Loop 101 and Tatum Boulevard. It’s open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
For information: 480-513-7586 www.shopdesertridge.com
There's also a golf course. It’s located at 12925 N Saguaro Blvd. in Fountain Hills.
For information: 480-816-5100 www.fh.az.gov
Florence Ely Nelson Desert Park
This park also has a playground. It’s located at 8950 E. Pinnacle Peak Road in Scottsdale.
For information: 480-312-7275 www.scottsdale.gov
At Scottsdale Road and Greenway near Hayden loop. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 9 pm. Monday-Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
For information: 480.270-8123 www.scottsdalequarter.com
On 2400 S. Dobson Road in Chandler, it's open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through August. In September and October, it will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For information: 480-782-2752 www.chandleraz.gov
San Tan Village
Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. it’s located at 2218 E. Williams Field Road in Gilbert.
For information: 480. 282-9500 www.shopsuntanvillage.com
Eastmark Great Park
This park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. It’s located at 10100 E Ray Road in Mesa.
For information: 480-644-2352 www.eastmark.com
In addition to the splash pad, this has a skate park and horseshoe area. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Oct. 31. It’s located at 2407 E. McArthur Drive in Tempe.
For information: 480-350-5200 www.tempe.gov
The splash pad is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. The marketplace is located near Loop 202 and McClintock Drive in Tempe.
More information: 480-966-9338 www.tempemarketplace.com
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