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Splash Pad

Kennedy Park Splash Pad
Managed by the Kettering Parks Division

Closed for the season; reopens May 2020

About the Splash Pad

The farm-themed splash pad in J.F. Kennedy Park, adjacent to Polen Farm, includes both small and large water play features including water cannons, multiple spray features and tall water dumping buckets. Two picnic shelters near the splash pad provide convenient locations for picnics or rest periods. The playground alongside the splash pad is also farm themed with a soft surface and encourages active play with multiple climbing features, slides, swings, ladders and more.

The splash pad is free and open seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset, May through September.   It is conveniently located at 5073 Bigger Road, close enough to ride a bike or walk. The Kennedy Park shelters are available on a first-come first-served basis only and cannot be reserved.

To ensure you have an enjoyable experience, please review our Splash Pad Policies and Procedures prior to visiting.

Group and Organization Use of the Splash Pad

All groups must register and their visit be approved prior to using the splash pad.

All groups or organizations of 10 or more must fill out a Splash Pad Registration Form below. This form must be completed at least one week in advance of the planned visit. The purpose of this form is to ensure all users have a pleasant experience. The form assists in preventing multiple groups from arriving at the splash pad during the same time periods.

  • Groups of 10 or more are limited to a 2-hour stay at the splash pad per visit, 10-12:00 or 12-2:00
  • The splash pad will not be available for groups of 10 or more between the hours of 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Groups of 10 or more may be asked to leave by park representatives if they have not registered at the Park Maintenance office.
  • There is no bus parking in the splash pad parking lots. Space is limited with many different activities in the park besides the splash pad.
  • Groups will be assisted with locations for bus parking when they fill out their registration.
  • Splash pad shelters are not reservable--they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To ensure you have an enjoyable experience, please review our Splash Pad Policies and Procedures prior to visiting.

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please indicate when you intend to visit the Splash Pad. If you need multiple dates, input the first visit date here and use the comments section below to indicate the dates of your visit.
    Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Name of Applicant * Required
  • Address * Required
  • Note: Reservations are not accepted between 2-8pm
  • Note: Reservations are not accepted between 2-8pm
  • Park users must observe the City of Kettering Park Rules and Regulations. The City of Kettering reserves the right to reject those events not in keeping with safe and respectful use of the park; its users and neighbors.
  • Release and Indemnity Agreement * Required
    The individual or organizations stated above hereby releases, indemnifies and holds harmless the City of Kettering and its elected officials, employees, officers or agents, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, actions, demands and judgments resulting from loss of life, or damage or injury to person or property, which may be sustained by any person, organization, or entity, while participating in, observing, or in any manner resulting from the use of the Park or city property by the individual or organization stated above. This Release and Indemnity Agreement is given in consideration of the use of certain facilities owned by the City of Kettering and shall include any and all expenses incurred by the City as a result of such injuries, including but not limited to, attorney’s fees and any costs associated therewith. I have received a copy of the park rules and regulations.
  • Name of Person/Organization Representative * Required
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