Best Nashville Splash Pads and Pools


Every year I ready myself with pep-talks and a mini fan for the inevitable sweat bath that is Nashville’s humidity, I look forward to the cool of pools and splash pads. Mercifully, the Middle Tennessee area is packed with pools, water parks, and splash pads galore! I have perused the interwebs to find those nearest you. And now we can all enjoy summer like happy the little campers that we drag along with us. So suit up, smear on that sunscreen, and read on, mamas…summer’s here!

Best Nashville Splash Pads and PoolsBest Nashville Splash Pads and Pools 


L.L. Burns Park Splash Pad

501 Park Street, Kingston Springs TN 37082

Small splash pad nestled inside a community park next to the Harpeth River. Paved walking trail, picnic shelters, soccer fields, disc golf course, and two playgrounds on site.
Opens: May 28th
Cost: Free


Bicentennial Mall State Park Splash Pad

600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville TN 37243

This little gem exists right in downtown Nashville at the bottom of the Tennessee State Capitol.  It boasts 31 geyser-like fountains commemorating Tennessee’s major lakes, rivers, and tributaries with a large trough representing the Mississippi River.  Look down to read inscriptions about these major waterways, and you can sneak in a little geography lesson while your wee ones splash about (or at least you can say you tried!)
Open: April through October
Hours: 8:30am-9pm daily with a light show after dark!
Cost: Free


592 South 1st Street, Nashville TN 37213

This innovative kid utopia includes a wading-depth splash pool, multiple climbing features, slides, and plenty of green space for picnics and free play.
Opens: May 26th*
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm/Sunday 12-6pm
Cost: Free
*Special note: Park may be closed during special events at LP Field

Kirkpatrick Sprayground

620 South 9th Street, Nashville TN 37206

Sprayground with water-activating foot pads, spray tunnels, and safety fences. Nearby playground to help air-dry the kiddos!
Opens: May 28th
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm/Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm
Cost: Free

Nashville Shores

Nashville Shores

4001 Bell Rd., Hermitage TN 37076
“Located on the shores of Percy Priest Lake, Nashville Shores features more than 1 million gallons of summer fun.  Brave the waves in our gigantic wave pool, plunge down our 8 thrilling water slides, or play, slide and splash in Kowabunga Beach, a massive water tree house and playground.  If you want to chill…enjoy a leisurely float ride on our lazy river or soak up some rays on our beautiful beach.”
Open: May 5th
Hours: Nashville Shores Hours of Operation
Cost: Daily Admission & Season passes available. See website for more details.

Old Hickory Beach

876 Burnett Rd, Old Hickory TN 37138

Sandy beach (beach in Tennessee!), lake swimming, and picnic areas.
Open: Now
Cost: $5 daily per vehicle

Watkins Sprayground

616 17th Avenue North, Nashville TN 37203

This small, fenced-in sprayground is located on the south side of Watkins Park.  Though it may be smaller than Kirkpatrick & Cumberland, it tends to be less busy.
Opens: May 28th
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm/Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm
Cost: Free

Wave Country

2320 Two Rivers Parkway Nashville TN 37214

Nashville’s only wave pool!  Wave country includes two water flumes, two speed slides, and one kiddie slide.  There is also a kiddie pool and children’s playground. You may bring your own food and drinks, but concessions are available as well.
Opens: May 29th 7 days/week. After August 6th Saturdays/Sundays only. (Special holiday hours on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day: 10am-6pm)
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-5pm/Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm/Sunday 11am-6pm
Cost: Kids (Under 3) Free; Youth (3-12) $10; Teens/Adults (13+) $12*
*Rates are half-price for children Monday-Thursday 3-5pm


Springfield Splash Pad

Martin Luther King Jr. Park
2623 S Main St., Springfield TN 37172

Opens: Memorial Day Weekend – August 1st, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
August 9th- October 1st, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

White House Splash Pad

105C College St., White House TN 37188
Huge pirate ship (climbable!) and other pirate-themed elements.
Opens: May 5th (Weekends Only); May 28th (Daily)
Hours: Daily 9am-9pm
Cost: Free


Smyrna SplashTown (Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center)

611 Nolan Drive, Smyrna TN 37167

Splash pad, outdoor pool with giant water slides, water climbing wall, and special pool area for the young ones!  This place has everything you could imagine!
Opens: May 28th
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm/Sunday 12-6pm
Cost: Kids 12 & Under $5; Teens/Adults (13-54) $6; Senior (55+) $5

Splash Pad at Gregory Mill Park

390 Enon Springs Road East, Smyrna TN 37167

Neighborhood park with a large, fenced splash pad.  Picnic areas and walking trail.
Opens: May 24th
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-6pm/Friday-Sunday 10am-6pm
Cost: Free 

Boro Beach

Nashville summer splash pad pool family kids

2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro TN 37130

This outdoor pool/water park at Sports*Com has massive waterslides and other fun features!
Opens: May 28th
Hours 10am-4:30pm
Cost: $7 Adults; $5 Youth
(See website for additional details.)

Patterson Park Indoor Water Park

521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro TN 37130

Zero-depth entry, interactive water play system, triple-loop slide, and four-lane lap area.
Open: Now.
Hours: see web site for details
Cost: $4 Daily Admission with multi-visit passes available.


Tommy Garrott Aquatics Facility at Gallatin Civic Center

210 Albert Gallatin Ave. Gallatin TN 37066

Gallatin’s first zero-depth pool!  Facility includes a splash pad and three slides (one is a 57-foot speed slide!) Keep in mind all patrons must pay to enter, even non-swimmers.  There is no outside food or drink allowed, but there are concessions available on site. Indoor pool available; see website for details.
Opens: May 28th
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm/Sunday 1-6pm
Cost: Kids (Under 2) Free; General (Ages 2-54) $7; Seniors (55+) $5

Lock 3 Beach

Lock 3 Rd, Hendersonville TN 37075

Sandy beach area, lake for swimming, and picnic areas.
Open: Now
Cost: Free

Pleasant Green Pool (Goodlettsville)

360 Pleasant Dr., Goodlettsville TN 37072

Outdoor swimming pool located within a 22-acre park featuring a paved walking trail, shelters, and a playground.
Opens: May 28th
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm/Sunday 12-5pm
Cost: $5 for ages 3+.  Season passes available for purchase.

Richland Park Pool (Portland)

303 Portland Blvd., Portland TN 37148

Large outdoor swimming pool located inside Richland Park, which includes trails, sports fields, picnic shelters, and playgrounds.
Opens: May 28th 
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm/Sunday 1-5pm
Cost: $5 for ages 5+


 Port Royal Park Splash Pad

4285 Port Royal Rd, Spring Hill TN 37174

This beautiful 30-acre community park includes a fenced splash pad, ADA-compliant playground, and many other amenities including sports fields and a walking trail!
Opens: Memorial Day thru Labor Day
Hours: Splash pad 10am-7pm
Cost: Free

Franklin Recreation Complex Outdoor Pool & Splash Park

1120 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin TN 37064
615-790-5719 ext. 2026

Franklin recreation complex features an indoor pool, outdoor pool, and splash park!
Open: May 1st (splash park); May 5th (outdoor pool)
Hours: See website as hours vary by month and recreation activity.
Cost: Kids (Under 4) Free; Youth (4-17) $2; Adults (18-54) $4; Senior (55+) $2

Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill

2909 Commonwealth Dr., Spring Hill TN 37174
615-302-0971 ext. 2222

6,000 sq. foot outdoor recreation pool with slides and water features.
Opens: May 28th (10am-4:30pm)
Hours (May 29-August 9): Monday-Friday 10am-7pm/Saturday 10am-6pm/Sunday 1-6pm
Cost: Kids (Under 4) Free; Youth (4-17) $2; Adults (18-54) $4; Senior (55+) $2

Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville

7250 Nolensville Rd., Nolensville TN 37135

Outdoor pool with a water feature and zero-entry.
Opens: May 28th (10am-4:30pm)
Hours (May 29-August 9): Monday-Friday 10am-7pm/Saturday 10am-6pm/Sunday 1-6pm
Cost: Kids (Under 4) Free; Youth (4-17) $2; Adults (18-54) $4; Senior (55+) $2

Fairview Recreation Complex Outdoor Pool

2714 Blvd., Fairview TN 37062

Outdoor pool with water slides and zero-entry.
Opens: May 28th (10am-4:30pm)
Hours (May 29-August 9): Monday-Friday 10am-7pm/Saturday 10am-6pm/Sunday 1-6pm
Cost: Kids (Under 4) Free; Youth (4-17) $2; Adults (18-54) $4; Senior (55+) $2 


Cedar Creek Recreation Center

9264 Saundersville Rd, Mt. Juliet TN 37122

Sandy “beach” for sandcastles and lake swimming! Multiple spots for picnics, sand volleyball, and playground on site.
Open: Now
Cost: $5 daily per vehicle

Don Fox Park – Wading Pool

955 Baddour Parkway, Lebanon TN 37087

Not a splash pad, per se, but more of a wading pool for young children with water umbrellas and other features.  Park includes paved walking trails, picnic tables, sand volleyball, and two playgrounds.
Opens: May 28th
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm/Sun 1-5pm
Cost: Free

Jimmy Floyd Center

511 N Castle Heights Ave, Lebanon TN 37087

Opens: (Outdoor Pool) May 28th
Indoor Pool: Mon-Fri, 6am-9pm/Sat 6am-7pm/Sun 1-5pm
Outdoor Pool: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm/Sun 1-5pm
Cost: Kids (Under 2) Free; Youth (3-5) $3; Older kids/Adults (6-54) $6; Senior (55+) $3

Laguardo Recreation Area

7609 TN-109, Lebanon TN 37087
Lake swimming and sandcastle fun! Picnic sites and playground on site.
Open: Now
Cost: $5 daily per vehicle


Certain locations have separate splash pads and kiddie pools with slides and water features in addition to the regular size outdoor swimming pool. Middle TN has over a dozen YMCA locations, so finding one near you shouldn’t be much of a stretch. Although the Y requires a paid membership (and you can choose area-wide or single location), one can take advantage of the many other amenities year-round! Child-care, saunas, showers, free coffee…need I say more? So, hop on over to their website to find the one nearest you!

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Let us know below which splash pads and pools you love the most!  


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