Splash Parks in Fort Collins, CO

Splash at Spring Canyon Park in Fort Collins

Splash at Spring Canyon Park in Fort Collins

Looking for a place for your toddler to cool off this summer?  Don’t want to buy the kiddie pool and store it all winter?  Perhaps it’s time for you to venture off to one of the splash parks in Fort Collins. As a parent of two toddlers I can tell  you that the splash parks are a great alternative to crowded association pools, public pools, and the drowning fears that go along with taking my kids to play in the water at Horsetooth Reservoir and Lake Loveland.  My kids still get to play and splash in the water, and once they cool down we can have fun in the playgrounds or play lawn games in the open space.  And best of all, it’s free. Water features are located at the following parks in Fort Collins, CO:

Spring Canyon Park

Fossil Creek Park

Oak Street Plaza Park (water feature only – no open space)

If you decide to take your kids to these water features, please remember the following tips:

  1. Kids should wear swimsuits and plenty of sunblock!
  2. Bring towels, extra diapers, and a change of clothes.
  3. No running!  Encourage your kids to have fun, but be careful not to slip!
  4. Bring drinking water.  No glass bottles or containers that could shatter and cut bare feet (think of those pool rules you’ve seen).
  5. Supervise your children and respect park rules.

Most importanly, have fun and enjoy this summer perk from our City of Fort Collins Parks and Recreation.  If you would like to share your experience or chat some more about other fun water features in Northern Colorado, feel free to send me a message!