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Northacres spray park (photo: Seattle Parks and Rec / Flickr)

20 spray parks in the greater Seattle area where kids can cool off

Open May 25-September 2, 2024

Spray parks around the Seattle area opened on May 25 and will remain open through September 2, 2024. Wading pools will open on a staggered schedule starting June 22. And don’t forget about the two public outdoor swimming pools in Seattle that also opened for weekends-only on May 25 and will fully open June 22.

Seattle Parks and Rec plans to operate 11 of its spray parks in the summer of 2024 and more fantastic spray parks are open outside of Seattle as well.

Spray parks are an easy way for kids to enjoy safe water play when the weather is warm, and all spray parks are located in an area where there is more fun to be had around the spray park.  Read below about what each park offers.

Most city-run spray parks are open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. unless there’s a chance of thunder and lightning. However, it’s always a good idea to double-check that a spray park is open before heading out. Check back for additional park openings throughout the summer. Conveniently, spray parks also have a Facebook page for all of the latest updates.

[ Read also: Updated guide to indoor and outdoor pools all around the Seattle area || Seattle wading pools opening for 2024 || Pools and sprayparks in Tacoma ]

Splash away! Here are 20  spray parks to check out for summer 2024: 

Downtown Seattle area

South Lake Union Park

With MOHAI, activities at the Center for Wooden Boats and the best view in town for seaplane-spotting, South Lake Union Park calls for at least a few hours of play. Pack some snacks and send your kids off to run through the sprinkler jets before heading home. Open May 25, 2025 – September 2, 2024.

Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Address: 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle

 

International Fountain at Seattle Center 

Built in 1961 for the World’s Fair, the International Fountain is a Seattle Center centerpiece. If you’ve grown up around here, you’ll probably remember spending a school field trip or a summer day running around its huge cement bowl through blasts of water. Last year, it underwent a major renovation and upgrade. Here are some really cool facts about the fountain, including its use of recycled by, highly sanitized water. Open for the summer.

Hours: Daily

Address: 305 Harrison St., Seattle

Seattle center

International Fountain at Seattle Center (Photo by Jillian O’Connor)

Seattle and Snohomish County

Northacres Park

This large park offers welcome shade and a spray park with jets that kids can control. It also features a wooded area with hiking paths and a cool playground—and your pup will love the off-leash dog park. The park opens on May 25.

Address: 12718 1st Ave. NE, Seattle

Northacres Spray Park (Photo from Seattle Parks and Rec/Flickr)

 

Forest Park

Everett’s oldest park boasts hiking, old growth forest, an animal farm, a huge playground, and — yep — a splash pad with interactive water features. .

Hours: Open daily from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. May 24 to September (Sept date TBD)

Address: 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett

 

Jefferson Park (Beacon Mountain)  

Beacon Mountain’s eco-friendly play space features two cool hillside slides and a spray pad perfect for the under-5 crowd. Also notable: the spectacular views of the sound and Olympics.

Hours: Open daily, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Address: 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle

Jefferson park

Jefferson Park (Photo from seattle.gov)

 

Yesler Terrace Park

Next to the Yesler Community Center, you’ll find this fun park with its eye-catching play structures and slidable turf hill. Cool off in the spray park’s water jets while taking in the city views.

Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Open May 25 – Sept 2, 2024.

Address: 835 Yesler Way, Seattle

 

Georgetown Playfield

This cool park, with its airplane-themed play structures and superb climbing features, also has a spray pad for post-play cooldowns. Open May 25, 2024.

Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. open May 25 – Sept 2.

Address: 750 S. Homer St., Seattle

 

Highland Park Playground

This little park is loads of fun: a jeep-themed spring rider, cool climbers and a spray pad that features a bucket dump for super-soaking. Pack a lunch and stay awhile. The park offers both shade and views of Mount Rainier.

Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. open May 25 – Sept 2.

Address: 1100 SW Cloverdale St., Seattle

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Highland Park (Photo from seattle.gov)

Ballard Commons

Ballard Commons Park features a skate bowl, water feature, engaging public art, relaxing seating areas and lawns and ADA accessible walkways. The park forms part of a new municipal center in Ballard, with a Seattle Public Library branch and Neighborhood Service Center.

Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. open May 25 – Sept 2.

Address: 5701 22nd Ave. N.W.

 

Judkins Park

Judkins Park features picnic areas, a skatespot, playground, spray park and a wonderful area for community gatherings.

Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. open May 25 – Sept 2.

Address: 2150 S. Norman St. Seattle

 

Miller Community Center/Playfield

A prominent staircase outside the entrance of the building connects the street with the center, fountain/water feature, play area, multi-use playfield and the school.

Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. open May 25 – Sept 2.

Address: 330 19th Ave. E., Seattle

 

John C. Little Park

This park is located next to NewHolly, a mixed-income, diverse community developed around the year 2000. It has picnic shelters, a plaza, an expanded children’s play area, landscaping, and a community garden.

Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. open May 25 – Sept 2.

Address: 6961 37th Ave. S., Seattle.

 

Pratt Playground Spray Park

Picnic tables and park benches spot this park with ample areas for barbecuing, playing basketball, and running through the grass.

Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. open May 25 – Sept 2.

Address: 201 20th Ave. S., Seattle

 

South of Seattle

Angle Lake Park

This lakefront park offers swimming, a sandy beach, plus one of the coolest spray parks around. Beware the Mega Splasher, a big red bowl perched 20 feet up that slowly fills with water, waiting like a jack-in-the-box to send gallons of gushing water over the heads of parkgoers.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Address: 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac

 

Kent Town Square Plaza

Fountains operate from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, from Late May to September, except for maintenance needs.

Address: 426 W Smith St, Kent, WA 98032

 

Tukwila Spray Park 

Check out the water dome, water cannons and fountains, and bring lunch — this park offers lots of grassy area for picnics. Open now and through the 2024 summer season.

Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily., Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

Address: 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila

 

Eastside

Crossroads Park 

This fantastic PNW-inspired spray park has large, climbable killer whales, cool “rock” features and spraying sea creatures. Stay for the day: There’s a big playground nearby, plus trails and covered picnic shelters.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily starting Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Address: 999 164th Ave. NE, Bellevue

Crossroads spray park

Crossroads Park (Photo from Bellevue Parks & Community Services)

 

Redmond Town Center / Downtown Park

Come for the shopping; stay for the splashing. Redmond Town Center’s pedestrian zone features a splash pad along with as well as pavement games and picnic benches.

Hours: Open daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Address: 16101 Redmond Way, Redmond

 

Grass Lawn Park, Redmond

This park is awesome for both big kids and littles: multiple play structures, biking paths and a cute little sensory-activated spray pad area make Grass Lawn a surefire hit.

Hours: Open daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

Address: 7031 148th Ave. NE, Redmond

 

Bellevue Downtown Park (Inspiration Playground)

This all-abilities play area feels more like a whimsical playland than your average swing-and-slide go-to. The 1.5-acre park features swings, bouncers, slides, climbing structures and a super-cool “Roots and Rock” climbing wall. The splash area is also a hit — perfect for your pint-sized parkgoers. Open May 26 through Labor Day.

Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily from May 24 (Memorial Day weekend) through Labor Day.

Address: 10201 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA 98004


 

For full updates on all summer water options offered by Seattle Parks and Recreation  – beaches, outdoor pools, wading pools, and spray parks – go HERE.

 

 

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