Thursday, November 12, 2015

Splash pads, Spraygrounds, and Pop Jets Let's Go!

Splash pads are so much fun! During the hot summer months we spend a lot of time at them. Who doesn't love that they're free??? To be clear, I'm talking about the free splash pads that are on or near public playgrounds. I realize that some pools have splash pad features and pop jets and sprayers, but those are pools and they charge admission, so those will be found under the swimming pool post or you can search by the label "swimming". 

The note "just a pole" means exactly that- it's just a pole that shoots out water. Better than nothing but not exactly exciting stuff... 

If I had to rank the best splash pads in the area I would say Edmundson, Sylvan Springs, Vago Park, Citygarden, and Veteran's Memorial in Union, and Jaycee Park are my favorites because of the variety of different water features they offer.

Another option for free water play is to visit a creek.

1.)Tower Grove Park (city)
2.)Mo Botanical Gardens (city) $$
3.)Zoo (city) $$
4.)Willmore Park (city)
5.)Berra Park (city) (just a pole)
6.)Citygarden (city)  NO RESTROOMS
7.)Fox Park (city)
8.)Minnie Wood (city) (just a pole)
10.)Benton Park (city) (just a pole)
11.)Pontiac Square (city) (just a pole)
12.)Amberg park (city) 
13.)Sublette Park (city) (just a pole) 
14.)Tilles Park (city) 
15.)Kiener Plaza (city)
16.)Mathilda Welmering Park (Affton) (Just a pole)
17.)Tilles Park (Ladue)
18.)Shaw Park (Clayton)
19.)Sylvan Springs in JB Park (South County)
20.)Lemay Park (Lemay) (just a pole)
21.)Bohrer Park(South County) (just a pole) 
22.)Creve Coeur Park (Creve Coeur)
23.)Millennium Park (Creve Coeur)
24.)Vlasis Park (Ballwin)
25.)Ferris Park (Ballwin) (Water pump/small creek feature)
26.)Musick Park (Hazelwood)
27.)Edmundson Park (Edmundson by the airport)
28.)Vago Park (Maryland Heights)
29.)Eise Park (Maryland Heights)
30.)Kirkwood Park (Kirkwood) (just a pole)
31.)Avery Park (Kirkwood) (just a pole)
32.)Meacham Memorial Park (Kirkwood)
33.)Des Peres Park (Des Peres) (just a pole)
34.)Sugar Creek Park (Des Peres) (just a pole)
35.)Pioneer Park (Des Peres) (just a pole)
36.)Southwest Park (Webster Groves) (Water pump/small creek feature)
37.)Trojan Park (Wellston)
38.)Six Flags (Eureka) $$
39.)Jaycee Park (St. Charles)
40.)Brendan's Playground in Westhoff Park (O'Fallon)
41.)Zachary's Playground in Hawk Ridge Park (Lake St. Louis)
42.)City Hall Park (Dardenne Prairie)
43.)Indian Camp Creek (Foristell)
44.)Shrine of our Lady of the Snows (Belleville IL)
45.)Family Sports Park (O'Fallon IL)
46.)Swansea Kingdom (Swansea IL)
47.)Leon Corlew Park (Edwardsville, IL) 
48.)Splashpark (Hartford IL)
49.)Evergreen Park (St. Clair MO)
50.)Veteran's Memorial Park (Union MO) 
51.)370 Lakeside Park (St. Peters)

Under construction or raising funds:
1.)Kade's Playground, Herculaneum
2.)Hunter Park, Frontenac (2017)
3.)Francis Park, St. Louis City (2017)

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