We seem to end up in St. George quite often for baseball, but we always manage to sneak in some fun adventures when we are in southern Utah. Our favorite thing to do is find a fun park and splash pad where we can play together. We recently visited Hidden Valley Park in St. George and it quickly became a new favorite.
Hidden Valley Park is perfect for all ages. There are a lot of things to do at this park. Our favorite was a large playground for older kids with tons of climbing areas, as well as slides and monkey bars. This park also has a small toddler playground for younger children who aren’t quite ready to climb the big playground. There are a few swings at the park, too.
We liked that the playground had shade sails over the play area to keep the sun off. St. George gets toasty, so the sails help keep the equipment from getting super hot. Be very careful in the summer though. It can still get pretty warm even with the shade sails. The soft foam pad flooring, which is nice for feet, especially when going between the playground and the splash pad.
Hidden Valley Park also has a splash pad. When we visited, the splash pad wasn’t turned on. A sign said that it is running from April through September. It was a small area, but looks like it had room for some sprayers and a small dumper. We can’t wait to visit when the water is turned on.
There is a walking trail, basketball and tennis courts, sand volleyball court, and lots of grass. The benches were covered with shade sails and there was a large pavilion. This park also has bathrooms.
We enjoyed playing at Hidden Valley Park. It would make a great stop along the 1-15, too, because it isn’t too far from the freeway. Another great park in the area is Thunder Junction.
The address for Hidden Valley Park is 3505 Barcelona Dr., St. George.