I had plans to not get wet when we went to the Pioneer Park splash pad in Provo, so I wore long jeans (despite it being 80 degrees at 10 am). By the time we left, I was soaked from my feet all the way up to my waist. I didn’t expect to love this splash pad as much as I did … next time, I’m not wearing long jeans to the splash pad. I also only got one photo of the splash pad because we were having too much fun.
My favorite thing about the Pioneer Park, Provo splash pad is the water layout, how much water comes out of each hole, and the little shower of rain falling from the building just to the north of the splash pad area. The water was so much fun to play in despite there not being any water toys. I should have taken more photos so you could see the water layout but since I was having too much fun, you’ll probably just have to check it out for yourself..
My least favorite thing about the splash pad was how far away the restrooms were from the splash pad. It takes less than a minute to walk to them, however, I enjoy when the restrooms are right next to the splash pad.
Other things about the splash pad: There is no parking lot so when it’s busy at the park, which by 10:30 am, there was only one or two parking spots left closest to the park, it’s a bit of a walk. There is only one pavilion to provide shade but most parents and guardians seemed to be enjoying the sun with camping chairs and sitting on the rocks and flower bed ledges that surround the splash pad area. There is an enclosed playground area right next to the splash pad which is nice because it is so close to Center Street and 500 West, both very busy streets. I was worried about the splash pad area being close to the busy streets as well, however, once we started playing, I realized it wasn’t as dangerous as I had thought it was. The splash pad also turns off every hour for 15 minutes.
Center Street and 500 West, Provo
10 am – 8 pm