The temperatures are slowly rising here in the valley and many of us are in search of water and outdoor fun-especially if you have kiddos. There are lots of great ways to cool down in the desert heat, and this list of Splash Pads, Water Parks & Public Pools will help you find something cool to do near you.
We have two water parks here in Las Vegas, both are super great options for cooling down. They aren’t on the cheap side, but purchasing a season pass or going on discount days will save you money if your kids love it.
New this year, two epic parks, one season pass! Cowabunga Bay Henderson and (NEW) Cowabunga Canyon in Summerlin.
Cowabunga Bay located in Henderson is open on weekends now. This great water park features Water Slides, a Kids Cove (featuring free life jackets), a lazy river and a wave pool. Tickets range from $35-$47 and Summer Nights are only $29.99 offered the last 3 hours the park is open. Single season passes begin at $99 for anyone above 3. You can get your season passes here. Check this calendar for dates they are open and exact hours, but the park is open now on weekends from 11am-5pm.
Cowabunga Canyon will open on the weekends beginning April 15th and is located at 7055 S. Fort Apache Rd. Tickets range from $33-$45 with a senior discount at $30 and Summer Nights are only $29.99 offered the last 3 hours the park is open. You can get your season passes here. Check this calendar for dates they are open and exact hours. Cowabunga Canyon is the old Wet ‘n’ Wild location.
Both properties are currently hiring for the 2023 Summer season.
Splash Pads are open now- April 1, 2023
Splash Pads in Henderson– Available 9am-8pm through October 31st, and are completely Free. Most of the city’s splash pads are open for these dates.
- Acacia Park
- Amador Vista Park
- Aventura Park
- Capriola Park
- Esselmont Park
- Hayley Hendricks Park
- Heritage Park and Bark Park*
- Hidden Falls Park
- Madeira Canyon Park
- Mission Hills Park
- Paseo Vista Park
- Reunion Trails Park
- Saguaro Park
- Wells Park
- Weston Hills Park
* The splash pad located at the Bark Park at Heritage Park is for dogs only (NO humans) and is available 7am to 8pm daily. All park rules apply. Hours and availability is subject to change without notice.
Clark County parks with splash pads:
- Alexander Villas Park, 3620 Lincoln Road
• Charlie Frias Park, 5250 W. Tropicana Ave.
• Duck Creek Park, 8650 Pollock Drive
• Exploration Peak Park, 9600 S. Buffalo Drive
• Goodsprings Park, 385 W. San Pedro Ave., Goodsprings
• Indian Springs Park, 715 W. Gretta Lane, Indian Springs
• Joe Shoong Park, 1503 Wesley St.
• Maslow Park, 4900 Lana Drive
• Molasky Family Park, 1065 E. Twain Ave.
• Mountain Crest Park, 4701 N. Durango Drive
• Mountain View Park, 2610 Needles Highway, Laughlin
• Paul Meyer Park, 4525 New Forest Drive
• Pebble Park, 8975 S. Topaz St.
• Pyramid Canyon Day Use Area, 157 E. Davis Dam Road, Laughlin
• Red Ridge Park, 7027 S. El Capitan Way
• Ridgebrook, 3600 Ridgehollow Drive
• Ron Lewis, 1255 Patriots Way, Moapa
• Searchlight Town Park, 255 S. Nevada St., Searchlight
• Somerset Hills Park, 10717 Valencia Hills St.
• Spring Valley Community Park, 10717 Valencia Hills St.
• Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road
• Thomas Dudley Leavitt Sr. Memorial Park, 150 W. Virgin St., Bunkerville
• Winchester Park, 3130 McLeod Drive
Hours may vary, please use the link above to check the park near you.
Las Vegas Parks featuring splash pads:
• All-American Park, 1551 S. Buffalo Drive
• Angel Park, 241 S. Durango Drive
• Bob Baskin Park, 2801 Oakey Boulevard
• Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive
• Douglas A. Selby Park, 1293 N. Sandhill Road
• Estelle Neal, 6075 Rebecca Road
• Gilcrease Brothers, 10011 Gilcrease Ave.
• Justice Myron E. Leavitt and Jaycee Community Park, 2100 E. St. Louis Ave.
• Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave.
• Patriot Community Park, 4050 Thom Blvd.
• Polly Gonzalez Memorial Park, 5425 Corbett St.
• Rainbow Family Park, 7151 W. Oakey Blvd.
• Raptor Play Park in Thunderbird Family Sports Complex, 6105 N. Durango Drive
• Rotary Park, 901 Hinson St.
• Sunny Springs Park, 7620 Golden Talon Ave.
• Stupak Park, 300 W. Boston Ave.
• Teton Trails, 7850 N. Bradley Ave.
• West Charleston Lions/Essex Park, 600 Essex Drive
• Winding Trails Park, 7250 N. Fort Apache Road
• Woofter Family Park, 1600 Rock Springs Drive
Town Square- Children’s Park
Town Square Las Vegas Children’s Park is open daily. Lots of fun for children 10 years or younger. Located adjacent to Town Square Park, the NEW Children’s Park features a climbing cube, slides, a trampoline, and more. The splash park is open the same hours as the park.
The District at GVR
The Splash Pad at the District at GVR is a fun place for the kiddos to run as well, and will open soon!
Here’s a list of local public pools. Admission is typically $2-$3, but may be higher. Some pools offer season passes
Clark County Pools:
- Aquatic Springs Indoor Pool- 7025 South Fort Apache Road
- Desert Breeze Aquatic Center – 8275 Spring Mountain Rd.
- Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility – 8275 Spring Mountain Rd.
- Cambridge Water Park – 3930 Cambridge St.
- Desert Breeze Water Park – 8275 Spring Mountain Rd.
- Hollywood Aquatic Center – 1550 S. Hollywood Blvd.
- Paradise Water Park – 4770 Harrison Dr.
- Parkdale Water Park – 3200 Ferndale St.
- Walnut Water Park – 3085 Cecile Ave.
- Whitney Neighborhood Pool- 5712 E. Missouri
- Pavilion Center Pool- 101 S. Pavilion Center Dr. (open)
- Baker Pool- 1020 E. St. Louis Ave. (still closed)
- Carlos L. Martinez & Darrio J. Hall Family Pool at Freedom Park, 899 N. Pecos Road
- Doolittle Pool, 1950 N. J St.
- Garside Pool, 250 S. Torrey Pines Drive
- Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road
At this time, lane reservations and lap swim are only available at Pavilion Center Pool; those interested can call 702.229.1488 to make reservations.
City of Henderson Pools- See hours and information here. Seasonal pool hours will be updated in the next two weeks.
City of Henderson pools:
- Henderson Multigen Outdoor Competition Pool
- Henderson Mulitgen Indoor Pool
- Heritage Park Aquatic Complex
- Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool
- Black Mountain Aquatic Complex
- BMI Outdoor Pool
- Henderson Mulitgen Activity Pool
- Silver Springs Outdoor Pool
- Wells Outdoor Pool
- Whitney Ranch Activity Pool
I hope you have found this post useful, and can find a spot near you to cool down this summer. Please add any splash pads or pools we have missed in the comments below.
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No mention whatsoever of the local pools and splash pads on the West Side of town. We know why….there are several. How about mentioning them please?????
robin bond says
Nobody mentions it, in none of the websites for Las Vegas or North Las Vegas parks…..so I dont blame you only!!
Summer Allgood says
I apologize for leaving out public pools near you. I have listed all of the pools that Clark County, the City of Las Vegas and the City of Henderson list on their website. I don’t live on the West Side, so unless I’m driving by there isn’t any way for me to know these public pools exist. If you would like to leave the names of pools I’ve missed in the comments, I’d be happy to search them and add their information. Thanks.