Your guide to Dayton-area spray parks

  • Sierra Smith
  • Tabatha Wharton
12:00 p.m Wednesday, May 24, 2017 What To Do
Jan Underwood
8/31/07 -- ddn090207salestax --Brian Knuth, 2, (left) and his brother Kyle, 3, of Atlanta play in the fountain at the the Greene while visiting his grandparents in Beavercreek with his family. PHOTO BY JAN UNDERWOOD
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Sister and brother Amariya Hill, 9, left, and Khirya Hill, 5, play on the splash pad at McIntosh Park in Dayton on Thursday during an outing with their grandmother. A rare stretch of dry weather is expected to last into the weekend. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Ashton Young, 3, beats the heat on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, by playing in a spray park along Germantown Street in Dayton. (Marshall Gorby/Staff)
Cianna Richarson gets immersed in the cooling water jets of the spray at McIntosh Spray Park on Riverview Ave.
Walnut Hills Park, at Wayne and Woodman Avenues, was established in 1926 by the city of Dayton, sits on over 9 acres and features a ball diamond, pavilion, viewing platform, playground, sprayground, along with tennis courts and a roller hockey rink. Walnut Hills sits on about 250 acres of Dayton land running the length of Wayne and Wyoming Avenues up to Watervliet Avenue and Pursell Avenue. VIVIENNE MACHI / STAFF
The aviation-themed Washington Spray Park in Dayton is one of the city’s several spray parks. There are many splash pads and spray parks located throughout the Miami Valley. CONTRIBUTED
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Children walk through the fountains on Riverscape to beat the heat Wednesday. A heat advisory from the National Weather Service is set for noon to 8 p.m. today. Highs will be in the low-90s, but the extreme humidity will push the heat index up. The real feel temperature is 100 degrees. JIM WITMER / STAFF
Jamarcus Anderson, 3 of Dayton climbs a tower during the grand opening of the Fairview Commons Spray Park and Playground on Elsmere Avenue in Dayton, Saturday, June 11, 2011.
Kristina Rader of Kettering and her two sons Trenton, 4 and Alex, 2, take a break from fun in the spray park at Orchardly Park in Oakwood Thursday June 2. As of April 1, the state requires local health agencies to inspect and license splash pads to make sure the water is filtered and treated. Rader said she thought monitoring the parks was " a good idea to make sure kids are healthy."
Beating the heat was a blast for everyone at Island MetroPark's water playground despite Wednesday high temperature and even higher heat index.
Addison McCormick, 6, plays at Kennedy Park in Kettering July 19, 2013. AARON MAX/STAFF
The splash pad, in Thomas A. Cloud Park, in Huber Heights, officially opened on Saturday July 4, 2010.
Sprayground at Activity Center Park off N. Main Street in Centerville lets children of all ages have fun getting wet in hot weather.