If your family needs a little cooling off to beat the summer heat, feast your eyes on this list of local splash pads and spray parks in Massachusetts that will keep your kids entertained all summer.
SPLASH PARK IN AGAWAM
School Street Spray Park
144 School Street
Open daily from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., kids activate the spray features themselves, with each one staying active for just one minute before someone needs to press the button to keep the fun going. Keep in mind that if you have little ones who are still in diapers, disposables are not permitted in the spray park area. “Swimmies” diapers are allowed.
SPLASH PARK IN BELMONT
Beaver Brook Reservation Spray Deck
Ah, there’s nothing like good, clean, cool and free fun – emphasis on free. The Beaver Brook Reservation Spray Deck is yet another fantastic chill out point for kids trying to beat the heat. There are also two nearby pavilions that are perfect for picnicking when they need a break from the water.
SPLASH PARK IN BEVERLY
55 Ober St.
Run through the whale’s tale or wait for the ship’s mast to dump refreshingly cold water on you to cool off! This is the perfect place to bring the kids on a hot summer day from 10 a.m. until the park closes at 8 p.m. Alongside the splash pad is a playground where kids can run around and dry off!
SPLASH PARK IN BRAINTREE
Petersen Splash Pad
In the Petersen splash pad you and your family have 4,000 square feet of splash pad fun to enjoy. The space is housed on a flat surface with multiple water features and it’s surrounded by a chain link fence so you don’t have to worry about anyone toddling off.
SPLASH PARKS IN BOSTON
Alfond Spray Deck
280 Charles Street
This sweet little spray deck in the West End will stay open through September 5 and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, making for optimal water play time. It was reconstructed just last year so if you haven’t been in a while now’s the time to check it out!
The Boston Common Frog Pond
38 Beacon Street
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., you’ve just gotta stop by the Frog Pond Spray Pool this summer. An iconic Boston spot, your kids will delight in the 30-foot spray flume. Make it there before Labor Day when the pool shuts down for the season.
SPLASH PARK IN CLINTON
The Splash Pad at Philbin Memorial Park
Corner of Berlin and Wilson Streets
During the heat of the summer there is no better place to cool off than at the Splash pad, open daily from 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Check out the playground after running through the water or have a picnic in the park!
SPLASH PARK IN DRACUT
Veterans Memorial Park
80 Broadway Road
Take your kids here on a hot summer day to cool off. Check out the playground that’s nearby, and bring a picnic if you plan on spending a few hours at this beautiful park.
SPLASH PARK IN FITCHBURG
Parkhill Park & Splash Pad
Beech Street and Pratt Road
Prepare for squeals of delights over the sprinklers at this colorful little splash pad. They go off at different intervals which is a lovely surprise for kids looking for water play. After the sun goes down a bit kids can make their way over to the playground or you can use one of the nearby picnic tables for lunch, dinner or snack time.
SPLASH PARK IN HAVERHILL
Swasey Field Spray Park
59 Blaisdell Street
With play structures, walking trails, basketballs courts, baseball fields and the all-important restrooms (that someone will undoubtedly need during your outing), the splash pad amenities at this Haverhill spot are perfect for having fun in the sun without sweltering.
SPLASH PARK IN HUDSON
Cellucci Skate & Splash Park
37-39 South St.
This is a great place for a day of fun! Enjoy the playground, splash pad, in-ground skate park, bocce court, picnic area and more!
SPLASH PARK IN HYDE PARK
Olsen Spray Deck
95 Turtle Pond Parkway
Open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. If you’re searching for a wet and wild day with the kids, Olsen Spray Deck has many water droppers to cool off your kiddos as the temperatures rise. They can either play in the spray deck or check out the pool.
SPLASH PARK IN LOWELL
Shedd Park Splash Pad
433 Rogers St.
Kids will have a blast running through the splash pad and climbing around the playground, but you’ll also find tennis and basketball courts as well as baseball and softball fields. There is also a picnic pavilion.
SPLASH PARK IN MATTAPAN
40 Almont St.
Cool off at this Mattapan splash pad and have a picnic in the park. Kids can dry off after by playing in the playground. Whether you are spending the day or just the afternoon, your little (and big) ones will have a great time splashing around!
SPLASH PARK IN NORTHBOROUGH
Splash Pad at Assabet Park
Corner of Gale Road and South Street
Bring your bathing suits and some buckets and trucks for a day filled with water fun at Splash Pad at Assabet Park. Don’t forget snacks! After splashing around in the water, enjoy a picnic at the nearby playground.
SPLASH PARK IN PLYMOUTH
Nelson Park Splash Pad
This free 5,000-square-foot splash pad has both motion and push-button activated jets of water to make for a super fun way for your kids to cool off this summer. Parents love that they can keep a close watch on their kiddos while they splash and little ones will love figuring out how to manipulate the water.
SPLASH PARK IN TOPSFIELD
Bradley Palmer State Park & Wading Pool
If you are looking for a great place for your little ones to cool off, this is it! The wading pool is large and shallow, ideal for toddlers. There are lifeguards, bathrooms and plenty of shade to stay out of the sun. Check out the grounds to see what’s blooming. Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
SPLASH PARK IN WALPOLE
Walpole Wading Pool and Splash Pad
School and Stone Streets
Cool off this summer with a seasonal pass to this wet, wild and colorful destination ($40 for residents, $60 for non-residents) or purchase a daily pass ($7 for residents, $10 for non-residents). Splash pads and wading pools await babies, toddlers and their older siblings for hours and hours of nonstop fun. Bring a picnic and spend the day!
SPLASH PARKS IN WORCESTER
Greenwood Spray Park
Greenwood Street to Forsberg Street
Fans of this sweet little spray park can’t help but cheer over its cleanliness (which, as a parent, is kind of a big deal). You’ll also find a ball field, tennis courts and a playground nestled in Greenwood’s 14.9 acres.
Cristoforo Colombo Park
Once known as Chandler Hill Park, this green spot is flanked by two stone griffins (though they are not a matching pair) and houses a super fun spray park, playground and ball field. Another feature your children will love is the tall webbed rope peak that is prime for climbing (and for your little to embrace his or her inner American Ninja Warrior).