Las Vegas Sun

October 22, 2018

Currently: 69° — Complete forecast

It’s going to be a hot weekend; here’s where you can splash and cool off


Kyle B. Hansen

Children play in the water at the splash pad at Madeira Canyon Park during the park’s grand opening in 2009.

Making a Splash

Paul Marino Jr., 4, plays at Charlie Frias Park Sunday, June 9, 2013. Sunday's high temperature was 109, two degrees shy of the record. Launch slideshow »

It's going to be a hot weekend in Las Vegas — the hottest of the year so far.

With forecasts calling for 101-degree highs Friday and Saturday, Southern Nevadans are going to be looking for ways to cool off.

Since it's only the middle of May, some public pools aren't yet open for the summer. But if you like to have fun while you get wet, the region's parks have lots of splash pads and water features that are open.

Here's a list of the splash pads and water features you can take advantage of right now:

Las Vegas

Splash pad and water play animals at most Las Vegas parks are on during park hours, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Rainbow Family Park and Centennial Hills Park close at 10 p.m. The water play areas at Polly Gonzalez Memorial Park and Teton Trails Park are not on until 9 a.m. on school days.

• All-American Park, 1551 S. Buffalo Drive

• Angel Park, 241 S. Durango Drive

• Bob Baskin Park, 2801 Oakey Boulevard

• Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive

• Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive (the north splash pad in Butterfly Park area is closed until June for repairs, but the south splash pad remains open)

• Douglas A. Selby Park, 1293 N. Sandhill Road

• Estelle Neal, 6075 Rebecca Road

• Gilcrease Brothers, 10011 Gilcrease Ave.

• Justice Myron E. Leavitt and Jaycee Community Park, 2100 E. St. Louis Ave.

• Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave.

• Patriot Community Park, 4050 Thom Blvd.

• Polly Gonzalez Memorial Park, 5425 Corbett St.

• Rainbow Family Park, 7151 W. Oakey Blvd.

• Raptor Play Park in Thunderbird Family Sports Complex, 6105 N. Durango Drive

• Rotary Park, 901 Hinson St.

• Sunny Springs Park, 7620 Golden Talon Ave.

• Stupak Park, 300 W. Boston Ave.

• Teton Trails, 7850 N. Bradley Ave.

• West Charleston Lions/Essex Park, 600 Essex Drive

• Winding Trails Park, 7250 N. Fort Apache Road

• Woofter Family Park, 1600 Rock Springs Drive

Clark County

Most are open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

• Alexander Villas Park, 3620 Lincoln Road

• Charlie Frias Park, 5250 W. Tropicana Ave.

• Duck Creek Park, 8650 Pollock Drive

• Exploration Peak Park, 9600 S. Buffalo Drive

• Goodsprings Park, 385 W. San Pedro Ave., Goodsprings

Water parks, pools open for summer

Tamie Luckey, 41, and her daughter JayLynn, 4, swim Saturday at the Parkdale Water Park. Launch slideshow »

• Indian Springs Park, 715 W. Gretta Lane, Indian Springs

• Joe Shoong Park, 1503 Wesley St.

• Maslow Park, 4900 Lana Drive

• Molasky Family Park, 1065 E. Twain Ave.

• Mountain Crest Park, 4701 N. Durango Drive

• Mountain View Park, 2610 Needles Highway, Laughlin

• Paul Meyer Park, 4525 New Forest Drive

• Pebble Park, 8975 S. Topaz St.

• Pyramid Canyon Day Use Area, 157 E. Davis Dam Road, Laughlin

• Red Ridge Park, 7027 S. El Capitan Way

• Ridgebrook, 3600 Ridgehollow Drive

• Ron Lewis, 1255 Patriots Way, Moapa

• Searchlight Town Park, 255 S. Nevada St., Searchlight

• Somerset Hills Park, 10717 Valencia Hills St.

• Spring Valley Community Park, 10717 Valencia Hills St.

• Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road

• Thomas Dudley Leavitt Sr. Memorial Park, 150 W. Virgin St., Bunkerville

• Winchester Park, 3130 McLeod Drive


Splash pads are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. except Acacia and Hayley Hendricks, which close at 8 p.m.

• Acacia Park, 50 Casa Del Fuego St.

• Amador Vista Park, 1562 Amador Lane

• Esselmont Park, 2725 Anthem Highlands Drive

• Hayley Hendricks Park, 811 Ithaca Ave.

• Hidden Falls Park, 281 W. Horizon Drive

• Madeira Canyon Park, 2390 Democracy Drive

• Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Drive

• Paseo Vista Park, 2505 Paseo Verde Parkway

• Reunion Trails Park, 44 Chapata Drive

• Saguaro Park, 600 Pounds Way

Plus if your canine is looking to cool off, there is a splash pad at the Bark Park at Heritage Park, 350 S. Racetrack Road — no humans allowed in the water.

North Las Vegas

• Nicholas E. Flores Jr. Park, 4133 Allen Lane

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