News flash! It’s hot out there. The high temperatures and oppressive midwestern humidity may be getting the best of us, but there’s nothing an afternoon at a Kansas City splash pad can’t cure! Beat the summertime heat at one of these top-rated splash pads and water parks in Kansas City.
- Dagg Park (North Kansas City, MO)
A recent addition to the list of best Kansas City splash pads, Dagg Park has become a favorite amongst KC parents. Two playgrounds surround the fenced-in splash park, which features a zero-depth entry pool, the large Woods Fountain, several ocean-themed tipping buckets, spray jets, and more. It’s also one of the safest water parks in Kansas City, so even the littlest little ones can have a blast here.
Dagg Park is open daily, from 10 AM to 8 PM, until September 30, 2018. For more details and weather-related changes, visit their official website.
- Schlitterbahn Waterpark (Kansas City, KS)
If you’ve lived in KC for a while, you already know the odd-sounding Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Much like the McCarthy name, Schlitterbahn is synonymous with Kansas City. It features tons of water slides, lazy rivers, “beaches,” water coasters, surf rides, and pools for toddlers and babies. Simply put, you can relax or raise your adrenaline at this quintessential water park in Kansas City.
Buy tickets for Schlitterbahn online, and get ready for a Midwestern experience unlike any other.
- John Anderson Park (Grandview, MO)
The 35-acre park in Grandview is the perfect place to spend a humid afternoon. Gorgeous hiking trails split off from the multiple playgrounds and sports fields, but John Anderson Park’s biggest attraction is its free splash pad. So long as the temperatures are scorching—above 75 degrees, according to their website—the splash park is open for business.
- Black Bob Bay (Olathe, KS)
Families who shop at our Olathe car dealerships are huge fans of Black Bob Bay. No other Olathe public pool or splash pad can compete with Black Bob Bay’s lazy river, water slides, diving pools, and baby play features. They even host cheap “Me & Mini Me” open swim classes throughout the summer.
Plan your afternoon at this Olathe splash pad by reviewing operating hours and rules at www.olatheks.org.
- Roe Park (Overland Park, KS)
A bright, new splash pad has transformed the 40-acre Roe Park into one of the best parks near Kansas City. The standard water play features can be found here, but what makes the park special is its selection! Kids can dry off on the enormous playground, explore the nature play area, play soccer, and practice their bike-riding skills along the .75-mile cycling trails.
As the best Overland Park splashpad, Roe Park gets full fast! It’s best to get there in the AM or right before closing. Follow the official Roe Park Facebook page for updates and changes to times.
- Miller J. Fields Park (Lee’s Summit, MO)
Close to our Lee’s Summit Chevy dealership, the Miller J. Fields Park was renovated just a few years ago to add on one of the only splash pads in Lee’s Summit. Attached to the playground, the splash park features several large slides, tipping water buckets, rentable shelters, and shaded seating for parents.
This Lee’s Summit splashpad is open from 10 AM to 8 PM through Labor Day. Head to cityofls.net for more information.
- McCoy Park (Independence, MO)
Another local favorite play area, McCoy Park is the place to be for a summertime afternoon of aquatic fun. Misters, sprays, and water jets fill the padded splash pad. In addition to the splash park, McCoy Park also has Independence’s only “all-inclusive” playground, Unlimited Play, which offers interactive activities and adaptive play structures for kids and adults with handicaps.
Like the other Kansas City splash pads, McCoy Park is open daily until Labor Day. Get more details at www.ci.independence.mo.us.
- Loose Park (Kansas City, MO)
The free Kansas City splash pad at Loose Park is a great place for birthday parties, playdates, and general family shenanigans. This KC splash pad also offers plenty of shade, grass, and clean bathrooms. Located on the west side of Loose Park, the splash park can be found just beyond the tennis courts, south of the beautiful Rose Garden. Pack a towel and picnic lunch, and enjoy an afternoon at this top-rated playground.
Loose Park is open from 10 AM to 7 PM each day through September 3, 2018. Check out kcparks.org for updates.
- Sedalia Pools (Sedalia, MO)
This is a two-for-one deal on splash pads in Sedalia, as the area has two great public spraygrounds and pools: Centennial Pool and Liberty Pool.
At Liberty Pool, your kids can take swim lessons, slide down water slides, swim laps, and play in the zero-entry pool. It puts on the pool covers on Labor Day.
Centennial Pool offers water aerobics classes, dive-in movie nights, evening swimming under the stars, and more. The doors close for the season on August 8.
- Adventure Oasis Water Park (Independence, MO)
Wrapping up our list is the Independence water park everyone loves: Adventure Oasis! Not only can you frolic around on the splash pad, float along the lazy river, and fly down enormous water slides, you can also watch films and take cardio classes poolside. In August, this Independence public pool is even open to dogs!
Hurry in before the water park closes (August 12). Visit the Adventure Oasis site for more details.
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