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Best Place to Play in the Water Without the Risk of Drowning

The Splash Pad

Kids love this clean and well-designed "splash pad" at beautiful Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, between River Road and the Rillito, and it's a worry-free good time for parents as well. Just push the button, and for 15 minutes at a time, cool water sprays out of fountains, falls from buckets and bubbles up out of the ground, allowing water-resistant tykes to get the hang of a wet face before tackling the pool. The splash pad is open from mid-April until Oct. 31, and it's free. It's akin to the old lawn-sprinkler method of cooling off--only much better.