By Kat Eftink

Are you tired of your kids running in and out of the house because it’s too hot? It’s so important for kids to spend time outside. Kids who play outside are happier, better at paying attention and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors. So to keep your children outside, take them to one of Memphis’s many splash parks. They’ll burn off all that extra energy while staying cool– making parenting just a little bit easier! Here are four places for your kids to play: 

The Memphis Zoo has the Monogram Foods Love Kids Foundation Splash Park. It’s an Egyptian themed splash park with four water slides, sprinkles, water jets, fountains, dump buckets, and a special area designated for toddlers. It’s a great place to play and cool off while experiencing the Memphis Zoo! 

Address: 2000 Prentiss Pl, Memphis, TN 38112

Splash Park: $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers 

Memphis Zoo: Adults (12 & Older) $24.95 & Kids (Ages 2-11) $19.95

Hours: 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.


Shelby farms park opened the Water Play Sprayground two years ago to give kids a place to escape the summer heat. It’s a 4,000 sq. ft. splash pad with interactive spray jets, water pumps, geyser boulders, and a water tunnel. To play, you should reserve your spot online. On Tuesdays, you get one hour to play for free! 

Address: 6903 Great View Dr N, Memphis, TN 38134

Cost: $10.95 

Hours: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.


Children’s Museum of Memphis has the H2Oh! Splash Park included in a general admission ticket. Not only will your child be able to have fun in the 7,700 sq. ft. garden-themed park with over 40 sprayers including jet streams, mists, geysers, and water tunnels, they’ll also be able to explore the rest of the museum. 

Address: 2525 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

Cost: $16

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Peabody Park & Raymond Skinner Center has a free neighborhood splash pad for anyone to soak in. It has fountains, sprinklers, sprayers, and a nearby pavilion with covered tables for a nice picnic.  

Hours: 712 Tanglewood St, Memphis, TN 38104

Cost: Free!

Hours: 6 a.m.-8 p.m

Let us know which park your children liked the best by tagging us on Instagram! Remember, have fun and stay cool!

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