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!