Splash Parks

Splash Parks are open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily during warm weather months Admission is free. Manhattan Parks and Recreation maintains two splash parks:
  • Splash Park at City Park, 200 Springboard Lane
  • Blue Earth Plaza Water Feature and Splash Pad, 315 S. 3rd St.

Splash Park at City Park


The Splash Park is located in the southeast corner of City Park. This free, interactive water entertainment area features dumping water buckets, spray nozzles, fountains and water spouts. The surface is level so all can participate.

The Splash Park is located just a few feet from a covered pavilion with picnic tables and bathrooms. Benches line the perimeter of the water feature area. A large playground is just beyond the pavilion providing hours of entertainment opportunity. Children may choose to wear rubber soled-swim shoes for easy transition between the two play areas.

During the season, the Splash Park hours may be extended or reduced depending on the weather. The water feature is on a timer so please wait a few moments if it is not in operation upon your arrival.

As on any playground, children should be supervised to ensure their safety.

Blue Earth Plaza Water Feature and Splash Pad


This free water entertainment area features a splash pad with leaping water and a running low water trough. It is located a few feet from a covered pavilion with picnic tables and bathrooms. Children may choose to wear rubber-soled swim shoes for comfort.

During the season, the Splash Park hours may be extended or reduced depending on the weather.

As on any playground, children should be supervised to ensure their safety.