Memphis Zoo Splash Park Opens
After years of kids splashing around in the unofficial water park that is the Memphis Zoo’s front fountains, the Zoo will open a real splash park starting this Saturday, July 16th!
The Monogram Foods Loves Kids Foundation Splash Park, which is its official name, will open to the public this weekend and be open for two sessions every day. The morning session is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the afternoon session is from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Yes, it has already been open for Zoo members only for a week or so.
How much does the Memphis Zoo splash park cost?
The splash park is an additional fee of $8 for members, $10 for non-members. This is an add-on similar to the Kangaroo / Butterflies situation, so it will be in addition to the admission fees.
Regular admission tickets are $21 for adults (12-59), $16 per child, and $20 for seniors 60+.
If you go on Free Zoo Tuesday (free for Tennessee residents) you still have to pay the $8 or the $10.
Parking is $10.
About the Memphis Zoo’s new splash park
It’s a zero-depth water play area with slides, dump buckets, interactive water toys, and a toddler section.
The water is reclaimed and recirculated through a state-of-the-art filtration system.
The splash park water play area is where the old hippo area used to be. The hippo house is now available for renting out for birthday parties and events.
There are “luxury cabanas” available for rent (I saw $80 for six people, but I need to confirm) plus new restrooms, and a lactation room.
The Memphis Zoo is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. from March through October, and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from October to March 13.