'Splash Pads' & 'Spraygrounds' Offer Free Summer Fun

Posted: 7:49 AM, Jun 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-29 08:49:49-04

Summer is here and if you need to get the kids out of the house, there's free fun for your water babies. 

Call them "spraygrounds" or "splash pads," mini water parks are a perfect way to keep the kids cool.

Ava's Splash Pad in Mt. Juliet is just one of several parks in and around Nashville offering free fun. 

"We'll have anywhere between 150 to 500 kids a day come out here. We are very popular with the day cares, day camps. They come from all walks," said Roger Lee, Park Director for Mt. Juliet.

Lee says as the weather heats up, this pad will only get more popular.  

Kids do need to wear swimsuits, since cotton can clog the filters.

Don't worry if can't make it to Ava's, Cumberland Park next to Nissan Stadium and Watkins Sprayground also offer fountains of fun. 

Other area splash pads:

  • Cumberland Park Splash Pad. 592 S, First St. on the Cumberland River
  • Fountains at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. 
  • Watkins Sprayground on 17th Avenue North across from M.L. King Magnet School.
  • Ava's Splash Pad. Mt. Juliet's Charlie Daniels Park, 1075 Charlie Daniels Parkway