The Best Pools and Waterparks Near Boston
The heat of summer is starting to creep up on Boston and the surrounding area, and with school letting out for the summer months, it’s best to know how to keep cool and entertained. Many residents of Forest Properties are treated with swimming pools in their complex, but a change of scenery is always nice! Grab your beach bag, sun hat, and towels as we go over the very best pools, lakes, and waterparks near Boston.
Reilly Memorial Swimming Pool
For anyone who is need of some sunny bliss right in the city of Boston, grab your sunscreen and relax at the Reilly Memorial Swimming Pool. This free community pool is located by the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, easily accessible by B C and D lines, open 7 days a week from 11:15 am to 6:45 pm, and just a 20 minute drive for residents of The Parkside. It’s a great place to swim and hang out while reading a book right in the center of Boston’s hustle and bustle.
Our Tip: Bring a beach chair, yoga matt, or comfy towel to relax on.
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Magazine Beach Bathhouse and Pool
The free facility of Magazine Beach Bathhouse and Pool provides a day of swimming good fun for water lovers of every age. The pool is big, deep but not too deep, and all kinds of refreshing.
The bathhouse provides guests with plenty of storage and benches for your post-pool time use. The best part? This Cambridge property overlooks the Charles River, which makes for the most perfect place to sit before or after your swim. There’s a convenient grilling picnic area and soccer field next to the pool, so be sure to bring a picnic blanket and basket!
Artesani Park and Wading Pool
If you’re searching for cool summertime water activities for your little ones to enjoy, can it get any better than a pool and playground? The Artesani Park and Wading Pool in Brighton, MA features zero depth fountains, wading pools, and playful fountains to splash around in right along the Charles River. Open from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm daily, enjoy changing rooms, a picnic area, and an occasional visit from a local ice cream truck!
Water Country Water Park
Make a splash this summer at Water Country in Portsmouth, NH. This spot is a 5 minute drive from Arbor View, making it a perfect day trip destination so close to home! With 26 acres of kids-friendly water attractions and rides, plus plenty of dining options, Water Country is the hottest spot to cool off this summer! Here are a few of their most popular attractions:
- Pirate’s Pool and Lagoon
- 700,000 gallons of water at the Giant Wave Pool
- Adventure River ride with waterfalls, fountains, and caves
- Twists and turns of Thunder Falls & Wild Canyon Slide
- Double Geronimo’s 58-foot high twin speed slides
Check out their ticket prices for day passes, season passes, and group rates!
Water Wizz is filled to the brim with watery fun for all ages, ranging from a family pool with multi-age activities to super high thrill slides called “Devil’s Peak.” This East Wareham, MA park is extremely popular with southern New Englanders thanks to its wave pools, a beach for younger children, a lazy river, and variety of slippery water slides. Fun Fact: Water Wizz may look familiar to movie conioussers. It’s been included in two featured films!
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Your Forest Properties Pool
With all of these wonderful options to splash around this summer, don’t forget to make use of your Forest Properties apartment complex pool, too! The following properties in Massachusetts feature beautifully maintained pools for the season, from rooftop to in-ground:
- Cloverleaf Apartments – Natick, MA
- Barclay on Beacon – Brookline, MA
- Heights at Cape Ann – Gloucester, MA
- Spring Hill – Plymouth, MA
Where do you plan to keep it cool this summer in Boston? Share your favorite pools and water parks with us on Facebook!
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