Knoxville Splash Pads

Need a break from the heat? Take the kids to a splash pad! Here’s a round-up of Knoxville’s splash-able playgrounds.

{Please check with the splash pads before you make any plans!}

Knoxville Splash Pads GuideGuide to Knoxville Splash Pads

Carl Cowan Park (Opening May 15, 2024)
10058 Northshore Drive
Open Monday-Sunday 10:00am-8:00pm
*Splash pad remodeled with a woodland theme.

LaFollette Splash Park (Opening TBA)
9th and Beech LaFollette, TN
Open Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday 9:00am-4:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm, Sunday 7:00am-7:00pm

Lenoir City Splash Pad (Opening Mid-May 2024)
313 E Broadway Street
Lenoir City, TN
Open Monday-Sunday 9:30am-9:30pm

Market Square Park (Opening May 27, 2024) 
Market Square in Knoxville
Open Monday-Sunday 10:00am-9:00pm

Powell Station Park (Opening May 15, 2024)
2318 Emory Road Lot-A
Open Monday-Sunday 10:00am-8:00pm

New Harvest Park (Opening May 15, 2024)
4775 New Harvest Lane
Open Monday-Sunday 10:00am-8:00pm

McFee Park (Opening April 27, 2024)
917 McFee Rd. in Farragut
Open Monday-Sunday 10:00am-8:00pm

Volunteer Landing Park (Opening May 27, 2024)
Volunteer Landing Lane
Open Monday-Sunday 10:00am-9:00pm

World’s Fair Park (Opening April 17, 2024)
1060 World’s Fair Park Drive
Open Monday-Sunday 10:00am-9:00pm

Krutch Park Extension (Opening May 27, 2024)
504 Market Street
Krutch Park Extension Near Gay Street
Open Monday-Sunday 10:00am-9:00pm

Knoxville Zoo Clayton Safari Splash Pad (Opening TBA)
3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive
Open Monday-Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

And for those hot and sunny days when you can’t make it to the splash pad, here are a few water activities you can do at home!

Ice Excavating
Fill a bowl with water and drop a few toys inside. Put it in the freezer and when it’s totally solid, take it out of the bowl, give the kids a few hammers and let them “excavate” the toys.

Water Play 
Fill a plastic tub with water and gather up a few items from around the house. Sponges, measuring cups, spoons, washcloths, funnels, and bowls can all be used to scoop and pour. Play a game of “Will it Float?” with various toys and household objects.

Wash the Cars
I’m a sucker for activities that are fun for the kids and productive for me. Why is it that kids love washing cars so much? I don’t care. It’s amazing and it gets things done! You can also change it up a little bit and do a Kid Car Wash and let them wash their toy cars, bikes, and/or scooters.

Milk Jug Watering Can/Sprinkler
Wash out the interior of a milk jug and poke several holes in the lid. You can hang it from a tree for a DIY sprinkler (just cut a hole in the bottom for the water hose to sit) or it can be used as a watering can, water war weapon, or an extra accessory for your water play tub.