Great Parks to Open Wet Playgrounds

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A young child runs through a splash pad. The sprinklers are shaped like arches, resembling a rainbow.
Parky’s Ark Wet Playground in Winton Woods will open for the 2022 season on May 28.

Great Parks of Hamilton County will reopen its wet playgrounds for the season starting on Memorial Day weekend, with multiple new safety improvements in place at each site. Parky’s Wetland Adventure in Woodland Mound and Parky’s Ark in Winton Woods will both open starting on Saturday, May 28.

“We are excited to reopen the wet playgrounds at Winton Woods and Woodland Mound so children can share in the fun of playing in the water and keeping cool throughout the summer,” said Todd Palmeter, CEO of Great Parks.

The safety updates at the wet playgrounds fixed deteriorating surfacing, cracking, and border issues. The work was made possible after voters passed the additional 0.95-mill levy for Great Parks last fall.

Both wet playgrounds are scheduled to remain open from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. daily through August 14, subject to Great Parks staffing levels at each park. The cost to use the wet playgrounds is $6 per child. Children must wear bathing suits and be supervised by a parent or guardian.

The wet playgrounds were closed in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID guidelines and staff safety precautions. The smaller wet play area at Sharon Woods Harbor that includes basic spray features remained open through the pandemic and is open for the season, free of charge.

Great Parks offers all types of playgrounds for kids, including traditional outdoor playgrounds.