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Best Places to Cool Off

Beat the heat this summer! Check out our favorite spots in Montgomery County to cool off.

Outdoor Swimming Pools

Located around Montgomery County, locals and non-residents are welcome to use any of the seven outdoors pools. Every location is equipped with lap lanes and a tot pool.

Our favorites include:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Pool (MLKO). It features a separate Leisure Pool designed for play and surrounded by a circular “Lazy River”.

The Wheaton Glenmont Pool includes a separate shallow water Leisure Pool with fountains, sprays and kiddie slides. The activity pool has two flume slides and crosswalks.

Water Parks

Water Park at Bohrer Park


Located within the 57-acre campus of Bohrer Park, this facility offers a safe and active environment offers a day of fun for the whole family. This pool features a shallow swimming play area with a 250-ft double water slide, palm trees and more. Within the park is a double water slide and children’s splash pool, there is something for everyone. Bohrer Park also features a Miniature Golf Course, an activity center and skate park.

Splash Park at South Germantown Recreational Park


Stop by The Splash Park of South Germantown Recreational Park and get lost in the 280-jet water maze. Shaded rest areas allow for an easy break from a day of play. Located next door is the 18-hole Miniature Golf Course.

Interactive Fountains

The Fountain in Downtown Silver Spring

Take a break from the shopping and dining and jump in the fountain at Downtown Silver Spring’s interactive water feature.

The Fountain in Rockville Town Square


Bring the kids and splash around the town square. Around 20 streams of water shoot up from the ground to a height a bit taller than an average adult.

Watering Holes

Get a little adventurous and find one of the area’s free watering holes.

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If you are looking for a quaint place to cool off, try this local swimming spot. This suburban creek is located in North Branch Rock Creek, Meadowside, MD and is a great place to take a dip before it flows into Lake Bernard Frank.

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!

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