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Opening of City Splash Pads and Pools

There’s nothing worse than making a trip to a city splash pad, only to find that it’s closed. I’m not sure how the City chooses its official opening date for the splash pads to open… I would think that as soon as the weather warms up, the refreshing destinations would be open and ready for action.

At this point, the splash pads are not officially open, but the City has just announced that due to the rising temperatures, they will be open today (Monday, June 20 from 2pm to 7pm). After that (barring no additional sweltering days) the park’s splash pads will officially open June 27, from which time they will be open seven days a week (through Labor Day). All of the operational swimming pools will also open on July 1.

The city’s 11 operational splash pads are:

  • MLK Humboldt Basin – Best & Fillmore
  • Centennial – Foot of Porter in LaSalle Park
  • Houghton Park – Foot of Spann Street, off Clinton
  • Cazenovia Park – Near the Cazenovia Casino
  • Lanigan Park – South Park Avenue, near Louisiana
  • Schiller Park – Sprenger Avenue
  • Kensington Pool grounds – Kensington, at Grider
  • Allison Pool grounds – Reese Street
  • Roosevelt Park – Foot of Roosevelt Avenue
  • Masten Park – Best Street near Orange
  • Lincoln Park – foot of Quincy Street

For more information regarding city pools and splash pads call the Division of Parks and Recreation Pools Office at 716-851-5998 or visit

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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