If you’re looking for a way to cool off, you can find several splash pads around the state. Here is a list of affordable family outings to get wet and stay cool! (Please keep it growing with your favorites in the comments below. I’ll update this page often to include your suggestions!)
The “Fish Pond” at Quassy Amusement Park’s expanded Splash Away Bay waterpark is a huge hit with the younger generation, as seen here in these photos from Sunday. The new children’s play area has more than a dozen interactive H2O elements in it from Vortex Aquatic Structures of Canada. The Middlebury, Conn., property also constructed three new giant waterslides in the complex, which virtually doubled the size of the existing water attraction. 2132 Middlebury Road, Route 64, Middlebury, CT.
Recreational Complex 215 Old Hebron Rd, Colchester, CT 06415 Open seasonally, the Spray Park is the perfect place to cool off on those hot summer days. Though the park is self-operated and unsupervised, there are rules and regulations to be followed, including adult supervision and use of swim diapers for babies. There is NO FOOD allowed in the Spray Park. The Spray Park is not open during the school year; the anticipated first day of operation for 2016 is Friday, June 10.
Willow Street Park 43 Willow Street New Britain, CT 06051 The largest SPLASH PAD in New England! Open Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekend 10:00am -8:00pm
Rockwell Park Jacobs St & Dutton Ave Bristol, CT 06010 Rockwell Park was given by Albert and Nettie Rockwell in 1911. Amenities include: Basketball court, Hiking trails, Learn-to-swim pool, Lighted volleyball courts, Picnic areas, Regular playground, Skate Park, Splash pad & Toddler playground
Lauter Park 625 Jackson St Willimantic, CT 06226 The Splash Pad & Waterfront will be opening June 11th through Labor Day weekend. Open daily, 12 pm to 5 pm. Installed by the town’s Department of Public Works, splashpads create a safe, clean and fully accessible place to play in water.
Wolcott Park New Britain Ave West Hartford, CT 06110 Wolcott Park has a splash pad; the park also offer a wide range of aquatic activities that are free for children up to age eight. May 28 – Sept 5 Daily 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Kennedy Park 160 Oakwood Ave West Hartford, CT 06119 The Kennedy Memorial Park has playground apparatus, picnic tables, wading pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, athletic fields and restrooms. May 28 – Sept 5 Daily 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Lighthouse Point Park 2 Lighthouse Rd New Haven, CT 06512 Prepare to make your way slowly and safely through one of the Park’s newest attractions. The series of fresh water fountains are designed to both delight and refresh all who come. The splashpad is located near the beach and adjacent to the bath house. Rules for its use are posted at the entrance. free for residents, if not $20 to park
Colt Park 92 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford, CT 06114 Colt Park 107.58 acres 2 Outdoor Pools 2 Playscapes 1 Track 1 Spray Pool 2 Handball/Racquet Ball Courts 2 Swing Sets 2 Basketball Courts 2 Soccer Fields 3 Baseball Diamonds 7 Softball Diamonds & 2 Football Fields.
Goodwin Park 1130 Maple Ave, Hartford, CT 06114 Goodwin Park 36.75 acres 4 Tennis Court 1 Basketball Court 1 Spray Pool 1 Pond house 1 Softball Diamond (non regulation) 1 Playscape 1 Swing Set 1 Fitness Trail Picnic area and Grills
Keney Park 280 Tower Ave, Hartford, CT This 694 acre park includes 584 acres in Hartford and 110 acres in Windsor. Keney Park is the largest park within the city system, providing not only neighborhood recreation in a historic designed landscape, but also ecologically rich environments.
Kavanagh Park Trask Road Old Saybrook, CT 06475 Tennis Courts, Splash Pad, Playground, Baseball, Soccer, Basketball Court, Bathroom & Pinic Tables.
Cosey Beach Cosey Beach Avenue East Haven, CT 06512 A sandy beach with a picnic and playground area, gazebo and bocce ball courts. A splash pad and pavilion are across the street. During the summer, fireworks and movie nights are occasionally offered.
Ocean Beach Park 1225 Ocean Ave New London, CT 06320 Ocean Beach Park also boasts a 50-meter, Olympic-sized pool. We have changing rooms and token-operated lockers for your convenience In addition, there is a great waterslide for when simple “laps” just won’t do! And a spray park for our younger visitors.
The Dinosaur Place 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike Oakdale, CT 06370 State of the art, interactive aquatic play Over 30 dinosaur-themed water features including: Dueling tyrannosaurus rex & velociraptor water cannons, The spraying triceratops loop “Flying” pteranodon you can control with sensors & Dinosaur “rib cage” waterfall and SO MUCH MORE!
Rogers Park 21 Memorial Dr, Danbury, CT 06810 Spray-park and large playground adjacent to Rogers Park with swings and numerous other equipment for children to enjoy
The Spray Park Spring hours are Noon – 6 pm until June 17 — Then Summer hours are 11am – 7pm daily.
Lake Mohegan 960 Morehouse Hwy Fairfield, CT 06825 the fun zone is full of spouts, faucets and misters that will delight tiny toddlers and their older siblings too. The lake also has a playground, a snack bar, picnic shelter and restroom facilities. Fairfield Parks and Recreation holds swimming lessons in the calm lake waters for children beginning at age four.