It’s only the second week of June and we’re already looking for ways to cool down in the Philadelphia area. Thankfully, for kids, the city has over 90 spraygrounds and splash pads that are open now through Labor Day.
What’s a sprayground? It’s an outdoor play area for kids with water features including sprinklers, sprayers and more.
“The temperature is rising, and the return of spraygrounds is a sign that summer is almost here,” said Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell in a press release. “Spraygrounds are a great way to stay cool and have fun on those hot summer days.”
This year sees new spray areas in Philadelphia from the city’s Rebuild initiative. The program invests in parks, recreations centers and libraries to make physical improvements, promote economic inclusion and engage with community members. Capitolo Playground, Hayes Recreation Center, Gifford Playground, Miles Mack Playground and the 8th & Diamond Playground are all spraygrounds that have been or are currently being revamped by Rebuild funding.
You can find your local neighborhood sprayground on the city’s full list.