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 a $9 vehicle entrance fee. Plan ahead and check out the Empire State Park Pass from the library to get into the park for free!
The Fingerlakes Welcome Center is just a short drive away and worth a visit as well!
1 Lake Front Dr, Geneva, NY 14456
Take Me There
This is a newly reconstructed play area right next to the splash pad and beach. It boasts great climbing structures, a zipline (for all ages!) and tire swings. The zipline is unlike most other playgrounds’ as it has a launch pad area and a seat for comfortable zipping. Some of the older structures remain including a small play area for little ones and some ride on spring toys. There is a large spinning sphere here as well and picnic tables surrounding the beach, overlooking the lake.
Down the path a ways from the beach and the splash pad you will find another play are. This one has unique structures for the free thinkers in your family and has a huge rope climbing structure for your little monkeys! It has two of those uncontrollable spinny seats so get ready for a good laugh!
This is a smaller play area past the swimming beach area. It has imagination written all over it! It has structures for big and small kids and a another bath shelter nearby. This playground is more removed from the play area so it is often not as populated as the others. It also has a remarkable view of the lake.
The Splash Pad
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.
This is a unique beach as it is very shallow for several feet allowing you to walk out into the water a good distance. The water was clear on our visit and not heavily populated. There aren’t always lifeguards on duty here but swimming is allowed when the beach is open. It is highly recommended that you call ahead to check and see if splash pad and swimming beach is open as it is subject to close without warning.