Our playgrounds help bring our park to life. When we play, we interact with the world around us. Come swing, climb, and splash at one of the park’s two play areas.

Children’s Play Area

Hours: 6 am – 11 pm
Address: 401 River Road

Parking: Orange parking lot

Adventure Playground & Splash Park

Adventure Playground Hours: 6 am – 11 pm
Splash Park Hours: 11 am – 8 pm (May – October)
Address: 1101 River Road

Parking: Silver parking lot

About Our Playgrounds

There are two playgrounds in Waterfront Park — the original Children’s Play Area at the Orange parking lot (west of the Harbor Lawn) and the Adventure Playground and Splash Park at the Silver parking lot (east of the Big Four Bridge).

The Children’s Play Area was one of the very first spaces to be completed in 1997. This playground includes three areas for different age groups and a climbing rock nearby. The play area has wonderful views of the river, the Great Lawn, and the downtown skyline.

The Splash Park was completed as part of Phase II, opening to the public in 2004. The playground features large play structures that resemble a steamboat, a towboat, and a bridge. There is also a climbing pyramid. The Splash Park is open seasonally, from early May through October. This play area includes water cannons, spray misters, a tipping water bucket, and colorful metal sculptures of fish that are elevated and spray water from their mouths.