Slip ’n slide into summer on 7 splash pads around Birmingham

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Pure joy. Photo via Alabama Splash Adventure’s Instagram page

Temperatures outside are getting H.O.T. If you’re seeking summer activities that will keep everyone cool, here are seven splash pads around Birmingham that are open for some water-friendly fun.

Due to COVID-19, please note extra safety precautions before planning your visit.

1. Alabama Adventure

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So much fun Photo via Alabama Splash Adventure’s Instagram page

Looking for excitement and heart-pumping adventure? Alabama Splash Adventures is calling your name.

Filled with mega water slides, interactive splash pads and more, you and your crew will experience a full day of excitement. Just be sure to wear sunscreen!

Here are some of the water park attractions to check out during your visit:

  • Upsurge: a 216 ft. drop-in slide.
  • Twister: the ultimate body slide with back-to-back twists.
  • Neptune’s Plunge: enclosed, dark tubes full of dizzying twists and turns.
  • Castaway Island: an interactive play area with pumps, geysers, buckets and water gags for all ages.
  • FreeFall: an extreme open-flume vertical drop body slide that ends in 6″ of water.

Full list here.

Season Passes for 2020 are sold out, but hold the water works. Day passes are still available.

For COVID-19 safety precautions being taken during summer 2020, click here.

Address: 4599 Splash Adventure Parkway, Bessemer, AL 35022
Contact: 205.481.4750
Price: Adults and Children Over 52″ – $36 plus tax | Seniors 55 + and Children Under 52″ – $31 plus tax | Children 2 and under – no admission ticket required
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2. Homewood Central Park and 3. Homewood Patriot Park

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Splash pad dance. Photo via Homewood Parks & Recreation’s Facebook page

Whether you visit Homewood Central Park or Patriot Park, you’re guaranteed plenty of splash pad fun. Expect spray features, a water slide and more!

Address: Central Park – 1632 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209 | Patriot Park – 710 Oak Grove Road, Homewood, Alabama 35209
Contact: 205.332.6700
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9AM-7PM | Friday-Saturday, 9AM-6PM | Sunday 1-6PM Price: Sign up for membership.
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

4. Hoover Metropolitan Complex

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Who’s ready to splash? Photo via Hoover Metropolitan Complex’s Instagram page

The Explore Playground and Splash Pad at The Hoover Metropolitan Complex opened Tuesday, June 16 and is ready for families to come and play.

Work up a sweat at the playground, which offers 15,000 square feet of entertainment like monkey bars, swings, roller slides and more. Then head over to eh splash pad area when it’s time to cool off.

What’s unique about this playground/splashpad duo is that it was designed for children with disabilities and mobility issues in mind, so it’s a safe environment and accessible to all.

For safety precautions being taken at The Hoover Metropolitan Complex, click here.

Address: 100 Ben Chapman Dr, Hoover, AL 35244
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9AM–7PM
Contact: 205.739.7364
Price: FREE
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5. Gardendale Splash Pad

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Little splashes for little ones. Photo via City of Gardendale Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page

If you live in the Gardendale area, the splash pad is open to the public.

In a Facebook announcement by the City of Gardendale Parks and Recreation Department, in compliance with the Jefferson County Health Department and the Alabama Department of Health, all precautions are being taken to ensure a safe and enjoyable play area.

Due to social distancing limitations, capacity at the splash pad will be 50% (50 people allowed at any given time).

Address: 2191 Fieldstown Rd, Mt Olive, AL 35117
Morning Session – 10AM-1PM | Closure for Sanitizing – 1-2PM | Afternoon Session – 2-5PM
Website | Facebook

6. Moody Splash Pad

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Water pose. Photo via Moody Splash Pad’s Facebook page

The Moody Splash Pad is gearing up to turn on the water for its reopening on Tuesday, June 23.

During current COVID-19 restrictions, the pad will operate at 50% capacity. Pavilions will not be rented out during normal operating hours, but “after hour” birthday party rentals are still available.

Address: 100 Civic Center Dr, Moody, AL 35004.
Tuesday-Saturday, 9AM-6PM | Sunday, 1PM-5PM
$2 per person | Ages 2 and under – FREE
Website | Facebook

7. Big Springs Splash Pad

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Big Springs Splash Pad in Springville. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

Big Springs Splash Pad in Springville may be a bit further of a drive from Birmingham than other local splash pads, but it’s totally worth it. Why do I say this? Because it’s one of my family’s favorites. There is just enough water-filled equipment for hours of entertainment, plus lots of shady pavilions to rent for birthday parties and other small gatherings.

Groups of 15 or more just reserve a pavilion. To secure your spot, sign up.

Address: 480 Springville Station, Springville, AL 75 Old Talladega Rd, Springville, Alabama 35146
Contact: 205.467.0265
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-7PM | Sunday 1-5PM | Weekend Only Hours begin after August 11
Price: $2 per person
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Are there more splash pads open for summer 2020 around the greater Birmingham area? Let us know who we missed on social @bhamnow.

Patience Itson
Patience Itson
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