We all know the valley of the sun gets hot. Extremely hot. "How can anything survive this" hot. But even during the dog days and the big heat, splash pads offer a wonderful, safe way for the kids to cool off and have fun.
To make life easier, we've rounded up some of the best splash pads around the valley, for convenience divided into four parts of town. For a complete list of all 34 splash pads in the greater Phoenix metro area, just click here.
As a satirist might imagine, three of the best splash pads in Scottsdale are located in shopping centers, not city parks:
Bonus: Anthem Community Park in the suburb of the same name (north on I-17) is one of the best parks around, and the splash pad is no different!
Disagree with our picks? Know of a better splash pad in the Phoenix area? Let us know!