Keeping Kids Cool This Summer at Westchester Splash Pads


Girls playing in a local splash pad.After the July heat wave, where we had multiple days in a row of 90-degree weather, what better way to keep kids cool than by visiting some of Westchester’s splash pads. Here are a few to check out when the temperatures get unbearable this August.

Pierson Park, Tarrytown, has amazing views of the Tappan Zee Bridge and the Hudson, but this splash pad does not have much shade so for parents standing around watching there kids enjoy the cool water, it might not be too fun.

Barnhardt Park, Sleepy Hollow is bigger than Pierson park and fenced in for added safety.

Carol Nichols Park, Elmsford, has a fenced-in splash pad and is very clean. There is even a picnic table that is completely shaded.

Saxon Woods Sprayground, White Plains is a county park, and it is free to Westchester residents Monday through Thursday and their guests until Labor Day. All you have to do is pay for parking, which is cheaper with a park pass.  

Tibbets Pool, Yonkers, is another county park free to Westchester residents until Labor Day. Not only is there a splash pad, but a lazy river and water slide. Again, just pay for parking.

Wilson Waves, Mount Vernon, is also free from Monday through Thursday for county residents. The pool is closed, but the splash pad, aqua playground, and slides are open.

Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck is open to non-residents for a fee but has a great splash pad for little ones near the beach and a playground outside. This is easily a favorite.

The next time you are looking where to take the kids on a super hot summer day, why not check out one of these splash pads (or some Westchester pools) and let us know how you like them. Keep cool this summer!

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Bena is a a wife and mom to a little girl born in July 2017 and another little girl born in April 2021. Her and her husband, both born and raised in Long Island, randomly ended up living in New Rochelle, Westchester when they fell in love with the downtown area, which had the best of two worlds, walking distance to parks, coffee shops, great restaurants and a short drive away from great hikes and nature. Since then they have moved a hop, skip and away to Pelham, which is an adorable little town. Mostly, Bena is just trying to figure out how to do this mom thing, while also working a full-time job. After a few years of the juggling act, she feels a little more confident, but everyday there are new challenges, especially when #2 arrived. When she is not momming, she is usually lawyering, working out, cooking, running errands or somewhere out exploring nature and the world.


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