Summer in Tri-Cities: Places to Cool Off

Summers in Tri-Cities get hot, but don’t let the heat deter you from enjoying your summer. From splash pads and pools to safe river spots, the Krista Hopkins Homes team has created the ultimate guide to finding relief and staying cool in the Tri-Cities this summer. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor, get ready to dive into a refreshing adventure across the Tri-Cities area!

Badger Mountain Splash Pad

Tri-Cities Splash Pads:

Badger Mountain Community Park Splash Pad: Located in Richland, Badger Mountain Community Park offers a delightful splash pad for kids. With its water structures and beautiful surroundings, it’s an ideal spot to cool off and let the little ones play. For more information click here.

Columbia Park: Located in Kennewick, WA, the Columbia Park splash pad is a perfect destination to beat the heat on scorching summer days. This splash pad provides a safe and enjoyable environment for kids and families to cool down and have a great time. The nearby picnic shelters offer a convenient spot to relax, have a picnic, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Columbia Park. Don’t miss out on this refreshing oasis in Kennewick! For more information click here.

Grange Park: Grange Park, located in Kennewick, WA, features a refreshing splash pad. It’s an ideal spot to cool down on hot days. Enjoy the water fun and nearby picnic areas for a relaxing experience. For more information click here.

Southridge Sports and Events Complex: Southridge Sports and Events Complex at 2901 Southridge Boulevard in Kennewick, WA features a thrilling splash pad, perfect for beating the heat. Join the fun and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere at this exciting destination. For more information click here.

Underwood Park: Located in Kennewick, Underwood Park offers a delightful escape from the summer heat with its inviting splash pad. Providing the perfect place to cool down and have a great time. Whether you’re looking for a fun-filled family outing or a relaxing afternoon, Underwood Park’s splash pad is sure to provide a refreshing oasis for all. For more information click here.

Kurtzman Splash Pad: Get ready to make a splash and cool down as you embrace the exhilarating water features at Kurtzman Park’s splash pad in Pasco. Create unforgettable memories at Kurtzman Park’s splash pad! 

George Prout Pool

Tri-Cities Pools:

George Prout Pool: George Prout Pool in Richland features a 1,100 sq. ft. wading pool (6-30 inches deep) and a 4,625 sq. ft. 25-yard pool (3.5-12 feet deep). They offer swim lessons, open swim, lap swim, and pool parties. For more information click here.

Howard Amon Park – Wading PoolEnjoy a delightful picnic in Richland amidst the shade of trees as you watch your kids have a blast in the refreshing Howard Amon wading pool. It’s the perfect spot for your little ones to beat the heat and have a splashing good time. For more information click here.

Kenneth Serier Memorial Pool: Kenneth Serier Memorial Pool, in Kennewick, offers three swimming pools to suit everyone’s needs. The main pool is a six-lane, 25-yard pool ranging from four to six feet deep. The diving pool has a 13-foot maximum depth with a diving board and a new climbing wall in 2023. The training pool starts at six inches and goes up to approximately three and a half feet deep. For more information click here.

Civic Center Splash Pool: Right next to the Kenneth Serier Memorial Pool, you’ll find the Civic Center Splash Pool. This fantastic children’s wading pool is available at no cost and offers a delightful water experience. With a fun “Mushroom” water feature, kids can splash and play to their heart’s content. The maximum depth of the pool is 2 feet, ensuring a safe environment for young ones. For more information click here.

Memorial Aquatic Park: Memorial Aquatic Center in Pasco offers a range of aquatic amenities. Dive into the 50-meter lap pool for some invigorating swimming sessions or unwind in the leisure pool. Thrill-seekers can enjoy the two thrilling slides, while those seeking a playful experience can indulge in the multiple interactive features. For more information click here.

The Pacific Clinic: The Tri-City Court Club, a members only club in Kennewick, offers a luxurious indoor pool facility. Take a dip in their lap pool or enjoy the warm waters of the therapy pool. They also have an outdoor water park called Splashdown Cove. For more information click here.

Columbia Basin Racquet Club: Columbia Basin Racquet Club, a members only club in, is situated in Richland and offers both indoor and outdoor pools. They have an outdoor water park called Pelican Bay. Unwind in their outdoor pool, soak up the sun, or cool off in the refreshing water. Their indoor pool is perfect for year-round swimming. For more information click here.


Columbia Point Marina

Tri-Cities Riverfront Swimming Spots:

Howard Amon Park: Prepare for a memorable experience as you soak up the natural beauty of this riverfront location. This popular riverfront location offers a scenic spot for water recreation and is located in Richland off of George Washington Way. For more information click here.

Leslie Groves Park: Situated in Richland, Leslie Groves Park provides riverfront access along the Columbia River. Enjoy picnicking, playing sports, or cooling off in the water. For more information click here.

Columbia Point Marina:  Located at Columbia Point in Richland, the Marina offers a tranquil escape from the river’s current. Thanks to its blocked-off area, the water here tends to be calm and serene. As you enjoy your time by the water, keep an eye out for boaters who also launch from these docks. Experience the peacefulness of the Marina at Columbia Point, Richland’s perfect spot to unwind and savor the soothing waters. For more information click here.

Wade Park: Discover Wade Park, a scenic 25-acre riverfront park offering a range of amenities. Enjoy the convenience of a public boat launch, ample seating areas, and well-maintained walking and bike paths.  For more information click here.

Two Rivers Park: This location in Kennewick on the Columbia River where the Columbia and Snake river meet offers a welcoming spot with warm water due to its depth. Dive in and enjoy the ideal conditions for a refreshing and enjoyable water experience. For more information click here.

Tri-Cities offers a plethora of options to keep cool during the sweltering summer months. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor, don’t let the summer heat keep you indoors. Get out there, explore, and make the most of the fantastic places to cool down in Tri-Cities this summer. Stay hydrated, have fun, and beat the heat!