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.

{Most splash pads have not opened yet. Please check with the splash pads before you make any plans. McFee Splash Pad in Farragut will open April 24th, and most Knox County splash pads open the first week in May.}

Knoxville Splash PadsCarl Cowan Park (Opening May 1, 2021)

10058 Northshore Drive
Hours from 10am-8pm

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

Lenoir City Splash Pad (Construction to finish in June)
313 E Broadway Street
Lenoir City, TN

Market Square Park (Currently closed opening later in summer) 
Market Square in Knoxville
Open Monday-Sunday 10am-9pm

Powell Station Park (Opening May 1, 2021)
2318 Emory Road Lot-A
Hours from 10am-8pm

New Harvest Park (Opening May 1, 2021)
4775 New Harvest Lane
Hours from 10am-8pm

McFee Park (Opening April 24, 2021)
917 McFee Rd. in Farragut
Hours from 10am-8pm

Volunteer Landing Park (Closed for 2021)
Volunteer Landing Lane
Open Monday-Sunday 10am-9pm

World’s Fair Park (Opening May 1, 2021)
1060 Worlds Fair Park Drive
Open Monday-Saturday 10:30am-9:30pm; Sunday 12:30pm-9:30pm

Krutch Park Extension (Opening May 1, 2021)
504 Market Street
Krutch Park Extension Near Gay Street

Knoxville Zoo Clayton Safari Splash Pad (Opening TBA)
3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive

And for those hot and sunny days when you can’t make it to the splash pad, here are 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 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.