Splashy Fun in New York's Capital Region: Water Parks, Splash Pads, and Spraygrounds | Kids Out and About Albany

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Splashy Fun in New York's Capital Region: Water Parks, Splash Pads, and Spraygrounds

Get wet in Albany, Schenectady, Troy... and beyond!

There's nothing like water when it comes to beating the heat and entertaining kids! KidsOutAndAbout provides its extra-special list of great places in and around the Capital Region where kids can splash to their heart's content.


We have photos for some of these parks, but not all... if you have any photos you'd like us to post, please send them to ross@kidsoutandabout.com. Thank you!

Central Capital District:

City of Albany Public Pools

For more information, call the Swim Albany Hotline at 518-472-1200.



Mater Christi Pool
New Scotland Avenue, Albany
General Public 11:00AM to 7:00PM, Pool Closed: 4:15PM to 5:00PM

Lower Lincoln Park Pool

Eagle Street and Morton Ave., Albany
General Public 12:00PM to 7:00PM
Pool Closed: 4:15PM to 5:00PM

Public Bath #2 Pool

90 Fourth Ave. and So. Pearl St.


Krank Park Spray Pool

65 First Avenue, Albany
General Public 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Bayhill Park Wading/Spray Park
Sheridan Ave. and Dove St.
Hackett Park Wading/Spray Park
North Pearl St. and No. Second St.
Livingston and Lake Playground Wading/Spray Park
Livingston Ave. and Lake Ave.
Ridgefield Park Wading/Spray Park
316 Partridge St., Ridgefield St.
Rosemont Playground Wading/Spray Park
92 Rosemont St.
Wilkie Playground Wading/Spray Park
Colonie and Lark St.

Sheridan and Dove Spray Pool
Sheridan Avenue and Dove Street, Albany
General Public 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Beverwyck Park Wading/Spray Park
640 Washington Ave.
Swinburne Park Spray Pool

Clinton Ave. and Manning Blvd., Albany
General Public 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Upper Lincoln Spray Pool

Morton and Delaware Avenue, Albany
General Public 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Westland Hills Spray Pool

Colvin Avenue, Albany
General Public 10:00AM to 6:00PM  


Rudy A Ciccotti Family Recreation Center

Western Capital District and Nearby Points North:

City of Schenectady Public Pools

Central Park Pool (free)

Central Parkway and Iroquois Way, Schenectady
Monday to Friday, 12:30 to 6 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1 to 6 pm
Opens June 22, Closes August 25

Front Street Pool

Front Street, Schenectady
($1.50/child, $3/adult, $10/family)
Mon-Sat, 12 to 6 pm
Open June 30th

Hillhurst Pool
Campbell Ave, Schenectady

Open Mon/Wed/Fri 12:30 to 6 pm, Tues/Thur 12:30 to 5 pm
Opens July 1, Closes August 16

Quackenbush Pool

Forest Road, Schenectady
free for Boys & Girls Club members  (membership is free)
Open Mon/Wed/Fri, 12 to 6 pm; Tues/Thur 12:30 to 5 pm; Sat. 1 to 6 pm
Open June 29 to August 16

Saratoga Spa State Park
Campbell Ave, Schenectady

Home of Peerless Pool, a zero-entry pool with mushroom fountain, and Victoria Pool
19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs.
Read more about Victoria Pool on AllOverAlbany.com.

Moreau Lake State Park

A sandy beach at this state park. Fishing and boat launch also available.

Water Slide World

Lake George
Over 35 slides, attractions, and more!

The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom

Lake George
Amusement park and water park

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge

Lake George
Indoor water park with slides, lazy river, and a special toddler area

Eastern Capital District and Nearby Points East:

City of Troy Public Pools

Public Swimming Daily from 1 to 5:30 pm
Admission: Adults $2.00, Children $1.00

In addition, Spray Pools are available at Frear, Prospect, and Knickerbacker Parks.


South Troy Pool

4th Street & Tyler Street, Troy
(518) 270-1125

Knickerbacker Pool

104th & 7th Avenue, Troy
(518) 237-0097

FunPlex Fun Park

East Greenbush
Bumper Boats, Water Wars and Plenty of Amusements!

Oasis Family Fun Park

Paddle Boats--prepare to get wet!

Snyder's Lake

East Greenbush
Swimming, boating, and an ideal habitat for fish and birds.

Grafton Lakes State Park

A sandy beach at this state park. Fishing and boat launch also available.

Sand Lake Beach

Sand Lake

Cherry Plain State Park

Cherry Plain
175 Acres designed for a wide variety of outdoor family fun. Sandy beach.

Southern Capital District and Nearby Points South:

Zoom Flume
East Durham
Central and Eastern New York's largest water park
Slides, activity pool, and lazy river.

Rocking Horse Ranch & Resort
Water park in Highland, NY

Mine Kill State Park

North Blenheim
Gorgeous falls for fun creek stomping at this state park. There is also an Olympic-sized pool.

Worth the Trip: South to Connecticut and Suburban New York:

Lake Compounce
Water park / Amusement
822 Lake Avenue, Bristol, CT
Click here for pricing

Splashdown Beach
Water park
16 Old Route 9, West Fishkill, NY
Admission for 2012: $25.00 42"+ taller, $20.00 42"- & seniors

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