Name, directions and details, including hours and any admission charge:
Moore Park is located at 885 Geneva Drive, on the east side of Geneva in a residential area between Kirk Road and East Side Drive. The splash park is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m, Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Sept. 7, 2015. Admission is free. It is part of the Geneva Park District.
Q. Is the parking nearby?
Yes, there is a parking lot.
Q. Can you describe the splash park?
Moore Park is a really nice splash park with a fence around the perimeter, rubber cushioning, and several areas to sit in the shade. There is a nice assortment of sprayers allowing for younger toddler and more timid children to stick to the smaller sprayers, while older kids can still have fun with the guns and other larger sprayers. There are two areas with shaded benches for sitting, but these can be a hot commodity when it’s busy. There is a playground and a few picnic tables, but if you wanted to have a picnic, there is much more space for that on the grass so bring a blanket. Keep in mind though that there aren’t any indoor bathrooms or changing rooms, there is just one port-a-potty.
Q. What type of surface? Cushion, concrete, etc?
Q. Is there a playground near the splash pad?
Yes, there is a playground and swings nearby. The playground isn’t anything unique or huge, it’s pretty standard, but it’s a nice alternative if your kids want a break from the water for a bit.
Q. What was your child’s favorite part of the park? Least favorite?
Both my daughters really love Moore Park. There are some smaller little sprayers near the edge that my younger daughter sticks to, and my older daughter loves the spraying guns and is getting more brave with some of the bigger sprayers. I don’t really think there is anything here that either of them don’t like!
Q. What was your favorite part? Least favorite?
Moore Park is a really nice sized splash park, especially considering it is free. It’s a really great place to spend a morning, have a picnic on the grass, and then get home for nap time. Since I go with two kids it’s nice that there is a fence around the splash park. The gate isn’t always closed but at least the fence makes it so there is only one possible exit so it’s easier to keep an eye out for wandering children. My least favorite part is definitely the lack of bathrooms. There is one port-a-potty and that’s it, there’s no changing area.
Q. Does it seem like a park that might be especially crowded at certain times of day?
During the week the park gets extremely busy, especially with day camps. If you want to come when it isn’t as busy, the weekend is probably your best bet. I think afternoons tend to be slightly less crowded than mornings, but both can be pretty busy.
Q. Are there public bathrooms? Is it indoor plumbing or a port-a-potty?
There is only one port-a-potty.
Q. Is there shade nearby for a picnic? Any picnic tables?
There is a small covered area with a few picnic tables, but when it gets busy these get claimed pretty quickly. You might want to plan on bringing a blanket and having a picnic under a tree.
Q. What ages to you feel this splash park is best for?
We’ve been going to Moore Park since my before my older daughter was walking and she’s always had a blast. There are a few smaller sprayers that come right out of the ground that smaller toddlers can sit and play by. There are plenty of bigger water fixtures that make it fun for older kids as well, my friend’s 8 year old had just as much fun as my 2 year old.
Q. Can you describe your family’s experience a bit?
Whenever we take a trip to Moore Park we get there right when they are turning on the water at 10 a.m. Even getting there early, there is usually a pretty good crowd already. The first trip we made this summer some of the sprayers weren’t working and we ended up needing to leave before the park district was able to come and fix them. On our next trip though, everything was working perfectly and both my girls had a blast. There were several buses from a daycare, so it did get busy. When they are done with playing in the water, it’s nice that the playground is so close so they can run around there for a bit.