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Swim and Splash this Summer! Pools and Splash Pads All Around the Main Line

There's no better way to level up your summer fun while cooling down than a nice long family splash. Pack your snacks and sunscreen and hit these oases!

What goes better with hot summer days and restless kids than water? Not much! Check out these community pools, splash parks, and swim clubs to cool off your crew.

Community Pools

Ardmore Avenue Pool at Vernon V. Young Memorial Park

124 Ardmore Avenue,  Ardmore

Amenities include basketball, softball, baseball, tennis courts, volleyball, children’s playground, comfort station, tot lot, swimming pool, shuffleboard, BBQ Grills, picnic tables, all on 5.2 acres.

Belmont Hills Pool at Lewis J. Smith Park

122 Mary Waters Ford Road, Bala Cynwyd

Amenities include swimming pools, children’s pool, bathhouse facilities, and street hockey, on 6.7 acres.

Upper Merion Township Community Center 

431 West Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia

Splash Pads

John O. Greene Memorial Park

South Matlack and East Miner streets, West Chester

Splash park with multiple water features and sprinklers, plus pavilion, picnic tables, and playground with swing sets, climbers, multiple play structures and games.

Marsh Creek Pool 

675 Park Road, Downingtown

Splash zone and swimming pool plus food bar, pavilion with charcoal grill, bathhouses, and changing areas. Admission with fee or seasonal membership only.

Freedom Playground at Haverford Reserve

9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford

Water misting stations in this fully accessible, soft-surface play park for people of every ability, including swings, slides, and more.

Popular Area Swim Clubs

Hilltop Swim Club

90 Hilltop Road, Havertown

Lots of trees and lush grass enhance this spacious pool area, with a six lane “L” shaped pool, 12′ diving well with diving board and water slide, and a separately gated baby pool and pool deck. Also enjoy basketball, volleyball, shuffle-board, ping-pong, horseshoe pits, and full service snack bar, plus a picnic grove. Use of barbecue grills is welcome. Now accepting membership applications!

​Conestoga Swim Club

501 Sproul Road, Villanova

Swimming pool, tennis courts, and paddle ball at this swim club! An existing member must request an application for new members.

The Cynwyd Club

 332 Trevor Lane Bala Cynwyd

A private club for tennis, squash, swimming, fitness, banquets, and socializing situated on two and a half acres. The Cynwyd Club has an outdoor salt water pool which features multiple lanes for swimming and competitions. There is also a wading pool for toddlers. The pool area features a patio, snack bar and shower facilities. Inquire about membership!

The Martin’s Dam Club

1045 Croton Road, Wayne

Forty landscaped acres with swimming, diving, tennis, platform tennis, basketball, fishing, ping pong, and picnicking. The membership application process requires 4 existing members to recommend an applicant.

Stony Lane Swim Club

Youngsford and Lafayette roads, Gladwyne

Stony Lane is a private, member-owned and operated club open to residents of the Main Line Area. Current members must propose prospective new members.

Aronimink Swim Club

1180 Dermond Rd, Drexel Hill

Aronimink boasts two full-size pools, including one reserved exclusively for adults. The facilities also include a playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a snack bar. Accepting applications for membership!

St. Albans Swim and Tennis Club

160 Brookside Rd, Newtown Square

This club offers three swimming pools, including a zero-entry toddler pool with a mushroom fountain and lap swimming pool. Eight tennis courts, a hitting wall, and ball machine, plus pickleball, basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard, a gaga pit, and a playground. The snack bar at St. Albans is full-service. Inquire about membership!

Photograpy by Juan Salamanca

Contributing Writer