Here is your comprehensive guide to cooling off on a hot summer day with free fun at the best splash pads and spray grounds in and around Kansas City, separated by geographic area. Make sure to share this with family and friends!

Kansas side:

Edgerton:

πŸ’¦Big Bull Creek, Edgerton, KS: small nature-inspired splash pad and nature play area

πŸ“ 20425 Sunflower Rd, Edgerton, KS 66021

Open Memorial Day weekend through October 15

Kansas City, KS:

πŸ’¦Eisenhower Park, Kansas City, KS: fenced splash pad, bright colors, next to playground

πŸ“2901 N 72nd Pierson Park, Kansas City, KS 66109

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

πŸ’¦Heathwood Park, Kansas City, KS: fenced splash pad, bright colors, next to playground

πŸ“North 10th & Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66104

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

πŸ’¦Pierson Park, Kansas City, KS: splash pad, fun playground, skate park

πŸ“1800 S 55th Heathwood Park, Kansas City, KS 66106 

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

Olathe:

πŸ’¦Lake Olathe, Olathe KS: summer must with two splash pads, waterfall, shallow stream cascading down a small hillside, sand play area and musical instruments

πŸ“221 S Beaver Shelter Ln, Olathe, KS 66061

Open May 1 through October 1

Overland Park:

πŸ’¦Roe Park, Overland Park, KS: fun splash pad next to large, colorful playground and unique nature play area.

πŸ“10400 Roe Ave, Overland Park, KS, 66207

Open May 1 through September 30

πŸ’¦Sapling Grove Park, Overland Park, KS: small splash pad and playground, swing, walking trail

πŸ“8210 Grant St, Overland Park, KS 66204

Open May 1 through September 30

πŸ’¦Thompson Park, Overland Park, KS: small but fun splash pad and playground in the heart of Overland Park’s downtown. Close to shopping and restaurants.

πŸ“8045 Santa Fe Dr, Overland Park, KS 66204 

Open May 1 through September 30

Shawnee:

πŸ’¦Erfurt Park: Shawnee, KS: small, natural splash pad, fun climbing playground towers, swings, tons of green space, shaded pavilions, walking trail

πŸ“24135 W 71st St, Shawnee, KS 66227

Open May 1 through September 21

πŸ’¦Wilder Bluff, Shawnee, KS: natural splash pad next to large treehouse canopy play structures, walking trail

πŸ“24200 W 55th St., Shawnee, KS 66226

Open May 1 through September 21

Missouri side:

Blue Springs:

πŸ’¦Burrus Old Mill Park, Blue Springs, MO: large splash pad with playful, jungle themed water features and playground

πŸ“112 NW Woods Chapel Rd, Blue Springs, 64015

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

Excelsior Springs:

πŸ’¦Rainbow Splash Park, Excelsior Springs, MO: colorful and fun fenced splash pad 

πŸ“ 300 Sherri Ln, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

Grandview:

πŸ’¦John Anderson Park and Splash Pad, Grandview, MO: colorful and fun sprayground next to nice playground

πŸ“4701 E 135th St, Grandview, MO 64030

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

πŸ’¦Meadowmere Splash Park, Grandview, MO: located next to The View Community Center, this is a fun and engaging splash park with a giant splashing bucket and slide near one of our favorite unique playgrounds at Meadowmere Park.

πŸ“13500 Byars Rd, Grandview, MO 64030

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

*You do have to pay for a day pass to The View Community Center to utilize this splash park.

Independence:

πŸ’¦McCoy Park: Independence, MO: fun splash pad, two inclusive pioneer-themed playgrounds

πŸ“24 Highway &, N Delaware St, Independence, MO, 64050

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

Kansas City:

πŸ’¦Central Park at Zona Rosa: fun sprayground, turf play area with small playground next to restaurants and shopping

πŸ“7210 NW 86th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64153

Open Fountain Day (mid-April), closing date TBD

πŸ’¦Gillham Sprayground, Kansas City, MO: fun sprayground next to playground

πŸ“4100 Kenwood Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110

Open May 23-September 4

πŸ’¦Loose Park, Kansas City, MO: small but fun splash pad, covered picnic tables, oodles of green space around

πŸ“5211-5271 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64112

Open May 23-September 4

πŸ’¦Lykins Square Park, Kansas City, MO: fun sprayground and playground, soccer field and basketball court

πŸ“East 8th Street, Myrtle Ave, Kansas City, MO 64124

Open May 23-September 4

Kearney:

πŸ’¦Lions Memorial Park, Kearney, MO: large splash pad with giant dumping water bucket, next to fun playground

πŸ“106 S Jefferson St., Kearney, MO 64060

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, plus weekends through the third Sunday in September

Kingsville (south of Kansas City):

πŸ’¦Powell Gardens, Kingsville, MO: spray ground, sand pit, musical elements, Fortopia playgrounds. *Cost for admission

πŸ“1609 NW US Hwy 50, Kingsville, MO 64061

Open now

Lee’s Summit:

πŸ’¦Howard Park, Lee’s Summit, MO: Newer splash pad, playground with swings

πŸ“3498 NE Independence Ave, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

πŸ’¦Lea McKeighan Park North, Lee’s Summit, MO: awesome splash pad, playground with zipline and ropes climbing. Don’t miss the huge, fun playground right across the street.

πŸ“120 NE Chipman Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO, 64086

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

πŸ’¦Miller J. Fields Park, Lee’s Summit, MO: large, colorful and fun splash pad with splashing bucket, adjacent playground

πŸ“1301 SE 3rd Terrace, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

Liberty:

πŸ’¦City Park, Liberty, MO: large splash pad with splashing water bucket, next to fun playground

πŸ“970 Rte 291, Liberty, MO 64068

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

πŸ’¦Ruth Moore Park, Liberty, MO: fire department themed sprayground, next to playground

πŸ“401 Grover St, Liberty, MO 64068

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

North Kansas City:

πŸ’¦Dagg Park, North Kansas City, MO: ocean-themed, large fenced in sprayground, playground, separate small splash pad for little ones

πŸ“701 E 21st Ave, North Kansas City, MO 64116

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

Raymore:

πŸ’¦T.B. Hanna Station Park, Raymore, MO: train themed sprayground next to a cute playground. Very unique, fun and inclusive.

πŸ“214 S Washington St, Raymore, MO 64083

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

Platte City: 

πŸ’¦Rising Star Park, Platte City, MO: splash pad, playground with ropes climbing, swing and musical elements

πŸ“1009 2nd St, Platte City, MO 64079

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day