Draper opened a splash pad last week, and we couldn’t wait to check it out. We love visiting splash pads in the summer, and you can see our whole list of splash pads here. So if you are looking for a fun place to cool off with your kids this summer, add the Draper Splash Pad to your list.
This splash pad is the perfect place for younger children. Our older boys had fun, but the water features are definitely geared for younger kids. The splash pad is one huge river with different forks and branches. There are even spots in the river to control if the water goes through or not. The river starts at a large sprayer at the top of the hill, and then cascades down two different sets of stairs. It meanders around through different sprayers until it reaches the bottom.
There are other features to play in all around the river including sprayers, two dumping cups, and a few fountains. Some kids had small buckets to fill up and dump back into the river. Our boys love to race their flip flops through the river, so we recommend taking flip flops or other small floating toys for this fun game. It keeps our boys entertained for a long time.
One of the highlights of this new splash pad is the shade sails. They covered different sections of the splash pad, so I could stand in the shade and watch my kids. There are also benches with shade all around the Draper splash pad, too. Sometimes it’s hard to find shade by a water activity, so we were grateful for the sails put up over the water.
We had a fun afternoon splashing at the Draper Splash Pad. We loved the huge river throughout the whole splash pad, and we loved the shade!
The Draper Splash Pad is located at the corner of 150 E and 13400 S in Draper. Take the Bangerter Highway exit off the 1-15, and head east. Turn left onto 150 E and the Draper Splash Pad will be on the right hand side in a few blocks.
Tips for Families
- The Draper Splash Pad is across the street from a playground. It’s a busy street, so you couldn’t go back and forth, but if you wanted to combine activities you could.
- There are bathrooms at this splash pad. Yay!
- Make sure to wear sunscreen when playing in the water even with the shade sails.
- Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
- Water is on 10 am – 8 pm.