30+ South Florida Splash Pads to cool off the summer heat

If you feel like cooling off this summer with a nice day in the water but do not want the hecticness of a full water park or pool then these South Florida water play & splash pads and water play locations may have just what you’re looking for.

Scroll down for a list of all the splash pads available in South Florida divided by counties.

Splash Pads are great for summer birthday parties, mommy and me meetups or simply just a day out. From Miami Dade to Broward county all the way to Palm Beach! there is a splash pad for you!

South Florida Splash Pads | Broward County

Let’s start with my three favorite ones, then I’ll share the rest of the ones that I found you can go to.

Flamingo Park Splash Pad, Sunrise

12855 NW 8th StSunriseFlorida33323

This one is my #1 favorite place to go! The shaded tables are closed by and inside the splash area.The playground is next to it and the restrooms are clean. The younger kids do get scared with the big yellow bucket that falls down, but overall is our favorite go-to splash pad.

Plantation Woods, Plantation

5555 Palm Tree Road 
Plantation, FL 33317

My second favorite is plantation woods! it is right in the middle of of the park you can find the splash pad. There are not tables, sitting area or shade inside the splash area but it is closed up and the playgrounds around it are also super fun! Features such as cattails, ground sprays and colorful loops to keep the children misted in a zero depth setting.

Plantation Woods Splash Pad

Welleby Park, Sunrise

11100 NW 44th Street
Sunrise, FL 33351

This is my #3 park choice! It is the new boy in town and it is so much fun! there water maze is amazing and there are so many little places and nooks for the kids to get wet. The bathrooms are near by and if you want to make it a full day, bring a bike or scooter and visit the little play town that’s right next it by the park.

The following parks although I have not yet visited (because I tend to stick to my favorite 3 that are near us, you can visit them all this summer! There are so many to choose across South Florida, you are guaranteed to have a great time!

Miramar Pineland, Miramar

3600 S. University Dr., Miramar

This Broward County Park. I came here because of the new splash pad and the covered playground. Kids can run from the splash pad to the playground freely. Plenty of small kids during the day. Family friendly. Not the best location because it’s next to the turnpike but once you are in, you about that. Free on weekdays and cheap on weekends – $1.50 for 6 years and up. I would like to check it out for a sunset walk one day. Hopefully, I see some rabbits, foxes and native birds.


Update: I was told Viskaya Park also has a splash pad. There are no photos and I haven’t had a chance to drive there. If you check it out, let me know and send me a photo!

Cooper City Splash Pad, Cooper City

11600 Stonebridge Pkwy,
Cooper City, FL 33026

Cooper City Park and Pool

The splash pad has several components that spray water, including a palm tree, whale’s tail, and circle ring. There are also a few sprayers in the ground that spray water up. It is geared towards children 10 and under.

Shenandoah Park, Davie

14601 SW 14th St,
Davie, FL 33325

Who knew we had so many splash pads around us. This one is a hidden gem.

Shenandoah Splash Pad

I love this place. It is a huge park with lots of space to do almost any sport or activity. For the kids, there are 2 large play lots. One with shade and the other without. There is also a great water pad ( water shoots out from holes in the ground for kids to splash and cool off. Great picnic and BBQ facilities. Bathrooms are easy to see and well kept. 
It is a hidden gem that is worth it on a typical south Florida day.

Filome via Trip Advisor

Cypress Preserve Park, Sunrise

9020 NW 38 Street,
Sunrise, FL, 33351

This park is kept very clean. There is plenty for the kids to do with the options to play in the small water park, play disc golf, walk trails, use the workout machines on the trail, check out the wildlife by the water from the deck, and play at the playground.

Cypress Preserve Park

Charnow Park, Hollywood

1500 N Broadwalk
Hollywood, FL

This park was the first splash-pad I knew about. Close to the beach you can have twice the activities in one day. It’s close to restrooms and restaurants and cafes so you can plan a full day of fun here.

Charnow Park

Osswald Park, Fort Lauderdale

2220 NW 21st Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

This splash pad is great for the little ones, with water squirting from every direction, animals to climb on, and water cannons to enjoy. An adult must directly accompany children under the age of eight.

Splash Park, Pompano Beach

222 N Pompano Beach Blvd,
Pompano Beach, FL, 33062

This splash pad is located across the beach at A1A & Atlantic. There is a huge artificial grassy area right next to it.

Pompano Beach Splash Pad

Sullivan Park, Pompano Beach

Riverview Rd.,
Deerfield Beach, FL, 33441

Sullivan Park

Liberty Park, Coral Springs

9200 Ranch Rd.,
Parkland, FL, 33067

Sullivan Park, Pompano Beach

Riverview Rd,
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Sullivan Park

Great little park with two playgrounds for different ages and a cool splash pad for them to cool off in with showers to rinse off and clean bathrooms. A great walk to park if your in the area or eating in the Cove or an easy parking area that is free for the first 2 hours.
Also nice for a picnic and to watch the boats cruise by.

Wonderlustnow via Trip Advisory

South Florida Splash Pads | Miami Dade

No matter where you live in South Florida, you will surely have a splash pad near you.

Westwind Lakes, Kendall Miami

6805 SW 152nd Ave
Miami, FL 33193

Source: Yelp

The seasonal splash pad is open during summer months, from approximately Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

Its hours of operation are Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call park office at 305-388-4771 for more information

So make sure you check before you go to avoid the gates of this place to be closed.

I went to a friend birthday party. The splash area is great for kids, a lot of water fun. The playground is great for the little one and older kids. Park has a trail and to walk and has an area to reserve for family festivities. No fee to park.


Helen Sands Pool, Homestead

51 SW 164th Ave,
Miami, FL

The splash playground at Helen Sands Pool Splash Park has dancing waters, dousing buckets and waterfall mushroom trees. Water Splash Pad age requirement is 1 year old and above.

Zoo Miami, South Miami Heights

12400 SW 152 St.,
Miami, FL 33177

Miami Zoo Ocean Voyage play area

Zoo Miami has several water play areas. “several water-play areas located around the zoo are guaranteed to cool you down during your adventure.

Ocean Voyage play area of Playworld Playground, where kids can get soaking wet as they splash around a whale tail waterfall spouting fountains and overflowing buckets of water. There is a sitting shaded area for parents.

Fiesta Fountain at the Amazon & Beyond Village Plaza, where water shoots up from the ground!

Smaller water-play areas include a water-spouting mushroom by the hyena exhibit and a water-shooting play area right in front of the Children’s Zoo”. via Zoo Miami

Pinecrest Gardens, Pinecrest

11000 Red Rd,
Pinecrest, FL 33156

A water playground designed for the enjoyment of children ages 2 through 12. It is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to one hour prior to the park’s closing. Admission to the Splash ‘N Play is free with paid park admission!   This park also has a petting zoo, feed the fish area, a botanical garden, and a playground.

Fees: General Admission, $5

James Archer Smith Park, Homestead

200-398 NW 12th St,
Homestead, FL 33030


This splash park is great for little ones because there is no standing water to worry about it.

Officer Scott A.Winters Park, Bay Harbor Islands

1135 98th St. 
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154 

Dedicated to the memory of Police Officer Scott A. Winters, who grew up and served in Bay Harbor Islands. This par also offers two shaded play structures that separate older and younger children.

Founders Park, Aventura

3105 NE 190 St.,
Aventura, FL 33180

The SplashPad is located in Founders Park’s north section, and it is a safe and refreshing recreational water play system composed of nozzles, structures, and loops producing an array of water spray options used to cool off, play, and enjoy. A great swimming pool alternative, the SplashPad is a safe aquatic play area – even for small children – requiring little supervision because of no standing water and zero water depth.

Aventura Residents can show their ID and their admission is free Free | Each resident may request one guest pass per household. The non-resident fee is $10 in addition to the park entrance fee of $5 for Adults and $3 for Children ages 17 and under.

Splash Pad at Aventura Mall, Aventura

19501 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, FL 33180

A friend recently visited the mall and told me outside of the restaurant area there is a splash pad and a huge slide for the older kids to play around. I haven’t yet seen it myself but from her photo it looks like really fun! And best of all… it’s free! (You know I love free!)

A.D. “Doug” Barnes Park, Miami

3401 SW 72 Avenue,
Miami, FL
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Conveniently located in a bustling urban area of southwest Miami, A.D. Doug Barnes Park is a 65-acre oasis of family-friendly green space with native forest habitats, a fishing lake, jogging trails, picnic shelters, playground and much more.  Splash Playgrounds are open summer hours and non-summer hours on Saturdays only.
Swim Fees: Child/Adult: $2.50

South Pointe Park, South Beach

1 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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South Pointe Park is a park on Miami Beach with access to the beach but much more to do. There’s a sidewalk for jogging, modern benches for lounging, a children’s playground with water features, green areas, a pier for fishing, access to a beach and easy access to restaurants and other attractions of the area. 

Salty’s Pirate Playground at Miami Seaquarium, Virginia Key

Batten down the hatches and walk the plank at Salty’s Pirate Playground, a wet/dry playground area. The attraction consists of a two-level pirate ship, 31 feet by 27 feet, located at the center of a shark-filled moat. The pirate ship, featuring water blasters, cargo nets, padded areas, and a spiral slide, entertains buccaneers ages two through twelve.

Update: June 2019 The water play area is currently undergoing improvements and will be closed until further notice. Sorry for any inconvenience.  

South Florida Splash Pads | Palm Beach

Patch Reef Park, Boca Raton

2000 West Yamato Road,
Boca Raton

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This super nice park Located in Boca Raton has one of the nicest splash pads in the area. Completely free for everyone,  the splash pad is by a pirate-inspired kids playground, The Pirate Cove, and it is guaranteed fun for the kids!

Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach

1301 Summit Blvd,
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Don’t forget to bring the kids’ bathing suits when you visit the Zoo! Changing tents are nearby, and pleasant seating is provided for those who wish to relax and watch as their delighted children frolic in the refreshing water jets.

You might also be interested in reading about our Koala Experience at the Palm Beach Zoo

John Prince Park, Lake Worth

2700 Sixth Ave. S.,
Lake Worth

Open year round, this brightly colored, accessible 3700-sf, an interactive playground is located in the popular Boundless™ playground in John Prince Park. A large frog and whale – kids can run through a series of spray arches and stand under the giant splashing tail. Rotating spray cannons, tipping buckets, several sets of ground level water jets and a lighthouse with a geyser-like spray all add to the fun. Three shade sails provide sun protection.

Westgate Park and Recreation Center, West Plam Beach

3691 Oswego Avenue,
West Palm Beach


This brightly colored water playground is located next to Westgate Park and Recreation Center and offers nine water features and a splashing good time for all ages.​

*Open seasonally from the first Saturday of the public school spring break through December 1

Glades Pioneer Park​, Belle Glade

866 S.R. 715,
Belle Glade, Florida 33430 


This brightly colored, interactive water playground is located next to the popular Pioneer Park Aquatic Center. The facility includes features packed with cool, wet fun for kids of all ages.

Congress Avenue Barrier Free Park, Boyton Beach

3111 South Congress Avenue,
Boynton Beach

The splash pad is themed around a Florida Swamp. The central public space was designed to allow access to three play areas, two of which have been constructed, and the third will be constructed during a future phase of development. One is a free-formed play structure that resembles a spider. It emulates the insect critters of the swamp.

Catherine Strong Splash Park, Delray Beach

50 NW First Ave.,
Delray Beach

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The park’s main feature includes a Splash Park, Playground equipment and two full basketball courts along with large rental pavilions for family parties. The “Sports Field Pavilion” is located near the tennis courts, fitness trail, and sports field for soccer, flag football, and volleyball. The “Splash Park Pavilion” is located near the splash park itself. 

Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton

300 S Military Trail,
Boca Raton, FL 33486

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Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton is another favorite here! The newly renovated playground guarantee fun for little ones, they even have a separated play area, and for the bigger ones too. The park also has a very nice museum of science which is free to enter and often offer inexpensive play and movies for families. The carousel and the butterfly garden are also another highlight of this park!

So there you have it! if you are looking to cool off this summer then head over to one of these South Florida splash pads, there’s probably one near you. Your kids will surely have a lot of fun!