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)

North Forest Park + Pool

85 North Forest Rd., Williamsville

Island Park (Wading Pool)

Located behind Williamsville Town Hall -- 5583 Main St., Williamsville

Garrison Park (Wading Pool)

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

Maryvale Pool

735 Maryvale Dr. near Beach Road, Cheektowaga

Main Street Town Park

10405 Main St., Clarence

Fireman's Park (Full Size Pool and Wading Pool)

Located at Terrace Boulevard and Erie Street, Depew

Keysa Town Park (Full Size Pool and Wading Pool)

Located at Brady Avenue and Vandenburg Avenue, Lancaster

Meadow Lea Park (Wading Pool)

Located at Broezel Avenue and Ronald Drive, Lancaster

Hyde Park Pool + Spray Pool

Located at Hyde Park and Pine, Niagara Falls

D'Amelio Park (Full Size Pool and Wading Pool)

Located at Center Street and 15th Street, Niagara Falls

LaSalle Park

Located at Frontier and 91st Street, Niagara Falls

Rogers Avenue Park Spray Pool

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

Aurora Community Pool

690 South St., East Aurora

Hamburg Swim Center (Full Size Pool and Kid Pool)

80 Torry Dr., Hamburg

Green Lake (Yates Park)

4726 South Buffalo St., Orchard Park

Bi-Centennial Pool + Spray Pool

50 Legion Pkwy., West Seneca

Buffalo Area (Buffalo, Kenmore, Tonawanda)

City of Buffalo Parks + Recreation


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.

Wading Pools

Crowley St. Wading Pool -- Crowley and Tonawanda
MLK Jr . Wading Pool -- Humboldt Parkway and Best Street

Splash Pads

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)

Brighton Pool (Full Size Pool and Wading Pool)

251 Brompton Rd., Tonawanda

Kenmore Pool

401 Mang Ave., Kenmore

Lincoln Pool (Full Size Pool and Wading Pool)

1200 Parker Blvd., Buffalo

Mang Wading Pool

425 Mang Ave., Kenmore

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Contributed by Katie Swaine

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