Beat the Heat This Summer at Buffalo-Area Public Pools
In case you don't have a countdown going, summer is just around the corner, Buffalo. Some would say the winter holidays comprise the "most wonderful time of the year", but some (me) would say the most wonderful time of the year is summer. It only lasts about three months in Buffalo, and there's so much to take advantage of!
Swimming is not only a great summer activity to do with family and friends, but it's also an awesome workout.
Don't have a pool? Visit your local public pool! Can't swim? Most public pools offer cheap swimming lessons for all ages! Plus (whether you're into safety or eye candy), they're fully equipped with certified lifeguards.
Here's a list of public pools and splash pads throughout the Buffalo area.
Northtowns (Amherst, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Depew, Lancaster, Grand Island, Niagara Falls, Lockport, Williamsville)
85 North Forest Rd., Williamsville
Located behind Williamsville Town Hall -- 5583 Main St., Williamsville
Located at Garrison Road, S. Ellicott Street and Park Drive, Williamsville
Towne Park Pool
2600 Harlem Rd., Cheektowaga
Dingens Street Swimming Pool
701 Dingens St. near Harlem Road, Cheektowaga
735 Maryvale Dr. near Beach Road, Cheektowaga
10405 Main St., Clarence
Fireman's Park (Full Size Pool and Wading Pool)
Located at Terrace Boulevard and Erie Street, Depew
Located at Brady Avenue and Vandenburg Avenue, Lancaster
Located at Broezel Avenue and Ronald Drive, Lancaster
Located at Hyde Park and Pine, Niagara Falls
Located at Center Street and 15th Street, Niagara Falls
Located at Frontier and 91st Street, Niagara Falls
Located on Rogers Avenue across from Washington Hunt Elementary School (50 Rogers Ave., Lockport)
Outerwater Park Community Pool
Located at Trowbridge Street and Corinthia Street, Lockport
Southtowns (Alden, East Aurora, Hamburg, Lackawanna, Orchard Park, West Seneca)
Alden Town Park + Kiddie Pool
Located on Park Street, Alden
690 South St., East Aurora
80 Torry Dr., Hamburg
Green Lake (Yates Park)
4726 South Buffalo St., Orchard Park
50 Legion Pkwy., West Seneca
Buffalo Area (Buffalo, Kenmore, Tonawanda)
Pools, Wading Pools + Splash Pads
Shoshone Pool -- Foot of Beard Street
Allison Pool -- 50 Reese St.
Centennial Pool -- Foot of Porter Avenue
Houghton Pool -- 36 Spann St.
JFK Pool -- 114 Hickory St.
Kensington Pool -- Corner of Kensington Avenue and Grider Street
Masten Pool -- Best Street and Orange Street
Riverside Pool -- 2505 Niagara St.
Crowley St. Wading Pool -- Crowley and Tonawanda
MLK Jr . Wading Pool -- Humboldt Parkway and Best Street
Allison -- 50 Reese St. (next to pool)
Cazenovia -- By Cazenovia Casino
Centennial -- Foot of Porter (next to pool in Lasalle Park)
Kensington -- Grider and Kensington (next to pool)
Lanigan -- Fulton Street (Between Chicago Street and Louisiana Street)
Schiller -- Sprenger Avenue
Lincoln -- End of Quincy Street
Masten -- Best Street (next to JBW Stadium)
251 Brompton Rd., Tonawanda
401 Mang Ave., Kenmore
1200 Parker Blvd., Buffalo
425 Mang Ave., Kenmore
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Contributed by Katie Swaine