Beat the heat this summer at a Parks & Rec sprayground!
Did you know Philadelphia Parks & Recreation has more than 90 spraygrounds and spray features? Some Parks & Rec sites are home to a single sprinkler, spray jet, or mister. These can help children cool down on a hot day. Other sites include water play areas called spraygrounds.
What’s a spraygound?
Spraygrounds are also known as “splash parks” or “splash pads.” They are a recreational play space designed for interactive water play. Spraygrounds have little to no standing water. They allow children to run around and play in a fun, safe, and inclusive environment.
A sprayground’s brightly-colored equipment may include:
- Water tunnels.
- Spray rings.
What to Bring
- Sunscreen or t-shirt (not all spraygrounds have shaded areas).
- Sandals or water shoes.
Towel and dry clothes. Please wear dry clothing on the dry play areas to prevent slippery conditions.
When to Go
Parks & Rec’s 94 sprinklers, spraygrounds, and splash pads will:
- Open for the season on Saturday, May 29, 2021.
- Operate seven days a week between Memorial Day and Labor Day, weather dependent.
Please check with your recreation center or playground for the exact hours of operation.
The Rebuild Initiative is fixing or replacing many Parks & Rec spray features. Some recent projects include:
- Carmella Playground
Carmella A. DiTizio Playground—2100 Wakeling St., Philadelphia, PA, 19124
- Capitolo Playground
Dr. Nicola Capitolo Playground—900 Federal St., Philadelphia, PA, 19147
- Granahan Playground
William T. Granahan Playground—338-50 N. 65th St., Philadelphia, PA, 19151
- Hayes Playground
Officer Robert Hayes Memorial Playground—9850 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA, 19115
- McCreesh Playground
John J. McCreesh, Sr. Playground6744 Regent St., Philadelphia, PA, 19142
- Roosevelt Playground
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Playground—6455 Walker St., Philadelphia, PA, 19135
- Tomlinson & Gifford Playground
Tomlinson & Gifford Playground—575 Tomlinson Rd., Philadelphia, PA, 19116
New spraygrounds will open soon at:
- Columbus Square
1200 Wharton St., Philadelphia, PA, 19147
- Miles Mack Playground
732-66 N. 36th St., Philadelphia, PA, 19104