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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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1. PORT Park

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99 Marginal St
Chelsea, MA 02150

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

2. Harvard Science Center

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1 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 496-2122
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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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3. Rings Fountain

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Milk St
Boston, MA 02109

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

4. Boston Common Frog Pond

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38 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 635-2120
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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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5. Christian Science Plaza

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250 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 450-2000
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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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6. Mission Hill Spray Deck

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1 Schroeder Plaza
Boston, MA 02120

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

7. Ryan Playground

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17 Southmere Rd
Boston, MA 02126

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

1. PORT Park

99 Marginal St, Chelsea, MA 02150

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

99 Marginal St
Chelsea, MA 02150

2. Harvard Science Center

1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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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.

1 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Rings Fountain

Milk St, Boston, MA 02109

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

Milk St
Boston, MA 02109

4. Boston Common Frog Pond

38 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108
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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.

38 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108

5. Christian Science Plaza

250 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115
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The venerable ring of fountains here is near two stops of the Green Line’s E branch: Symphony and Prudential.

250 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115

6. Mission Hill Spray Deck

1 Schroeder Plaza, Boston, MA 02120

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

1 Schroeder Plaza
Boston, MA 02120

7. Ryan Playground

17 Southmere Rd, Boston, MA 02126

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

17 Southmere Rd
Boston, MA 02126