By TMoM Team Member Katie Moosbrugger 

We’ve checked, and we’ve confirmed that many Triad area splash pads and water slides are opening for the 2022 season! Most begin the season on Memorial Day weekend, so be sure to confirm before you go! Plus, you never know if weather or something technical has closed the park for the day or longer.

For the parks that are completely free to attend, we listed that below. Others charge admission, and some charge a fee for large groups. Splash pads are listed with a web site where you can get more information on hours and fees.

All the parks are grouped by Triad cities. I’ve also included a list of parks that are a short drive away. You can always find this list on our Directories Page. If I forgot to add your favorite local water park, please leave a comment below or email us here!

Barber Park Sprayground 
Address: 1500 Dans Rd., Greensboro, NC 27401 (adjacent to the new picnic shelter area)
Website: greensboro-nc.gov/index
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Free admission. Typical outdoor splash park with water sprayers. Among the new amenities at the spray ground are a restroom facility and concession stand. Large shaded areas. Playground nearby. Good idea to get there early before the crowd hits.

Burlington City Park Sprayground
Address: 1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC 27215
Website: burlingtonnc.gov/1666/Splash-Park
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Typical splash park with sprays, dipping bucket, 8 picnic tables under gazebo, tables with umbrellas, 140 participants allowed at a time.

Bur-Mil Park Family Aquatic Center 
Address: 5834 Bur-Mil Club Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410
Website: guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/county-parks/bur-mil-park/aquatic-center
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Includes water sprayers, slides for small children, an activity area where kids control the water, plus a water massage bench.

Hagan Stone Park 
Address: 5920 Hagan-Stone Park Rd, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313
Website: guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/county-parks/bur-mil-park/aquatic-center
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Aquatic center includes large outdoor water park.

Keely Park Sprayground 
Address: 4100 Keeley Rd., McLeansville, NC 27301
Website: greensboro-nc.gov/index
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Free admission! Typical outdoor splash park with water sprayers. Individual tables available for picnics. Playground nearby. Good idea to get there early before the crowd hits.

LeBauer Park Splash Pad  
Address: 208 N. Davie St, Greensboro
Website: greensboro-nc.gov/index
Description: Opening for 2022 season! The VF Seasonal Plaza fountain is open daily in LeBauer Park. Free admission! Interactive splash pad for children and adults, plus a huge grassy lawn, dog park, Peacehaven Sensory Space (a sculptural wall designed to be enjoyed by people who have sensory processing disorders), ping pong and foosball tables.

Wet N Wild Emerald Pointe 
Address: 3910 S Holden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27406
Website: emeraldpointe.com
Description: Opening for 2022 season! More than 36 rides and attractions and over 3 million gallons of water fun! Activities and areas for all age groups (including fun rides for moms and dads!).

Carl Chavis YMCA Splash Park SPLASH PARK CLOSED DUE TO RENOVATIONS 
Address: 2757 Granville Street, High Point, NC 27263
Website: hpymca.org/carl-chavis-ymca/carl-chavis-ymca
Description: Free for Y members! The Splash Park is an interactive, zero-depth water park designed for all ages. Activities include spraying, splashing, dumping and walk-through features.

The Aqua Park at Elevated Wake Park
Address
: 220 Bryant Rd, Lexington, North Carolina 27292
Website: elevatedwakepark.com
Description: An inflatable playground on the water fun for all ages! Visit their Facebook page here!

Hartley Drive YMCA Splash Pad
Address: 150 West Hartley Dr, High Point, NC 27265
Website: hpymca.org/hartley-drive/splash-pad
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Free for Y members! The Splash Pad is an interactive, zero-depth water park designed for all ages. Splash Pad activities include spraying, splashing, dumping and walk-through features.

High Point City Lake Park Pool and Waterslide CLOSED DUE TO RENOVATIONS UNTIL 2023
Address: 211 S Hamilton St, High Point, NC 27261
Website: highpointnc.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/High-Point-City-Lake-Park-12
Description: Huge pool with two large water slides, among many other things to do at this park. See our day trip blog about City Lake Park HERE.

Kernersville YMCA Splash Park and Teen Activity Pool 
Address: 1113 W Mountain St, Kernersville, NC 27284
Website: ymcanwnc.org/locations/kernersville-family-ymca
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Free for Y members! The Kernersville Family YMCA has two fun Outdoor Water Park areas. Playful features in the Splash Park area for younger children include tumble buckets that dump water and ground arch features. The Teen Activity pool has two state-of-the-art water slides, as well as water lily pads and pool deck “funbrellas” to provide shade!

Southside Splash Pad  
Address: (Located at Southside Recreation Center) 401 Taylor Avenue, High Point, NC 27260
Website: highpointnc.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Splash-Pad-58
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Free admission! Floor spouts, water buckets, water spray guns, net climber. No lifeguards on duty.

Washington Terrace Pool and Waterslide 
Address: 108 Murray St, High Point, NC 27260
Website: highpointnc.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Washington-Terrace-Pool-and-Waterslide-57
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Along with a large pool, there is a waterslide (about 13’ high), and a low-level wading pool that is great for moms and little kids to sit and splash.

Bolton Pool & Sprayground 
Address: 1590 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Website: cityofws.org/1981/Pools-Aquatics
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Opens weekends ONLY starting May 29;  Opens for Full Season June 12. Typical outdoor splash park with water sprayers. Not much shade. Huge pool with diving platforms nearby. Playground also nearby. Season passes available.

Hathaway Park Sprayground 
Address: 301 Anita Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Website: cityofws.org/1981/Pools-Aquatics
Description: Opening for 2022 season! A water playground with fixtures and fountains that spray water.

Happy Hill Splash Pad 
Address: 1230 Alder Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Website: cityofws.org/1981/Pools-Aquatics
Description: Opening for 2022 season! New within last year or so. They also have a new track there as well if you want to exercise then jump in the water with the kids!

Kimberley Park Pool & Sprayground
Address: 620 Burton St, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Website: cityofws.org/1981/Pools-Aquatics
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Typical outdoor splash park with water sprayers

Little Creek Park Sprayground 
Address: 610 Foxcroft Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Website: cityofws.org/1981/Pools-Aquatics
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Free admission! A water playground with fixtures and fountains that spray water.

Long Creek Pool 
Address: 5801 Bethania-Tobaccoville Rd.
Website: cityofws.org/1981/Pools-Aquatics
Description: Opening later in the season 2022. Long Creek Pool serves the neighborhoods in the Bethania, Shattalon and Old Town areas and has diving boards. Like all city pools, Long Creek pool offers free swim lessons.

Mineral Springs Sprayground 
Address: 4700 Ogburn Avenue, Winston-Salem
Website: cityofws.org/1981/Pools-Aquatics
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Free admission

Nelson L. Malloy Jr. Splash Pad 
Address: 2619 Bethabara Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Website: cityofws.org/1981/Pools-Aquatics
Description: Opening for 2022 season!

Parkland Water Pool & Playground 
Address: 1660 Brewer Road, Winston-Salem
Website: cityofws.org/1981/Pools-Aquatics
Description: Opening for 2022 season!

Polo Park Pool & Sprayground 
Address: 1850 Polo Road, Winston-Salem
Website: cityofws.org/1981/Pools-Aquatics
Description: Opening for 2022 season!

Reynolds Park Sprayground
Address: 2450 Reynolds Park Road, Winston-Salem
Website: cityofws.org/1981/Pools-Aquatics
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Free admission.

Rupert Bell Park 
Address: 1501 Mt. Zion Place, Winston-Salem
Website:cityofws.org/1981/Pools-Aquatics
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Free admission.

Sedge Garden Park
Address: 401 Robbins Road, Winston-Salem
Website: cityofws.org/1981/Pools-Aquatics
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Free admission.

Tanglewood Park Pool and Splash Park 
Address: 4061 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012
Website: forsyth.cc/parks/tanglewood/pool.aspx
Description: Opening for 2022 season! This year, however, they are not offering seasonal passes. Includes a winding tubing river, two slides, a splash pad, lots of deck space, a children’s pool area with a tumble bucket, raindrop, starburst, and lemon drops, and a lap pool area with two diving boards and two water slides. Despite tables inside – meals are not allowed, only snacks.

Winston (Lake) Waterworks
Address: 2801 New Walkertown Rd N, Winston Salem, NC 27105
Website:cityofws.org/1981/Pools-Aquatics
Description: Opening for 2022 season!

Carolina Harbor Waterpark at Carowinds
Address: 300 Carowinds Blvd., Fort Mill, SC 29708
Website: carowinds.com/play/carolina-harbor
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Carowinds expanded its existing waterpark area and created Carolina Harbor, technically now the largest waterpark in the Carolinas. Amenities include wave pool, splash park, little kid area, restaurants, cabanas, Entry to Carolina Harbor is included with the price of admission to Carowinds.

Dan Nicholas Park’s Water Plaza
Address: 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146
Website: rowancountync.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Water-Plaza-17
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Free admission! One of the newest additions to Dan Nicholas Park. Features spray and splash area for the little ones.

Davie County Community Park
Address: 151 Southwood Drive, Mocksville, NC 27028
Website: daviecountync.gov/1007/11478/Splashpad
Description: Opening for 2022 season! The Vortex Splashpad is the largest (7,350 sf.) in North Carolina. The Nature Splashpad Theme was decided by Davie County Residents in a design charrette meeting which includes LED lights for night time play. They have 3 quadrants designated for different age groups. The area includes 2 shaded picnic areas and 20+ lounge chairs. The Splashpad operates on a recirculating water system that focuses on water conservation. Pre-registration is required. Click the link to their website to register.

Dobson Splash Pad (near Mt. Airy) 
Address: 110 S. Crutchfield St, Dobson, NC 27107; 336-356-8962
Website: facebook.com/pages/Dobson-Splash-Pad
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Free admission! Typical outdoor splash park with water sprayers. Located in Dobson Square Park which is adjacent to Dobson Town Square. Nearby is a playground, toddler playground, walking trail, and picnic shelters. More details on the park HERE. More updates about the town of Dobson and the Splash Pad can be found HERE.

Great Wolfe Lodge 
Address: 10175 Weddington Road, Concord, NC 28027
Website: greatwolf.com/concord
Description: OPEN! You must book an overnight to use this park.Its 84-degree indoor water park offers 11 water slides, 4 pools, a water-loaded tree house with a 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, thrill rides like the Howlin’ Tornado, and zero-depth-playgrounds. For more ideas about Great Wolfe Lodge and things to do in Concord, click HERE.

Homeplace Recreational Park 
Address: 258 Homeplace Park Road, Ararat, NC 27007 (not far from Mt. Airy, Pilot Mountain and Dobson)
Website: homeplacepark.com/index.html
Description: Opening for 2022 season!  “Old Fashioned Family Fun”! Park includes diving pool, rope swing, water slide, plus areas for camping, playgrounds, mini golf course, arcade, carpeted kiddie play area, and more!

Hope Park Sprayground 
Address: 106 Montibello Dr, Mooresville, NC 28117
Website: mooresvillenc.gov/facilities/facility/details/Hope-Park-23
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Free admission! Traditional sprayground. Playground and picnic shelters nearby.

Lexington Aquatic Park 
Address: 207 Forest Rose Drive, Lexington
Website: lexingtonnc.gov/city-services/parks-and-recreation/parks-and-facilities/splash-pad-and-pool
Description: Opening for 2022 season! The cost is $1 for ages 0-17, and $2 for ages 18 and up

Ray’s Splash Planet
Address: 215 N Sycamore St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Website: mecknc.gov/ParkandRec/Aquatics/RaysSplashPlanet
Description: OPEN! The facility includes a one-of-a-kind water park with 117,000 gallons of water fun! The facility also contains a fitness center, party rooms, a new playground and other recreational features.

Sun Crest Water Park 
Address: 6806 All Healing Springs Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681
Website: suncrestwaterpark.net
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Follow them on Facebook for opening day announcement. Swimming, picnicking, water slides and rope swing

Village Park Splash Pad 
Address: (Located at Kannapolis Recreation Center) 730 West C Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081
Website: kannapolisnc.gov/Government-Departments/Parks-Recreation/Parks
Description: Opening for 2022 season! The Splash Pad offers fun all summer long with its water cannons, geysers and jets.  Designed for all ages and abilities. Some areas require different skill levels. Two age-specific designated areas. Kannapolis Rec Center also offers mini and disc golf, a volleyball court and a playground.

Washington Park Splash Pad 
Address: 100 Bookington Dr, Lexington, NC 27292
Website: lexingtonnc.gov/parksandrec
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Free admission! The Washington Park Splash Pad is a 4,000 sq foot sprayground with dump buckets, spray features, misters, arch features, among many others, and has areas for younger kids, and kids of all ages! There is also a playground, shelters and picnic tables, a basketball court, walking trail, and bathrooms on site.

Wilkes Family YMCA Waterpark
Address: 1801 YMCA Blvd, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Website: ymcanwnc.org/locations/wilkes-family-ymca
Description: Opening for 2022 season! Free for Y members! The Wilkes Family YMCA waterpark is 24″ deep with a zero depth entry. It includes four spraying/dumping water features, picnic tables with umbrellas, and lounge chairs. Access to family changing room and locker rooms. Personal floatation devices available for non-swimmers. Birthday parties offered on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as after the pool closes!

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