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Free Fountains and Splash Pads in Columbus and Central Ohio

These splash pads in Columbus and Central Ohio are easy ways to cool off in the summer and a safer alternative for young kids who don’t yet know how to swim!

All of these splash pads are free to enter and most are open Memorial Day through Labor Day. It’s always a good idea to check the link for dates and hours of operation! You may want to read: 25 Things to Pack for a Successful Trip to the Splash Pad before you go!

Explore one of these free splash pads in Columbus and Central Ohio:

1. Bicentennial Park

  • 233 S. Civic Center Dr., Columbus, OH 43215
  • OPEN beginning 5/27/2022!
  • The fountains are on daily from 11:00 AM–6:00 PM through Sept. 5, 2022!
  • Family Fun at the Fountain will feature extra activities and will take place take place on Wednesdays, 12 pm – 2 pm, June 15 – August 10, 2022.*

*There will not be an event on June 29 due to Red White and Boom setup, or July 20 due to Jazz & Ribs Fest.

fountain and splash pad at Bicentennial Park in downtown Columbus, Ohio.
Bicentennial Park on the Scioto Mile

2. North Bank Park

  • 311 W. Long St., Columbus, OH 43215
  • Will open in 2022 close to Memorial Day
  • The splash pad is behind the pavilion at the end of Neil Ave.

3. Hilliard’s Station Park

  • 4021 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026
  • Unless there is a special event, fountains are on from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, May – Sept. 30.
  • Opens May 9, 2022!
Splash pad at Hilliard's Station Park
Hilliard’s Station Park

4. Easton Town Center Fountains

  • 160 Easton Square Pl, Columbus, OH 43219
  • Hours may vary for the fountains at Easton. Generally speaking they are on during open hours.
Fountain at Easton Town Center
Easton Town Center

5. Grove City Splash Pad

  • 3600 Discovery Dr., Grove City, OH 43123
  • This splash pad is closed when the Grove City YMCA is closed.
Splash Pad at Fryer Park in Grove City, Ohio
Fryer Park Splash Pad

6. Ballantrae Community Park Spray Fountains

  • 6350 Woerner Temple Rd., Dublin, OH 43016
  • 2022 season dates: Saturday, May 28 – Monday, Sept. 5
  • Fountains operate from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM daily
  • Read more: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Dublin, Ohio
Fountains at Ballantrae Park in Dublin, Ohio
Ballantrae Park

7. Powell Splash Pad

  • 47 Hall St., Powell, OH 43065
  • Fountains are open daily from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM (weather permitting)
Splash Pad in Powell, Ohio
Powell Splash Pad

8. Hanby Park

Splash pad at Hanby Park in Westerville, Ohio.
Splash Pad at Hanby Park

9. Fountain at Polaris Fashion Place

  • 1500 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, OH 43240
  • Will be open in 2022!
fountain at Polaris Fashion Place
Polaris Fashion Place

10. Partners Park

  • 125 E 6th St., Marysville, OH 43040
  • Splash pad operates from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily.
  • This park has a picnic area and public restrooms.

11. Spray and Play at Veterans Park

  • 1121 South Houk Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Spray and Play splash pad at Veteran's Park in Delaware
Veteran’s Park
  • This splash pad has a dinosaur theme and is part of a really cool dinosaur themed playground!
  • See more pictures of the park plus more fun things to do in Delaware here: Exploring Delaware with Your Kids

12. Fountain Plaza at Dorrian Green

  • 50 South Belle St., Columbus, Ohio 43215
Fountains and splash pad at Dorrian Green Park in Columbus, Ohio.

13. Obetz Splash Pad

  • 4390 Lancaster Ave., Obetz, OH 43207 
  • Splash pad is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Monday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • This splash pad is free for residents and non-residents.
  • The Splash Pad is intended to be used by individuals 12 years and under

14. Gahanna Splash Pad

  • 148 Parkland Dr., Gahanna, OH 43230
  • This brand new splash pad opens at the Gahanna Swimming Pool on May 20, 2022!
  • In-Season hours are 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • This splash pad is open for free to the community from 8:00 AM – 11:45 AM; After 12:00 PM it is included only with pool admission.

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