Summer is here. Let's cool off at these local Midlands splash pads and water parks!
Elmwood/Roy Lynch Park
This lovely neighborhood park features a playground and a picnic shelter. It is enclosed in a brick and ironwork fence. Two game tables with built in benches are perfect for a game of checkers. The equipment is well maintained and in working order. This park also has a water spray. There is a water fountain but no bathrooms. Total acreage is .79 acres.
Hampton Memorial Park
The park has a pond, two tennis courts, youth baseball field, full-size basketball court and a spray pool. The facility has a sun porch for a relaxing outdoor experience with lots of shade and no flying insects. The facility is heavily used to house summer camp and after school programs.
Lorick Park has a neighborhood center, basketball courts, a baseball diamond, picnic shelters and a water spray. The community center has a game room and offers access to computers with Internet access. The Lorick Park community center is open: Monday through Thursday: 10 am-9 pm, Friday: 10 am-8 pm, Saturday: 10 am-6 pm and Sunday: 2 pm-7 pm.
This lovely park is well hidden in a pleasant neighborhood full of well-maintained older homes. It is a peaceful park that has been beautifully landscaped. It is enclosed by a metal and stone fence and landscape bushes. There are restrooms in the neighborhood center and water fountains are available. The community center offers access to computers with Internet access. The center is open from 2-6:00 p.m. weekdays.
Pinehurst Park has a baseball diamond and a playground area. There is also a spray pool and a community center. Off-street parking is available as well as water fountains and restrooms in the community center. The community center offers a game room, gymnasium and use of computers with internet access. The community center is open: Monday through Thursday: 10 am-9 pm, Friday: 10 am-8 pm, Saturday: 10 am-6 pm and Sunday: 2 pm-7 pm.
Waterfall Junction at Riverbanks Zoo
Waterfall Junction at Riverbanks Botanical Garden invites families and children of all ages to get outdoors and explore nature. Imagination blooms in this 3-acre wonderland where you can pop in and out of a rabbit hole, unearth a life-size replica of a T-Rex, frolic between giant tree houses and kid-size playhouses, splash around and under a 25-foot cascading waterfall* and run — or rest — on a grassy meadow. Cool refreshments await at The Oasis concession stand. NEW this year, Lil Sprouts Splash Zone — for our youngest visitors!
Adults (ages 13 and up) — $15.95
Children (ages 2–12) — $13.50
Children (younger than 2) — FREE
Military (with military ID) — $14.95
Senior Citizens (ages 62 and up) — $14.95
Greenview Park Pool and Water Park
Greenview Park is a multi sport complex that offers recreational amenities inside and outside of the park. The park consists of multiple ball fields, 9-court tennis facility, outdoor swimming pool, water slides, walking trail, playground area and a picnic shelter. Indoor amenities consist of a game room, multiple meeting rooms that include a ceramics room, computer room, teen room, three meeting rooms, full-size kitchen, fitness room and a gymnasium that seats 299 persons. Greenview Park community center is open: Monday through Thursday: Monday through Thursday: 10 am-9 pm, Friday: 10 am-8 pm, Saturday: 10 am-6 pm and Sunday: 2 pm-7 pm.
Admission to Greenview and Maxcy Gregg pools cost $3 for children 12 and under and $4 for adults.