City Cooling Centers and Pools
Community Centers and pools will be open. Call the Mayor's 24 Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500 for the cooling center closest to you.
State Owned Pools
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation owns and operates many pools and spray decks in and around Boston, including Brighton, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roxbury and more.
Frog Pond Spray Pool
The Boston Common Frog Pond will be open daily through Labor Day.
Christian Science Center Spray PoolSee the newly landmarked Christian Science Center Plaza and play in the spray fountain.
State Freshwater Inland BeachesDCR manages over 50 inland beaches within the Commonwealth's State Park system.
State Saltwater Ocean Beaches
Most DCR swimming beaches are open to the public between Memorial Day and Labor Day. During that time DCR offers access to parking, restroom facilities and regular water quality testing. Many DCR beaches also offer lifeguard services. After Labor Day and before Memorial Day, DCR does not conduct regular water quality testing or guarantee other beach services.