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Free Fountains and Splash Pads in Columbus and Central Ohio (2024)

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 – Reopening May 24, 2024!

  • 233 S. Civic Center Dr., Columbus, OH 43215
  • Opens Memorial Day Weekend 2024 with renovations including improved functionality, new lighting, water features and increased seating and shade areas.
  • 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. daily through Labor Day
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
  • Opens around 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 – 10:00 PM, May – October 1
  • Read this list of fun things to do in Hilliard to plan your visit!
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

Fountains at Ballantrae Park in Dublin, Ohio
Ballantrae Park

7. Powell Splash Pad

  • 47 Hall St., Powell, OH 43065
  • Splash pad opens on Memorial Day
  • 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 – not operating in 2024!

  • 1500 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, OH 43240
  • Fountains are not operating for summer 2024!
  • Fountains are outside in The Yard area near The Cheesecake Factory
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.
  • Related: How to Spend a Day in Marysville

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
  • The splash pad at Gahanna Swimming Pool is open daily May – October, weather permitting. During the pool season, the Splash Pad is open from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. for free use by the community.
  • During pool open hours, visitors must access the splash pad through the GSP entry gate and pay regular admission or hold a pool membership.
  • Read: 7 Fun Things to do in Gahanna

Need more ideas? Check out this list of over 100 fun things to do in Columbus!

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