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



SPRAY PADS (On 10:00a.m.-6:00 p.m.)

Colonie Street Park
Green area on bend near Livingston Ave

Hackett Park 

North First Street

65 First Avenue
Livingston Park 
484 Livingston Avenue
North Swan Street Park

Ridgefield Park 

316 Partridge Street

Rosemont Park
92 Rosemont St.

Sheridan and Dove Spray Pool

Sheridan Avenue and Dove Street

Swinburne Spray Pool

Clinton Avenue and Manning Boulevard

Westland Hills Pool

Colvin Avenue - at Central, Austin, and Lincoln

Upper Lincoln Spray Pool
Morton and Delaware Avenue


Rudy A Ciccotti Family Recreation Center

Western Capital District and Nearby Points North:

City of Schenectady Public Pools

All City of Schenectady Public Pools are free, but you must bring a Photo ID.

Central Park Pool

Central Parkway and Iroquois Way, Schenectady
Monday to Friday, 12:30 to 6 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1 to 6 pm
Opens June 27, Closes August 27

Front Street Pool

Front Street, Schenectady
Mon-Fri 12:30 to 6 pm; Sat 1-5 pm
Open July 2 to August 19

Hillhurst Pool
Campbell Ave, Schenectady

Open Mon-Fri 11 am to 6 pm, Sat 1 to 5 pm
Opens July 2, Closes August 19

Quackenbush Pool

Forest Road, Schenectady
Open Mon-Fri, 12:30 to 6 pm; Sat. 12 to 5 pm
Open July 2 to August 19

Saratoga Spa State Park

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 7 pm
Admission: Adults $1, Children (16 and under) FREE


South Troy Pool

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


Spray Pools at:
Frear, Prospect, Corliss,
and Riverfront parks

Knickerbacker Pool

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


Spray pools located at the
Knickerbacker  and South Troy
pools are available 1-7 pm.

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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