Pools & Splashgrounds around Louisville

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pools and splashgrounds in louisville

Looking for ways to keep cool this summer with the kids? Fortunately for us, the Louisville area has a ton of community pools, splashgrounds (aka splash playgrounds or spraygrounds), and spraypads for just that! Louisville Parks & Rec alone has two outdoor pools and over 30 splashgrounds and spraypads. Click on the names of each below to be taken directly to their websites for more information on planning your next watery outing.


Things to consider before you head out for some water play fun at your local splash playground.

  1. Is there an adjacent playground? If so, you may want to bring an extra set of clothes. (Of course, you may want to do this anyway so the kiddos aren’t riding home in the car seats soaking wet.)
  2. Are there concessions?
  3. Make sure you have the essentials! Water (to drink), snacks (fruit is great on hot summer days), sunscreen, towels, hats, water shoes, and hand sanitizer.
  4. Double check if there is an admission fee. Many of the spraygrounds featured have a free component to a wet/dry playground combination, but some do charge a small fee. The community pools mentioned do have fees associated, but they are very reasonable.
  5. Bring your camera or phone, because sprayground pics are precious!
  6. There is benefit to bringing both a wet and dry bag on these kinds of outings.
  7. Do you want to wear swim clothes yourself? Sometimes it is inevitable that you will get wet as well when you are chasing your little ones around.
  8. Lather on the sunscreen before leaving the house. It takes a while to start working.

COMMUNITY POOLS

Nelson Hornbeck Park*

709 Fairdale Rd.
Louisville, KY 40118
Noon-5pm
Closed Mondays

Sun Valley Park*

6616 Ashby Ln.
Louisville, KY 40272
Noon-5pm
Closed Wednesdays

*12 and under – $2 (must be accompanied by someone 13+) | 13+ – $3

SPLASHGROUNDS

These are interactive spray elements with electronic timing; typically open from dawn to dusk.

Algonquin Park

1614 Cypress St.
Louisville, KY 40210

Baxter Square

301 S 12th St.
Louisville, KY 40203

Breslin Park

1388 Lexington Rd.
Louisville, KY 40206

California Park

1104 S. 16th St.
Louisville, KY 40210

Crescent Hill Park

3110 Brownsboro Rd
Louisville, KY

Farnsley Park

3100 Wedgewood Way
Louisville, KY

Iroquois Park

5216 New Cut Rd.
Louisville, KY

LaPorte Park

2529 Bank Street
Louisville, KY

Long Run Park

1605 Flat Rock Rd.
Louisville, KY

Nelson Hornbeck Park

709 Fairedale Rd.
Louisville, KY

Petersburg Park

5008 Indian Trail
Louisville, KY

Riverview Park

8202 Greenwood Rd.
Louisville, KY

Shawnee Park

4501 W Broadway
Louisville, KY

Shelby Park

600 E. Oak Street
Louisville, KY

Wyandotte Park

1104 Beecher Street
Louisville, KY

Marshall Sprayground

Beckley Creek Park
1310 S Beckley Station Rd
Louisville, KY 40245

Cliffside Sprayground

Broad Run Park
11551 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40291

Splash Park at the Louisville Zoo

1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213
(requires Zoo admission; closes 30 minutes before the Zoo closes)

Adventure Splash Park

Waterfront Park
1101 River Rd
Louisville, KY 40206

SPRAYPADS

These are converted wading pools with a spray component; typically open from dawn to dusk.

Bingham Park

160 Coral Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Boone Square Park

1935 Rowan St.
Louisville,KY 40203

Central Park

1340 S 4th St.
Louisville, KY 40208

Cherokee Park

745 Cochran Hill Rd.
Louisville, KY 40206

Chickasaw Park

1200 Southwestern Pkwy.
Louisville, KY 40211

Elliott Square Park

630 S 28th St.
Louisville, KY 40211

G.G. Moore Park

626 “M” St.
Louisville, KY 40208

George Rogers Clark Park

1024 Thruston Ave.
Louisville, KY 40217

Huston Quin Park

4105 S 1st St.
Louisville, KY 40214

Parkhill Road

1703 S 13th St.
Louisville, KY 40210

Portland Park

640 N 27th St.
Louisville, KY 40212

Russell Lee Park

3701 Southern Ave.
Louisville, KY 40211

Tyler Park

1501 Castlewood Ave.
Louisville, KY 40204

Victory Park

1051 S 23rd St.
Louisville, KY 40210

William Harrison Park

3232 Oleanda Ave.
Louisville, KY 40215

William Stansbury Park

2302 S 3rd St.
Louisville, KY 40208


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