Rochester has so many options to cool off over the summer! Here’s a complete list of splash pads in the Greater Rochester area!
Cost: $8 Vehicle Entry Fee
Seneca Lake State Park is a wonderful day-cation spot! There are not one, not two but three playgrounds within walking distance of the splash pad and beach. As this is a state park, there is an $8 vehicle entrance fee. Plan ahead and check out the Empire State Park Pass from the library to get into the park for free!
Seneca Lake State Park is home to a one of a kind splash pad with 100 water jets that spontaneously spray water. The splash pad uses recycled water and is on a cycle of being on for 1 hour and off for 20 minutes. Vinyl covers are required for children in a swim diaper. You can purchase the covers for $2 in the park office. The splash pad is open 11am-6pm daily. Water-safe wheelchairs are available upon request. Check HERE or call ahead to ensure splash pad is operating and beach is open.
Semmel Road Park
CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RESURFACING. CHECK HERE FOR UPDATES.
This brand new splash pad (opened May 2023) is open daily, Memorial Day – Labor Day. The bathrooms and splash pad are open 10am- 8pm and it is free and open to the public! This splash pad is unique with a large dumping bucket, water canons, a crab and turtle apparatus and so much more. The splash pad is in direct sun, however there is a pavilion nearby for shade. There is a playground, tennis courts and hiking trails just down the road at 95 Semmel Rd, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472.
Sweden Town Park has it all! There are three playgrounds at this park as well as a splash pad (installed June, 2019). Aside from the playgrounds there are hiking trails, a skate park and even a dog park with a pool!
The splash pad at Sweden Town park is unique with moving parts everywhere! Kids can spin the various fountains to create different patterns from the water. There is plenty of seating and an open air pavilion located perfectly between the splash pad and playground. Bathrooms are a short walk away. As you enter John Henlon Parkway keep driving until you see the splash pad!
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. There is also a hidden fitness area if you need to break a sweat before hitting the splash pad! More info on that HERE.
At the splash pad you will find everything from a fire hydrant and Dalmatian fountain to a fire truck slide. The water output is continuous and there is a button kids can push if the water turns off. This is a very loved splash pad so you are sure to meet some playmates here. Bring some cups!
There is a fun pirate-themed splash pad at Edmund Lyon Park in East Rochester. The splash pad surface is slippery so wear water shoes or sandals! Though there is a bathroom on site, it’s on the other side of the park so it’s probably easiest to come with the kids dressed and ready to go! There are moving water canons and random water fountains that shoot up so keep a watchful eye!
Edmund Lyon Park is spacious and contains both a splash pad and playground. The park is very dog friendly and has a lot of open space for playing and frisbee. Also within the park is a basketball court and baseball field. The nearby pool is open to the public with daily or monthly passes. There is plenty of seating near the splash pad with picnic tables and grills and one shaded area. Park in the parking lot off of Madison Street to bring you closest to the play areas.
Located right off the 490, Campbell Street Recreation Center is a wonderful spot to cool off and play. The splash pad and playground are free and open to all (An EZ pass is not required). Bathrooms are available within the Recreation Center during business hours.
The Splash Pad is open the Friday of Memorial Day through labor Day, daily from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Pets, street shoes, food, drink, gum and glass containers are prohibited in this area.
The Splash Pad is on a timer with a simple, child accessible button to press to turn the water back on. The splash pad is simple and contains a misting arch (loved by adults and children!), two fountain poles and another ground level fountain. This makes the water output fairly predictable and great for a wide age range.
Union Station Park is a free park featuring a spacious splash pad and a toddler-sized playground. This is a very popular spot in the summer! The splash pad/playground combo makes for a great party location as well as a simple spot to cool off on a hot day. Bring cups! It’s fun for the kids to fill them up with water and dump into the drainage system. This splash pad is in direct sun so bring the sunhats and sunscreen. There is a small pavilion nearby with picnic tables to provide shade to some.
The highlight of Pineway Ponds Park is its splash pad and playground with a padded surface. The park also includes baseball, softball, soccer, football, and lacrosse fields, a squash court and basketball courts. The playground is new as of Summer 2019.
The playground recently was renovated with new equipment but the spray ground remained untouched. The classic splash pad has a large whale and sea lion fountain that kids enjoy climbing on. It also has a rainbow mister (currently out of order)! The spray area is fairly open and spaced out. The splash pad is free to enter and open to all. Groups may use the Splash Pad by completing a Group User Request form.
Cost: Free for residents with keytag. $5 per child per day for non residents
The Greece Town Hall Campus is a child’s wonderland! It has a beautiful and imaginative playground as well as a nearby splash pad. The recreation center has an abundance of open gym programs for little ones and the Greece Library is a short walk away.
There is a nice splash pad directly adjacent to the playground at Camp Eastman. The splash pad is on a timer and therefore water output pauses every few minutes. The splash pad consists primarily of tall fountains to run through and under. The splash pad is free to enter and open to all. To continue to the water fun, Durand Beach is just minutes away.
When it comes to Casey Park in Ontario NY, there is much more to it than meets the eye. The park is filled with fun opportunities for the whole family. Aside from the two modern playgrounds, children can also play in the splash pad area and enjoy the free beach when the lifeguard is on duty. Boat rentals and fishing are also offered as well as a vast amount of recreational activities through the recreation center. Spend the whole day with pleasant picnic areas and hiking along the water.
The splash pad is located near the beach and has three spouting fountain animals. It is a hit for young kids and tucked back near the beach under a few mature trees.
We highly recommend you call the recreation center before heading out! The splash pad is off at times and the beach closes if a lifeguard is not available. (315) 524-7447
Carter Street Recreation Center is a hidden gem in the city! With a splash pad, baseball diamond, playground, basketball court, and the indoor R Center activities, it’s the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon!.The splash pad and playground are free to enter and open to the general public. Restrooms are available within the recreation center during program hours.
This splash pad offers several kinds of spray features including everyone’s favorite, dumping buckets! It also has a sprinkling arch, a “shower fountain”, and several ground fountains. The splash pad is spacious and much of the area is fenced in.
The splash pad is open 8:30am-7:30pm and can be turned on with a simple touch of a button!
Site is closed for the 2023 Summer , for new install to be opened in Summer 2024
Not to be confused with Ridge Park, the main attraction of Ridgecrest Park is its Splash Pad and Skate Park. There is plenty of parking and shaded picnic tables. Ridgecrest’s playground and splash pad is most enjoyed by the younger kids, though the park also has a basketball court and baseball diamond.
This is a great splash pad to visit if looking to avoid the crowds as it is less popular compared to the other surrounding splash pads. Regardless, kids love it for its rainbow, tree and ground fountains. It is simple, predictable and refreshing! Consider calling Webster Parks and Recreation ahead of time to verify the splash pad is operating.
Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park is an Industrial style playground found with the city of Rochester. There are two little fountains near the playground. This is a simple splash pad but it offers a great opportunity to cool off after the playground or play walk. 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 year-round museum of play and play walk. Note, there is no swimming or wading in the nearby fountains/reflection pool.
Troup Street Park is a little park tucked away in the city. There is a huge field, a playground, splash pad and fitness area.
This 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!
Pine Street Park
Pine Street Park is approximately a 5 minute walk from the town of Medina. Once you’re done at the playground and splash pad, you can walk right to town and enjoy all it has to offer! The playground is great for a wide age range with separate areas for various age groups. There is a sidewalk that is painted with hopscotch and quite a few other fun games! Adjacent to the playground is a small, simple splash pad area to cool off. There are a couple of trees that provide some shade so bring a picnic blanket and enjoy having a picnic! Please note, there are no bathrooms at this playground.
Make a day of it by visiting the Medina Railroad Museum just down the street!
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