This summer, my boys and I have been visiting as many local splash parks as we can to try and choose which one is our favorite. The Draper City Splash Pad is brand new, just opened this May, and it's was a blast to explore.
Right away I was grateful that the City of Draper made a point to add shade to the play area. It's usually one of my biggest complaints when it comes to splash parks in general. They added multi-colored awnings over a lot of the play area along with some great seating space and picnic tables. There are also a few grassy areas around the splash pad with trees. As the trees grow, they will provide even more shade for us.
There is a great combination of small creeks and fountains for littles to enjoy, along with large fountains that bigger kids tend to love. The bigger fountains aren't as powerful or as tall as the ones at the Sandy Amphitheater Splash Park, so if your child is afraid of those big fountains, then they may enjoy the Draper Splash Pad more.
The restrooms are clean and rather than have separate women's and men's restrooms, there are four unisex restrooms. Each of them is large and gives you plenty of space for you and your kids to change clothes before or after playing in the water. They all also have diaper changing tables.
My kids love this splash pad and ask to come back often. I enjoy it for the little creeks and the lovely view of the Wasatch Mountains in the background.
THANKS TO ALEX FOR THIS POST!
- How to get there: the Draper City Splash Pad is at 150 E. 13400 S. From I-15, take the Bangerter Highway exit and head east. Then turn left at the light onto 150 E. The park will be on your right on the corner of 150 E and 13400 S. It's right across the street from Smith Fields Park. There's also a dog park next door.
- Shade Canopies
Be sure to read all the rules on the city website.