List Of Free DCR-Run Pools & Spray Decks In Massachusetts

June 24, 2013 2:10 AM

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Artesani Wading Pool, Brighton (Credit: DCR)

Artesani Wading Pool, Brighton (Credit: DCR)

artespool2kc List Of Free DCR Run Pools & Spray Decks In Massachusetts

Artesani Wading Pool, Brighton (Credit: DCR)

Whether you’re trying to beat the heat or just looking for a place to chill out, Massachusetts has plenty of pools you can use for free. (Some state parks do charge a parking fee.)All children must be accompanied by an adult. Showers are required before entering the pools.

Swimming pools have a water depth of at least two feet.

Wading pools have a water depth between one inch and two feet. Some have spray features. Spray decks have zero water depth and may spray continuously or on demand.

Related: State-run Freshwater Beaches

Related: State-run Saltwater Beaches

DCR POOLS

Boston Neighborhoods

Swimming Pools, Wading Pools and Spray Decks

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Showers are required before entering the pools.

Swimming pools have a water depth of at least two feet.

Wading pools have a water depth between one inch and two feet. Some have spray features.

Spray decks have zero water depth and may spray continuously or on demand. No lifeguards.

Admission is free at DCR managed pools. Parking fees may apply.

Boston Neighborhoods

Brighton

Artesani Playground Wading Pool
1255 Soldiers Field Rd.
Open June 29
Hours: 9:30 am – 7:00 pm

Reilly Memorial Swimming Pool
355 Chestnut Hill Ave., Cleveland Circle
Open June 29
Hours: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Chelsea

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool
184 Carter Street
Open June 29

Dorchester

Neponset Landing II Spray Deck
Corner of Hill Top St. and Granite St.
Open May 25
Hours: 9:30am – 7pm
*No Lifeguard On Duty

Hyde Park

John T. Moynihan Spray Deck
920 Truman Parkway
Open May 25
Hours: 9:30am – 7pm
*No Lifeguard On Duty

Olsen Swimming Pool
95 Turtle Pond Parkway
Open June 29
Hours: 11am – 7pm

Olsen Spray Deck
Open May 25
Hours: 9:30am – 7pm
*No Lifeguard On Duty

Jamaica Plain

Johnson Playground Spray Deck
Corner of Lamartine and Green Streets, Southwest Corridor Park
Open May 25
Hours: 9:30am – 7pm
*No Lifeguard On Duty

Stony Brook Spray Deck
Corner of Lamartine and Boylston, Southwest Corridor Park
Open May 25
Hours: 9:30am – 7pm
*No Lifeguard On Duty

Roxbury

Cass Memorial Swimming Pool
Washington Street
Open June 29
Hours: 11am – 7pm

Mission Hill Spray Deck
Behind Boston Police Headquarters
Open May 25
Hours: 9:30am – 7pm
*No Lifeguard On Duty

West End

Lee Memorial Wading Pool
280 Charles St. on Esplanade
Open June 28, Weekends only 9:30am – 7pm
Open June 29, Daily Open Daily 9:30am – 7pm

OUTSIDE OF BOSTON

Agawam

Gerald J. Mason Memorial Swimming Pool
Armory Street
Open June 29

Attleboro

George I. Spatcher Memorial Pool
79 North Ave
Please call (508) 223-2222 for operating schedule

Belmont

Beaver Brook Spray Deck
680 Trapelo Rd.
Open May 25
Hours: 9:30am – 7pm
*No Lifeguard On Duty

Brockton

Manning Pool
470 Forest Ave (Directly behind Brockton High School)
Please call 508-588-2562 for operating schedule

Cambridge

Francis J. McCrehan Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool
359 Rindge Ave.
Open June 29
Hours: 11am – 7pm

North Point Park Spray Deck
Across from the Museum of Science
Open May 25
Hours: 9:30am – 7pm
*No Lifeguard On Duty

Veterans Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool (Magazine Beach)
719 Memorial Dr.
Open June 29
Hours: 11am – 7pm

Chicopee

Sara Jane Sherman Memorial Swimming Pool
750 Meadow St.
413-594-5376
Closes August 26

Clinton

Philip Weihn Memorial Swimming Pool
100 West Boylston St. (the pool next to the middle school)
978-365-4684

2013 POOL OPERATING DATES June 29-August 21
Monday-Friday
7:00a.m.–9:00a.m., Adult Swim
9:00a.m.–1:00p.m., Learn to Swim
1:00p.m.-7:00p.m., Open Swim

Saturday & Sunday
11:00 p.m.-7:00p.m., Open Swim

Everett

Allied Veterans Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool
65 Elm St.
617-727-1828
Opens June 29

Fall River

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool & Spray Deck
399 Eastern Ave, Rte. 6
508-679-8830
Opens June 29

Fitchburg

Gustave Johnson Memorial Swimming Pool
35 Wanoosnock Ave.
(978) 342-6510

2013 POOL OPERATING DATES June 29-August 25

POOL HOURS
Monday-Friday
9:00a.m.–1:00p.m., Learn to Swim
1:00p.m.-5:00p.m., Open Swim
5:00p.m.–7:00 p.m., Family Swim

Saturday & Sunday
11:00 p.m.-5:00p.m., Open Swim
5:00p.m.-7:00p.m., Family Swim

Freetown/Assonet

Freetown State Forest Wading/Spray Pool
Slab Bridge Road
Spray Deck (Unguarded) May 25 – June 28
Wading Pool June 29 – September 2
Open daily 10am – 6pm

Lawrence

Geisler Memorial Swimming Pool
50 High Street
(978) 687-1024
Opens June 29

Lt. Colonel Edward J. Higgins Swimming Pool
180 Crawford Street
(978) 687-0393
Opens June 29

Leominster

Leominster State Swimming Pool
Viscoloid Ave.
111 Viscoloid Ave.
Please call 978-534-7529 for operating schedule

Lowell

Raymond Lord Memorial Swimming Pool
81 Cross Street
978-459-7370
Opens June 29

Ludlow

John F. Thompson Memorial Swimming Pool
Highland Ave
211 Highland Ave.
Please call 413-583-4448 for operating schedule

Malden

Lt. Dennis C. Holland Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool
108 Mountain Ave
(781) 324-9350
Opens June 29

Melrose

Lawrence W. Lloyd Memorial Swimming Pool
49 Tremont St.
(781) 979-0172
Opens June 29

Milford

Sen. P. Eugene Casey Memorial Swimming Pool
49 Prospect St.
508-473-5998
Open June 29 – August 21

POOL HOURS
Monday-Friday
9:30a.m.–11:30 a.m., Learn to Swim
11:30a.m.-12:00p.m., Lifeguard Training
12:00p.m.-5:00p.m., Public Swim
5:00p.m.-7:00p.m., Family Swim

Saturday & Sunday
11:30a.m.-12:00p.m., Lifeguard Training
12:00 p.m.-5:00p.m., Public Swim
5:00p.m.-7:00p.m., Family Swim

Somerville

Dilboy Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool
Alewife Brook Pkwy @ High Street
Please call 617-625-6600 x2980 for operating schedule

Latta Brothers Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool
20 McGrath Highway
(617) 666-9236
Opens June 29 – September 2

Southbridge

Andrew J. Petro Swimming Pool
15 Randolph St.
Please call 508-764-7352 for operating schedule

Springfield

John H. Thomas Memorial Swimming Pool
2460 Roosevelt Ave, on Blunt Park Rd.
413-736-7699
Opens June 29

Topsfield

Bradley Palmer Wading Pool
40 Asbury St. ($2.00 per car to enter park)
978-887-5931
Open weekends only, May 25 – June 29
Open daily, June 29 – September 2
Hours: 10am – 6pm

Waltham

Connors Swimming Pool
330 River St.
781-642-8594
Opens June 29
Hours: 11am – 7pm

Watertown

Clarence W. Dealtry Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool
138 Pleasant St.
617-923-0073
Opens June 29
Hours: 11am – 7pm

Worcester

Bennett Field Swimming Pool
1260 Main St.
(508) 792-5515
June 29 – August 25

POOL HOURS
Monday-Friday
9:00a.m.–11:30a.m., Learn to Swim
11:30p.m.–12:00p.m., Life Guard Training
12:00p.m.-1:00p.m., Family Swim
1:00p.m.-5:00p.m., Public Swim
5:00p.m–6:00 p.m., Family Swim
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Adult Lap Swim

Saturday & Sunday
11:30p.m.–12:00 p.m., Lifeguard Training
12:00 p.m.-1:00p.m., Family Swim
1:00 p.m.-5:00p.m., Public Swim
5:00p.m.-6:00p.m., Family Swim
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Adult Lap Swim

Dennis F. Shine Memorial Swimming Pool
87 Providence Highway
508-792-0727
Open June 29 – August 21
POOL HOURS
Monday-Friday
9:30a.m.–11:30a.m., Learn to Swim
11:30a.m.-12:00p.m., Lifeguard Training
12:00p.m.–1:00p.m., Family Swim
1:00p.m.-5:00p.m., Public Swim
5:00p.m.-7:00p.m., Family Swim

Saturday & Sunday
11:30a.m.-12:00p.m., Lifeguard Training
12:00 p.m.-1:00p.m., Family Swim
1:00 p.m.-5:00p.m., Open Swim
5:00p.m.-7:00p.m., Family Swim

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