Head to the Beach – A trip to the beach is always on our summer bucket list. Don’t forget to read up on Jax Moms Blog Beach Bound with Babies tips. Cost: Free.
Hanna Park Beach & Splash Park – Hanna Park is one of my most favorite places to take the kids in the summer. We hit the beach in the morning then head over to the splash park area for a shaded picnic lunch and splash park time. Cost: $5 per car.
Sunshine Playground & Splash Pad at South Beach Park – Kids can play on the playground until they get hot and then cool off on the splash pad. There are plenty of picnic tables so you can pack a lunch. Cost: Free
Jacksonville Zoo Splash Ground – If you have a zoo membership then why not head over for a few hours and let the kids splash around and cool off. Cost: Zoo admission is required to use the splash ground, but it’s free with membership.
Murray Hill Playground Splash Pad – The Murray Hill Playground boasts a water feature splash pad that is sure to keep kids cool after they have fun on the playground equipment.
St. Augustine Pier Splash Pad – Head on down to the St. Augustine Pier where kids can splash in the water at the splash pad and also enjoy a sandy playground directly connected to it. If you head there on Wednesday morning you can also enjoy the weekly Farmer’s Market. Cost: Free
Wiley Playground and Splash Pad – Wiley Road Playground is located at the intersection of Lane Avenue and Wiley Road in southwest Jacksonville. Newer additions include a water feature!
Spring Park Pool and Splash Pad – Located in Green Cove Springs, this newly renovated facility is the perfect place to cool off! Regular Hours of Splash Park Operation: Daily 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. There is a fee but children under 2 are free!