Looking for cool ways to beat the heat this summer? Check out these fun and family-friendly splash pads, local beaches, and outdoor pools in Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.
The splash pad is open daily Noon to 8:00 p.m.
There is a covered pavilion with picnic tables close by, but if you want to sit near the entrance bring a chair or blanket, and an umbrella, there is no shade right around the pad.
Cortland Splash Pad
140 Pearl St., Cortland
The Splash Pad is scheduled to open Memorial Day, weather permitting! Daily hours are 11am - 7pm. A pavilion with picnic tables is available on a first come basis. A number of benches are scattered around the Splash Pad.
Mill Creek MetroParks - Wet Playground
Wick Recreation Area - Wet Playground
1861 McCollum Rd., Youngstown
The Juliana Kurinka Children’s Play Area offers four play areas for children of all ages. The area includes Wet, Adventure, Sand, and Tot Playgrounds with equipment and features designed for interactive, physical, and social play. The Play Area is designed with family in mind as it offers designated areas with appropriately sized/designed play equipment for tots (ages 2-5) and older children (ages 5-12).
Wet Playground Open Daily 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
2160 Belmont Ave, Youngstown, OH 44505
Hours: Monday-Saturday 1:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Nominal daily rate
Splash Pad at John White Park
2300 Kimmel St., Youngstown, OH 44505
Splash Pad at Homestead Park
E. Dewey Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502
Splash Pad at McDonald’s Woodland Park
Park Ave., McDonald, OH 44437
When: Open Monday-Friday from 11am-5pm
Craig Beach at Lake Milton State Park
Grandview Road Lake Milton, OH 44429
The 600-foot beach has restrooms, change booths, showers, playground, basketball court, and sand volleyball court. Swimming is permitted in designated areas. Please exercise caution while swimming at the beach. Pets are NOT allowed on the beach.
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
1439 Wilson Sharpsville Rd, Cortland, OH 44410
A 600-foot beach provides recreation for swimmers and sunbathers. Swimming is permitted in designated areas. Please exercise caution while swimming at the beach. Pets are NOT allowed on swimming beaches. A separate dog park with a swim beach designated just for dogs is available.
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Centennial Park Splash Pad & Outdoor Pool
472 Park Ave, Salem, OH 44460
Hours 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.
$4/day adults; $3 students; under 5 free
Season passes: $60 family; $40 individual
Firestone Park Pool
338 E Park Ave
Columbiana, OH 44408
Kiddie Pool is Free!
Hours: 12:00PM – 8:30PM
Membership to JCC of Youngstown is affordable and includes access to the outdoor pool at Logan Campus. The pool features a sand play area, sand volleyball, live music, tennis courts, snack bar, and more.
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