Portobello Park is great and the splash pad is very popular.
Lots of families playing today and a large day care group came by for lunch. Our daughter and her friend had a lovely picnic beside the splash pad.
There are several different water activities here:
- There’s a red post that looks a little like a fire hydrant. It has several nozzles shooting out water from the sides. At the top of the post is a giant black dome (button) that turns on everything at the splash park.
- The Portobello park splash pad has a giant yellow pole that sprays a fountain of water from the very top.
- There is a row of water fountains that shoot up from the ground.
- Finally, there’s a big blue water canon to spray your friends.
There’s lots to like about this place. We liked how easy it is to turn on the water. Some splash pads have a button that is hard to hold in for the water to squirt (Chapman Mills splash pad, for example.). Portobello Park splash pad has a single black dome on top of the fire hydrant post that is touch activated so even little kids can turn on this splash pad (as long as they’re tall enough to reach the top.) Sometimes the splash pad didn’t turn on right away, so you could see kids rubbing the button trying to get it to magically turn on.