I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful Spring weather because soon the warm sunshine and cool breezes will give way to the hot and heavy air of SUMMER. So pack up your floaties and SPF 50, Nashville—it’s time to open up the pools and spraygrounds!
Ava’s Splash Pad – Opens May 31st
Cumberland Park Sprayground – Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
The good news — located at 592 South 1st Street in Downtown Nashville, the sprayground has fountains to play in and lots of water to splash around in. It’s FREE, and it’s the highlight of a very cool park. The bad news —sometimes it’s closed when there’s an event at LP Field. Womp womp.
Lebanon’s Don Fox Park boasts a wading pool for tots — with playgrounds, volleyball courts, and a walking track nearby. The pool can be reserved after hours; check here for more information.
Kirkpatrick Sprayground – Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
One of Metro’s Parks and Recreation spraygrounds, Kirkpatrick is on the East Side at 620 S. 9th Street.
Nashville Shores – Opens May 14th
What will a million gallons of water get you? Well for starters, a wave pool, a lazy river, water slides, and an enormous bucket of water that spills over and dumps water all over the place every five minutes. Sounds refreshing!
Metro has three outdoor community center pools open in the summer. Cleveland Park (610 Vernon Winfrey Ave.), Easley Center at Rose Park (1000 Edgehill Avenue), and Looby (2301 Metro Center Blvd.).
Rivers of Tennessee Fountains, Bicentennial Mall – Open April through October
The Bicentennial Mall has 31 fountains in which to splash around. Fun fact: each one represents one of our state’s major rivers.
Watkins Sprayground – Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
Another of Nashville Metro Parks and Recreation’s locations, you’ll find Watkins Sprayground at Jo Johnston Avenue at 17th Avenue North.
Wave Country – Opens May 28th
A wave-action swimming pool, water flumes, and speed slides. Awesome. There’s a kiddie pool too! Click here for pricing, hours, and birthday party info.
Need more pool and water play ideas? It’s a pretty sure bet that this list will be helpful after Memorial Day. Don’t miss our list of Tennessee waterfalls, swimming holes, and sandy beaches either!