Splash Pads and Spray Parks to Cool Off at This Summer

Baystateparent Magazine

Splash Pads and Spray Parks to cool off at this summer 

Our favorite splash parks in the Bay State.

Arlington: North Union Spray Park 

60 N. Union St. 

This park has a playground, athletic fields, picnic area, basketball hoops and a seasonal Spray Park.  Picnic area and fields are available for rent; permit required.

Belmont: Beaver Brook Reservation Spray Deck & Playground 

621 Trapelo Rd.

A soft-surface spray deck with multiple zones and different activation sequences. Children can scramble across the rocks and splash in pop-up sprinklers at this woodsy retreat. Ponds and a waterfall make this 59-acre park’s a great place for a walk or picnic.

Boston: Christian Science Center Splash Fountain 

Massachusetts Ave.

The long reflecting pool at this Boston landmark mirrors the Christian Science Church and the Back Bay skyline. The fountain at the northern end of the pool features 180 water jets that shoot directly out of the ground, providing endless fun for little ones. 

The fountain at the Christian Science Center in Boston.

Boston: Boston Frog Pond Spray Pool 

38 Beacon St. 

Located on the historic Boston Common, Frog Pond Spray Pool is a favorite among city dwellers and visitors alike. Big kids can splash their way to the giant, spraying fountain in the middle of the wading pool, while littler ones can soak in the outskirts. 

Concord: Emerson Playground & Spray Fountain

261 Thoreau St. 

A small splash pad is part of this park that includes a playground with slides, accessible swings, a zip line and climbing structures, basketball courts, a walking track, athletic fields, shady picnic areas and more. Look for the button to turn on the splash pad near the Recreation Center. 

Douglas: Breezy Picnic Grounds & Waterslides

520 Northwest Main St. 

Take a dip in the lake, play in the sand, and bring a picnic to enjoy on the spacious grounds. The big draw here are the three 300-foot waterslides. 

Breezy Picnic Grounds & Water Slides in Douglas.

Fitchburg: Park Hill Splash Park 

27 Franklin Rd.

Kids can splash in geysers and run through colorful water-spraying rings. Nearby in the park, enjoy a skatepark, play area and sports fields. 

Hudson: Cellucci Park Splash Pad 

15 Houghton St.

Kiddos can run under fountains and through geysers to cool off at this park, which also features a playground and skatepark. 

Marlboro: Ghiloni Park 

 239 Concord Rd. 

Along with a splash pad, you’ll find a skate park, basketball courts, athletic fields, a walking track and nature trails. 

Medway: Choate Park 

7 Oak St. 

Choate Park has a fenced-in playground that has a small splash pad open to the public in summer. Adjacent to this is a large shade structure with picnic tables. There is a walking path around the pond.

Oxford: Carbuncle Pond Splash Pad

12 Carbuncle Dr.

Cool off at the fenced-in 4,000-square-foot splash area with several water spray features , or head over to the beach to swim in the pond. 

Sterling: Adventure Spray & Play at Davis Farmland 

145 Redstone Hill, Sterling

This spray park features two spray pads -- one for toddlers and one for multi-generational fun. Play in misters, sprinklers and geysers and cool off under the water tower or giant sunflowers. There’s also a kiddy car wash, slip and slide and inflatable waterslide. 

Adventure Spray & Play at Davis Farmland.

Topsfield: Bradley Palmer Spray Deck 

40 Asbury St.

A play area, shady spots for picnics and a kid-activated spray deck make this a popular place in the summer. The wading pool is large and shallow -- perfect for little ones. 

Waltham: Drake Playground

3 Hazel St. 

Find children's play structures, basketball courts, athletic fields and a water spray facility. Opens at 3 p.m. on school days. 

Waltham: Lazazzero Playground

7 Shore Rd. 

This neighborhood park abuts Hardy Pond and has a lighted basketball court, playground, athletic fields and a water spray facility. Take a walk to the fishing pier and boat ramp. 

Waltham: Nipper Maher Park

65 Dartmouth St. 

Stand under a giant spraying flower or run through the geysers at this  park that features a playground, basketball and tennis courts.

Nipper Maher Park

Worcester: Cristoforo Colombo Spray Park (East Park) 

180 Shrewsbury St.

This splash park also features a padded-surface playground, climbing structures, amphitheater and acres of undeveloped hillsides with trail connections to Bell Pond Park and Green Hill Park leading all the way to Lake Quinsigamond.

The Splash Park at Cristoforo Park (East Park) in Worcester.

Worcester: Greenwood Spray Park 

14 Forsberg St. 

Splash in the sprinklers to cool off at this park on the south end of the city, then enjoy a nature trail, picnic area and sporting fields.