Hogle Zoo Playground & Splash Pad

Creekside Play Area is the newest addition to the Hogle Zoo. We love our local Utah Zoo, and we love that they are constantly trying to improve and update the grounds. The new Hogle Zoo playground is located right next to the Lighthouse Point Splash Zone. So now when you visit the zoo, you can climb and play while visiting the animals.

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The playset is very large.


The Creekside Play Area is fun for all ages. My boys ages 9, 7, and 3 loved being able to climb on the rocks, and swing on the ropes. The slides were fast and fun, even for the big kids. We played for quite awhile, and none of them wanted to leave.

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There are a lot of places to to explore.
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The climbing wall is simple enough for our little ones.
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The playset has a natural feel.
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This slide was fun because you climbed into the rock from the other side and slide out the bottom.

There are bridges and stairs to play on. There are also rock walls to climb. We really liked that the entire playset looks very natural, almost like rocks in the wild you might find to explore.

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My older boys loved these rope swings.
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The rock climbing area was super fun!

Splash Pad

The Lighthouse Splash Pad has been at the zoo for a few years, but it’s a fun area to play in, too. Your kids will get wet, so be prepared. Luckily it was a hot day when we were there, so we just slid off their shoes and I told them to get as wet as they dared. Our 3 year-old went all out, while the older two were a little more cautious with the splashing, shooting water. The lighthouse in this area has a huge slide coming down and kids can go down this slide without getting wet.

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We have loved the lighthouse slide for awhile now.
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The water area has a few sprayers and then one huge sprayer that goes off every few minutes.
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The pirate ship is fun to play in even if the water is turned off.
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The little river area is fun to splash in so come prepared in the summer to play in the water.

The other area that was added is a little walkway next to Emigration Creek that runs through Hogle Zoo’s property. You can walk along the pathway and see the river. There are signs that explain about the importance of the creek and teach about the animals in the area. My boys loved the two bridges. One is a rope bridge, and the other is a wooden bridge. Both are fun for running across.

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The new trail near Emigration Creek is a great family stroll.
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We ran across this bridge a lot of times.
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You walk right along the shady creek.
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This area is perfect for strollers and wheelchairs.
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There are two bridges to explore here.

We love the Hogle zoo playground. It adds a whole new reason to visit. We can’t wait to go back and play some more. To read more about Hogle Zoo, visit our post about all of the exhibits in the zoo. You will also find more details on the Hogle Zoo website.

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The play area is a great addition to the zoo!


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  1. Stephanie

    My boys totally photobombed the picture you took of your youngest on the stairs! How funny you were there the same moment as me and my kids. I have really enjoyed your site and have gotten some fun places I want to see! I was checking back on something and saw your new post and my boys! (I have three boys too). Thanks for your great website!

    1. Natalie

      Cute! Thanks so much for sharing. Next time you see us out adventuring, make sure to say hi!