When the temperatures go up kids get cranky! Am I right? Here's a list of free and cost effective places you can take the kids to pass the time and feel refreshed. Our area boasts several fun and interactive places to enjoy some water, check these out! Located in and around Rochester you will find these twelve great places!
Camp Eastman Way, Rochester, NY 14617
Camp Eastman offers a secluded splash pad and playground open to the public. The playground has a padded surface and is widespread- offering plenty of space for children to run around and play. Children can then cool off in the small spray area right near the playground. Camp Eastman is directly across Durand Eastman Beach, which offers opportunities for swimming, hiking and grilling. Splash pad is on a timer and therefore water output pauses every few minutes.
6551 Knickerbocker Rd, Ontario, NY 14519
Casey Park has a host of fun things to do when you go there. They have an impressive playground area as well as a lake to swim in and also a splash pad to cool off. The splash pad area is not usually busy it is a pretty simple play area but enjoyable all the same. Call ahead to see if a lifeguard is on duty if you plan to work the beach into your visit!
Edmund Lyon Park
100 E Ivy St, East Rochester, NY 14445
Edmund Lyon Park is spacious and contains both a splash pad and playground. The park is dog friendly and has a lot of open space for playing Frisbee. Also within the park is a basketball court and baseball field. There is plenty of seating near the splash pad with picnic tables and grills and one shaded area. The nearby school (which goes year round) shares the playground and splash pad and therefore the areas can get crowded and chaotic. The splash pad surface is slippery so wear water shoes or sandals! Bathrooms are located across the park by the gazebo.
First Responders Park
1250 Chiyoda Dr, Webster, NY 14580
This firefighter-themed playground and splash pad offer hours of fun. A pavilion is located between the splash pad and playground offering a shaded area to rest and picnic. The playground and splash pad are far from the road and close enough to each other that children can run back and forth. The playground has a padded surface rather than wood chips. A great place for a firefighter-themed party!
Humboldt Recreation Center
1045 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14609
Humboldt Recreation Center features a splash pad and playground open to the public. The splash pad has multiple fountains making this a great spray ground for kids that like to run around and through water. Along with the playground, there is a large yard that is fenced in near the splash pad that also has several trees for shade! As this splash pad is part of the rec center, it can become crowded when programs are in session and there is limited parking within the parking lot.
1 Vince Tofany Blvd, Rochester, NY 14612
This playground/splash pad combo is geared toward younger children and will surely activate the imagination with its outdoor/animal theme. With large fish, beavers and bears to climb on along with a variety of swing types, the playground and splash pad is suitable for a range of needs and abilities.
Cost: Free for Greece residents, $5 per child per day for non residents. The playground is free and fenced in but directly adjacent to splash pad. Therefore, warn your child if you do not plan on spending the $5 as it is definitely a tempting site! *COVID-19 Update: Splash Pad is currently open to Greece residents only*
MLK Jr. Memorial Park
353 Court St, Rochester, NY 14607
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial park is an Industrial style playground found within the city of Rochester. The playground features a single fountain "splash pad" to cool off in after climbing its unique structures. Though this playground is geared toward older children, it can be fun for kids of all ages. There is plenty to do around this playground including the Play Walk and the Strong museum of play. The nearest bathrooms are outhouses.
99 Park Rd, Spencerport, NY 14559
The highlight of Pineway Ponds Park is its splash pad and playground with a padded surface. The playground recently was renovated with new equipment but the spray ground remained untouched. The park also includes baseball, softball, soccer, football, and lacrosse fields, a squash court and basketball ball courts.
988 Ebner Dr, Webster, NY 14580
The main attraction of Ridgecrest Park is its splash pad and skate park. There is plenty of parking and shaded picnic tables. The splash pad has been reported to be malfunctioning numerous times and is much less exciting than others. The nearest restroom is an outhouse.
Seneca Lake State Park
100 Waterloo Geneva Rd, Geneva, NY 14456
Seneca Lake State Park is home to a one of a kind splash pad with 100 water jets that spontaneously spray water. Neighboring the Sprayground is a large playground with equipment for children ages 4-12 as well as a swimming area.
Cost: $7 per car, 6/16 - 9/3: 8 AM - 6 PM, daily
Sweden Town Park
John Henion Parkway, Brockport, NY 14420
This new splash pad as of June 2019 is so unique with the spinning ball fountains scattered throughout. The water is continuous and controlled by a button. There is a pavilion near by for picnics and shade as well as a bathroom shelter a short walk away. The adjacent playground is handicap accessible and has a padded play surface.
Union Station Park
25 Rock Island Dr, North Chili, NY 14514
Along with a splash pad, Union Station features a toddler-sized playground. The park is removed from the road and surrounded by open fields. A paved trail can be found around the perimeter of the park.
Troup Street Park
210-266 Troup St, Rochester, NY 14608
This is a small splash pad, has one water sprayer that comes out of the ground. It is brand new (summer 2020), as they replaced the old spray park with this. It is just perfect for a quick cool down on a hot day!