Jun 17, 2016

Kensington MetroPark - Splash & Blast #splashpad #summer

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Originally published 6/23/14.

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Last Monday we traveled out to Kensington MetroPark in Milford to visit the Splash & Blast part of the park.  The park is located just north of I-96 on Kent Lake.  Overall the park is fantastic with so many things to do.  They host an 18-hole regulation golf course, 27-hole disc course, nature center, farm center, beautiful picnic areas, two great beaches and scenic hiking and biking trails.

Entry into the park is $7 per day or $30 for an annual pass (which will get you into all the MetroParks).

Kensington Metropark’s Splash ’n’ Blast. offers  two, 250-foot twisted waterslides and a spray ground with palm trees, serpents and cannons that spray water. Waterslide riders must be 48” tall or higher. The splash pad is open daily from 11 am to 7 pm May 24 through Labor Day. 
Admission is: Adults - $5; Children (2-15) & seniors - $4; Children under the age of 2 - Free

Twilight Rate (5 p.m. until closing)
Adults - $4; Children (2-15) & seniors - $3; Children under the age of 2 - Free

So, the total cost of my family to go to the Splash 'n' Blast was $21.   Hardly worth it, when we have so many other options in the area that are FREE.  That being said, if I had kids that would have liked the slides or if I liked the slides, it might be worth it to me.  But, honestly charging for adults when they bring their young children baffles me.  It's not like I went to the park for me, I spent almost all my time watching my children.  

My sister in law did go down both of the slides and said that the enclosed slide was super fun and fast.

Carlyn loves the water.  Her SwimZip suit protects her from the sun.

As far as the splash pad went, there were a lot of cute features.  The facility was clean and the staff was friendly.  There are concessions, restrooms and showers available nearby. 

The huge bummer was that within a few minutes both of my kids were begging to go to the beach.  (Which is FREE with park admission).  So I tried to hold them off for a little bit, which was a failed attempt of me trying to get my money's worth out of the splash pad.  Oh well!  

The Martindale Beach was nice.  It wasn't too rocky and the plant life wasn't overwhelming.  There is no lifeguard on duty.

The girls are wearing their SwimZip bathing suits. SwimZip UV Swimwear blocks 98% of UVA and UVB withUPF 50+ sun protection. Not only that they are super cute and stylish. You can read more about the suits on our page, SwimZip - sun smart and stylish bathing suits.

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