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Your Guide to Memphis Pools and Water Parks

STAY COOL AT THE POOL: THIS SUMMER's best spots to splash around in memphis

Two children enjoy a slide at a carnival.

You don’t wanna miss this! Make sure to check out the Overton Park Summer Splash the first Saturday of each month—June 1st, July 6th, and August 3rd. Kick off your morning with a family-friendly cooldown, featuring waterslides, face-painting, and ice-cold Mempops!

Looking for more delicious frozen treats to keep you cool this summer? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Frozen Treats in Memphis.

Three young boys playing at Memphis Splash Pad at Shelby Farms Park

There are so many ways to make waves at Shelby Farms ParkThe 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 available for purchase online. Free water play sessions are offered to the public every Tuesday. 

Shelby Farms also offers kayak, canoe, and paddle board rentals at Hyde Lake Boat House and Pine Lake Boat House. If you bring your own non-motorized boat, feel free to set out on the waters!

Four young girls receive swimming lessons at Memphis YMCA pool

YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South has several locations featuring indoor and outdoor pools! The YMCA offers swim lessons, lifeguard training, certification courses, and hosts its very own swim team. For those interested in lap swimming or water aerobics, reservations are required. Become a member of the YMCA today!

Young children having fun at Memphis Splash Pad

Whether you want to dip your toes, splash around, or sit back and watch, the plaza at Crosstown Concourse features a free fountain area. It’s a perfect playtime spot for you and your kids. After that, there’s tons of amazing spots inside Crosstown to grab a treat, like Sweet Magnolia Gelato Co.

Also, Crosstown Concourse features a YMCA with an outdoor pool. Feel free to dive in the waters or lounge poolside!

Colorful Memphis Splash Pad located in Peabody Park

Located in Midtown, Peabody Park houses the Raymond Skinner community center, a playground, and a water park for everybody!

The Community Center also offers community-based recreational opportunities at their indoor pool for those with physical and mental disabilities.

Three young girls having fun a Memphis Splash Pad at Children's Museum of Memphis

The H2Oh! Splash Park is the perfect spot to keep it cool with the kids. With over 7,000 square feet of pure fun, the splash park features jet streams, water tunnels, geysers and more. Swimwear and lawn chairs welcome! 

Beautiful day at a Memphis Splash Pad in Orange Mound

Members of the Orange Mound community now have access to a family-friendly recreational field to stay active and keep cool as summer rolls through Memphis.

What’s more, the Orange Mound Community and Senior Center offers access to a heated indoor pool open during every season.

Mother sprays son during playtime at Memphis Splash Pad

Thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield’s $5.4 million revitalization project to provide Healthy Places for healthy activites, David Carnes Park received a face-lift that resulted in the development of a brand-new playground, water park, and a Blacksmith play area—all honoring David Carnes, one of the first Black landowners in the area.

Looking for more aquatic adventures?

People enjoying geysers, waterslides, and Dump Bucket Memphis Zoo Splash Park

The new Memphis Zoo Splash Park is officially open for the season! Featuring waterslides, dump buckets, interactive water toys, and a dedicated section for toddlers, this park is bound to be fun for all ages.

Memphis Zoo Members receive a discounted rate for access to the splash park.

Colorful mural surrounding Gooch Pool in North Memphis neighborhood

The City of Memphis offers FREE indoor and outdoor pools for all Memphis locals! Check out the Memphis Parks website for the full list of available pools, as well as their hours of operation and location.

The city also offers aquatic courses, including a lifeguard course, swim lessons, water aerobics, and more!

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