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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 katie@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
Open: 12 pm to 6:45 pm

Lower Lincoln Park Pool

Eagle Street and Morton Ave., Albany
Open: 12 pm to 6:45 pm



SPRAY PADS (Open 10 am - 6 pm)

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. As of early July 2021, Quackenbush and Hillhurst pools have not yet opened as they complete repairs.

There are now public spray pools at Tribute Park in Schenectady, which is on Eastern Parkway between Lomasney Ave. and Walnut Street, and at Collins Park in Scotia.

Central Park Pool

Central Parkway and Iroquois Way, Schenectady

[Open every day from 1-6 pm]


Front Street Pool

Front Street, Schenectady
[Open Mon-Sat 1 to 6 pm]

Hillhurst Pool
Campbell Ave, Schenectady

[Open Mon-Sat 1 to 6 pm]


Quackenbush Pool

Forest Road, Schenectady
[Open Mon-Sat 1 to 6 pm]

Niskayuna's Blatnick Park - Splashpad


Collins Park in Scotia - Splashpad


Saratoga Spa State Park
Home of Peerless Pool, a zero-entry pool with mushroom fountain, and Victoria Pool
19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs.

Moreau Lake State Park

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


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

After closures due to funding issues. Troy expects to open the South Troy Pool on July 1st. In addition, spray pools available at:

  • Frear Park
  • Prospect Park
  • Corliss Park
  • Riverfront Park
  • Knickerbacker Park
  • South Troy Pool


South Troy Pool

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


Spray Pools at:
Frear, Prospect, Corliss,
Riverfront, & Knickerbacker parks

Knickerbacker Pool-currently closed

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




FunPlex Fun Park

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


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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