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Ultimate List of Splash Pads in Reno, Sparks, Carson City Areas (Updated 2023)

Splash parks and splash pads are such a fun hot weather activity! Kids love spending time in water and this is a fun activity for all. Luckily we have a handful of splash pads in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and beyond!

We are sharing everything you need to know!

Splash Pad Summer Must-Haves

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There’s nothing worse than a kid who wants to have fun stuck in a wet diaper and clothes. We’ve all been there, a little unprepared, but ready to take on whatever comes.

Some items you’ll want to have on hand for your splash pad fun should include:

To see our full list of summer must-haves, click here.

Splash Pads in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and Beyond

Washoe County Aquatics Facilities (Bowers Mansion Pool, Melia Gaspari Water Play Park, and North Valleys Water Splash Park) will close in the event that the air quality reaches the red zone or above (151+) according to AirNow.gov.


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Carson City

Carson City Splash Pad

Location: 223 W 3rd St, Carson City, NV

Hours: June 1st – October 30th from dawn to dusk.

Cost: Free

Located at the McFadden Plaza.

Minden

Minden Splash Pad at Minden Park

Location: 1601 6th St, Minden, NV 89423

Hours: Open April – October

Cost: Free

Located at Minden Park there are public restrooms and a grassy area to relax and pack a picnic. There is also a gazebo available to rent.

Reno

Cyan Park Splash Pad

Location: 2121 Long Meadow Dr. Reno, NV 89521

Hours 10am-5pm, Daily (during the summer months)

Cost: Free

Enjoy a small splash pad area and water park toys at Cyan Park.

Idlewild Park Water Play Feature

Location:1900 Idlewild Dr. Reno, NV 89509

Hours 8am-9pm, Daily (during the summer months)

Cost: Free

Playground, skate park, volleyball court, baseball/softball fields, swimming pool, exercise area, water play feature, rentable shelters, pathways, bike path, picnic shelters, barbecue area, and tables/benches.

Panther Valley Park Water Play Feature

Location: 850 Link Ln. Reno, NV 89506

Hours: 7am – 9pm, Daily

Cost: Free

Playground, volleyball court, skate park, bike course, pathways, exercise area, water play feature, picnic shelter, and tables/benches.

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Pat Baker Park Water Play Toys

Location: 1910 Bishop St. Reno, NV 89512

Hours: Unknown

Cost: Free

Playground, picnic shelter, rentable shelter, barbeque area, basketball court, exercise area, water play feature, and tables/benches.

Sparks

Melio Gaspari Water Play Park

Location: 7100 Pyramid Way, Spanish Springs, NV (located at Lazy 5 Regional Park)

Hours: 10am-5:30pm, Daily

Cost: $4/person/day. Children ages 2 and under and seniors (62+) are free. Punch passes for 5-visit & 10-visits available

Swimsuits are mandatory for entry. Outside food and drink is allowed, with the exception of glass. Pavilions available for reservation.

Wild Island Waterpark

Location:250 Wild Island Ct., Sparks NV 89434

Hours: 11am-7pm, Most Days (check their online calendar for exact times)

Cost: $37.99/person, Free/Ages 3 & Under (Season Passes Available if not SOLD OUT)

Little ones can get their toes wet in the Little Lagoon and go for a pint-sized slide down one of three mini slides. Big kids of all ages can chill, float, twist, turn, swirl, and whirl in our splish-splashin’ liquid adventureland.

Stead

North Valleys Water Splash Park

*This splash pad is currently open even though it shows “Temporarily Closed” on Google. We have confirmed this ourselves and with local moms daily.

Location: 8085 Silver Lake Road, Stead, NV

Hours: 10am-5:30pm, see above

Cost: $5/person/day. Children ages 2 and under and seniors (62+) are free. Punch passes for 5-visit & 10-visits available

The splash park features more than 20 different water features and over 60 spray heads! Swimsuits are mandatory for entry. Outside food and drink is allowed, with the exception of glass. 3 covered pavilions are available for reservation.

Favorite Splash Pads in Reno, Sparks, and Beyond?

Alright, we’ve given you this list, but we want to hear from you! What are your favorite splash pads in Reno or the surrounding areas that your family loves to enjoy?

Tell us in the comments below! Don’t forget to find us on Instagram for the latest @NorthernNevadaMoms and tag us in your photos, so we can repost!

Co-Founder

Kacey Queen is a co-founder of Nevada Moms

Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.

She serves on the board for Northern Nevada Health Systems, and Northern Nevada Sports and Recreation, and she is passionate about her community.

Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, exploring the outdoors, working out, local coffee shops, and dessert!