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Siouxland Splash Pads

Splash pads are popping up across Siouxland, and in this weather, we sure need them! Splash pads are park areas that don't have any standing water like a pool, but have lots of fountains, dumping buckets, sprayers, and other water features kids can run through, under, over, or past to get nice and wet on a hot day. Looking for more aquatic fun in Siouxland? Check out my Guide to Siouxland Pools & Swim Lessons and my post about the Siouxland Splash Waterpark opening in 2025!
in background, a closeup of water splashing, in foreground, "Siouxland Splash Pads"

The Sioux City splashpads as a group get mostly rave reviews from local families, but the most common complaint when one comes up is kids slipping. To avoid this, make sure kids are in water shoes with good grip on the bottom, not in flip flops or other shoes with smooth bottoms. And don't forget your sunscreen!

Here's where you can go to join in on the refreshing splash pad fun in and around Sioux City (listed alphabetically--they're too good to rank!) All of the splash pads in Sioux City itself are run by the Sioux City Parks and Recreation Department with the exception of Miracle Field, which is run by the Miracle League of Sioux City.

Chris Larsen Park

This fun new splash pad opened in 2024 and is part of the extensive renovation of Chris Larsen Park along the Missouri River. 

Where: Larsen Park Road & Floyd Boulevard
Open: 10am to 8pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Cone Park

In summer, Cone Park's ice-skating rink transforms into a splash pad! This is a great activity to pair with bike riding at the new Cone Park Mountain Bike Park!
a man in a gray shirt and black shorts holds hands with a small boy in lime and blue swim trunks and rashguard as water sprays around them at the Cone Park Splash Pad in SIoux City, Iowa
multi-generational fun at the Cone Park Splash Pad

Where: 3800 Line Drive
Open: 10am-8pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day 

Want to know more? Here's my YouTube video about the Cone Park Splash Pad:



Cook Park

Cute splash pad at a Sioux City neighborhood park

Where: 505 Market Street
Open: 10am-8pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day


Dale Street Park

Cute splash pad at a Sioux City neighborhood park

Where: 1514 Dale Street
Open: 10am-8pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day


Leeds Park

Cute splash pad at a Sioux City neighborhood park

Where: 3810 41st Street
Open: 10am-8pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day


Miracle Field at Riverside Park

Splash Pad at Miracle Field

Toddler Splash Pad at Miracle Field

Miracle Field is one of the best adaptive playground complexes in the nation, and the splash pads at Miracle Field are my top recommendation for visitors from out of town looking for a splash pad to play at, and there are currently two splash pads--one for toddlers and one for older kids. Both are accessible to those with special needs. For more information on Miracle Field, check out my Miracle Field post and video.

Where: 1301 Riverside Blvd
Open: 10am-8pm--but sadly not yet opened for summer 2024 as of 6/18/2024. Miracle Field was vandalized this spring and repairs are not completed yet. 

Rose Hill Park

Firefighter themed splash pad at Rose Hill Park in Sioux City, Iowa
This fire truck is actually a water slide!

Rose Hill Park is an adorable firefighter themed splash pad and play area that opened in May 2019 in a small neighborhood park. 

Where: 1431 Grandview Boulevard
Open: 10am-8pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day
For more information, check out my blog post about Rose Hill Park and Splash Pad

Additional Siouxland Splash Pads

Huether Aquatic Complex
Where: 2020 Douglas Avenue in Yankton, SD. Part of the Huether Aquatic Complex; paid admission required (daily admission and memberships available)
Open: Hours vary but are available on the Huether Aquatic Complex website
More info: Visit the Huether Family Aquatics Center website

Le Mars YMCA
Where: 241 12th Street East in Le Mars, IA
Open: During outdoor pool areas; splash pad area is part of the outdoor pool area and paid admission is required. (daily passes and memberships available)
More info: Visit the Le Mars Area Family YMCA website

Meridian Plaza
Where: The Meridian pedestrian bridge in Yankton, SD 
Open: Normal park hours

Prentis Plunge
Where: Prentis Ave between East Main Street and East Clark Street in Vermillion, SD. Part of the Prentis Plunge pool and waterpark complex; paid admission required (daily passes and memberships available)
Open: 1 to 8pm most summer days
More info: Visit the Vermillion SD Parks & Rec website

Puddle Jumper Park
Where: Lincoln Way and 13th Street SE in Orange City, IA
Open: normal park hours
More info: Visit Orange City Parks and Rec

Sergeant Bluff City Splash Pad
Where: 901 1st Street in Sergeant Bluff, IA
Open: 10am to 8pm, May through September

Siouxland Splash Pads Coming Soon

There are plans underway to build new splash pads at the following Sioux City area locations:

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