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Where to Beat the Heat in Nashville — Nashville Area Pool & Water Play Round-up

Beat the Heat

If you’ve ever experienced a Nashville Summer, you know just how very hot and humid it can get. Summer’s lazy days of reading, ice cream treats, Summer movies, Summer camp, and truly fantastic farmers markets have a great addition in our city — a wide variety of pools and water play! We’ve rounded up a list of the best places in and around Nashville to beat the heat and enjoy your Tennessee summer.

Nashville Shores Waterpark

Nashville Shores Waterpark features more than 1 million gallons of summer fun including thrilling slides, a wave pool, lazy river, pools, a beautiful beach, lake cruises and more family-friendly attractions.

Click here for hours and pricing.

Wave Country

Wave Country has one of the area’s only wave-action swimming pools, three water flumes and two speed slides! There’s even a kiddie pool with water dropping features and a children’s playground. Floats are included in your admission, but the supply of floats is limited. Extensive fast-food concessions available as well!

Opening Day will be May 23rd, 2015

  • May 23rd, 2015 – May 25th, 2015 – Open Memorial Day Weekend
  • May 26th, 2015 – May 28th, 2015 – Closed
  • May 29th, 2015 – Aug. 7th, 2015 – Open seven days a week
  • Aug. 8th, 2015 – Sept. 6th, 2015 – Open Saturdays and Sundays only
  • Sept. 7th, 2015 – Final Day Open

Monday – Thursday 11:00a – 5:00p
Friday – Saturday 10:00a – 6:00p
Sunday 11:00a – 6:00p

Maryland Farms YMCA Pool (and other local YMCA branches)

There are more than a dozen YMCA locations in the greater Nashville area. Each offers a (less expensive) “location only” membership as well as a membership for the network of branches. Additionally, we saw on their site that they’re kicking off Summer by waiving their joining fee, so now is a great time to grab a membership! One favorite branch with families in the Summer is the Maryland Farms YMCA for its Olympic-size pool and a kid-friendly water park. The Olympic-sized pool features two 13-foot flume slides. The zero-entry, 3-foot-deep water park is decked with a 5-foot slide, 100-gallon dumping bucket, 10 different spray water features, a splash pad and 2-foot-deep baby pool.

Maryland Farms YMCA
5101 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Click here for the YMCA location nearest you

Maryland Farms pool and water park opens at 10am May 23rd. (*Please note: Kiddie pool closed until May 30 for repairs.)
Outdoor Pools open May through September
Check your local YMCA branch for pool hours

Nashville Metro Parks & Rec

Several of our local community centers also boast outdoor pools if you’re looking for a pool with a small (or sometimes no) admission fee per visit:

Cleveland Community Center
North 6th Street at Vernon Winfrey
Nashville, TN 37207

Cleveland Park Pool, June 9 through August 1, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00 am-4:30 pm.

Looby Community Center
2301 Metro Center Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
(615) 862-8454

Rose Community Center
1000 Edgehill Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 862-8465

Rose Park and Looby Park Pools, June 9 through August 1, Tuesday-Friday 10:30 am-4:30 pm, Saturday 1:00-4:00 pm, closed Sunday and Monday.

Cumberland Park

beat the heat nashville

Cumberland Park is an innovative play space for children and families incorporating unique play structures and water features to create an exciting new attraction along Nashville’s riverfront.

592 South 1st Street
Nashville, TN
Phone: (615) 862-8508

Opening Day: Saturday, May 23rd
Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm & Sunday 12pm-6pm
Last Day: Tuesday, September 1st

Kirkpatrick Sprayground

620 S. 9th Street
Nashville, Tennessee
(615) 862-8453

Weekdays 9:00am-5:30pm
Weekends 10:00am-3:00pm

Watkins Sprayground

Jo Johnston Avenue at 17th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee
(615) 862-8469

Weekdays 9:00am-5:30pm
Weekends 10:00am-3:00pm

The Fountains at Bicentennial Mall

600 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, Tennessee

Park fountains are open April – October

9:00a – 7:00p

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