My mom’s group met at the Cypress Forest Recreation Center and hit the splash pad. It was hot, so the kids appreciated the water, and we appreciated the pavilions with the shade! I had been to the splash pad once before, but this time was better because The Younger had friends her own age to play with, and there were no birthday parties to crowd the water.

The kids had a ball! They shot each other with ‘water guns,’ played with the sand toys we brought along, and of course ran just for the sake of running!

This is a cute splash pad, but it is pretty small. The parking is $5 too, which I find steep, but there is a nature preserve in the back and picnic tables to eat lunch at if you want. I think when the weather cools down a bit, it will be a great place to spend the day with the family!

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3 Responses to Cypress Forest Splash Pad

  1. July 3, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Aww. Very cute. This makes me miss home with all of the moss hanging from the trees and the cypresses. I’m originally from Winter Haven.

    • July 6, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      It’s so pretty! I know it chokes the trees, but I still can’t help admiring it :-)

  2. July 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Splash pads are the coolest fun for kids in water parks now a days. Kids cool off and play in water to enjoy the cool water. It is best place to go during summers to cool off the heat.