Spray Parks are water playgrounds usually located in parks and other recreation centers. They’re perfect for kids looking to cool off from the summer heat. Your little ones (and let’s be honest, you too) can splash around in a puddled pool, play with misty water guns or face the epic tipping bucket. Scroll through to find the best Spray parks in the Tacoma area for your next refreshing summer adventure because it’s official…the heat has arrived in the PNW!
1. Franklin Park
1201 S. Puget Sound Ave. Tacoma, WA 98405
Adjacent to Franklin Elementary, this newly renovated 20 acre park has a sprayground, trails and walkways, plaza space and picnic shelter.
2. Jefferson Park
801 N. Mason Ave. Tacoma, WA 98406
At close to 15 acres this neighborhood park has room for team sports, kids play and spray ground equipment, picnicing and a fieldhouse for classes.
3. George B. Kandle Park
2323 N. Shirley St. Tacoma, WA 98406
Kandle Park includes walking trails, a new playground & sprayground, skateboard area, wave pool with four 25 meter lap lanes and a separate spraypool.
4. Norpoint Park
4818 Nassau Ave. N.E. Tacoma, WA 98422
This park includes a playground and sprayground, rain gardens, eco-turf, furnishings, skate park and trail elements.
5. SERA Campus (Near Star Center)
6002 S. Adams St. Tacoma, WA 98409
The 75+ acre SERA Campus is home to STAR Center, Gray Middle School, the Boys & Girls Club’s Topping Hope Center, and the Metro Parks sports complex. Tacoma’s newest and largest sprayground opened here in June 2014.
6. South Park
4851 S. Tacoma Way Tacoma, WA 98409
This forested park serves south Tacoma and features gardens, play equipment and a sprayground!
7. Titlow Park
8425 6th Ave. Tacoma, WA 98465
This 75 acre park has an extensive beach frontage and estuary lagoon which serve as the focal point to park visitors. Other site amenities include tennis and basketball courts, playfields, trails, spraygrounds, playgrounds and picnic areas. The historic Titlow Lodge, formerly the Hotel Hesperides, constructed in 1911 is a central feature of the park.
8. Verlo Playfield
4321 McKinley Ave. Tacoma, WA 98404
Established in 1928, this park (previously known as McKinley Playfield) features well established fields for sports as well as a playground and sprayground.
9. Wapato Hills Park
6231 S. Wapato St. Tacoma, WA 98409
Wapato Hills Park in South Tacoma features the Skip and Laura Vaughn playground & sprayground next to a large undeveloped area.
10. Wright Park
501 South I St. Tacoma, WA 98405
Wright Park is ideal for a leisurely stroll or taking your kids to the playground or sprayground. This 27 acre arboretum is home to a rich collection of more than 600 trees.
The new bridge at Wright Park is approximately 54 feet long, 8 feet wide and weighs just under 22,000 pounds. It was fabricated off-site and lifted into place with a crane.