Looking for a quick and inexpensive way for kids to beat the heat this summer? Forget expensive pool memberships or dedicating an entire day to navigating a waterpark, Spartanburg’s conveniently located FREE splash pad at Barnet Park is sure to be your go-to water activity this summer.
Location and Hours of Operation
Located at the front entrance to Barnet Park at 248 E. Main Street, the Splash Pad is Open Memorial Day – Labor Day (9am – 7pm)
Splash pad visitors can park in the church parking lot across the street from the splash pad and use the crosswalk. Please do not use the Chapman Cultural Center parking lot (even though it’s tempting!), as it for Chapman Cultural Center employees and visitors/guests only.
Splash pad 411
Make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen. The splash pad is NOT shaded!
It’s a good idea to wear water shoes or have flip flops nearby. While the water fountains keep the play area cool, the surrounding sidewalk is very hot for uncovered little feet. Additionally, little ones might like the extra protection while navigating the splash pad.
Bathroom facilities are available, but they are located at the opposite end of the park. Expect a short walk.
Bring along containers, cups, or buckets for water play. Kids love filling these with water and it adds an extra element of fun to the splash pad.
Don’t forget your towels and snacks!
If you’re on the opposite side of Spartanburg or want the convenience of a playground and a splash pad within walking distance of one another, make sure to check out this great review of Spartanburg’s other splash pad located at Tyger River Park.
Have you ventured out to the splash pad at Barnet Park yet?
For even more ideas of things to do in downtown Spartanburg see our itinerary – A Day in Downtown Spartanburg!