Here are our picks for fun-soaked splash pads in the Twin Cities:

Oak Hill Park

This 2,350-square-foot splash pad in St. Louis Park has a spray tunnel, bubble hoses and water nozzles. Kids can enjoy standing under large flower showers and water nozzles. (Parent alert: The seats across from the nozzles are in the splash zone.) It’s adjacent to a playground, picnic area and public restrooms.

Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. More info here.

Andrews Park Splash Pad

Features at this Champlin park include flower showers and frog-faced sprinklers. Climb aboard a replica boat, but beware the leaks (large fountains spraying from the floorboards) and dump-bucket masts. Land ho! The splash pad is also located next to a large picnic shelter and concession stand, perfect for snack time.

Hours: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. More info here.

Burnsville Lions Playground

The splash pad area in Cliff Fen Park, top, has up to 15 water features that spray, sprinkle, splash and soak. Movable spray hoses, water domes and dancing fountains are some fun ways to stay cool. The nearby playground boasts a giant jungle gym and rock walls.

Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. More info here.

Round Lake Splash Pad

Kids can sit under raining palm trees or set sail on the pirate ship spray playground at this Eden Prairie park. It’s close to a large playground, shaded seating area and a free beach.

Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. More info here.

Nicollet Commons Park

Is it an outdoor spa or splash pad? Either way, it features a lazy river, waterfalls and frog statues that spit water. The stone splash pad is by the Burnsville park’s amphitheater, which hosts concerts and movies.

Hours: Sunrise to sunset. More info here.

Honorable mentions

Minnesota Zoo: Splash around with life-size wildlife statues. Free with admission. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. More: More info here.

Highlands Park: This Cottage Grove splash pad offers free activities every Friday. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. More info here.

Phalen Beach: Don’t want to jump in the lake? Try this splash pad instead. Hours: 1-7 p.m. More info here.

Madeline Happold