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1 Jun

Most of these splash parks are open from Memorial Day until Labor Day and close at dusk. If you know of a pool or splash park in the Miami Valley that's open to the public but has not been included, please share feel free to share it with is. We'd love to hear your personal opinion on any of the local pools and splash parks listed below.


Activity Center Park- Splash Park

221 N. Main St. (Centerville)
Cost: Free
Info: The park includes an all-access playground area with wide ramps, large swings, belt swings, infant swings, and benches that sway. Children of all abilities can play side by side on the play equipment. The sprayground is a zero depth splash pad with fun features that spray or dump water. The shelter has restrooms and picnic tables and can be reserved for groups of thirty or fewer for a fee.


Adventure Reef- Waterpark

2900 Glengarry Dr (Kettering)
Cost: Admission charged
Info: Interactive splash pad, leisure pool with large water playground, the highest and fastest slides in Montgomery County, two water slides with their own splash pool, a waterfall pool, a sun-bathing area, a bathhouse with lockers, showers and restrooms, and a concession stand and patio


The Greene- Splash Fountain

51 Plum St (Beavercreek)
Cost: Free
Info: Interactive fountain with various spray patterns


Island MetroPark- Splash Fountain

101 E. Helena Street (Dayton)
Cost: Free
Info: A visit with children to Island MetroPark is not complete unless you stop and enjoy the water play feature, open daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check out the newly installed surface under the fountains at Island MetroPark that is made from 100% recycled Ohio tires -- good for the Earth and good for active kids!


Kennedy Park- Splash Park

5073 Bigger Road (Kettering)
Cost: Free
Info: Newly redesigned park features a Farm Themed playground and splash park. Picnic table seating is very limited.


Mallory Park- Splash Park

Germantown at Burwood (Dayton)
Cost: Free
Info: Features a Splash Pad


McIntosh Park- Splash Park

Riverview at Edwin C. Moses Boulevard (Dayton)
Cost: Free
Info: Features a flower themed splash pad


Orchardly Park-Splash Park

Wonderly Ave and Delanie Ave
Cost: Free
Info: Located in the southeast section of the city, Orchardly Park includes a playground for small children, a spray pool, a full basketball court, two tennis courts, and a small ball diamond. The shelter house is reservable for groups; restrooms are available on site. Orchardly Park is located in the block between Wonderly Avenue and Orchard Drive on Delaine Avenue.


RiverScape MetroPark- Splash Fountains

111 E. Monument Ave (Dayton)
Cost: Free
Info: Features an interactive splash fountain


Stuart Patterson Park- Splash Park

238 Baltimore St. (Dayton)
Cost: Free
Info: Features a splash pad


Thomas A. Cloud Park- Splash Park

Brandt Pike & Harshman Road (Dayton)
Cost: Free
Info: Features a splash pad


Walnut Hills- Splash Park

2300 Block of Wayne Ave (Dayton)
Cost: Free
Info: Features a splash pad


Washington Park- Splash Park

East Second Street at Garland Avenue (Dayton)
Cost: Free
Info: Features a splash pad


Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark- Splash Park

1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave (Dayton)
Cost: Free
Info: The Children’s Discovery Garden is a child-friendly place to discover, experience and love our world through gardening. Divided into three main areas, the garden offers opportunities to play among interesting and whimsical plant displays, learn about Ohio habitats, and grow vegetables and other backyard plants.

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Categories: Play Area, Summer,

Kettering is reopening several of their parks. Celebrate with them in May as several of their neighborhood parks reopen. Festivities include ribbon cutting, light refreshments and other fun activities. Now here is the part I'm REALLY EXCITED about... bring your swimsuit to J.F. Kennedy Park and get ready to see Kettering's FIRST sprayground! 

May 14
10am-12pm: Oak Park, 2055 Malcom Ave
1-3pm: Wenzler Park, 3535 Sharewood Ct

May 21
10am-12pm: J.F. Kennedy Park, 5073 Bigger Road
1-3pm: Van Buren Park, 1450 Scottsdale Ave

These parks will open late Fall 2011/ Winter 2012
Berwin Park
Glaser Park
Kantner Park
Southern Hills Park
Walther Park
Blackhawk Park
Irelan Park
Oak Creek Park
Tait Park

You can check out a full list of all the Kettering Parks and their locations.

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Categories: Play Area,

26 Jan

So maybe it's too cold outside, but on some days you just NEED TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE! Anybody else with me?! Cabin fever often runs rampant in my house. So to help you out and to save you some sanity we put together a list of a few locations that you can visit and let your kids run off some energy while staying indoors. So bundle up the kids and get out of the house! These locations are great places to escape the outdoors! The price and times of each activity will vary so be sure to check out their site for more information. Also be sure to check their sites for possible coupons or discount days. I know this list is not all inclusive, so if you know of some places that I haven't included please be sure to let me know.

Play Some Games

Chuck E Cheese - Chaos in a building fueled by pizza

Magic Castle - Play areas, games, soft play area for younger kids

Learn Something New

Boonshoft Museum - Nature and science center with climbing structures and live animals

Air Force Museum - Large collection of military aviation and more, including sensory exhibits

Dayton Art Institute - Art exhibits and Kids Club gallery hunts

EnterTRAINment Junction - Train displays and walk through experiences

Run Off Some Energy

Bounce U - Inflatable play area for kids

Urban Krag - Rock climbing facility geared for ages 10 and up

Kettering Rec Center Ice Rink - Ice skating rink, check drop-in schedule on right column for times and fees

South Metro Sports - Ice skating rink

Skateworld of Kettering - Skating arena

Orbit Fun Center Lebanon - Skating arena and arcade

TWIGS Kids - Open bounce at gymnastics studio

Beaver-Vu Bowling Beavercreek - Bowling lanes

Pla-mor Bowling - Bowling lanes

Poelking Bowling Dayton Mall - Bowling lanes

Woodman Lanes - Bowling lanes

Poelking Lanes South Centerville - Bowling lanes

Marian Lanes Huber Heights - Bowling lanes

Kettering Rec Center - Rec classes and open gym drop in playdates (be sure to check the current activites guide)

Washington Township Rec Center - Preschool programs and playdates

The Chaos Room - Interactive gaming facility

Laser Web - Laser tag

Laser Quest - Laser tag

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10 Jan

Thanks to one of our readers, Lindsay, we are writing a new post, and now a BRAND new section- check out our Places tab, that includes Free indoor places to play! So here is what I've come up with so far, if you know of any more please let us know and we will add to our list. If our location information is incorrect please let us know.

Indoor Playgrounds


1872 East Stroop Rd Kettering- computer play area

6222 Wilmington Pike Kettering- indoor/ outdoor play area

2853 Centre Dr Fairborn- computer play area

410 N Broad St Fairborn - indoor play area

1570 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd Centerville - computer play area

2757 W. Alex Bell Rd Miamisburg - indoor play area

15 N Heincke Rd Miamisburg - computer play area

5562 Merily Way Huber Heights - indoor play area

Chick-fil A

Beavercreek Freestanding - indoor play area

Centerville Freestanding - indoor play area

Dayton Freestanding - indoor play area 


Burger King

4465 Clyo Rd Kettering - indoor play area

7607 Old Troy Pike Huber Heights - indoor play area


Mall Play Areas

Dayton Mall - indoor play area

Mall at Fairfield Commons - indoor play area


Thomas Train Table Play Area

Barnes and Noble - Shoppes at Beavercreek

Barnes and Noble - Dayton Mall Area

Books & Co - The Greene

Books & Co - Town and Country

Learning Express - Cross Pointe Center

United Art and Education - Washington Park Plaza

Von Maur- The Greene

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