Great Parks of Hamilton County has three wet playgrounds.
- Parky’s Ark in Winton Woods: 10245 Winton Road, Springfield Township
- Parky’s Pirate Cove in Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Road, Crosby Township
- Parky’s Wetland Adventure in Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Anderson Township
Details: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, weather permitting through labor day. Admission wristbands, valid at all three wet playgrounds, are $3 per child, $7 for three children or $21 for a season pass. A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annually; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks.
A 7,000-square-foot interactive water feature with pop-up jets that shoot water up at varying heights and times, in addition to a fountain wall that is great for the adults to sit on to cool off as well.
Details: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. Parking is available in a garage just below the park.
Located at the north side of Yeatman’s Cove, this water feature includes a large basin with water jets.
Details: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, through Labor Day. Yeatman’s Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown.
Smale Riverfront Park has several interactive fountains.
The fountains are on the Walnut Street Plaza (opposite The Banks) and in the Main Street Plaza, at the foot of Joe Nuxhall Way along Mehring Way. New fountains just opened on the West end of the park this spring near the suspension bridge and adjacent to the carousel.
Details: 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Smale Riverfront Park, West Mehring Way, Downtown.
This is a fabulous playground, great for all ages. And while the water feature is not huge, it is a great relief from the hot days of summer in between all of the other great playground fun, as it is part of the playground itself.
Details: 10a.m.-8 p.m., 6910 Salem Rd., Anderson Township. Free.
This park featured wet and dry playground features as well and it great for a wide range of ages.
Details: 11a.m.-7p.m. through Labor Day. 11605 Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH. Free.
It features a variety of motion activated features for all to enjoy plus a nice shaded picnic table for those who prefer to stay dry. Located next to the playground and restrooms.
Details: 11am-7pm daily from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. 3514 Bevis Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251 Free.