We've got a lot of options here in the Saratoga area for beating the heat while getting wet, most of which are free or inexpensive! Here are my top picks for Places to Get Wet in Saratoga! Sprinkler Parks: There are four sprinkler parks in Saratoga, all of which are free. These sprinkler pads are great for kids too little to swim, but older kids love 'em too. A button on the side of a shed controls the sprinkler and there's always a mad dash to be the first to push it when the water stops. You can bring a picnic blanket, a book, and just hang out while your little one cools off. Plus, there are usually some ice cream trucks making the most of the opportunity to have so many kiddos in one place at one time.
- East Side Recreation Field Lake Avenue & Granger
- West Side Recreation Field Beekman & Division Streets
- South Side Recreation Field Worth Street (between Jefferson and Vanderbilt)
- Geyser Park Cady Hill Blvd.
Saratoga Spa State Park also has two pools, the Victoria Pool and Peerless Pool. Kids are allowed at both pools, but Peerless is the more "kid friendly" and consists of a main pool with a zero-depth entry, separate slide pool with a 19' double slide and a children's wading pool with a mushroom fountain.
The Historic Victoria Pool is a smaller pool surrounded by arched promenades. This pool has a shallow end of 3 feet. Both pool areas include food and beverage services, showers, locker rooms and restrooms.
Peerless Pool $2 Adult $1 Child and *NYS Seniors (*Valid non-holiday weekdays only) Children under 5: Free.
Victoria Pool $8 Adult $4 Child and *NYS Seniors (*Valid non-holiday weekdays only) Children under 5: Free.
Moreau Lake State Park Beach is just a short drive from Saratoga and offers a nice little beach and the lake for swimming. There is also a playground nearby the swimming area. You can bring a little picnic and make a day of it, and there is also plenty of hiking there as well as camping. On hot days I recommend getting there early as the beach area fills up quickly. There are lifeguards on duty at the lake, and it starts off shallow so it's pretty good for little ones as well. There are always a ton of kids there, so it's a great impromptu playdate on a hot day.
Hours: 10am - 6pm daily Cost: Park entry $8 per car, Swimming is free.
Click HERE for the Clifton Park Edition of the Summer with Mamatoga: Get Wet Guide.