We love summer and being able to cool off in the pools and splash pads in the Columbus area. At Compass Homes, we have some favorites that offer great water activities, large swim areas, and fun for the whole family. Are any of these your favorites?
Swimming Pools in Central Ohio
Most of these require you to be a resident or come as a guest of a resident, but some offer non-resident memberships, so check the websites for specific information. All of these pools have large swim areas, and most have special attractions to make your experience great!
Olentangy Swim Association – “The Powell Pool”
245 Adventure Park Dr., Powell, Ohio 43065
This pool features a large heated pool, mushroom waterfall, toddler wading pool, lap lanes, and 165 ft. water slide.
5660 Dublinshire Dr., Dublin, Ohio 43017
The newly renovated North Pool offers a lap pool and a dive well with 1 and 3 meter platform dives, climbing wall, body slide and innertube slide, lap lanes, and toddler pool.
6363 Woerner Temple Rd., Dublin, Ohio 43017
The Dublin South Pool has water slides and lap lanes, as well as a great area with aquatic-amusement tools.
The Worthington Pool
400 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., Worthington, Ohio 43085
Several pools make up this complex, complete with lap lanes, a large diving bay, slide, and Splash Pad.
Upper Arlington Pools
Reed Road Water Park
2000 Hastings Ln., Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
Complete with lap lanes, diving bay, slides, a current & vortex channel and play features, and a separate wading pool make this pool a neighborhood favorite.
2070 S. Mallway Dr., Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
This pool has lap lanes, a wading pool, and recreational swimming area.
New Albany Pools
Plain Township Aquatic Center
7650 Swickard Woods Blvd., New Albany, Ohio 43054
This pool has a park-like setting, with mushroom umbrella water sprays, water slides, and an Interactive Play area for younger children.
Splash Pads in Central Ohio
Splash pads bring out the inner kid in all of us. How fun is it to run around waiting for water to burst out and soak us? These are some of the best Splash pads in the Columbus area – all worth a visit!
Village Green in Powell
47 Hall St., Powell, Ohio 43065
Located behind Village Hall, this is an amazing splash pad! It boasts a water spray tunnel, squirting toys, and water arches for older kids. It also has a playground and a pavilion that provides shade. Bring a lunch and have a blast playing in the water!
Spray and Play at Veterans Park in Delaware
1121 S Houk Rd., Delaware, Ohio 43015
Delaware has a new splash pad! There are dinosaur themed toys; even a dinosaur skull slide. The splash pad is filled with brontosaurus bones, and there’s a picnic shelter so you can bring snacks and take a break.
Easton Town Center
Easton Station, Columbus, Ohio 43219
Located between Brio and the Cheesecake Factory is a splash pad complete with dancing fountains. This one is great in the evening because of the cool lights.
Ballantrae Community Park in Dublin
6350 Woerner Temple Rd., Dublin, Ohio 43016
This one isn’t easy to find, but the 4 giant dancing bunnies let you know you’re in the right place! This pad has a cave-like setting, rocks with leprechaun faces, and a fun, varied water spray pattern. A fantastic splash pad!
Station Park in Hilliard
4021 Main St., Hilliard, Ohio 43026
Located at the beginning of the Heritage Trail in Old Hilliard, this pad has fountains of varying heights and intervals. There’s an indoor eating area, picnic area, and seating area.
Scioto Mile/Bicentennial Park in Downtown Columbus – TEMPORARILY CLOSED
233 Civic Center Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43215
This splash pad is one of the best! It’s a huge area filled with fountains. There are great water features like mist sprays, dancing jets, puddles, and timed jets. It isn’t too far from Columbus Commons, which has family fun, food, ice cream and carousel rides.
Wherever you choose to go hang out in the water this summer, we hope you have a great time with your family. We’d love to hear about your adventures at your favorite pools and splash pads!