Water Fun

Always check out swimming and other conditions before heading out as weather, water quality and park conditions often change. 

The following is a list of beaches around the Western New York area:

Allegany State Park – Quaker Area
2373 ASP, Rte 1, Salamanca (Get Directions)
2 lakes, sandy beach for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, camping, 2 fishing piers, hiking trails, playground, horse shoe pits, baseball fields, basketball, volley ball or tennis courts.  Pets allowed.

Allegany State Park - Red House area

2373 ASP, Route 1, Salamanca (Get Directions)
A sandy beach for swimming, bike paths (& rentals), boat rentals, fishing, hiking, snowmobiling.  Pets allowed.

Beaver Island State Park
2136 West Oakfield Road, Grand Island (Get Directions). 
1/2 mile of beach for swimming, 80 slip marina, fishing access, car-top boat launch, multiple canoe/kayak launches, bike and nature trails, nature center, playgrounds, picnic areas, athletic fields, horseshoe pits, an 18 hole championship disc golf course, an 18-hole championship golf course. Pets allowed.

Bemus Point Beach & Park
Bemus Point, Chautauqua Lake (Get Directions)

Bennett Beach
7676 Lake Shore Rd. , Derby, New York (Get Directions)

Darien Lakes State Park (not Theme park)
10289 Harlow Road, Darien Center (Get Directions)
158 campsites (equipped with electricity), a sandy beach, playgrounds, fishing, hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas.  Pets allowed.

Evangola State Park
10191 Old Lake Shore Road, Irving (Get Directions)
Natural sandy beach on Lake Erie for swimming, picnic facilities, baseball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts and 80 campsites.  Pets allowed.

Hamlin Beach State Park

1 Camp Road, Hamlin (Get Directions)

Lake Erie State Park

5905 Lake Road, Brocton (Get Directions

Mayville Lakeside Park
Route 394, Chautauqua Lake, Mayville (Get Directions)

Mickey Rats Beach
8934 Old Lakeshore Road, Angola (Get Directions)

Olcott Beach - Krull Park
5818 West Main Street, Newfane (Get Directions

Point Gratiot Park/Dunkirk Beach
Point Dr. & Route 5, Dunkirk (Get Directions)

Sunset Bay
1028 South Shore Drive, Irving (Get Directions)

Wendt Beach
487 Shell Rd, Angola (Get Directions)

Woodlawn Beach State Park

S-3580 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell (Get Directions)
One-mile long beach for swimming, picnic areas, beach volleyball, nature trails, playground, a new nature center/bathhouse complex.  No pets.

Wright Park/Lake Erie
Off Route 5, Dunkirk (Get Directions)

The following is a list of wading pools/pools/sprinklers/splash pools around the Western New York area.  Call for hours before heading out!

Amherst - North Forest Pool
85 North Forest Road, Amherst NY

Batavia - Austin Spray Park
48 Batavia City Center, Batavia NY (Get Directions)

Buffalo Splash Pads
Allison Pool grounds - Reese Street
Cazenovia Park - Near the Cazenovia Casino
Centennial - Foot of Porter in LaSalle Park
Houghton Park - Foot of Spann Street, off Clinton
Kensington Pool grounds - Kensington, at Grider
Lanigan Park - South Park Avenue, near Louisiana
MLK Humboldt Basin - Best & Fillmore
Roosevelt Park - Foot of Roosevelt Avenue
Schiller Park - Sprenger Avenue

Cheektowaga Swimming Pool
701 Dingens Street, Buffalo NY (Get Directions)

Cheektowaga Town Park Recreation Center Arena
2600 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga NY

Clarence Main Street Town Park
10405 Main Street, Clarence NY

Depew Fireman’s Park
90 Gould Avenue, Depew NY

East Aurora Community Pool
690 South Street, East Aurora NY

Hamburg Village Swimming Center
80 Torry Drive, Hamburg NY (Get Directions)

Kenmore - Mang Swimming & Wading Pool
425 Mang Avenue, Kenmore NY (Get Directions)
716.875.8777 (wading pool)
716.873.6225 (swimming pool)

Krull Park - Splash Pad & Playground
5818 West Main Street, Newfane (Get Directions)

Lancaster - Keysa Town Park
Brady Ave. & Vandenburg Ave., Lancaster NY (Get Directions)

Lancaster - Meadow Lea Park
Broezel Ave. & Ronald Dr., Lancaster NY (Get Directions)

Lockport - Rogers Avenue Park
Rogers Avene (across from Washington Hunt Elementary School), Lockport NY (Get Directions)

Niagara Falls - D'Amelio Park
Center Street & 15th Street, Niagara Falls NY (Get Directions)

Niagara Falls - Hyde Park Pool & Spray Pad
379 South 91st Street Pool, Niagara Falls NY (Get Directions)

Ogden/Spencerport - Pineway Ponds
Route 259 (Union Street)
Ogden, NY (Get Directions)

Orchard Park - Green Lake
200 North Lake Drive, Orchard Park NY (Get Directions)

Springville - Splash Pad
North Central & Franklin, Springville NY (Get Directions)

Tonawanda - Brighton Pool/Wading Pool
251 Brompton Road, Tonawanda NY (Get Directions)

Tonawanda - Kohler Pool
277 Kohler Street, Tonawanda NY

Tonawanda - Lincoln Swimming Pool & Wading Pool
1200 Parker Boulevard, Tonawanda NY (Get Directions)

Tonawanda - Sheridan Parkside Spray Park
169 Parkside, Tonawanda NY (Get Directions)

Tonawanda - Thurston Park Spray Fountain
Thurston & Wilber Ave., Tonawanda NY (Get Directions)

West Seneca Bi-Centennial Pool/Spray Park
1250 Union Road, West Seneca (Get Directions)

Wheatfield - Mini Park Water Fountain
3113 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield NY (Get Directions)

Wheatfield - Oppenheim County Park Wading Pool
2713 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield NY (Get Directions)

Williamsville - Clearfield Community Center
720 Hopkins Rd, Williamsville NY 14221

Williamsville - Island Park Wading Pool
Williamsville, NY (Get Directions)

Williamsville - Garrison Park Wading Pool
Williamsville, NY (Get Directions)

Youngstown - Falkner Park
Main Street, Youngstown NY (Get Directions)

Youngstown - Fort Niagara State Park
Route 18F, Youngstown NY (Get Directions)


  1. there is pineway ponds in spencerport on union street. This has a spray park, playground, and skate park

  2. Springville also has a fully gated spray park, on the corner of North Central and Franklin. There are picnic tables inside, and more at the gated playground beside it, which is also equipped with a restroom. My kids love it there!

    1. Thank you for sharing with us! I will add it to the list. :-)

  3. Blasdell has a splash pad with bathrooms, picnic benches as well as playground.

    1. where? what is it called?


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