I want to play in a fountain.
May 26, 2009 2:00 PM   Subscribe

playing in fountains and other alternative entertainment (in/near RI)?

it's summer, and i want to go splash around in some fountains. but i don't know of any good ones (especially the ones with multiple spouts out of the ground). got any recommendations? any other RI/MA-specific alternative activities are welcome as well (and yes, i have read related posts).
posted by vaguelyweird to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total)
Are you looking for a water park or a splash park? The things with multiple jets coming out of the ground are often called splash pads. Around here (Michigan) lots of county parks are installing splash pads.

Google finds me Water Wizz. There's also Yawgoo Valley. Neither of them mentions splash pads; Water Wizz just mentions ginormous slides.

If you can't find what you're looking for here, one resource might be a "Family Fun in Rhode Island" type book. We have one for Michigan that goes county-by-county and includes things like county parks with splash pads, that aren't likely to make it onto "destination" websites. Your local library will have copies of such things.
posted by not that girl at 2:25 PM on May 26, 2009

If you happen to be in NYC, the Washington Square fountain re-opened last week after being completely re-built and it's very splashable.
posted by nicwolff at 3:33 PM on May 26, 2009

What about the big fountain at the WWI memorial in Providence, right next to the river at College Street? One spout only, true, but I do know people who have jumped in and they give it good reviews, by and large.
posted by goingonit at 6:04 PM on May 26, 2009

wait...what was I on? There's no fountain there! I know there's one downtown in Providence somewhere around there...
posted by goingonit at 6:06 PM on May 26, 2009

Response by poster: i'm betting near kennedy plaza?

yeh i wasn't sure if that one was too populated to use without disturbing authorities...
posted by vaguelyweird at 12:18 PM on August 24, 2009

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