Cool down with one of these local WNY places to have some water fun! This list of pools, beaches, and splash pads has been compiled to help make it easier to find a place to take your family to cool off.
However, keep in mind that you should always check out swimming and other conditions before heading out. Weather, water quality and park conditions often change, which sometimes causes a place to temporarily close. It is also a good idea to call any venue before venturing out to make sure they are open for the day/season.
The following is a list of WNY beaches:
Allegany State Park
2373 ASP, Rte 1, Salamanca (Get Directions)
2 lakes, sandy beach for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, camping, 2 fishing piers, hiking trails, playground, horse shoe pits, baseball fields, basketball, volley ball or tennis courts. Pets allowed.
Phone: (716) 354-9121
Beaver Island State Park
2136 West Oakfield Road, Grand Island (Get Directions)
1/2 mile of beach for swimming, 80 slip marina, fishing access, car-top boat launch, multiple canoe/kayak launches, bike and nature trails, nature center, playgrounds, picnic areas, athletic fields, horseshoe pits, an 18 hole championship disc golf course, an 18-hole championship golf course. Pets allowed.
Phone: (716) 773-3271
Darien Lakes Beach/State Park
10475 Harlow Road, Darien Center (Get Directions)
158 campsites (equipped with electricity), a sandy beach, playgrounds, fishing, hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas. Pets allowed.
Phone: (585) 547-9242
Evangola State Park
10191 Old Lake Shore Road, Irving (Get Directions)
Natural sandy beach on Lake Erie for swimming, picnic facilities, baseball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts and 80 campsites. Pets allowed.
Phone: (716) 549-1802
Downtown Buffalo (Get Directions)
Hamlin Beach State Park
1 Hamlin Beach Blvd. West, Hamlin (Get Directions)
Phone: (585) 964-2462
Lake Erie State Park
5838 Route 5, Brocton (Get Directions)
Phone: (716) 792-9214
Sheridan Parkside Spray Park
169 Parkside, Tonawanda (Get Directions)
3565 W Lake Road, Wilson (Get Directions)
Phone: (716) 751-6361
Woodlawn Beach State Park
S-3580 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell (Get Directions)
One-mile long beach for swimming, picnic areas, beach volleyball, nature trails, playground, a new nature center/bathhouse complex. No pets.
Phone: (716) 826-1930
POOLS/WATER PARKS/SPRAY FOUNTAINS
The following is a list of WNY wading pools/pools/sprinklers/splash pads.
Call for hours before heading out! Note: many of the town pools require either resident ID cards and/or a small fee (usually for non-residents).
Aurora Town Pool
373 Olean Street, East Aurora (Get Directions)
Phone: (716) 652-8866
Blasdell Splash Pad
38 Silver St, Buffalo
Phone: (716) 822-1921
Buffalo Pools & Splash Pads Phone: (716) 851 – 5998
Allison Pool & Splash Pad
Cazenovia Splash Pad
Centennial Pool & Splash Pad
Conner, Kate Harrity Indoor Pool
Crowley St. Wading Pool
Houghton Pool & Splash Pad
Kensington Pool & Splash Pad
Lanigan Splash Pad
Lincoln Splash Pad
Lovejoy Indoor Pool
Masten Pool & Splash Pad
MLK, Jr. Wading Pool & Humboldt Basin
Roosevelt Splash Pad
Schiller Splash Pad
Dingens Street Swimming Pool
701 Dingens Street, Buffalo (Get Directions)
Phone: (716) 896-0002
Little Valley Pool
105 First Street, Little Valley (Get Directions)
Phone: (716) 938-9001
Lockport Rotary Club Community Pool
245 Trowbridge St, Lockport (Get Directions)
735 Maryvale Dr, Cheektowaga (Get Directions)
Phone: (716) 686-3400
Perry Village Splash Pad
117 Lake St, Perry (Get Directions)
Rochester Pools & Spray Parks
Avenue D R-Center Pool, 200 Avenue D
Campbell St R-Center Spray Park, 525 Campbell St.
Carter Street R-Center Spray Park, 500 Carter St.
David F. Gantt R-Center Spray Park, 700 North St.
Edgerton R-Center Spray Park, 41 Backus St.
Fourth and Peck Playground (Spray Features, not a full spray park), Corner of Fourth and Peck Streets
Humboldt R-Center Spray Park, 1045 Atlantic Ave.
Flint Street R-Center Pool, 271 Flint St.
Genesee Valley Park Pool, 131 Elmwood Ave.
Martin Luther King Jr. Playground area (Spray Features, not a full spray park), 353 Court St.
Roxie Ann Sinkler R-Center Spray Park, 75 Grover St.
Thomas P. Ryan R-Center Spray Park, 530 Webster Ave.
Troup Street Park (Spray Features, not a full spray park), Troup Street and Van Auker Street
Wilson Foundation Academy, 200 Genesee St.
Warsaw Village Swimming Pool
89 Liberty St, Warsaw (Get Directions)
Phone: (585) 786-2792
Stop by a park or playground after your swim at one of these WNY locations!