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Utah's Free Splash Pads

Utah's Free Splash Pads All the water hijinks of summer, no pool pass needed. The interactive fountain action of giant splash pads might take you by surprise, but it's no secret why they are so popular. Studio 5 compiled a list of free Utah splash pads where you can spend half an hour, or half a day.
Providence Splash Pad Location: Alma Leonhardt Park, 310 West 250 North, Providence. First of its kind water feature in Cache Valley. Small, but splashy just the same. http://www.providencecity.com/parks-and-recreation.htm

South Ogden Splash Pad Location: 5874 S Park Vista Drive (1175 East), South Ogden A central feature of the South Ogden Nature park, enjoy this splash pad with adjacent playground and bowery facilities.

http://www.southogdencity.com/index.php/parks/nature_park/

Riverdale Splash Pad

Location: 4300 South Parker Drive, Riverdale, Utah

Bigger than the South Ogden location, the Riverdale Splash pad boasts picnic areas, a playground, and lots of shade from towering Cottonwood trees.

http://www.riverdalecity.com/meetings_events/special_events/Splash_Pad.html

North Salt Lake Splash Pad

Location: Foxboro North Regional Park, 1100 North & Skipton Dr., NSL

Just opened this summer. Newest splash pad we know. See lots of photos on the NSL Facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/northsaltlake

Valley Fair Mall Splash Pad

Location: Valley Fair Mall, West Valley City.

Shop and splash together. Jump into this fountain at the mall.

http://www.aquafect.com/2010/10/valley-fair-mall-splash-pad/

Liberty Park Splash Pad & 7 Canyons

Location: 600 East 900 South, Salt Lake City

A giant splash pad with all the gadgets. Another water feature makes kids the giants - climbing Utah's canyons and splashing in a topographical replica of local rivers and streams.

http://www.slcgov.com/publicservices/parks/parkspages/Liberty.htm

Olympic Legacy Plaza at The Gateway

Location: 18 North Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City

Powered by the Olympic spirit and music, dance in a large snowflake playscape where unpredictable water jets are set to music. Moms can shop. Kids can splash. Ice cream is not far away.

http://www.famplosion.com/venues/7501-Olympic-Legacy-Plaza-at-The-Gateway

Urban Park Interactive Fountain Location: Main street in Daybreak, Utah

Simple, but it might be the highlight of your sidewalk stroll. The smallest splash pad we've seen.

http://www.aquafect.com/2010/07/daybreak-urban-park-splash-pad/

Town Center Splash Pad Location: North of City Hall, 5400 W Civic Center Dr (about 10800 N 5400 W). Cool fountain, but what sets this splash pad apart is how it cascades into a river. Climb on boulders, and over bubblers. Giant center geyser.

http://www.highlandcity.org/index.aspx?NID=234

Alpine Splash Pad

Location: Unnamed city park on 100 South, Alpine, Utah

One Studio 5 viewer says this is a huge new park with a great splash pad.

Highland Town Center Splash Pad Location: North of City Hall, 5400 W Civic Center Dr (about 10800 N 5400 W). Cool fountain, but what sets this splash pad apart is how it cascades into a river. Climb on boulders, and over bubblers. Giant center geyser.

http://www.highlandcity.org/index.aspx?NID=234

Provo Riverwoods Splash Pad

Location: 4801 N. University Ave Suite 480, Provo, UT 84604

Take in the beautiful ambiance of the Riverwoods shopping center and their interactive fountains. Find the splash pad near Tucano's Brazilian Grill.

http://shopsatriverwoods.com/

Eagle Mountain Splash Pad

Location: Corner of Tinamous Road and Peregrine Road next to the park restrooms.

Another one that's new this year, the Nolan Park splash pad is making waves.

http://www.emcity.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={D4C90717-CF47-4B64-8138-31BCB51A723A}&DE={75272F7E-4EFA-4A70-A999-5B6872C11D4A}

Spanish Fork North Park Splash Pad Location: 1185 North 400 East, Spanish Fork

In the newly rebuilt 10-acre North Park, splash in a convenient location with easy access near the highway.

http://www.spanishfork.org/dept/parkrec/parks/details.php?id=1019

St. George Main Street Plaza Interactive Fountain Location: 82 South Main St. (In downtown St. George on Main Street between St. George Boulevard and 100 South.) You might not make it through sunny St. George without a splash pad diversion. Studio 5 viewers say this one is deluxe. It has several water features including a river, waterfalls, and central water jets. Other city parks in St. George have splash pads too!

http://www.sgcity.org//parks/cityparks/details.php?id=98


List compiled with the personal submissions of Studio 5 viewers,

outdoor activity blog www.alocalwander.com,

and Salt Lake based water park engineering and design firm, www.waterdesigninc.com

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