Looking for a way to stay cool without diving into a pool or driving to the beach? There are several splash pads all over Connecticut that offer sprays and spouts for children to run through.
The Dinosaur Place in the Oakdale section of Montville has a splash pad that is one of the largest in New England. It offers more than 12,000 square feet of fountains and spouts to play in. Admission to The Dinosaur Place includes several other outdoor adventure activities. For more information, click here.
Several other cities and towns offer splash pads at municipal parks.
Here is a list of a few:
Colchester- Recreational Complex- free
New Britain- Willow Street Park- free
Bristol- Rockwell Park- free
Windham- Lauter Park- free
West Hartford- Wolcott Park
West Hartford- Kennedy Park
New Haven- Newhallville Park- free
New Haven- Lighthouse Point Park- free for residents, if not $20 to park
New Haven- South Genesee Park- free
New Haven- View Street Park- free
New Haven- Edgewood Park- free
New Haven- Lewis Street Park in Fair Haven- free
Hartford -Colt Park - Wethersfield Avenue- free for residents
Hartford- Goodwin Park - Maple Avenue- free for residents
Hartford- Hyland/Rocky Ridge - Summit Terrace- free for residents
Hartford- Keney Park - Tower Avenue- free for residents
Hartford- Sigourney Square Park- free for residents