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Boston Spray Parks and Pools

Summers can get hot in Boston, but our city boasts quite a few public spray parks, fountains and wading pools for kids to stay cool and have fun in the heat. Here's a list of some of the best places to splash and play in Boston.

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Beaver Brook Reservation Spray Deck & PlaygroundBelmont, Free
Ideal for toddlers through age 5 years. There are swings, slides and climbing structures, as well as a nifty Spray Pool that includes boulders for kids to climb over.
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Frog Pond Spray Pool & FountainBoston, Free
Kids love to keep cool at the Frog Pond at the Boston Common. Splash around in the a giant wading pool a stay cool in the fun fountains.
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Rings Fountain on the GreenwayBoston, Free
Cool off on a hot summer day at the Rings Fountain in the Wharf District Parks. You can count 64 nozzles that shoot up in the air and create circles of vertical water.
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Bradley Palmer State Park & Wading PoolTopsfield, $
The Bradley Palmer State Park Wading Pool is a large, shallow, pleasant place for little ones to get wet. There are lifeguards, bathrooms, a small climbing structure, and lots of shady lounging areas.
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Alexander Kemp PlaygroundCambridge, Free
A cool, state of the art playground in the heart of Cambridge. Slides are embedded into hills. There is a swing set for toddlers, a multi-directional dish-shaped swing that can be used by several children at once, a...
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Artesani Park & Wading PoolBrighton, Free
Artesani Park & Wading Pool has lifeguards on duty, showers, changing rooms, picnic area, ice cream truck comes often, awesome playground for toddlers and older kids and plenty of parking. Truly is a gem.
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Cass Memorial Swimming PoolRoxbury, Free
Kids of all ages can take swim lessons here, or just beat the heat and go for a cooling public swim!
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Charles Bank Playground & Spray DeckBoston, Free
Situated along the banks of the Charles River, it's a family's dream; a spot where the kids can swing, run, climb, and pretend, while parents enjoy the sun glimmering on the Charles. In the summer, there is a spray...
Codman Community PoolLincoln, $$
Codman Pool is L shaped and includes a lap swimming pool and a gentle stair entry for swim and play. There is also a small toddler pool. The pool area is enclosed with a fence, and will be reduced to 40% capacity until further notice.
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Colonnade Rooftop PoolBoston, $$$$
Beat the Heat at the Colonnade's Roof Top Pool. Located on the 12th floor of The Colonnade Hotel, the RTP features a poolside dining menu including, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as an extensive cocktail menu.
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Danehy Park Splash PadCambridge, Free
Tucked into a corner of 50-acre Danehy Park in Cambridge is a lovely wading pool painted to look like a pond with jets that spray water over delighted kidsí heads.
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Davis Farmland & Water Spray ParkSterling, $$$
Located in beautiful, rural Sterling, Davis' Farmland is a unique farm experience. Spend a Day at the farm! Kids can feed* and see all sorts of farm animals including baby goats & cows, chickens, ducks, & llamas, as...
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DCR Pools & Spray DecksMassachusetts, Free
Beat the heat this summer at a number of great pools & spray decks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Swimming pools have a water depth of at least two feet. Showers are required before entering the pools.
DCRís Latta Brothers Memorial Spray Deck & PoolSomerville, Free
Kids can stay cool this summer at the Latta Brothers spray deck in Somerville. The new deck has spray fountains and some small play structures for little ones.
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Dorothy Curran Play Area at Moakley ParkBoston, Free
The Dorothy Curran Playground is the City of Bostonís most accessible playground, designed with physically challenged children in mind. The entire playground is designed for maximum wheelchair accessibility with...
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Freetown State Forest Splash PadFall River, Free
Freetown state forest splash pad is great for little kids. It has a nice wading pool and it is fenced in with 2-3 lifeguards on duty. The area is surrounded by some grass and a some benches and there are bathrooms on...
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Geisler Memorial Swimming PoolLawrence, Free
Open 10:00am to 6:00pm, 7 days a week from late June until mid-August. Children must be accompanied by an adult and showers are required before entering the pool.
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Gold Star PoolCambridge, $
The Gold Star Pool, located at the corner of Berkshire and Cambridge Streets, is the only city-owned outdoor pool.
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Johnson Playground and Stony Brook Spray DeckJamaica Plain, Free
Have fun on the playground, and chill out with the spray of the Spray Deck at Johnson Playground in Jamaica Plain.
Lussiano Park Spray PoolArlington, Free
The spray pool is located at Lussiano Park next to Thompson School on North Union Street and is open and free to the public. Once school has concluded for the summer, the spray pool will be open Daily.
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McCrehan Memorial Swimming and Wading PoolCambridge, Free
You'll find lots of splashy fun at McCrehan Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool. Within the DCR pool system, swimming pools have a water depth of at least two feet. Wading pools have a water depth between one inch and...
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Mirabella PoolBoston, $
Boston Center for Youth and Families public swimming pool. Open 7 days/week during the summer from 11 am to 7 pm.
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North Point Park & Splash PadCambridge, Free
A nifty new playground featuring structures for various ages, a spray deck, fully fenced-in and safe for the kiddos, trails, bridges, picnic tables, and doggy friendly running spots.
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Pool Plaza: One Stop FunWestford, $$
For summer fun enjoy the huge outdoor pool equipped with giant slides. Water level ranges from 1.5 feet to 6 feet, so kids of all ages can have a blast here.
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Splash Fountain at Christian Science PlazaBoston, Free
Each summer The First Church of Christ, Scientist opens its beloved fountain to the public. On hot summer days you're sure to cool off at this famous landmark.
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Veterans Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool (Magazine Beach)Cambridge, Free
Veterans Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool is a great summer cooling spot with plenty of parking. Open 7 days a week from 11:30-5:30 in the summer. Change rooms/showers are available and lifeguards on duty. Playground...
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Waltham Splash Parks & Spraygrounds8 Locations, Free
The city of Waltham has 9 recreational parks with spray parks. A great way to have fun and stay cool this summer.
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