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7 Boston-area spray parks near T stops, mapped

Including in Mission Hill, Back Bay, Chelsea, and Mattapan

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It’s one of the more reliable ways to cool off the kiddies once the summer starts: A spray park and/or wading pool.

Some are easier to get to than others, though. This septet are near T stops. Just check beforehand—use the websites—to make sure the water’s on for the season.

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PORT Park

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This Chelsea park on the Charles River is near the Eastern Avenue stop along the Silver Line.

Harvard Science Center

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Harvard’s Science Center has a misty spray deck just outside of it. It’s a short jaunt from the Harvard Red Line stop.

Pro tip: There’s a playground in Cambridge Common nearby that has water features.

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Rings Fountain

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The fountains are part of the eminently stroller-friendly park. They’re also right near the Aquarium stop of the Blue Line.

Boston Common Frog Pond

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Perhaps both the most famous and the most popular spray park-slash-wading pool in the Boston area, the Frog Pond is part of Boston Common.

It’s just off the Red Line’s Park Street stop.

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Christian Science Plaza

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The venerable ring of fountains here is near two stops of the Green Line’s E branch: Symphony and Prudential.

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Mission Hill Spray Deck

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This spray deck behind Boston Police headquarters is near the Orange Line’s Ruggles and Roxbury Crossing stops.

Ryan Playground

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The spray park-slash-kiddie pool within this playground is near the Cappen Street and Valley Road stops of the Mattapan Trolley.

PORT Park

This Chelsea park on the Charles River is near the Eastern Avenue stop along the Silver Line.

Harvard Science Center

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Harvard’s Science Center has a misty spray deck just outside of it. It’s a short jaunt from the Harvard Red Line stop.

Pro tip: There’s a playground in Cambridge Common nearby that has water features.

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Rings Fountain

The fountains are part of the eminently stroller-friendly park. They’re also right near the Aquarium stop of the Blue Line.

Boston Common Frog Pond

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Perhaps both the most famous and the most popular spray park-slash-wading pool in the Boston area, the Frog Pond is part of Boston Common.

It’s just off the Red Line’s Park Street stop.

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Christian Science Plaza

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The venerable ring of fountains here is near two stops of the Green Line’s E branch: Symphony and Prudential.

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Mission Hill Spray Deck

This spray deck behind Boston Police headquarters is near the Orange Line’s Ruggles and Roxbury Crossing stops.

Ryan Playground

The spray park-slash-kiddie pool within this playground is near the Cappen Street and Valley Road stops of the Mattapan Trolley.