Find Pools & Waterplay Features in Cambridge

Explore options to stay cool this summer by visiting a local pool or enjoying waterplay features in parks around the city:

  • Gold Star Mothers Pool, located at 123 Berkshire Street, is open for the Summer 2022 season (view pool hours). Cambridge residents are invited to enjoy open swim at the facility, which features two ADA-compliant pools. Have fun and explore aquatics in the Beginner Pool and practice your strokes in the Lap Pool.
    • The pool admission fee is $1.00 per person.
    • Capacity is limited at the pool.
    • Gold Star Mothers Pool will be fully staffed with lifeguards during open swim. Rules and regulations will be enforced for the safety of all individuals on the pool deck and in the water, and patrons will be expected to follow pool rules and respect the authority of all lifeguards and Aquatic Staff on duty when on the pool deck and in the water.
  • The War Memorial Recreation Center, located at 1640 Cambridge St., is open for Family Swim and Adult Lap Swim on evenings, Monday - Friday, June 27 through August 19 (view pool schedule)
  • Waterplay Features at Parks & Playgrounds across the city are a great way for kids to cool off and have fun! All City Waterplay facilities are free and now open for the summer season. Children of all ages can enjoy waterplay (splash pads, spouts, sprinklers, and more!) at the following Cambridge parks seven days a week:
    • Glacken Field (Huron Avenue)
    • Louis A. DePasquale Universal Design Playground (Field Street at Danehy Park)
    • Bergin Park (Pemberton Street)
    • Reverend Williams Park (Cedar Street)
    • Alden Park (Sacramento Street)
    • Cambridge Common City Park
    • Maple Avenue Park (Maple Avenue)
    • Cooper Park (Hancock Street)
    • Franklin Street Park (Franklin Street)
    • Martin Luther King School (Putnam Avenue)
    • Corporal Burns Park (Flagg Street)
    • New Riverside Neighborhood Park (Memorial Drive)
    • Riverside Press Park (River Street)
    • Hoyt Field (Gilmore Street)
    • Paine Park (Amory Street)
    • Sennott Park (Broadway)
    • Dana Park (Magazine Street)
    • Pine Street Park (Pine Street)
    • Greene Rose Heritage Park (Harvard Street)
    • Donnelly Field City Park (Willow Street)
    • Gannett/Warren Pals Park (Jefferson Street)
    • David Nunes Park (Brookline)
    • Fulmore Park (Sidney Street)
    • Goldstar Mothers Park (Gore Street)
    • Hurley Park (Hurley Street)
    • Ahern Field (Sixth Street)
    • Timothy J. Toomey Jr. Park (Rogers Street)

Please note: some waterplay features may be temporarily turned off due to repairs. To report an issue with a waterplay feature please contact Public Works at or call 617-349-4800.

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