How about some pint-sized water play, for free? Situated on a historic farm property on the outskirts of Cary, there’s a 50 acre park with 2 playgrounds, a great field, cool agrarian sculptures, and a rock-climbing feature. During the summer months, Jack Smith Park runs a free splashpad for kids, and my kids LOVE it! Lots of colorful sprayers, blasters, and fountains to choose from, there is plenty of space to run around and cool off, and the padded, spongy floor makes it safer for all ages. My girls love to get soaked, splash around, then run down to the field at the bottom of the hill to play on the sheep sculptures and explore the woods and creek behind the park. The playgrounds are sectioned for kids ages 5 and under and 5-12 since there are some taller slides on the one for older kids. It’s a great place to spend the hot, summer afternoons, I hope you and your family get to have some fun there soon!
Know Before you Go: There are restrooms near the Splashpad, with changing tables, but no changing rooms.
The uncovered play equipment and climbing sculptures get HOT to the touch on bright, sunny days.
There is not much shaded seating around the splashpad.
There is a small trail to a creek at the back of the field, but watch out for poison ivy!
Water fountains are located near the splashpad, but other than the occasional visit from the ice cream truck, there is no food for sale at this park.