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.
Spraygrounds will close for the 2021 season on Labor Day, September 6, 2021.

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:

  • Geysers.
  • Bubblers.
  • Misters.
  • Water tunnels.
  • Spray rings.
Spray feature (left) and spray rings at Stenton Park (right).

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.
  • Toys.

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.

Wister Playground spray area.

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
  • Roosevelt Playground
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Playground—
    6455 Walker St., Philadelphia, PA, 19135

Coming soon

New spraygrounds will open soon at:


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