Kids can entertain themselves for hours running through a fountain, and splash pads are a great way to have a fun, inexpensive afternoon!
Here’s a list of the splash pads, fountains, and water features around the Hampton Roads area.
The Peninsula Town Center has Pop Fountains. They are located in the Town Square. Children under 12 are welcome.
4410 E. Claiborne Square
Open to the Public from May through September
Doris Miller Community Center Pool includes a 9,594.5 square foot pool area and 3,333 square foot spray play area. Open to Newport News residents only.
2814 Wickham Ave.
Norfolk Botanical Garden’s WOW Children’s Garden has fountains, bubblers, foggers and jet sprays. Fountains are seasonal. Periodic maintenance may cause the WOW fountains to be closed. Call 441-5830 for fountain updates.
6700 Azalea Garden Rd
Fountains run from April 1 – October 1 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (April 1 – October 15)
Norview Community Center has a Water Splash Pad free and open for public use.
6380 Sewells Point Road
Mid-June-Labor Day: Daily from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Labor Day-September 30: Sat-Sun 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Shoop Park is a 5.49 acre park is free and open for public use. The seasonal water feature is in service mid-June to mid-August.
2400 Shoop Avenue
Park hours are sunrise to sunset
Town Point Park is eight acres of peaceful outdoor spaces, nestled on the riverbanks of the Elizabeth River and located in the heart of the business district in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia. It features TowneBank Fountain: a beautiful interactive fountain with daily performances of 28 water jets shooting water up to 12 ft into the air and enhancing its nighttime performances with illumination.
Waterside, by Nauticus
Check website for hours, as they can change depending on events in the park
Virginia Zoo features a zero-depth water feature. Eight fountains jet water up to cool you off on a hot day. In the center, a 20,000-pound granite globe floats on a column of water.
3500 Granby St
Seasonal, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Portsmouth Splash Park is a newly developed fifteen apparatus interactive aquatics play area for all citizens of Portsmouth. Personal chairs, glass containers, food and drinks (bottled water excluded) are not permitted. Large groups are encouraged to call ahead due to limited capacity.
Opens weekends only beginning Memorial Day Weekend
900 Elm Avenue
May 23 through June 14th – Saturday & Sunday – 1:00-5:30 pm
June 17th – Tuesday – Sunday – 1-5:30pm
Williams Farm Recreation Center has a Sprayground! From mid- May through September, the sprayground will be open during days the temperature is 75 degrees or higher.
5252 Learning Circle
Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
$6 a day for kids, $8 for adults
For a complete list of Amusement Parks in Hampton Roads, check out our Amusement Park Guide!
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