Where To Cool Off With The Kids This Summer! - Stamford Moms

Check out or list of kid friendly ways to cool off and keep the fun going this summer… both in Stamford and in surrounding areas!


Dorothy Heroy Pool
51 Riding Stable Trail, Stamford
Public pool, Stamford Beach Permit required
Monday – Friday: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Chelsea Piers Splash Zone (indoor)
Due to high demand, advance reservations are highly recommended for weekday sessions and required for weekend sessions. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and are based on availability. Sessions are non-refundable.
There are drop-in options for non-members

Rye Playland
1 Playland Parkway, Rye
Take a splash in the brand new family pool with zero depth entry, state-of-the-art lounge furniture, and panoramic views of the Long Island Sound.
Click here for ticket info

Join a Local Pool Club!
We love the Italian Center of Stamford and they are currently accepting new members!
Roxbury and Newfield Swim Clubs are also options located in Stamford.


Scalzi Park
97 Bridge Street, Stamford
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, weather permitting. The splash pad closes in the event of rain, thunderstorms, etc.

Triangle Park at Harbor Point
Open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily, weather permitting

Calf Pasture Beach Splash Pad in Norwalk
Open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Shuts off half an hour before the sun goes down) daily depending on weather. The splash pad is shut off if it is raining
All Norwalk residents can easily access, visitors need to purchase a parking pass. More parking information available here.

The Splash Pad at Ryan Park in Norwalk
Ryan Park is open daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Click here for more information!

The Splash Pad at Devon’s Place in Norwalk
Located next to Stepping Stone Museum in Matthews Park, which is open daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Click here for more information!

The Splash Pad at Spray Bay at Ridgefield Parks and Rec.
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Drop-in’s available, $12 per person. The drop-in rate includes recreation swim in the pool. Children under the age of two are admitted free with one paying adult.

Find more information here!

Cool Day Trip Ideas!

The Splash Pad at The Dinosaur Place
1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT
Splash pad open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. While you’re there, the kids can play on one of the playgrounds, go on a hike to find the dinosaurs and have lunch!
Click here to learn more.

The Eisenhower Park Splash Pad
780 North Street, Milford, CT
Open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. the splash pad at Eisenhower Park in Milford is open to the public and no reservations are required.

Head to the Beach

Cove Island Park
One-mile walk/run trail, playground, 2 beaches, ice cream trucks do pop in during the afternoons.
*Note: There is a long walk from the car to the beach. A trolley is available, but this may be difficult with small children.
Click here to learn more.

Cummings Park
Beach, pavilions, snack bar, boardwalk and fishing pier
Click here to learn more.

West Beach
Beach and playground on the beach
*Note: This is my favorite Stamford beach to go to with small children. You can pull up to the beach so that unloading and loading the kids is easy. The playground is located on the beach.

Click here to learn more.

Stamford beaches require a permit, May 1 – September 30. Click here for info!

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