As the temperature goes up, you may think that the number of options for free outdoor fun start to dwindle. Luckily, the Parks & Recreation Department has just the thing to keep your kids nice and cool – and entertained – on those hot summer days. Kids of all ages will love splashing their way through one of the 17 spraygrounds available throughout the city. With options as far north as NW 122nd St., and as far south as SW 74th St., there is sure to be an option close to you. Spraygrounds are open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Sept. 3. So grab your swimsuit and your sunscreen, and get ready to beat the heat at one of these locations:
Douglas Park, 901 N. Frederick Douglass Ave.
EB Jeffery, 4432 NW 16th
Harvest Hills Park, 8235 NW 104th St.
Lippert Park, 5500 S. Shartel
Macklanburg Park, 11700 N. Stratford
McCracken Park, 425 SE 64th
McKinley Park, 1300 North McKinley
Melrose Park, NW 5th and Council
Memorial Park, 3600 N. Classen
Minnis Lakeview Park, 12518 NE 36th
North Highland Park, 301 NW 81st St.
Reed Park, 1217 N. May Ave.
Schilling Park, 537 SE 25th St.
Sellers Park, SW 82nd and Villa
Taylor Park, 1113 SW 70th
Wiley Post Park, SW 17th and Robinson
Youngs Park, SW 44 and Youngs