Stay COOL! ~Brandon Splash Parks and Swimming Holes 2019

FREE and Inexpensive Places in Brandon and Surrounding Areas

By Catherine Fialla, Macaroni Kid Brandon Publisher May 23, 2019

It's HOT out there! Here are a few local places to cool down for FREE (or cheap!)!

Park Square Fountains

Churchview Dr
Lithia, Florida ‎

Kids can play in the fountains. Parents can enjoy the music and visit local shops. You can also grab a slice of pizza or an ice cream cone.

Lithia Springs Regional Park

3932 Lithia Springs Road
Lithia, FL 33547

Hours- Spring: Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 6 PM; Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM - 7 PM Summer: Daily from 8 AM - 7 PM Fall/Winter: Daily from 8 AM - 6 PM
Entry: $2 per vehicle up to eight people/car and $1 each additional person Swimming: $2 per person.

Photo: Simply Stroble Portraits

Rotary's All Person's Playground  

800 S Parsons Ave
Brandon, FL 33511

Fountains of FUN! 10am-5pm daily :)

Hillsborough River State Park

15402 US 301 N.
Thonotosassa, FL 33592
(813) 987-6771

Our swimming area with park concession is an ADA-accessible, ½ acre pool, surrounded by plenty of deck space and grassy areas to relax and catch some sun. The entry fee for the pool is $4.00 per person, per day, for visitors ages 6 and up; children ages 5 and under are FREE. ($6 per vehicle to enter park or FREE with State Park Pass) The pool hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily; weather permitting.

NOTE: there are no FREE community hours at the Campo YMCA's splash park this year

For more water fun in downtown Tampa including the BRAND NEW park & splash pad at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, check out Macaroni Kid South Tampa's Local Splash Pad Guide!

If you know of any other free or low cost places to cool off in the Brandon area, please comment below or email the details to

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