The suburbs, they’ve got pools. The city? Sprayground! NYC is home to playgrounds and splash pads of all kinds, and you can find many of these refreshing spots  — of all shapes, sizes, themes and intensity — in every borough. We’ve rounded up our favorites, including parks for tiny tots, recently-renovated spots, places to spend almost the whole day and more. Click on through to find where you and the kids can cool off this summer!

To Get Sprayed Every Which Way: Roberto Clemente State Park

Not only does this Bronx park feature and Olympic-size pool (which opens at the end of June), you'll also find a new sprayground with more than 20 spray features in a rainbow of colors and multiple shapes. The 25-acre waterfront park runs along the Harlem River, and charges a nominal fee ($2 for adults, $1 for kids) to use the pool complex.

301 West Tremont Ave.

photo: New York state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation 


Where do you go to splish and splash? Share it with us in the comments!

—Kathy Young