29 FREE Kids Splash Pads & Splash Parks in Kansas City [Open for 2021]

It’s summer. You’re hot, I’m hot – we’re all hot! But KC has great ways to cool off with your family…

There are fun splash parks & kids splash pads…all over town. So, find the perfect kids splash pad in Kansas City for you!

As a mom of little kids, it can be nerve wracking for everyone when going to the pool. Splash pads are my family’s go-to summer things to do. Especially since, most are free splash parks. If not free, very cheap.

Kids Splash Pads in Kansas City

If you love playing in the water, we’ve gathered a complete list of kids splash parks. You may be wondering “where can I find a splash park near me?”

We took all of the guesswork out of your planning to help you save some time so could actually find what parks have a splash pad near you. Make sure you check out these free splash pads in Kansas City:

** We’ve updated the guide for 2021 closures, as well as moved the open spray grounds & splash pads to the top for you to easily find.

After you eat, stop by one of the yummy Kids Eat Free spots every night of the week. There are also fun pools in Kansas City, so you can explore the Best Pools in Kansas City with your kiddos. 🙂 Use the Kansas City Splash Pads map to find one (or many) near you!

Missouri Splash Parks

Ruth Moore Park

401 Grover St. Liberty, MO

Open for 2021

The Ruth Moore park is just a few minutes away from the City Park located in Liberty! They off a large water features and splash pads for your kids to play on. They are also open daily for all ages!

Miller J. Fields Park

1301 South East 3rd Terrace

Open for 2021

The Miller J Fields Park splash park is open daily from 10 am- 8 pm daily. It has plenty grassy areas for picnics, as well as shaded tables that may be rented!

So, if you have a summer birthday coming up, check this place out! It’s one of the best splash pads in Kansas City (in our opinion)

Gillam Park Sprayground

Open for 2021

Come visit the Gillam Park sprayground if you live near downtown KC. It’s one of the newest spray grounds in Kansas City, so there’s lots of nice equipment for you!

The sprayground is open daily from 11 am to 7pm with free admission for all. You can also rent the shaded picnic areas for birthday parties or family gatherings! (only $25 for 2 hours). The water park will be open Saturday, May 25th to Monday, September 2nd, 2019.

Jacob L. Loose Park Splash Area

52nd Terrace and Summit Street, Kansas City

Open for 2021

Located inside one of the most iconic parks in Kansas City, you will find the Loose Park sprayground! This free splash pad is open daily from 11 am- 7 pm and offers plenty of grassy areas to enjoy a picnic.

Jacob L. Loose Park also offers a play structure which is great for drying off after your family splashes around! There is also plenty of room for your kids to run around.

Central Park

Linwood Boulevard and Bales Avenue, Kansas City

Closed for 2021

If you need room to play, Central Park splash pad has tons of space. The Central Park sprayground is one of the best sprayground for younger kids.

There is plenty of space for them to walk/ crawl around and explore the water. They are open from 11 am-7 pm.

Burrus Old Mill Park

112 NW Woods Chapel  Rd. Blue Springs, MO

Open for 2021

This kids splash park is located at one of the Blue Springs’s Oldest Parks. The splash area features a giant water bucket, shaded picnic tables & jungle-themed sprayers. There is also a playground, basketball court & skate park nearby if you have older children. 

Seven Oaks Park

East 39th Street & Winchester Avenue, Kansas City

Open for 2021

Open from 11 am – 7pm daily, your family can enjoy this sprayground any day of the week! Seven Oaks spray park offers several water features as well as shaded picnic tables and free entry.

Spring Valley Park

East 27th Street and Woodland Avenue, Kansas City

Open for 2021

Located in South Kansas City, Spring Valley Park spray park has several water features, plenty of grassy areas for picnics and playing! They are also open daily from 11 am-7 pm. (most splash parks in Kansas City are)

Dagg Park

701 East 21st Avenue, North Kansas City

Open for 2021

Open from 12 pm-8 pm on Monday and 10 am-8 pm Tuesday -Sunday, Dagg Park is a free spray ground just north of downtown Kansas City, MO. Dagg Park offers 3 shaded shelters and two splashing areas to ensure all kiddos have a fun safe time.

There is also plenty of grassy areas to set up chairs or a picnic area. Need to dry off before heading home? Dagg Park also has a park located inside the gates as well!

Harmony Park

East 10th Street & Agnes Avenue, Kansas City

Open for 2021

This sprayground is located right in the heart of Kansas City and is open daily from 11 am-7 pm. The sprayground is open for all ages and it is free all day every day!

There is also a play structure located inside the park as well.

Blue Valley Park Sprayground

23rd Street and Topping, Kansas City

Open for 2021

Blue Valley Park is also open from 11 am- 7 pm daily and offers free admission! With shaded picnic tables and ample play areas in the splash park, the whole family is sure to enjoy their time at this free splash pad!

Douglas Park Sprayground

2632 Jarboe Street, Kansas City

Open for 2021

While the park itself has longer hours, park goers can enjoy the splash park from 11 am- 7 pm at no cost.

Sunnyside Park Splash Pad

8255 Summit Street, Kansas City

Open for 2021

Perfect for the littles, this zero depth splash pad has plenty of room for them to walk about the fountains of water without being overwhelmed with water or big structures.

This splash park is also open from 11 am-7 pm daily at no cost. One of the best fun, free summer activities for kids.

Longview Tract Spray Ground

7101 Longview Road, Kansas City

Open for 2021

Located next to The Bay Waterpark, the Longview Tract sprayground operates off the same hours as the water park (noon-7pm).

Golden Oaks Park

North East 46th Street & North Antioch Road

No information on the website for 2021

The spray ground at Golden Oaks Park is a great free splash area the family can enjoy if you live nearby. There is not many features – just a few jets and concrete pad – so if you live far it may not be worth the drive. Be sure to bring your own chairs!

They are open 11 am- 7 pm daily, so you can play all day!

Garrison Square

4th Street and Forest Avenue, Kansas City

Closed for 2021

This sprayground is also open daily from 11 am-7 pm at no cost. Garrison Square has plenty of play space as well as an adjacent play structure for kids to play after they cool off.

Lykins Square Splash Pad

East 8th Street and Myrtle Avenue, Kansas City

Open for 2021

With several water features, this spray park can entertain your kiddos for hours. There are so many fun things to do.

This is a free splash pad, open daily from 11am- 7pm daily at no cost. Park goers can enjoy shaded and grassy picnic areas as well. So, bring a picnic lunch to eat with your family!

Parade Park Sprayground

1600 John “Buck” O’Neil Way, Kansas City

Closed for 2021

Parade park sprayground offers multiple water fountains and ample play space. You can also enjoy a picnic at one of there several picnic tables too.

McCoy Park

24 Highway and North Delaware, Independence

Open for 2021

McCoy Park is a splash pad in Independence, MO with plenty of water features. There are also plenty of areas to have a picnic.

They are closed Monday mornings for routine maintenance (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday).

Rotary Park

24th and Hardy, Independence

Open for 2021

Operating the same schedule as McCoy Park, Rotary park is a secondary spray park located in Independence, MO. They also have plenty of grassy areas for lounging and multiple spray features.

This splash pad is also closed Monday mornings for cleaning & maintenance.

John Anderson Park

4701 East 135 Street, Grandview

Open for 2021

Located in Grandview, this splash park is definitely a must see! With many water features and is open daily from 6 am- 10 pm.

*note: weather must be above 75 for water to come on*

Liberty City Park

970 MO-291 Liberty, MO

Closed for 2021 for renovations

The Liberty City Park is open daily and has something for the whole family! They offer everything from jets to archways that are sure to cool everyone off. You can also find more info on this splash pad online.

Kansas Splash Pads

While the amount of splash pads in Kansas is not as extensive, these are great parks to check out as well. …especially if these are splash pads near you!

Roe Park

10400 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS

Open for 2021

The Roe Park splash pad is open daily following the parks operating hours. Park goers can enjoy a self activated water feature, as well as two play structures located adjacently to the splash park.

You can also walk along the nature path or have a picnic at this fun splash pad!

Sapling Grove Park

820 Grant Overland Park, KS 

Open for 2021

With plenty of shaded picnic areas, Sapling Grove Park is a hidden nature oasis! Park goers can enjoy a newly renovated splash pad as well as a new play ground. If you live near Overland Park, you definitely want to check out this splash park!

Thompson Park Splash Park

8045 Santa Fe Dr. Overland Park, KS

Open for 2021

This small spray ground is located inside of a newer park in Overland Park. The city has been working hard to renovate the park for families to enjoy from all over. In addition to the floor water jets, there’s a playground, swings and green space for children to play.

Thompson Park Splash Pad in Overland Park

Lake Olathe Spray Ground

191 N Ward Cliff Dr. Olathe, KS

Open for 2021

The Olathe spray ground offers three areas for water play. Each is meant for different ages, so small children can play without bigger children running around. Spray park areas feature spouts from large rocks.

Children can also play with outdoor instruments throughout the park. Park hours are 10 am to 8 pm with free entry for everyone. In addition to all other features, there is a swimming beach, lake with water activities, water obstacle course & tons more fun things to do in summer.

Pierson Park

1800 South 55th, Kansas City KS

Open for 2021 – only sprayground open.

The Pierson Park splash park is open daily a long the park hours. There is plenty of grassy areas for lounging as well as picnic tables. This park has a splash pad of good size and provides things for kids of different ages to enjoy.

They offer a variety of different water features for kids of all ages, so there are many kids activities for a full day of fun!

Eisenhower Park

2901 North 72nd Street, Kansas City, KS

Open for 2021 – only sprayground open.

This spray park has plenty of sitting areas as well as picnic tables & a pool. Eisenhower Spray Park offers multiple water features that can be enjoyed by everyone. There are bright colors throughout the spray ground as well as zero depth entry, perfect for handicap accessibility. Close Monday. Tuesday to Saturday, open Noon to 8 and Sunday 2 pm to 8 pm.

This pool is $1 entry, but the spray park is free!

Heathwood Park

North 10th Street and Parallel Pkwy, Kansas City, KS

Open for 2021 – only sprayground open.

Heathwood Park is open daily, following the parks hours of operations. This free spray park is open for all ages.

While we have not been to all these splash parks in Kansas City, this is a guide of all locations throughout the metro. It is always wise to check the time and dates before heading off for a day of fun!

*Pro tip* Pack plenty of snacks, water and extra clothes/towels when heading to the splash park.

Also, if you have or can purchase water shoes, they are a great idea when your kiddos are playing in water. Some of the grounds can get slippery and the last thing you want to do is heal boo boos when you are out for a fun summer day…

I hope you find this list helpful and enjoy your time this summer! If you know of other fun summer activities for kids, drop them in the comments.

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4 Responses

  1. iFamilyKC says:

    Love this list, are there any spraygrounds far up North?

  2. iFamilyKC says:

    We just updated the list with more options. You can check the map to find the splash pads near you! 🙂

  3. Laren White says:

    Today was the 1st day of school for most kids but the little guys are out….the water pad at Gilliam park isnt running….did i miss something?? Temp is to be extremely hot today!

  4. iFamilyKC says:

    The water area is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hopefully it is on today!

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