Elmhurst Park Splash Pad

Elmhurst Park, in New York, features an interactive splash pad.

New York Splash Pad Design

The splash pad features several types of nozzles that provide a variety of spray styles for children to play in.

Elmhurst Park in Queens, NY

The splash pad is one of the many features inside the park.

Family Friendly NY Splash Pad

The splash pad area is lined with benches for parents to watch over their children and as a space for children to dry off from the fountain.

Elmhurst Park

Queens, NY


  • Date2010
  • ClientCity of New York Parks & Recreation
  • Categories
  • DesignCity of New York Parks & Recreation

Elmhurst Park, also known as Gas Tank Park, is in the Elmhurst neighborhood of New York City’s borough of Queens. Elmhurst Park is a six-acre recreational area featuring a decorative interactive  fountain, a playground, trees and landscaping, walking paths and benches.  The open space was created as part of an ongoing program to reclaim former industrial land for recreational use by area residents.

Elmhurst Park Splash Pad Challenge

This project was the first in the city to comply with new Department of Health (DOH) standards, which required that 100 percent of the recirculating water for interactive fountains pass through a third-party validated ultraviolet (UV) light chamber. To comply, Delta Fountains had to design two advanced capabilities: the ability to isolate 

New York Splash Park Solutions

In order to limit the possibility of contamination in both areas, Delta Fountains separated the small children’s feature from the area used by older children with the use of high speed ⅜-inch solenoid valves. Automatic dump valves were added to recirculate the display water in a closed loop warm-up system, which ensures the water will

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