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Public pools to cool off in around Lexington

To make those hot days a little more bearable, we’ve rounded up some spots to beat the heat.

A large pirate ship featuring tentacles, star fish, and other water features.

Arrrree you ready for the ultimate pirate adventure at Woodland Park? | Photo courtesy of Lexington Parks & Recreation

Let’s go for a dip, LEX. In case you haven’t noticed, Central Kentucky is experiencing an intense heat wave this week. We’re sharing some public pools and splash pads to help you cool off + beat the heat.

Aquatic centers

Our aquatic centers feature everything from diving boards and lap pools, to climbing walls and tall slides. All hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. + Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Child (15 + under) admission is $5 and adult admission is $7, or you can purchase a family or individual pool pass.

  • Castlewood Aquatic Center, 320 Parkview Ave.
  • Southland Aquatic Center, 625 Hill-n-Dale Rd.
  • Shilito Aquatic Center, 300 Reynolds Rd.
  • Tates Creek Aquatic Center, 1400 Gainesway Dr.
  • Woodland Aquatic Center, 190 Old Park Ave.
  • Douglass Aquatic Center, 701 Howard St. | Note: Closed for refurbishment
A spray ground featuring carved stones with motivational quotes.

Let the kids get a dose of fun and motivation with Charles Young Park’s “Splash!” installation. | Photo courtesy of Lexington Parks & Recreation

Splash pads and spraygrounds

If you’re looking for something a bit more shallow, a splash pad might be for you. These are typically made of concrete and have motion-detection to release streams of water + mist. Plus, they provide a safe way for the really young ones to cool off.

  • Castlewood Park, 320 Parkview Ave. | Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Charles Young Park, 540 E. Third St. | Daily, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Jacobson Park, 4001 Athens Boonesboro Rd. | Daily, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Masterson Station Park, 3051 Leestown Rd. | Daily, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Douglass Park, 701 Howard St. | Note: Closed for refurbishment
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