Lots of Excitement
Salt City Splash Aquatic Park is a new addition to Carey Park and a great place to cool off. The park opens Memorial Day and closes down on Labor Day with a special day for dogs to swim, "Dog Day at the Splash".
The park is open from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. everyday with lots of great things for all ages. The 6-acre park features a shallow water play area with zero depth entry for small folks and for accessible fun, playground equipment for those that prefer to stay dry and a 141-foot flume slide and 89-foot tube slide for the more adventurous ones. The 50-meter competition pool includes 1 and 3-meter springboard diving, lap lanes, basketball goals, 20-foot drop slide and large floating toys.
Free lockers, and deck chairs with a concession stand and changing rooms make it a great place to spend the day. There truly is something for everyone here.
For more information on the Salt City Splash Aquatic Facility contact the Hutchinson Recreation Commission at 620-662-7705.
We've Got It All
In the middle of Carey Park, there is lots to do close by, Carey Park Zoo, Carey Park Golf Course, Hobart Detter and Stremel Ball Fields, Frisbie Golf, a fishing pond, Jim P. Martinez Hike and Bike Trail, Emerson Carey Memorial Fountain and lots of playground equipment scattered around the park. You can rent the Homebuilders Shelter right across from the aquatic center for a family reunion or gathering.
Hutchinson has 2 free water spraygrounds. The Fairgrounds Water Park is located on Severance at the north end of Hutchinson and has playground equipment and tennis courts close by. A nice covered picnic area and lots of benches to relax while you watch and accessible restroom facilities.
There is another sprayground at the south end, at Avenue A and Main. This facility was the first built in Hutchinson and has lots of fun things to do. You can spray each other with a water gun or run through the meandering water flowing to a bubbling fountain. Fun for all ages and absolutely free. This sprayground is right next to the beautiful Avenue A Park that has a relaxing path next to the water with a gazebo that looks out over a waterfall. Close to downtown shopping and restaurants, this water park has it all.