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Hello Fellow Busy Parents,

Summer is heating up, and Kids Play is here to help you and your little ones cool down with the best water fun in town! We have been working hard to organize the best way to avoid the heat: Finding Splash Pads and Pools! 🌞💦

New Feature: Splash Pads and Pools

We know how much kids love water play, and we’re thrilled to make it easier than ever for you to find the perfect spot. Whether it’s a splash pad for a quick cool down or a full-blown waterpark adventure, Kids Play has you covered. Simply filter for swimming or water features in our app.

Our Latest Adventure: Pirates Cove Waterpark

Last weekend, we visited Pirates Cove Waterpark for the first time. At first, my little one was a bit overwhelmed by the big play area, but soon she was diving headfirst into the fun (not literally, of course!). From the lazy river to the three big slides, there was something for every age and thrill level.

The play structure is surrounded by 12-inch deep water and features plenty of spraying hoses. There’s also a baby section and a splash pad right next to it. The highlight? The “Big Bucket,” as my daughter calls it, which dumps gallons of water on kiddos every few minutes. It’s an absolute hit! But the real treasure for us was the toddler slides into the water—perfect for tiny adventurers.

Pro Tips for Pirates Cove Waterpark:

  • Gear Up: Water shoes, a hat, a rash guard, and plenty of sunscreen are essentials for our family.
  • Pack a Lunch: It’s okay to bring some food and drinks into the park, but be prepared for a bag check at the entrance to ensure no prohibited items, like alcohol, are brought in.
  • Arrive Early: Get there early to snag a good spot. Chairs are stacked around the grounds, so grab a couple and set up in a shady area for a comfy base camp.

Ready to make a splash? Pirates Cove is calling your name! 🌊🏴‍☠️

Top Water Parks and Splash Pads to Visit This Weekend

Ready to dive into the fun? Here are some fantastic water parks and splash pads in the Denver area:

Free Splash Pads

Park NameLocationFeatures
Centennial Center Park Splash Pad13050 E Peakview Ave, Centennial, CO 80111Interactive water features, playground
Greenwood Village Splash Pad6060 S Quebec St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111Fun water jets, shaded areas
Surfside Spray Park5330 W 9th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214Interactive water play area, picnic spots
Central Park Sprayground8801 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Denver, CO 80238Interactive water play area, open space
Westlands Park5701 S Quebec St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111Splash pad, playground, picnic areas
Civic Green Park9370 Ridgeline Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129Interactive splash pad, playground
H2Odyssey2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205Splash pad, grassy lawn

Amazing Water Parks

Park NameLocationDescription
Pirates Cove Water Park1225 W Belleview Ave, Littleton, COFeatures a lazy river, large slides, a play structure with a big dumping bucket, and a splash pad for toddlers. Perfect for a full day of family fun.
Elitch Gardens' Island Kingdom Water Park2000 Elitch Circle, Denver, COIncludes attractions for all ages such as family slides, a wave pool, and a lazy river. Open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.
Water World8801 N Pecos St, Federal Heights, COOne of the largest water parks in America, offering a variety of rides and attractions including family-friendly slides and a wave pool. Ideal for hot summer days.
Bay Aquatic Park250 Spader Way, Broomfield, CODesigned for younger children with features like a leisure pool with zero-depth entry, two giant water slides, and a lazy river. Great for a family picnic and splashy fun.
H2O’Brien Pool10795 Victorian Dr, Parker, COOffers two 182-foot water slides, a zero-depth entry pool for toddlers, and various spray gardens. Excellent for cooling off during the summer.
Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park1852 E Bromley Ln, Brighton, COFeatures a lazy river, water slides, and a leisure pool. Designed for families and provides a variety of activities for all ages.
Scott Carpenter Pool1505 30th St, Boulder, COOffers a large pool with a diving area, lap lanes, and a play area for children. It's a fantastic spot for family fun and swimming lessons.

Outdoor Denver Rec Center Pools open this weekend!

Recreation CenterLocation
Aztlan Recreation Center4435 Navajo St., Denver, CO 80211
Barnum Recreation Center360 Hooker St., Denver, CO 80219
Berkeley Park5031 W 46th Ave., Denver, CO 80212
Congress Park850 Josephine St., Denver, CO 80206
Cook Park Recreation Center7100 Cherry Creek S Dr., Denver, CO 80224
Eisenhower Recreation Center4300 E Dartmouth Ave., Denver, CO 80222
Garfield Park1550 S Raleigh St., Denver, CO 80219
Globeville Argo Park4700 Logan St., Denver, CO 80216
Green Valley Ranch4890 Argonne Way, Denver, CO 80249
Harvard Gulch Recreation Center550 E Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80210
Harvey Park Recreation Center2120 S Tennyson Way, Denver, CO 80219
La Alma Recreation Center1325 W 11th Ave., Denver, CO 80204
Southwest Recreation Center9200 W Saratoga Pl., Denver, CO 80123

Share Your Creative Summer Activity!

We want to hear from you! Did we miss anything? Share your most creative summer activity idea by emailing scott@kidsplaydenver.com. The most imaginative response will win a $10 gift certificate to Sweet Cow. 🍦 Let’s make this summer the most fun and memorable one yet!

Stay connected and keep exploring,

Scott and The Kids Play Team