Splash Pads | In & Around Cedar Rapids

Discover the joy of outdoor water fun for all ages with splash pads in and around the Cedar Rapids area! From vibrant water features to interactive play areas, these refreshing spots offer a perfect escape from the summer heat. Whether you’re seeking family-friendly adventures or a cool hangout with friends, dive into the excitement at Cedar Rapids’ splash pads!

Be sure to read through to the end to learn which ones Cedar Rapids Moms team members recommend! 

splash pads

In the Cedar Rapids Area

Cedar Rapids 

Splash pads are open daily from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm between May 25 and September 3. 

Cedar Valley Park
2250 Blakely Boulevard SE

Cleveland Park
1600 8th Avenue SW                        

Daniels Park
940 Oakland Road NE

Greene Square
400 4th Avenue SE

Hayes Park
1924 D Street SW

Hidder Park
10th Street and 14th Avenue SE                

Jacolyn Park
Jacolyn Drive and Gordon Avenue NW             

Noelridge Park
4900 Council Street NE

Redmond Park
3rd Avenue and 16th Street SE

Time Check Park
5th Street, and J Avenue NW 

Twin Pines Park
3500 42nd Street NE


Splash pads are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The hours are 10:00 am to 7:00 pm daily, except the Willowood Park Splash Pad, contained within the Marion Municipal pool complex and only opens when the pool is open.

Thomas Park Splash Pad
323 Marion Boulevard

Gill Park Splash Pad
3450 Hawthorne Street

Willowood Park Splash Pad – *only open during pool hours, requires pool admission*
1855 35th Street 


Splash pads are open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Guthridge Park
704 Emmons St

Tucker Park
101 B Ave

Turtle Creek Park
2915 Fitzroy Road

Around the Cedar Rapids Area


Fairfax Sports Park Splash Pad
625 Linn St


Solon Recreation & Nature Area
Lake Macbride Trail

North Liberty

Penn Meadows Park
170, 310 N Dubuque St

Center Point

Fross Park
Main Street and Green Street


Tiffin City Park
809 E Marengo Rd

Here are our team’s favorite area splash pads: 

Fairfax Sports Park Splash Pad – Has a reasonably new, large splash pad with a fun sports theme. We find that it’s rarely busy and has many fun features, including a football bucket that fills and dumps water! Open 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, 7 days a week Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Turtle Creek Park – New, smaller splash pad that is not well known so it is rarely busy! 

Gill Park –  Less busy and has a nice safe squishy surface with a walking trail around the park too! 

Hayes Park – is a hidden gem rarely busy on the SW side! 

Guthridge Park – Large surface and has some lovely canopies nearby for shade! Great to hit up after the Hiawatha Farmers Market on Sundays! 

A version of this post was published by author Elise Handke; it has since been updated.

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