The Brainerd Splash Pad will be a 2,000 square foot aquatic feature that will provide water play (splashing, spraying and sensory stations) with no standing water. This zero-depth brushed concrete pad eliminates the need for lifeguard staffing. The splash pad will be located in Brainerd's Memorial Park.


An all-volunteer group of community members has joined together with a  vision to make Brainerd a great place to live. Known as the RBC Fundraisers, which stands for Rebuilding Brainerd Community, our group was started by two local hardworking moms - Emily Rolfson and Meta Mandich. We believe in affordability, offering places for families and kids to gather, enhancing social and emotional skills and overall better quality of life. 


The Brainerd Splash Pad will be community-built! This joint effort will encourage young families to be involved in their community through our many fundraising events. By creating a positive energy we are gaining momentum that will impact future community building projects. 


The Brainerd Splash Pad will be a City of Brainerd facility, operated and maintained by Parks and Recreation. A 20 year warranty, durable materials and expert installation ensures the splash pad will be enjoyed by many generations! The flow-through system requires limited regular maintenance, predetermined operating hours and activation buttons will limit water usage - minimizing the impact on the City's resources.

Concept rendering of the proposed splash pad for Memorial Park, courtesy of Flagship Recreation. 

Brainerd Splash Pad in the News

Community Focus with Ken & Tess

WJJY Radio, July 24, 2020

Splash pad in Memorial Park? It's a Real Possibility

Brainerd Dispatch, May 3, 2020

Brainerd Splash pad open house planned

Brainerd Dispatch, March 14, 2017

Splish Splash

Her Voice Magazine, Spring 2017

Building community 1 splash at at time

Brainerd Dispatch, November 16, 2016

Brainerd Considers Adding a Splash Pad

Lakeland Public Television, July 22, 2016

Public input sought on splashpad in Gregory Park

Brainerd Dispatch, July 19, 2016

Is a 'Splash Pad' in Brainerd's future?

Brainerd Dispatch, July 6, 2016