10 Places to Swim, Splash and Cool Off in the South Hills

Need to cool off on a hot day in the South Hills of Pittsburgh? Here's where to go!

By Emily Papa, Macaroni KID South Hills Publisher June 1, 2021

Kids want to cool off, but not sure where to go in the South Hills? Here is a list of splash pads and pools in and around Baldwin, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Bridgeville, Castle Shannon, Dormont, Jefferson Hills, Mt. Lebanon, Mt. Oliver, Mt. Washington, Pleasant Hills, Pittsburgh, South Park, South Side, Upper St. Clair, West Mifflin and Whitehall PA to take kids on these hot summer days.

We advise always checking with the venue when possible before heading out as hours and availability can change due to any number of factors, ranging from weather to staffing issues.

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💦 Splash Pads in the South Hills 💦

Arlington Park

1523 Fernleaf Street
South Side Slopes, PA  15210

What to expect: Located on the Arlington Playground

Dates and hours: Open 10am-8pm daily starting May 28, 2022. 

Admission price: FREE

Beechview Spray Park

Corner of Orangewood Avenue & Westfield
Beechview, PA  15216

What to expect: Beechview Spray Park located at Vanucci Playground is a perfect play date spot for smaller kiddos with a playground and spray park. Spray park includes dumping water buckets, rainbow sprayers, daisy showers and more. The park is enclosed with a large grassy area for your picnic blanket or to let your toddler run around. Let the bigger kids explore the tree covered hill behind the playground and climb some trees. 

Dates and hours: Beechview Spray park is open 10am-8pm daily starting June 4th, 2022 with lifeguard on duty at 10am.

Admission price: FREE

Moore Park

1801 Pioneer Ave
Brookline, PA  

What to expect: Moore Park is a Pittsburgh City Park that is not only home to a splash park but a children's playground, Olympic sized pool, water slide, ball fields and more. MORE INFO

Dates and hours: 10am-8pm daily starting May 28, 2022

Admission price: FREE

Wiltshire Park

McMurray Road 
Upper St. Clair, PA 15241

What to expect: This playground was designed for kids ages 5-12 years old but has plenty of qualities that the whole family will love and is absolutely a kid fan favorite in the South Hills. There are tons of slides, play towers attached by wobbly bridges and accessible by ladders, rock walls, and climbing nets. There's a covered pavilion for packing lunches, indoor bathrooms, a frog water feature and a sandbox! In addition to the playground there is a creek that the kids can play in. 

Dates and hours: open 7am - 9pm

Admission price: FREE

Warrington Spray Park

329 E. Warrington Avenue
Beltzhoover, PA

What to expect: Located directly behind the Warrington Community Center, this fenced in spray park includes a water dome, misters, sprinklers and has a lifeguard on duty during spray park hours. If you happen to be there when the lifeguard not and need to turn on the water, locate the short blue pole with red cap at the front of the park and press down on the top.

Dates and hours: Warrington spray park is open 10am-8pm daily starting May 28, 2022

Admission price: Free

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💦 Pools in the South Hills 💦

South Park Wave Pool

1 Wave Pool Complex, Bethel Park, PA 15102

What to expect: The South Park wave pool has been a standard for fun for South Hill's families for years. With depths ranging from zero level entry to over 8 feet deep, swimmers of all abilities can enjoy cycles of waves in between periods of calm waters. Because the South Park Wave Pool is wheelchair accessible, you can take a trip and have the time of your life with everyone you love. If you're still looking for a summer job, they're hiring lifeguards! 

Dates and hours: Open daily, 11:30 am-7:30 pm, weather and conditions permitting. 

Admission price: Adults $6, Kids 6-17 $5, 5 and under $1

Baldwin Pool

742 Lechner Ln, Pittsburgh, PA 15227

What to expect: 

  • ADA Accessible
  • Chairs
  • Concession Stand
  • Locker Room
  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tables

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Dormont Pool

1801 Dormont Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

What to expect: Dormont pool has a concession stand, a kiddy pool and family fun slide. 

Dates and hours: Opens Saturday, May 28, 2022 through Monday, September 5, 2022
Weekends/Non School Year: 12:00pm-8:00pm Daily
Weekdays May 31 through June 10 and August 19 through September 2: 4:00pm-8:00pm 

Admission price:

Moore Park Grand Reopening 2022, photo from Brookline Connection

Moore Pool

1801 Pioneer Ave, Brookline

What to expect: 

  • Playground
  • max depth 6 feet
  • water slide 
  • large grassy area
  • picnic tables
  • shaded areas

Dates and hours: Open Monday through Friday from 1pm-7pm, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 1pm-5:45pm

Admission price: $3 for youth/ $5 adult (ages 16 and older) or consider purchasing a Pool Tag for the season. City of Pittsburgh residents ages 15 and under swim free for 2022. City residents that receive government assistance can buy a tag at 50% off. Apply for a pool tag here. 

Upper St. Clair Pool

Mayview Rd, Upper St Clair, PA 15241

What to expect:

  • year-round aquatic activities with their spectacular indoor pool
  • zero entry water play
  • water slides
  • lily pads
  • children's water features (ideal for younger children)
  • ADA accessible

Dates and hours: Outdoor pool is open Monday through Saturday from 11am-7pm and Sunday's 11-7. 

Admission price: Non-members are welcome to purchase a daily visitor pass at $15 per person; Monday through Friday and must do so in advance online. Space is limited. No daily visitor passes will be sold at the door or on Saturdays and Sundays. Click here for more information

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