Splash Pad Series: Eagle Mountain

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Last week I decided that I would visit all of the major splash pads here in Utah County and document it for all of you here on UCM so that you could see what is at each splash pad and know a little bit about each one.

My first splash pad is Eagle Mountain at Nolan Park.  I have been to Eagle Mountain multiple times but I had never seen this park before.  I took the kids Saturday morning and it turned out to be a packed park due to the baseball games that were going on there that day.  We circled the park looking for parking and luckily found one very close parking space to the splash pad.  Despite all of the people at the park, there were very few using the splash pad.  However, we were there around 10 am and as we were leaving around 11 am, there were more people arriving for the splash pad.

Part of the splash pad.
Part of the splash pad.
If the water is not running, wave your hand over this green pole in the northeast corner of the splash pad and it will start the water again. The water is time sensitive so you may have to restart it while you are playing!
If the water is not running, wave your hand over this green pole in the northeast corner of the splash pad and it will start the water again. The water is time sensitive so you may have to restart it while you are playing!
The splash pad area.
The splash pad area.
This fun thing dumped water out of the buckets.
This fun thing dumped water out of the buckets.
Water sprays horizontally between the two poles making it fun to run through.
Water sprays horizontally between the two poles making it fun to run through.
A fun "shower" area.
A fun “shower” area.
My kids loved this thing but never figured it out.
My kids loved this thing but never figured it out.  *Update, apparently this hasn’t worked in quite a while. 🙁

My favorite thing about the park was how many streams of water coming out of the ground.  Some of them varied as to when they turned on and off but it was fun to watch the kids run from each large water tower to the next and run through the water coming out of the ground.

My least favorite thing about the splash pad was the lack of water coming out of some of the water towers and some of the ground sprayers were not working either.  Only one of the yellow buckets (pictured above) was working.  It would have been fun to see it working to surprise the kids more often as to when it was going to dump water on them.

Other things about the splash pad:  Parking was a little rough.  I happened to go Saturday morning while there were a lot of people there for baseball games.  There is not a parking lot for the park so cars were parked along the streets surrounding the park and down other streets near the park.  There is a playground at the park but it is a little ways away from the splash pad.  The restrooms are right next to the splash pad.  Unfortunately, they were very messy when we were there.  There are no trees or shade nearby the splash pad, although I’m guessing if you go in the evening, you can use the shade of the restrooms building to get away from the sun.

NOLAN PARK
9 am – 9 pm
7862 N. Tinamous Road (corner of Tinamous Road and Peregrine Road)

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