Summers can get hot and humid in Hendricks County, Indiana. Luckily, we have plenty of waterparks and splash pads to beat the summer heat.

All of the following locations provide perfect opportunities to cool off while making memories with your kids, family and friends.

Splash Island Family Waterpark

Splash Island Family Waterpark waterslide

Splash Island is a tropical-themed outdoor water park spanning 4.3 acres, offering attractions for all ages, from a zero-entry area with a playground for toddlers to water slides and a 900-foot-long leisure river. The park underwent a major renovation in the offseason adding more waterslides, new cabanas and a splash pad area in addition to other updates.


Murphy Aquatic Park

Murphy Aquatic Park in Avon

Murphy Aquatic Park features central Indiana's only wave pool and was designed to be accessible and fun for all, including those with mobility challenges. The facility includes a water playground with wheelchair-friendly runways and water wheelchairs available, a large water play area with basketball goals, a waterslide tower and a shaded toddler area.


Gill Family Aquatic Center

Gill Family Aquatic Center

Gill Family Aquatic Center, nestled in Ellis Park in Danville, is an ideal choice for those seeking smaller crowds at a waterpark. It offers a zero-depth children's area, two water slides, a general swimming area, and a splash pad.

Memberships, rental information and swimming lessons are available.

If pools aren’t your style or you need an option where swimming isn’t required, there are several amazing splash pads in Hendricks County, too.

Washington Township Park Splash Pad

Splash Pad at Washington Township Park Avon

Tucked away in the lower portion of Washington Township Park in Avon, a vibrant splash pad offers a perfect setting for a summer afternoon. Next to a shelter, bathrooms and a playground, it provides all the essentials, along with grassy areas and park trails for additional outdoor enjoyment.

Hummel Park Splash Pad

Hummel Park Splash Pad

Guilford Township's Hummel Park in Plainfield is a family favorite, featuring a splash pad and a traditional playground next to the splash pad. Despite its modest size, the splash pad is popular and can get busy. The park also boasts miles of paved trails and numerous picnic spots.



NOTE: The Watermill Splash Pad in Williams Park will be closed for all of 2024.