The City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department re-opening information can be found at

(7/9/2020) Please note: updates on re-opening additional spaces and services available now.

Kennedy Park Splash Pad

Kennedy Park Splash Pad will reopen on June 29. For detailed safety information, please visit No group reservations will be taken for the 2020 season. Daycare groups, day camps and large parties are not permitted. Group size per family is limited to 5 or fewer. Face coverings are required for any person above the age of 10 years old if social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained at the Splash Pad in Kennedy Park.

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About the Splash Pad

kids at splash padThe 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

Please note: No group reservations are being taken for the 2020 season. Please call the Parks office at 937-296-2486 with questions.

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.

Kennedy Park Splash Pad
Managed by the Kettering Parks Division
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