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Outside {free} Water Play areas of Columbus


August 18, 2011
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Homestead Park, Hilliard (4675 Cosgray Rd, Hilliard, 43026, Directions to Homestead link, info on park link) 9am to Sunset

Enjoy many play structures, even a train car, sand pits, swings, a water sensory play area for toddlers and pre-school aged children. There is a water gun play structure that all ages can enjoy. There are picnic tables, some shadding and I am pretty sure there are restrooms but not necessarily right where you may be playing. 

Ballantrae Park, Dublin (Off Avery Muirfield, right onto Woerner Temple Road, right into parking lot, right past the water spouts). (community website link)

LIMITED HOURS: Open 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Sunday. The park will be closed as of Sept.1 and is anticpated to resume normal hours in 2012.

Enjoy dozen of water spouts, plenty of 'rock' surfaces to water-paint, bringing buckets and paint brushes usally are a hit! Bring sunscreen or a covering, there is very little shade. The sitting is very limited so I do recommend bringing seating (blanket or/& chair). Also, there are restrooms and plenty of room for strollers. 

Splash Pad, Powell (47 Hall Street, Powell, link to city site)

Enjoy this great cushy flooring that allows all ages to play under the water spouts, run through the water arches or duck the falling water buckets! Limited seating but bring a chair or blanket to sit on the sidelines. When done there is a nice climbing structure to enjoy and plenty of grass to run around in! Limited shading but there are restrooms near by. Suits are required to play in the water. 

Polaris Town Center, Polaris Mall

Enjoy water spouts in the open air part of the Polaris Mall, the Towne Center. There are a few benches and limited shading. 

TheSciotoMile, Fountain Side,

Beginning July 13th and on select Wednesdays you can play in the fountains from 11:30 until 1:30 and enjoy free Ice cream treats afterwards! see link for which Wednesdays. 

Ballantrae Park, Dublin **Currently Closed**(Off Avery Muirfield, right onto Woerner Temple Road, right into parking lot, right past the water spouts). (community website link)

The park will be closed as of Aug. 1 and is anticpated to resume normal hours in 2012.

Enjoy dozen of water spouts, plenty of 'rock' surfaces to water-paint, bringing buckets and paint brushes usally are a hit! Bring sunscreen or a covering, there is very little shade. The sitting is very limited so I do recommend bringing seating (blanket or/& chair). Also, there are restrooms and plenty of room for strollers. 

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Pictures of some of these places can be found HERE on our Facebook page.

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