Utah's NEWEST Splash Pad | Wardle Fields Splash Pad + Playground

Utah's NEWEST Splash Pad | Wardle Fields Splash Pad + Playground

A new splash pad park just opened in Bluffdale that you are gonna want to add to your Salt Lake City Summer Bucket List. It’s one of Salt Lake County’s new “Destination Parks”. The best part about this new park is that it has a little something for everyone. The splash pad itself is huge! It has a Rocky Mountain nature theme and there are waterfalls to jump through, streams to follow, and bigger ponds to play in as well as a lot of water shooting up all over the place. My kids couldn’t stop running to each area of the splash pad (despite the numerous “No Running” signs) because they were so excited. Surrounding the splash pad is green space for sunbathing and covered pavilions with tables.

For those of you concerned about water conservation, don’t worry, the parks department thought of that. The water drained from the splash pad is later used to irrigate the park (after it has been drained and treated).

In addition to the large splash pad, there are two playground areas. The playground area for older children includes a 25-foot watchtower with multiple covered slides, a 20-foot climbing net, and a 300-foot artificial bouldering wall. There are netted climbing areas from the splash pad to the playground area and two racing zip lines

The playground for younger children includes a playhouse that kids can climb on top of or play inside, slides, a sand/water area with a water pump for kids to use, a large tree branch to climb, and musical touch activities. There are also multiple banks of swings for kids of all ages and abilities and various climbing structures.

In addition to the playground and splash pad area, the park includes a walking path, 16 competition pickle ball courts, sports fields, and basketball courts. There are three different pavilion areas that you can reserve – two of them seat 80 people and the small pavilion seats 32 people. To make a reservation, visit Salt Lake County's website.

All in all, we were quite impressed with this new park, and we are already planning our next visit. We only stayed an hour and a half and it wasn’t nearly enough time to enjoy everything!  Let us know what you think, and maybe we’ll see you there!

Elise

@3KidsTravel

Guest

Visitor Info

Helpful Tips: 
  • Address is 14148 South 2700 West, Bluffdale, UT
  • Take I-15 North or South to Bluffdale, then take Bangerter Highway west to 2700 West, go south on 2700 West, the park will be on the west side of the road 0.4 miles down. You can’t miss it!
  • The Splash Pad is open 11am – 7pm between Memorial Day and Labor Day. May & September is weather permitting.
  • The park is open dawn to dusk every day
  • Bring your own shade. This is a new park so there aren’t very many trees or shady areas.
  • There is green space for sunbathing and rocks and benches to sit on surrounding the splash pad.
  • Encourage NO RUNNING. It is tempting because of all the open space but there are a lot of slippery rocks to fall on.
  • There is plenty of parking.
  • This playground will get HOT during the summer, so be prepared and take all precautions. There are no covers on the playground equipment, aside from covered slides.
  • 3 pavilion areas (shaded with tables and outlets)
    Pavilioin reservation information can be found on the Salt Lake County website
  • Restrooms and 4 drinking fountains available
  • Walking path is three-quarters of a mile (concrete)

Comments

Amanda
Fun
Haley
This place is great BUT the signs are wrong and he splash pad is only open 11-7. I have talked to salt lake county about it and they said it's to conserve water. Kind of a bummer because there were tons of people there when I arrived at 10:15 and 11 is kind of late for us with small kids who nap in the afternoon!
Stacey
Is there regular playground equipment to keep busy with until water starts flowing?
Lotomata
Yes!!! There is!
LaWrene
How much does it cost and can we bring food and drinks?
harm
Free! You can bring your own food and drinks. I bet there is a rule against glass.
Emily
Does it cost anything?
harm
Free!
Jamie
Do you know how much it cost for the Wardle Fields Splash Park?
harm
Free! You can bring your own food and drinks. I bet there is a rule against glass.
Melanie
Is the park closed this thursday june 29th? Heard it was for maintenance.
harm
I am not sure, maybe check the Website listed above. Thanks.
meghanlindsay
This is a great idea for people that either have older children that don't nap or people that live 5 minutes away. opening at 11am is pretty late in the world of toddlers. We go to other splash pads/parks at 9am. By then it is starting to get hot and that gives us time to play and have a picnic lunch before nap time. If the water is being conserved, why not open earlier?
Brinda
Is is open on July 21st and 22nd
Kegan
Can you put up your own canopy tent? Seems the pavilions are rented out for the rest of the season.
Ally Mann
Is there really no cost? Is the park open on Sunday's?
Lonni myler
Are dogs allowed
Anonymous
Sad that the water pump for the sand spot is already broken. I contacted them and never heard anything from them.
Me
Is the splash pad still open?

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