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Splash Play

Splash Into the Renovation Revolution

Guest Column - September 2016

Splash play areas are tremendously popular, but with new advances, your older splash play area might be ready for some smart upgrades.

Bring Play Value to the Splashpad

Problem Solver - August 2016

But in addition to just plain fun, water play contributes to healthy physical development, building gross and fine motor skills. Kids on the splashpad run, dodge and jump to develop gross motor skills, while developing fine motor skills through interactive features like pumps, movable cannons and floating objects.

Bring Beach Fun to the Playspace

Problem Solver - August 2016

Use color to take your beach theme further. A soothing palette of white, turquoise and ocean blue will complete your peaceful seaside adventure. Bring the sights, sounds and textures of the beach to any space for all to enjoy.

Renew Your Sprayground

Problem Solver - August 2016

Consider the fun interplay of light, water and color. Stainless steel spray features are available that combine texture, light, color and water effects to create a brand-new experience and delight the senses.

Splash Play

A New Generation of Splashpad
Focusing on Play Experiences to Meet Community Needs

Guest Column - July 2016

Splash play continues to be one of the most popular planned additions at parks across the country. But splashpads have come a long way since their initial introduction, as manufacturers have learned more about how people like to play in water.

A Stunning Solution for The Yards Park in Washington, D.C.

Web Exclusive - July 2016

Yards Park is a fantastic open space in Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, featuring a monumental fountain. But until recently, this stunning fountain wasn't quite so impressive.

2016 State of the Industry

A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - June 2016

More than 2,100 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.


A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

Feature Article - June 2016

This section covers trends in facilities that include indoor or outdoor pools, splash play areas, waterparks and spas, including a look at aquatics-specific features and programs.

The Spray's the Thing

The Latest Trends in Splash Play Areas

Feature Article - April 2016

A natural connection is an important part of the park setting. In this feature, we'll look at how splash play areas are taking cues from nature to create inspiring settings, in addition to offering an understanding of water treatment options that help save water.

Design Splashpads for Inclusive Play

Problem Solver - August 2015

Splashpads and their structures follow many universal design principles, and by nature include a lot of inclusive play choices. There is such a range of pieces from the ground level all the way up to high-energy pieces. For example, at the water tables there is so much learning opportunity for younger children, because they provide opportunities for many play and social development stages, including cooperative play, sharing and cognitive milestones. These are appropriate through the stages of young toddler development up through 5 to 7 years of age and beyond!