Edmonton splash pads and spray parks are one of my favorite places to take the kids through the summer months. They are free, making it an affordable way to get through the summer without breaking the bank. Here are our favorite top ten spray parks in Edmonton (updated May 2015).
Jackie Parker Spray Park
This park is a favorite of the younger kids we know, because of the fun, zoo-like features throughout the spray park and a toddler area for water play for the little kids that aren’t yet brave enough to run through the water. With a picnic area, and an enormous playground, it’s easy to spend the day at the playground. 45 Avenue & 50 Street
Clover Bar Ranch Spray Park (Sherwood Park)
Often referred to as the ‘bug park’ this spray park is on the same lot as a great playground for the kids. Portable washrooms are on the park through the summer season, and there’s lots of street parking. A couple of trees provide very little shade, so you might want to bring your own pop up tent with you if you plan on being there for a while. The park is controlled by motion sensors, and is located at 875 Jim Common drive
Kinsmen Spray Park
Located on Waterdale Hill in Kinsmen Park, this one earns the ranks as my top favorite spray park because of the fact that you can manipulate and move so many of the water features to have a fun spray while you’re there, and it’s big and located in one of my favorite parks in the city. It’s well worth the trip downtown, there’s free parking and you’re going to want to plan to spend the better part of the day there. Walterdale Hill Park
Woodland Water Spray Park (St. Albert)
Complete with concession (in case you didn’t want to pack a lunch) and washrooms, this spray park in St. Albert ranks in the top because of the shaded places to sit and it’s enclosed – no more chasing your kid miles away from the park. There are more than fifty water features throughout the park, and gates open at 9:45 am, with water coming on at 10 am. 65 Sturgeon Rd
Bright colors, lots of green space and lots going on in the actual park are three of the reasons that this is one of the favorites in the city. Always filled with kids, the bright park is one that we stop into at least a few times during the summer months because of the awesome playground that surrounds the water park. It’s located at 11520 – 153 Avenue.
Hudson Spray Park
This gem of a park has a nice amount of shade and a spray park that’s perfect for younger children – but the real gem is the accompanying playground close by. This was one of our picks for the top playgrounds of the year (we love it!). 13625 Cumberland Road
For younger children, Cloverdale spray park is a favorite. You can spend some time in the shade while the kids are playing in the regular park, and head over to the spray park to cool off. Olivia has named this the ‘mustache spray park’ and it’s a great place to stop off if we’re running errands in the area. 9411 97 Ave NW
Montrose Spray Park
Looking for somewhere to get out of the sun but still splash around in Edmonton? The Montrose splash park is perfect. The shaded areas, benches, and grass that begs for picnics is in a great park with lots of non-water-fun, too. 58 St. and 119 Ave
Broadmoor Lake Playground
With a Viking themed spray park, kids can play on the structure and slide down one of three slides, or play in the many other features of the park. There’s a little wading area for kids, where they can play with the direction of water and the showers and washrooms on site to make it easy for parents. There are also attendants on site, in case you need any help. This is the best spray park in edmonton.
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Which Edmonton spray park is your favorite?