It's not quite summer fun until everyone is soaking wet! outside or in, keep your cool in Evansville with this guide to our pools, splash parks, and more.

Deaconess Aquatic Center

The coolest new thing to do in Evansville is chill out at the splash pad and indoor family recreation pool at Deaconess Aquatic Center, a premiere aquatics facility with a 50m competition pool and diving area. It is located next to the historic Bosse Field and Garvin Park

Burdette Park Aquatic Center

Burdette Park Aquatic Center is one of the largest in the Midwest. It has been a summer family favorite for decades. Diving boards and lazy lounger rafts can be found in the Olympic-size pool. There are four ways to splish-splash your way down the water slides. Sadie the Sea Turtle toddler slide with a waterspout is the newest addition to the family wading pool, and the splash pad will keep the littlest of littles entertained. Stay with the whole family and your friends in a roomy chalet on site.

Wesselman Woods Nature PlayScape

Not a pool, but still very cool where a little dirt doesn't hurt. This outdoor natural playground is designed for unstructured play and exploration. Getting wet and possibly dirty is part of the fun. Stumps, logs, streams, boulders, and other materials are readily available to help kids explore the great outdoors with some good, not-so-clean, fun. From June 28th, 2022 to July 3rd, 2022, access to the four miles of wooded trails and the playscape will be free.

Splash-City Pools

There are five city pools open from June 4th to July 31st, three of which also have splash pads. Hartke Pool, Rochelle Pool, and Mosby Pool


If your home YMCA participates in nationwide memberships, yours is good at the two YMCA pools in Evansville. The Dunigan Family YMCA on Evansville's east side has a generous open swim schedule and indoor splash pad. Guest passes can be purchased for those who do not have memberships. The pool and additional spaces are the perfect place to have an indoor, bug-free celebration or family reunion!

There is more to do in Evansville with this list of $10 kid-friendly attractions to help make your visit the coolest ever! Can't get enough water time on your visit to Evansville? Here is a list of accommodations with pools.