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Posted on: May 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Brown Announces the Start of the City’s Splash Pad Season


Buffalo, NY - Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that due to the favorable forecast this Memorial Day Holiday Weekend, he has directed the opening of 10 City splash pads. The splash pads are scheduled to open on Friday, May 26th at 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and then both Saturday, Sunday, and Memorial Day Monday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“The holiday weather forecast looks incredible with lots of sunshine and seventy-degree temperatures, so we made the decision to open our popular splash pads this weekend for families to enjoy. Our splashpads are a free, fun, and cool destination for City children and their families and continue my Administration’s long-standing commitment to supporting programs and parks to further improve the quality of life and health of our residents,” Mayor Brown said.

Following the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend, the splash pads will be open daily from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. through the end of the school year in late June, weather permitting. When the Buffalo Public School year ends, the splash pads will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Labor Day.

Here’s the list of City of Buffalo Splash Pads that are scheduled to open on Friday, May 26th:

Ralph Wilson Park - foot of Porter Ave.

Allison Park - Reese St., adjacent to Asarese Matters Center 

Masten Park - Best St., adjacent to Johnnie B. Wiley Sports Pavilion 

MLK Jr. Park Basin - Best St. and Fillmore Ave.

Lanigan Park - South Park Ave., west of Louisiana St. Lincoln Park - foot of Quincy St.

Cazenovia Park - behind the park casino Houghton Park - foot of Spahn St.

Schiller Park - Sprenger St. side of park Roosevelt Park - foot of Roosevelt Ave

An 11th City splash pad, located at the Kensington Pool, will open once construction is completed in the months to come. Additionally, swimmers can cool down at two of the City’s indoor pools. The Cazenovia- Connors, Kait, Harrity Memorial Pool and Lovejoy pools are open for free and lap swimming Monday through Friday, as posted, year-round.