Spray Parks and Splash Pads for Kids in Pittsburgh West

Beat the Heat for FREE this Summer with Your Guide to Spray Parks in the 'Burgh

By Emily Papa, Macaroni KID Publisher June 23, 2023

There are SO many spray parks, splash pads or playgrounds with water features for kids in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas that are completely free and totally fun! If you are looking for splash pads and water parks in or around Ambridge, Avalon, Bellvue, Bulger, Crafton, Carnegie, Clinton, Cuddy, Coraopolis, Eldersville, Greentree, Joffree, Heidelberg, Imperial, Ingram, Langeloth, Leetsdale, McDonald, McKees Rocks, Midway, Morgan, Moon, Neville Township, Noblestown, Pittsburgh, Presto, Robinson, Sewickley, Slovan, Southview or Sturgeon, PA then this is the guide for you!

Cool off during hot days from late spring to early fall at Pittsburgh's coolest aquatic facilities—"spray parks!" You don't need swimming skills to enjoy the spray parks. From the tiniest toddler to a pre-teen adventurer, and even those using wheelchairs, children of all ages and abilities enter with equal enthusiasm.

Let your imagination run wild, as movement sensors cause sprayers to magically turn on and off in this three-dimensional world of water. It's guaranteed to bring back memories of running through sprinklers...but this time with a lot more fun, color and movement; and, it's FREE!

Browse our interactive map to find a splash park near you or scroll through each splash pad by area to search by features you may be looking for. The Macaroni KID Pittsburgh Publisher's are on a personal mission to find you any and all spray parks in Pittsburgh and tell you what we like (and don't like) about each one. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see where we find our family fun this summer. 

Do you know of an awesome splash pad or park with water feature that isn't on our list? Tell us about it here! Before you head out, check out 9 Tips to Planning the Perfect Day at a Splash Park.

*****We will be updating with park openings and closures as we hear them. Please always confirm hours with venue prior to arriving.*****

Leetsdale Splash Pad | Henle Park
Leetsdale, 15056

This is one of our favorites, located right down the street from Sewickley Village. The large spray park is right next to the playground. Bring a stroller and some walking shoes, so you can walk to the village for some sweet cold treats after! The Leetsdale Splash Pad opens for the 2022 season on Saturday, May 28th at Noon and will be open Sunday - Saturday from Noon until 6:00pm, weather permitting. MORE INFO

Clearview Federal Credit Union Splashpad at Moon Park
1350 Ewing Road
Moon Twp, 15108

Brand new for 2022 is this beautiful upgrade to the Moon Park splashpad with a fantastic playground connected to the spray park. Splashpad is open daily from 10am-2pm and 3pm to 7pm through Labor Day. Please note the 1-hour lunch break that the splashpad is closed daily from 2-3pm. Moon park itself is massive with a pond, walking trails, picnic areas and more! MORE INFO

Arlington Park
1523 Fernleaf Street
South Side Slopes, PA  15210

Beechview Spray Park | Vanucci Playground
Corner of Orangewood Avenue & Westfield
Beechview, PA  15216

Perfect play date spot for smaller kiddos with a playground and spray park. Spray park includes dumping water buckets, rainbow sprayers, daisy showers and more. The park is enclosed with a large grassy area for your picnic blanket or to let your toddler run around. Let the bigger kids explore the tree covered hill behind the playground and climb some trees. Lifeguard on duty at 10am. 

Moore Park
1801 Pioneer Ave
Brookline, PA  

Moore Park is a Pittsburgh City Park that is not only home to a splash park but a children's playground, Olympic sized pool, water slide, ball fields and more. MORE INFO

Wiltshire Park
McMurray Road 
Upper St. Clair, PA 15241

This playground was designed for kids ages 5-12 years old but has plenty of qualities that the whole family will love and is absolutely a kid fan favorite in the South Hills. There are tons of slides, play towers attached by wobbly bridges and accessible by ladders, rock walls, and climbing nets. There's a covered pavilion for packing lunches, indoor bathrooms, a frog water feature and a sandbox! In addition to the playground there is a creek that the kids can play in.  

Warrington Spray Park
329 E. Warrington Avenue
Beltzhoover, PA

Located directly behind the Warrington Community Center, this fenced in spray park includes a water dome, misters, sprinklers and has a lifeguard on duty during spray park hours. If you happen to be there when the lifeguard not and need to turn on the water, locate the short blue pole with red cap at the front of the park and press down on the top.

Burgwin Park
328 Mansion Street
Hazelwood, PA  15207

Large fenced in splash park with plenty of picnic table seating surrounding it. The Playground is right next to the splash park.

Mellon Spray Park
6601 Fifth Avenue
Shadyside, PA

Assorted playground equipments sits atop rubber flooring with various sprinklers and water buckets in the spray park. There are benches surrounding the spray park where parents and spectators can stay relatively dry while watching. 

Pittsburgh Water Steps
Located on the North Shore where the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and North Shore Trail intersect
North Shore, PA

After being closed for the past 2 years due to the pandemic, we have it on good authority that the Pittsburgh Water Steps will be back in action for the 2022 summer season!

The Plaza at PPG Place
Third Avenue
Downtown Pittsburgh, 15222

The water feature will typically operate from 6am-10pm daily, however, from 6am-6pm Monday through Friday the water feature is available for viewing only. Interactive hours are Monday through Friday from 6pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10pm. 

Troy Hill Spray Park | Cowley Playground
1200 Goettman Street
Troy Hill, PA 15212

Troy Hill Spray Park is a Pittsburgh city fav and often referred to as a hidden gem in Troy Hill. Lots of on street parking with a playground and splash park that kids of all ages will enjoy. 

Round Hill Park
651 Round Hill Road
Elizabeth, PA 

Another Mac Kid Reader Favorite, Round Hill Park is located in Elizabeth Township and known mainly for their exhibition farm with animals that is open daily, year round and their awesome spray park. MORE INFO

Here are some other great playgrounds that may not necessarily be Spray Parks, but do include a water feature of some sort:

Boyce Mayview Park, Upper St. Clair - easily our favorite playground, this park features various water misters throughout the playground area. 

North Strabane Park, Canonsburg - tons of playgrounds in one area with a water feature next to the big pavilion. 

Clair Park, Upper St. Clair - cute little park with a sprinkler.

Chartiers Playground, Windgap -  Circular fountain type splash pad at the edge of the playground. 

Swisshelm Playground, Swissvale - small egg shaped splash pad.

Please note this guide is updated annually. If there is a Pittsburgh park closure or something we are missing, please email with the information or submit it directly through this form

If you live in Ambridge, Avalon, Bellvue, Bulger, Crafton, Carnegie, Clinton, Cuddy, Coraopolis, Eldersville, Greentree, Joffree, Heidelberg, Imperial, Ingram, Langeloth, Leetsdale, McDonald, McKees Rocks, Midway, Morgan, Moon, Neville Township, Noblestown, Pittsburgh, Presto, Robinson, Sewickley, Slovan, Southview or Sturgeon, PA - Subscribe to Macaroni KID Pittsburgh West to help you Find Your Family Fun all summer long!