Free splash pads open around the Valley

Lifestyle | 20 Apr |

It’s starting to heat up here in the Valley and with summer just around the corner, parents are looking for the best places to take their kids to cool off and get out their energy!

Here’s a roundup of some of the best splash pads in the Valley that are now open:

Luci’s at the Orchard:

Nestled in a former citrus orchard, this small but comfy North-Central Phoenix splash pad sits next to Luci’s at the Orchard. Splurge, located beside Luci’s at the Orchard is the perfect gelato shop to get a sugar rush going, before splashing around.
7100 N. 12th St., Phoenix. For more information about Luci’s Urban Concepts and each of its locations visit, http://www.lucisurbanconcepts.com/concepts/.
 

Tempe Marketplace

Let the kids cool off and play at the Tempe Marketplace splash pad, located near Barnes & Noble in The District. Families will find comfortable seating and dining options in the area, including Mojo Yogurt and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for sweet summertime treats. The splash pad is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Tempe Marketplace is located at 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe. For more information, visit tempemarketplace.com.

Desert Ridge Marketplace

Newly revamped following a $22 million renovation, the splash pad at Desert Ridge Marketplace is a scenic way to experience free fun with the kids. Slip-free turf ensures a safe play experience for young kids. After the splashy fun, go for a snack, lunch or dinner in the area with options like Cold Stone Creamery, Starbucks, Smashburger, Tikka Shack and more in the immediate area. The splash pad is located near AMC Theatres in The District and open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Desert Ridge Marketplace is located at 21001 N. Tatum Boulevard, Phoenix. For more information, visit shopdesertridge.com.

For more information, visit shopdesertridge.com.

Scottsdale Quarter

Scottsdale Quarter’s Fountain doubles as a splash pad for the kids! Located in the middle of the shopping center on The Quad, kiddos can splash about while parents window shop at retailers in the area, including L’Occitane, Kendra Scott Jewelry, Free People and lululemon. The splash pad is open during shopping center hours. (Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.) For more information, visit scottsdalequarter.com.  

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