Make a Splash: Splash Pads and Pools in Memphis

Need a cool down to beat the summer heat?

Take a look at this list full of fun splash pads and pools to enjoy in memphis:

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The City of Memphis offers FREE indoor and outdoor pools for all city dwellers. 

Indoor Pools

  • Bickford Aquatic Center
  • Hickory Hill Aquatic Center
  • Orange Mound Community Center Pool
  • Raymond Skinner Pool

Outdoor Pools

  • L.E. Brown Pool
  • Charles Morris Pool
  • Douglass Pool
  • Ed Rice Pool
  • Gaisman Pool
  • Gooch Pool
  • Lester Pool
  • Pine Hill Pool
  • Raleigh Pool
  • Riverview Pool
  • Tom Lee Pool
  • Westwood Pool
  • Willow Pool

In addition, the city also offers aquatic courses, including a Lifeguarding course, Swim Lessons, and Water Aerobics too!

The plaza at Crosstown Concourse has a free fountain area that’s a perfect playtime spot, whether you want to dip your toes, run in full force, or simply sit and watch.

P.S. Crosstown Concourse has both splash pads AND pools courtesy of the fountain mentioned about the at Church Health YMCA outdoor pool!

There are so many ways to make waves at Shelby Farms Park!

The Water Play Sprayground features water tunnels, spray jets, water pumps, and more fun for children 12 and under. This area of the park is open Wednesday-Monday for both morning and afternoon sessions. Tickets to the splash area are $10.95, and are available for purchase online. 

**Opening day for the Sprayground is May 28th**

Shelby Farms also offers kayak, canoe, and paddle board rentals at Hyde Lake Boat House and Pine Lake Boat House

Prices vary depending on the boat/board, and how many people will be participating in the activity. Check out their site for more information!

If you own your own boat, that’s cool, too! All non-motorized boats are allowed on all lakes at Shelby Farms.

P.S.: Proceeds from the boat/board rentals help support the Shelby Farms Conservancy

YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South has many gym locations that also include access to indoor and outdoor pools! 

There are numerous YMCA pool locations around town, including Downtown, East Memphis (Ric Nuber location), Midtown, Cordova, Collierville, and more. 

For those interested in lap swimming or water aerobics, reservations are required.

Additionally, the Y also offers swim lessons, lifeguard training, certification courses, and hosts its very own swim team. 

Memberships are required in order to visit any of the YMCA gyms and pools.  Become a member online

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The BRC Splash Pad is located in the city of Bartlett, and is available for both residents and non-residents of the municipality. There are sprinklers, slides, geysers, pumps, and plenty more where that came from.

This water feature is open to the public daily, beginning Memorial Day through the last Sunday of September. Tickets are free for BRC Members, $5 for residents and $12 for non-residents. 

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Located in Midtown, Peabody Park houses a community center, playground, and a splash park for all the peeps!

CMOM‘s Splash Park is the perfect spot to keep it cool with the kids. With over 7,000 square feet of pure fun, the H2Oh! Splash Park features jet streams, water tunnels, geysers and more. Swimwear and Lawn Chairs are welcomed. 

The park is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

Beale Street Landing “Island Play” is located at Riverside and Beale, and provides a free, small spray ground area for kids to cool off.

Sometimes the water is not on, but that’s okay! Just pop on over to the Mud Island River Park and dip your toes in the pond. 

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