The recent record breaking temperatures we’ve been experiencing have us thinking of ways to cool off. What better option than hoping on transit to visit a local splash pad or water park?
Here are four Salt Lake area splash pads accessible by transit:
The Engage Fountain (splash pad) is located in the Richard’s Court in front of Nordstrom near the much larger Transcend Fountain (map). The small fountain is perfect for kids – it shoots several columns of water up about five feet, where it blossoms into a jellyfish and drops to the ground.
City Creek is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed Sunday. Free.
The Snowflake Fountain (splash pad) is located at the north end of The Gateway, in the Olympic Legacy Plaza, just west of the Union Pacific Building (map). This fountain shoots several dozen columns of water high in the sky. A fixed program runs on the half hour.
The Gateway is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
The Seven Canyons Fountains are located in the middle of Liberty Park (map). This park is great for toddlers as it features trickling fountains and lazy running water.
The Seven Canyons is open daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. though the area is closed for cleaning on Tuesdays until 3 p.m. Free.
The pop jet interactive fountain showcases 18 variable height spray nozzles, LED lights and loads of fun!
Valley Fair Mall is open daily 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Free.