Beaches and Pools

Overview and Map

Outdoor Pools and Splash Pads near Norwood and Westwood

Norwood’s Hawes Pool & Spray Park and Father Mac Pool are a great deal for residents (open to Norwood residents only). Walpole’s pools and splash pad have reasonable rates for non-residents. The Vanderbilt Club in Norwood and Dedham Community House have moderate season rates that includes use of the outdoor pool. Life Time Athletic is an amazing pool with giant waterslides for those with a bigger budget this summer.

Lake Beaches near Norwood and Westwood

Houghton’s Pond in Milton is free admission with a nice shallow beach, but can be crowded on weekends. Hinkley Pond in Medfield offers reasonable day and non-resident season rates. Hale Reservation in Westwood is notably pricier but includes a tremendous range of activities including swim/boating lessons, crafts, and more.

Worth Driving For

Breezy Picnic Grounds in Douglas has huge waterslides and a guarded lake beach. There are also some great free splash pads in Braintree (Watson Park) and Belmont (Beaver Brook).

Map of Summer Swimming Spots

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Updated May 2017. Verify all details with the venue.

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