Last year he hated water getting on his face and he hated cold water. As you can imagine, a splash pad had massive amounts of both so whenever we tried to go to one he just hung out on the perimeter watching all the other kids have a blast.
It was really disappointing because he loved being IN water it just had to be the right circumstances. Unfortunately, 90 degree water is hard to find anywhere besides a bathtub at home!
Luckily, this spring/summer we've already gotten him to play in cold water on multiple occasions so I'm thinking this will be the beginning of lots of water fun.
Some more proof that he's gotten over the whole, water in his face thing:
Despite the fact that he's in the same shirt pretty much every time I have pictures/videos of him getting soaked, they are not all on the same day. He just really loves his "wee-ooo" shirt (aka firetruck shirt).