Robinwood Spray Park is located in West Linn’s Robinwood Neighborhood, in secluded, tranquil Robinwood Park. This water play area is surrounded by wide stretches of green lawn and a nice mix of shaded and sunny areas. You can take cover under a nearby tree while your toddler cavorts in the spray pad.
The Robinwood spray pad consists of a recirculating concrete pool replete with numerous vertical columns of varying heights. Water shoots and sprays from the columns, as well as from the floor of the pool. There’s no depth of standing water, thus no danger of drowning.
On the other hand, the tall columns attract older, neighborhood kids (8-11), many of them on bikes and unaccompanied by a parent. Tweener play is on a whole different level than toddler play, and the two don’t mix.
When older kids are cavorting at this water play park, it is not safe for the under 3 set–unless you stay by your toddler’s side the entire time.
Be prepared to use your “alpha” voice when reprimanding any shenanigans you might encounter (such as bikes zipping through the water fountains). Parental supervision for the older set was lacking on our visits.
Caveats: Our perennial complaint for most spray parks across Portland and Portland Metro is that they don’t consider the needs of accompanying parents.
Robinwood Spray Park is unfortunately not the exception here. There is not enough seating or tables near the spray pad. If you plan to stay awhile, bring a folding lounge chair. Parking is a short distance away, so packing everything in may be a consideration. Also, there is no food concession nearby, so you’ll want to pack snacks and cold drinks.
Remember: West Linn spray parks are geared toward the toddler set. Safety is the highest priority. Thus, no dogs, bikes, skateboards, or scooters are allowed in the water feature.
Robinwood Spray Park: Just the Facts
- Season: Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day weekend
- Hours: 10 a.m-9 p.m.
- Recommended Ages: 1-5
- Stress Factor: Potentially high, because the park is sometimes host to unaccompanied older kids (8-11) who love to climb the tall, slippery columns. It wouldn’t take much to fall from the tallest of these onto the concrete structures below. Additionally, the more adventurous play of older kids can put younger kids at risk. Be on the alert.
- Bring: Sunscreen, sun hat, sun glasses, bathing suit, water sandals, beach towel, beach chair, snack
- Getting There: Printable Map of West Linn City Parks
- Parking: Onsite, but a short distance away
- Restrooms: Yes
- Drinking Fountain: Yes
- Seating: Sparse, bring a beach chair
- Shade: Yes
- Not Allowed: Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, dogs
- More Information: West Linn Parks & Recreation Department at 503-557-4700
More on West Linn Spray Parks
Check out our complete guide to West Linn Spray Parks. And click the links below for our personal guides to each of these fabulous parks, with photos, details, and maps for each one.
Spray Parks in the News
- West Linn Parks & Recreation: Robinwood Park
- KATU: Portland Parks Series: The Top Spots to Cool Off
- Metro Parent: It’s Splash Time
- Metro Parents: Portland-Area Water Parks, Fountains, and Features
- Oregon Live: Things to Do in West Linn
- Oregon Live: Beat the Heat at Suburban Pools and Other Water Features
- Oregon Live: West Linn Opens Splash Parks Early with Temps Topping 80 Degrees
- West Linn Parks & Recreation: Sprayparks