Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pioneer Park Splash Pad

Pioneer Park, in Provo, has a new splash pad. The park has been under construction for what feels like forever, but it is finally done! Now they have a fenced playground, no more dangerous water canal and a fancy shmancy splash pad.

I love splash pads, but the one at the Riverwoods is small and busy all the time, so I was really excited when I heard about this new splash pad. We took the kids on a Friday morning (fountains start at 10am in case you are wondering) but we were like 10 minutes early, so we let the kids play on the playground until the water started.

The playground, was underwhelming. It was a Little Tykes playground and it was not that cool. My kids played on one slide that they could handle and that was it.

Even though the playground was less than awesome, the splash pad was amazing. It is huge. So very huge. And, there are tons of places for parents to sit, which I loved.

The kids had so much fun. Dan was screaming with glee and chasing Nicoley and Nicole was calculatingly maneuvering through the streams of water. Nicole was more brave about going through the streams then Dan was, but Dan got braver the longer we were there.

I couldn't get the kids to look at the camera while they were playing. They were having too much fun. And, I didn't have my zoom lenses with me, so I couldn't get a lot of close up shots without entering the water myself, which I was not going to do. I was not suited up for water fun.

I loved watching the kids play in the water. Nicole made up a game with her croc shoe where it was a boat and then Dan had to do it to. Funny kids.

I highly recommend this splash pad, it is so much fun. We only stayed like thirty minutes before the kids were cold and ready to be done, but that was fine with me since I was done too.


Marie said...

Looks like fun. I'll have to try it out.

Nate and Annah Butterfield said...

Fun! We should get together this summer and let our kids playing in the water. Henry loves playing with friends and he loves water. Plus, it would be fun to do something! It's been forever!