East Valley Pools & Splash Pads to Cool Off & Play

Here's where your kids and you can splash it up this summer.

By Veronica Leon, Editor-Publisher Macaroni KID Scottsdale June 1, 2022

Beat the Arizona heat and stroll through a splash pad and pray pad during the hot summer. 

There are lots of local pools and splash pads throughout the East Valley. Many are in or near parks where you can make an afternoon or even a day of it by taking advantage of picnic ramadas, swimming pools and sports courts.

Here's where your kids and you can splash it up this summer.


Splash pads at these parks are open sunrise to 8pm, as long as it’s hotter than 70 degrees. Find details at

Altadena Park

The spacious splash pad includes some animal-themed sprayers and some fun fountains to get your kids nice, cool, and wet. 

Location: 3711 E Altadena Ave, Phoenix, AZ

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Chestnutt Park 

Located just a few miles east of Scottsdale Fashion Square, this is a simple option with some space to hose off and cool down before jumping back on the playsets. 

Location: 4565 N. Granite Reef Rd. Scottsdale, AZ

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Florence Ely Nelson Desert Park 

Between North Scottsdale on the way to Cave Creek is a beautiful nature trail and a small splash pad that’s a great option to get in an early walk and spot to cool off with the kids

Location: 8950 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale AZ

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Fountain Hills Splash Pads

Located within the large and beautiful Fountain Park likes the Rotary Centennial Splash Park that includes a water tower and some spray hoses. 

Location: 17040 E El Lago Blvd, Fountain Hills

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McDowell Mountain Ranch Park

Location: 15525 N Thomson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ

For more information: City of Scottsdale - McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic & Fitness Center (

Paiute Park 

This residential splash pad includes spray rings, some spouts, a fountain, a faucet, and spray poles just south of Downtown Scottsdale. 

Location: 3210 N. 66th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

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Phoenix Zoo

This Phoenix Zoo has splash pads for small and big kids too, from the Enchanted Forest to the Leapin’ Lagoon, to the Yakulla Caverns, there’s something to delight every family member. 

Location: 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix

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Scottsdale Quarter

Dip your toes in the spray fountain in the middle of The Quad at Scottsdale Quarter to cool off and have fun shopping or dining at the same time. 

Location: 15279 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

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Vista Del Camino Park 

Near the Scottsdale Greenbelt and sandwiched between some beautiful lakes and greenery is a splash pad at Vista Del Camino Park that includes a whale fin spray, spraying fountains, spray rings, and more. 

Location: 7700 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, AZ

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Cactus Park

Location: 7202 E Cactus Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Chaparral Park and Community Center

Location: 5401 N Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ

David C Uribe Pool

Location: 3801 W Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Eldorado Park and Community Center

Location: 2311 N Miller Rd., Scottsdale, AZ

McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic & Fitness Center

Location: 15525 N Thomson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ

Paradise Valley Pool

Location: 17648 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 

Pierce Pool

Location: 2150 N 46th St., Phoenix, AZ

Roadrunner Park

Location: 3502 E Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ

**If there is a splash park or pool you don’t see here that should be added please email and we can get it added!**


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