Summer vacation is almost over and I am NOT ready ! With just a week left before my son starts kindergarten, we are squeezing in all the summer things. But summer is not over people! We still have three weeks left of summer fun. The Denver area has some really great splash pads and the best part is that they are FREE! Pack a picnic lunch, don’t forget that sunscreen, and spend a day at one of these splashpads around Denver. (Most splash pads close Labor Day weekend)
Peter Pan Park
This Westminster park is perfect for free water fun for toddlers. The low stream of water and splash pad are just the cherry on top of this very unique park. With “Big Ben”, the London Bridge and a big pirate ship to climb on, this park is usually quite popular, but definitely worth it. 4801 W. 92nd Ave Westminster
Wynkoop Plaza Fountain
The splash pad at Union Station is perfect for a Sunday afternoon. Grab brunch at Snooze and then let the kids burn off some energy and run through this large spray pad. And to really get all the summer vibes, get an ice cream cone from Milkbox Ice Creamery . Wynkoop St. between 16th St. and 17th St.
E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park
Though this splash pad is a bit smaller than the others, this park is still one of our favorites because there is so much to do. There are two playgrounds, one for toddlers and one for older children. A skatepark, fishing, pedal boat and kayak rentals, plus a snack cart that sits near the entrance so you can grab some chips or a popsicle. With 28 acres to let the kids run, this park is a great place to let them burn off some energy. They also have a summer movies series and free summer concerts. 11701 Community Center Dr, Northglenn
Orchard Town Center
This outdoor mall is a great way to get some back-to-school clothes shopping in while also having fun! With a small playground and a splash pad, this is the perfect opportunity to bribe your children. Just kidding. Not really. They also have a Farmers Market on Sundays 9am-2PM and Free concerts Fridays and Saturdays 6-8PM. A Kiddie Train that goes around the mall is a kid favorite and tickets are only $2 a person. Northwest corner of I-25 and 144th Avenue in Westminster, CO
Ralston Central Park and Splashpad
One of our favorite parks, Ralston has walking paths, two nature-inspired playgrounds, a large spray park, a sand volleyball pit, and a large covered picnic pavilion with plenty of tables. 5850 Garrison Street Arvada
Centennial Center Park
This park is a bit of a cruise for us from Northglenn, but So much fun! This award-winning park has a an interactive splash pad, several areas for the kids to climb and explore, and a really popular slide that looks like it is built into the rock. 13050 E Peakview Ave, Centennial
After doing some shopping on Tennyson street, we love to head over to Discovery Park. This park has a climbing wall, picnic tables, a play creek, playground, skate park, and a Splash Pad! Bring san toys because there is a wet sand play area, too. 3701 Johnson St. (W. 38th Ave. & Kipling St.) Wheat Ridge
Where is your favorite splash pad in Colorado? Have you been to all of these? What else is left on summer bucket list?
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