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“Wet” your appetite for fun in the sun at Tempe’s outdoor water spaces

Splash playground and spray pads open this Saturday

Post Date:04/29/2014 1:00 PM
Contact: Denise Rentschler

TEMPE, Ariz. – Swim season officially begins Memorial Day weekend in Tempe, but we’ve got four great venues opening this Saturday that will keep you and your family cool all month long. Starting May 3, kids of all ages can soak in the fun at the Splash Playground at Tempe Beach Park and our three neighborhood park spray pads.


Splash Playground at Tempe Beach Park
Tempe Beach Park
The Splash Playground at Tempe Beach Park is a one-acre playground featuring water cannons, frog rings and more. An attendant is on-hand during operating hours; however, children should always be watched by an adult while enjoying the splash playground. Admission is free.

The playground will open for the 2014 season on May 3 and run from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays until May 31. Beginning Memorial Day Holiday week, the Splash Playground will operate daily from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon., May 26 through Sun., August 3. The playground will return to running on weekends only (Sat. and Sun.) from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. starting August 5 through September 1. The Splash Playground will close after Labor Day (Sept., 1) until the 2015 season. 

Neighborhood Spray Pads
Esquer ParkJaycee Park and Hudson Park
Tempe also offers three neighborhood spray pads, perfect for families and young children looking to run around and cool off. Children should always be watched by an adult while enjoying a neighborhood spray pad. No lifeguards or attendants are on duty. Admission is free. Spray pads are open daily from 10 a.m.–7 p.m., May 3 through October 18. Tempe Spray Pads close after Sunday, Oct. 19 until the 2015 season.

Pool and splash playground hygiene
While at Tempe’s aquatic facilities, please follow these simple hygiene guidelines to keep your family and our pools clean and safe:

• Do not swallow the water from the pool or splash playground
• Give your kids plenty of restroom breaks
• Use swim diapers if children are not yet potty trained
• Shower before entering the pool or splash playground
• Wash your hands after using the restroom
• Do not visit the pools or splash playground if you are or have recently been ill

For more information on Tempe’s aquatic facilities, visit
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