What is a Splash Pad?? Please tell me you’re asking, because we had no clue when we first heard the name. Shortly after “Splash Pads” was explained to us, we felt silly, because we have seen them in multiple different places around town. Splash pads actually go by many different names – water fountains, splash zones, water playgrounds, etc. and believe it or not Huntsville has quite a few. A splash pad is a slip free surface area with various nozzles strategically placed throughout it that take turns spraying waterspouts up into the air. These fountains create the perfect place for recreational water play for adults and children of all ages. If you have never been we highly suggest giving it a try, they are a BLAST! To help you out we have listed a few different splash pads located throughout the Huntsville area. Enjoy!
Huntsville’s very own Bridge Street Town Center has their highly recognized Pop Jet Fountains towards the front entrance. These are open during the warm weather months from 9:45am-8pm and free to the public. What better way to escape the heat than grabbing a cold treat from Steel City Pops, Maggie Moo’s, or Orange Tree and running through the fountains?
Is Bridge Street a little to far of a drive for you South Huntsville folks? You can find a Splash Pad in the middle of Downtown Huntsville! Bicentennial Park Jane K. Lowe Children’s Fountain is located right by Earlyworks Museum and the Huntsville Museum of Art. This location is prime, because you can pull your car right up to it. This splash pad is open from March 15 – November 15 from 9am-9pm. This location might just be a great place to stop after you enjoy a day walking through Big Spring Park!
South Huntsville residents, did you know that Brahan Spring Park has a splash pad? Because they do! It’s the Everybody Can Play Splash Pad & Park and not only is it a splash pad, but they have a great playground area too. This location is free, like the others, and open from 10am – dusk, keeping in mind they close every Tuesday at 5:30pm for maintenance.
Last but not least, for all of you in the Madison area, the Hogan Family YMCA has splash pads! How great is that? It is free for members of the YMCA, but non-members can still attend for only $10 a person or $30 for the entire family.
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