Beat the heat this summer! Check out our favorite spots to cool off in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Outdoor Public Pools
For a nominal entry fee, locals and visitors are welcome to use any of the seven outdoor public pools located throughout the county. Each location is equipped with lap lanes for exercise and a tot pool for kids.
Located within the 57-acre campus of Bohrer Park, the Water Park offers a safe and active environment for a full day of family fun. Intended for recreational swimming, the main pool is like a dream vacation on an island resort with palm trees, multiple slides, floatable animals, and a “tumble bucket” water feature for children to enjoy. The pool also has a zero-depth entry, making it accessible to all. Bohrer Park also features a miniature golf course, an activity center, and skate park.
Another favorite among locals is the SplashPark at South Germantown Recreational Park. Kids will have an excellent time and stay cool playing in the one-of-a-kind 280-jet water maze, cave with a waterfall, water bucket drops, slide, and spraying animals. Tables and umbrellas provide shaded rest areas. On-site restrooms, changing rooms with lockers, and vending machines are available. The SplashPark also features a fun Jumping Pillow that will keep kids hopping all day long! The Splash Park is located next to an 18-hole miniature golf course.
Your kids will love a chance to splash around Downtown Silver Spring’s interactive water feature. If you’re in Rockville, head over to the Fountain on the Square at Rockville Town Square. Roughly 20 streams of water shoot up from the ground to a height a bit taller than an average adult.
Classic Watering Holes
Another local favorite is a nice wading area in Poolesville, MD next to Poole’s Store (16315 Old River Rd). Travel to River Road and a hundred feet west of its intersection with Seneca Road, Seneca Creek passes under a bridge where a natural, shaded hollow makes for a delightful and secluded spot to take a dip. Though shallow, the stream includes large, flat rocks that let you sit or lie in the cool, clear flowing water. Enjoy a nice summer day and bring a floatie! Tie it to a tree so you don’t drift away!