Guide to Boston-Area Splash Pads and Water Fun

It’s time to throw on the water shoes, put on your bathing suit, and beat the heat! We’ve rounded up some great local spots for water play. Did we miss one? Let us know — we’d love to add it!

Reminder: We update this resource to the best of our ability each year, but please check each individual location before making the trip!

{This guide is set up accordion style. Click on a tab with a town name, and you’ll find that town’s parks and addresses listed!}

Dallin School Spray Park : 185 Florence Avenue

North Union Spray Park : 60 North Union Street

 

Beaver Brook Spray Deck : 621 Trapelo Road

Manning State Forest Water Park : 39 Chelmsford Road

Alfond Spray Deck : 280 Charles Street

Artesani Playground Wading Pool and Spray Deck : 1255 Soldiers Field Road

Charles Bank Playground and Splash Pad : Charles Street at Longfellow Bridge

Charlestown Naval Shipyard Park : 36 1st Avenue

Christian Science Plaza : 250 Massachusetts Avenue

Frog Pond : Boston Common

The Greenway Fountains 

  • North End (North and South Canal)
  • Armenian Heritage Park (Labyrinth Fountain and Split Dodecahedron Sculpture)
  • Wharf District Parks (Ring Fountain and Harbor Fog Sculpture)
  • Chinatown Park (Chinatown Stream)

Hynes Playground : 502 Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway, West Roxbury

Joe Moakley Park : 1005 Columbia Road

John T. Moynihan Spray Deck : 920 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park

Johnson Playground Spray Deck : Corner of Lamartine and Green Streets, Southwest Corridor Park, Jamaica Plain

Joyce Playground :  Union Street and Lynne Road, Brighton

Mission Hill Spray Deck : Behind Boston Police Headquarters at 1 Schroeder Plaza

Neponset Landing II Spray Deck : Corner of Hill Top Street and Granite Street, Dorchester

Olsen Spray Deck : 95 Turtle Pond Parkway, Hyde Park

Paris Street Playground : 112 Paris Street

Ryan Playground : 350 River Street, Charlestown

Stony Brook Spray Deck : Corner of Lamartine and Boylston, Southwest Corridor Park, Jamaica Plain

Sweeney Playground : 180 West Fifth Street

Buzzards Bay Park : Main Street and Canal Street

Petersen Splash Pad at Watson Park : Smith Beach Parking Lot at Edgehill Road and Vinehill Road (this parking lot for non-Braintree Residents Only)

Billy Ward Playground : 133 Brook Street

Clark Playground : 195 Cypress Street

Coolidge Playground : Coolidge Street

Cypress Street Playground : Cypress Street and Davis Avenue

Daniel W. Warren, Jr. Playground : Eliot Street

Daniel F. Ford Playground at Emerson Garden : Davis Avenue and Emerson Street

John E. Murphy Playground : Kent Street and Brook Street

Juniper Street Playground : 80 Juniper Street

Lawton Playground : 125 Lawton Street

Longwood Playground (at Lawrence School) : 27 Francis Street

Margaret E. Robinson Playground : 110 Cypress Street

Pierce School Playground : 34 Harvard Avenue

Soule Recreation Center : 652 Hammond St., Chestnut Hill

Jean B. Waldstein Playground : 1 Strathmore Road

Winthrop Square (Minot Rose Garden) : St. Paul Street and Freeman Street

Simonds Park : 10 Bedford Street

Alden City Park : Oxford Street and Sacramento Street

Alexander Kemp Playground : 36 Waterhouse Street

Bergin Park City Park : Haskell Street and Pemberton Street

Reverend Thomas J. Williams Park : 2 Cedar Square

Corporal Burns Playground : Memorial Drive

Dana Park : Corporal McTernan and Lawrence Streets

Danehy Park : 99 Sherman Street

Father Callanan Playground City Park : Concord Avenue

Hurley Street Park : 252 Hurley Street

North Point Park Spray Deck : 6 Museum Way

 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool : 184 Carter Street

Emerson Playground : 261 Thoreau Street

Water Wizz of Cape Cod : 3031 Cranberry Highway

Allied Veterans Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool :  65 Elm Street

Cellucci Skate & Splash Park : 37 South Street

Nelson Splash Pad : 235 Water Street

Imagination Station : North Street and Pleasant Street

Albion Playground : Albion and Lowell Street

Chuckie Harris Playground : Cross Street East and Broadway

Conway Park : Somerville Avenue and Central Street

Corbett-McKenna Park : Munroe Street and Prospect Hill Avenue

Dickerman Playground : 33-47 Craigie Street

Dilboy Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool : 110 Alewife Brook Parkway

Florence Playground : 18 Florence Street

Foss Park : 49 Fellsway West

Grimmons Playground :  87 Governor Winthrop Road

Kennedy School Community Playground : 5 Cherry Street

Kenney Park : 20 Grove Street

Lexington Park : Hancock Street and Lexington Avenue

Lincoln Park/Argenziano School Playground : 290 Washington Street

Latta Brothers Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool : 235 Broadway

Otis Playground : Otis Street and McGrath Highway

Perkins Playground : Perkins Street and Perkins Place

Trum Playground : Cedar Street and Franey Road

Walnut Street Park : 19 Walnut Street

Bradley Palmer Wading Pool and Playground : 40 Asbury Street

Center Pool & Wading Pool : 144 School Street
($10/person daily rate)

Drake Playground : 3 Hazel Street

Fitch Spray Park : 14 Ash Street

Lazazzero Playground : 7 Shore Road

Lowell Field : 190 Grove Street

Msgr. McCabe / Warrendale Playground : 90 Charlotte Road

McDonald Playground : 8 Cutter Street

Thompson Playground : 95 Charles Street

Chesterbrook Housing : Brookway Court

Nipper Maher Park : 65 Dartmouth Street

Clarence W. Dealtry Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool : 138 Pleasant Street

Filippello Playground : 109 Arlington Street

The Cape Codder Water Park :: 1225 Iyannough Rd Suite #4, Hyannis, MA 02601

Water Wiz :: 3031 Cranberry Hwy, East Wareham, MA

Breezy Picnic Waterslides :: 520 N W Main St, Douglas, MA 01516

Cape Cod Inflatable Park :: 518 Main St, West Yarmouth, MA 02673

Canobie Lake Park :: 85 N Policy St, Salem, NH 03079

Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags New England 

After an illustrious career in politics (including stints on Capitol Hill and on a presidential campaign) and then reinsurance (yeah, that was a career change), Emily decided to once again make a bold move and stay at home after her first daughter was born. Daughter number two came shortly thereafter, and when daughter number three made her debut it became an official girl tribe! The Fahle girls keep super busy and active exploring their beloved town of Scituate and all that Boston and the South Shore have to offer! Emily is currently experiencing getting along with an infant who believes mom is a Holstein, a preschooler who is smarter than her, and a 2-year-old who has drama in her veins. Emily never knew coffee and wine would be such an essential part of her day.