We love summer, we are soaking up the sun every moment we can. Free or low-cost summer activities make a fun-filled summer more manageable. Here is a list of the free splash pads in Southeast Michigan.
Free Splash Pads in Oakland County
Free Splash Pad in Auburn Hills
Riverside Park rests on the banks of the Clinton River in the Village Center area of Auburn Hills and offers a river path, play structure with swings, a canoe launch and a covered picnic shelter than can be reserved in season. Barbecue grills and picnic tables are available in season and a heated restroom is open year-round.
3311 Squirrel Ct. Auburn & Squirrel.
Cost: Free for Auburn Hills Residents, $3 non-resident fee.
Free Splash Pad in Farmington Hills
Heritage Park – Farmington Hills
25099 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Free Splash Pad in Berkley
Oxford Merchants Park
2100 Bacon Ave, Berkley Mi. 48072
Hours are from 11am until 8 pm daily.
Oxford Park is a beautiful space that features grass and bench seating, restrooms, water fountain together with a playground. Guests can enjoy the 1, 600 square foot splash pad which hosts several pop-jet fountains on a cement base. The fountains are programmed to spray at different times, and the whole system turns off occasionally, then requires a user to turn it back on manually to save energy.
Free Rochester Splash Pad/Fountain
Elliot Tower Fountain at OU
578 Pioneer Drive, Rochester
Free Rochester Hills Splash Pad
1551 E Auburn Rd
Brooklands Plaza is a beautiful space that features a ramped entrance, plenty of seating, and gorgeous landscaping. Guests can enjoy the splash pad as well as a rain garden. There are even charging stations within the plaza and restroom facilities.
Hours: 10 am until 9 pm
Free Splash Pad in Royal Oak
Normandy Oaks Splash Pad
4234 Delemere Blvd, Royal Oak, MI 48073
Hours: 9 am until 9 pm
Macomb County Free Splash Pads
Free Fountains in Clinton Township
Pop Jet Fountains at Partridge Creek – Clinton Township
An interactive 85-foot pop jet fountain is featured near the Parisian court to entertain the kids while adding beauty and tranquility to the environment.
17420 Hall Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48038
Sterling Heights Free Splash Pad Park
Dodge Park Splash Pad
40620 Utica Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Cost: Sterling Heights Residents and guests 2 and under FREE, non-residents $5.
Free Warren Fountain
City Square Park – Warren
Fountains and splash area (May – September)
One City Square Warren, MI, 48093
Hours: 11 am to 7 pm, weather permitting
St. Clair County Free Splash Pad
Clay Township Splash Pad
The Clay Township Park is located next to the township offices at 4710 Pte Tremble Road. It has walking paths, playground, splash pad, pavilion, volleyball court, picnic tables and barbecue grills.
4710 Pte Tremble Road
Wayne County Free Splash Pads
Free Splash Pads in Canton
Heritage Park Splash Pad – Canton
Cool down at Canton’s new Splash Playground located in Heritage Park near Heritage Hideout. Just touch the fire hydrant to start the water fun! Children 12 and under must be supervised by an adult at all times.
1010 S Canton Center Rd (Heritage Park Rd) Canton, MI 48188
Flodin Park Splash Pad – Canton
Flodin Park features a large playground area and a splash playground. The splash playground has 11 water-spraying spouts for the hot summer months. There is also a walking trail and a nature trail. An inline skating rink is also available.
Flodin Park 43399 Saltz Rd., Canton, MI 48187
Dearborn Free Splash Pad Parks
Crowley Park Splash Pad
2600 Westwood St, Dearborn, MI 48124
Park offers playgrounds, a splash pad & athletic field, plus tennis courts, a track & picnic area.
Whitmore Bolles Park Splash Pad
21700 Notre Dame St, Dearborn, MI 48124
Hemlock Park Splash Pad
13335 Hemlock Dearborn MI 48126
Dearborn Heights Free Spray Park
Lyle C. VanHouten Park Spray Park
(Formally Municipal Park)
6044 Silvery Lane, Dearborn Heights, Mi 48127
Detroit Free Splash Pads and Spray Parks
Palmer Park -Detroit
Bring bathing suits, towels, and beach chairs and come SPLASH in our new Splash Park!
910 Merrill Plaisance
Detroit, MI 48203
MT. ELLIOTT PARK – Detroit
The new custom “Shipwreck” Spray Park.
Located at: 110 Mt. Elliott Street Detroit, MI 48207
3085 W Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
A 29-acre riverfront park with a great view of the Ambassador Bridge. The park features a splash pad, play area, picnic shelter, basketball court as well as fishing boardwalks and a sledding hill. They also are home to an amazing skate park.
Free Hamtramck Splash Pad
Pulaski Park Splash Pad
http://p2cdn1static.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_129989/File/Recreation/2014%20Spring%20and%20Summer.pdf (2014 link)
9625 Lumpkin, Hamtramck
Free Plymouth Spray Park
Township Park – Sprayscape
The Sprayscape includes approximately 2600 square foot of space with 24 spray features including:
12 ground sprays
The Sprayscape is designed to accommodate all ages
46640 Ann Arbor Trail, just east of Beck Road. Plymouth
Free Splash Pad Park in Redford Township
26650 Capitol Ave, Redford Township
Riverview Free Splash Pad
Memorial Park Splash Pad
Memorial Park, Colvin Ave, Riverview, MI 48193
Woodhaven Free Splash Pad
LILY PAD SPLASH PAD – Woodhaven
Looking for a fun and safe way for the kids to cool off this summer?
Come enjoy the Lily Pad Splash Pad, located between the Safety Town Lot and Playscape behind the Community Center on Hall Rd.
23101 Hall Rd, Woodhaven, Michigan 48183 (Community Center Address)
The Splash Pad will be Open Memorial Day to Labor Day
Hours: 10 am -9 pm (2014 hours)
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