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Looking for somewhere to cool off? Here’s a list of local splash pads, pools.

Splash Pad at O'Fallon Family Sports Park

Metro-east kids can cool off on hot summer days at the free splash pad located at O'Fallon Family Sports Park.
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Metro-east kids can cool off on hot summer days at the free splash pad located at O'Fallon Family Sports Park.

Splash pads

Breese Municipal Pool

▪ Address: N. Clinton and N. 10th streets

▪ Hours: 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, Memorial Day through Labor Day

▪ Website: breese.org

▪ Phone: 618-526-0258

▪ Cost? $2 for seniors, $3 for military members, $4 for children and $4.50 for adults daily; $3 for children and $3.50 for adults in the evening; season passes range from $70 to $180

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the pool and splash pad can be rented Wednesday and Friday evenings and on Saturdays and Sundays. The cost ranges from $130 to $220.

Children’s Memorial Playground

▪ Address: National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, 442 S. DeMazenod Dr., Belleville

▪ Hours: Daytime hours, mid-May through the first week of September

▪  Website: snows.org

▪ Phone: 618-397-6700

▪ Cost? Free

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? No

▪ Rent for parties? No

Kids talk summer while staying cool in the sun! Check out the splash pad at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.

Citygarden Spray Plaza

▪ Address: 801 Market Street, St. Louis, MO

▪ Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day

▪ Website: citygardenstl.org

▪ Phone: 314-241-3337

▪ Cost? Free

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes

▪ Rent for parties? No

Kenneth Hall Memorial Water Park

▪ Address: Jones Park, 1301 N. Park Drive, East St. Louis

▪ Hours: 12 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 12 through Labor Day

▪ Website: eaststlouisparkdistrict.org

▪ Phone: 618-874-3600

▪ Cost? Free

▪ Lifeguard or monitors? Yes

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the splash pad can be rented from dawn to dusk starting Aug. 12. The cost is $250 for the splash pad or $550 for splash pad and community center.

Kiener Plaza

▪ Address: 500 Chestnut St., St. Louis, MO

▪ Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day

▪ Website: archpark.org

▪ Phone: 314-289-5500

▪ Cost? Free

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? No

▪ Rent for parties? No

Leon Corlew Park

▪ Address: 333 South Main St., Edwardsville

▪ Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend

▪ Website: cityofedwardsville.com

▪ Phone: 618-692-7538

▪ Cost? Free

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

▪ Rent for parties? No

O’Fallon Family Sports Park

▪ Address: 301 Obernuefemann Road, O’Fallon

▪ Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

▪ Website: ofallonparksandrec.com

▪ Phone: 618-624-0319

▪ Cost? Free

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the splash pad can be rented from 9 to 10:30 a.m. or 8 p.m. to dark. The cost is $30 for residents, plus $1 per person for wrist bands and $50 for non-residents, plus $2 per person for wrist bands.

Riverfront Park

▪ Address: 1 Riverfront Drive, Alton

▪ Hours: Water feature activities from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and until 7 p.m. on weekdays, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend

▪ Website: cityofaltonil.com

▪ Phone: 618-463-3580

▪ Cost? Free

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? No

▪ Rent for parties? No

Sparta Municipal Swimming Pool

▪ Address: 1401 Hillcrest Drive, Sparta

▪ Hours: Noon to 6:45 p.m. daily, Memorial Day through the weekend before Labor Day

▪ Website: Facebook.com/swimatsparta

▪ Phone: 618-443-3000

▪ Cost? $5 at noon or $3 after 4 p.m. daily; season passes range from $50 to $100

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the pool and splash pad can be rented from 7 to 9:45 p.m. for up to 30 guests. The cost is $100.

Swansea Kingdom Park/Schranz Memorial Park

▪ Address: 377 Honeysuckle Lane, Swansea

▪ Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Memorial Day weekend through the day after Labor Day

▪ Website: swanseail.org

▪ Phone: 618-234-0044

▪ Cost? Free

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? No

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the splash pad can be rented from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for groups of 10 or more. Residents will pay a $50 fee and $100 deposit, and non-residents will pay a $75 fee and $200 deposit.

Jones Park summer camp director Donna Ferrel had to rely on fundraising efforts to help cover the costs of the camp and splash pad this summer in East St. Louis.

Pools

The Aquatic Center

▪ Address: 670 Whitelaw Ave., Wood River

▪ Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 20

▪ Website: wrparks.org

▪ Phone: 618-251-3130

▪ Cost? $1 for toddlers, $6 for children and seniors, $7 for adults daily; $5 for children and adults from 4 to 6 p.m.; $5 per person for a group of 20 or more, $6 per person for a group of 10 or more; season passes range from $65 to $280

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the center can be rented from 7 to 9 p.m. or from 7 to 10 p.m. daily. The cost ranges from $275 to $475.

Breese Municipal Pool

▪ Address: N. Clinton and N. 10th streets

▪ Hours: 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, Memorial Day through Labor Day

▪ Website: breese.org

▪ Phone: 618-526-0258

▪ Cost? $2 for seniors, $3 for military members, $4 for children and $4.50 for adults daily; $3 for children and $3.50 for adults in the evening; season passes range from $70 to $180

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the pool and splash pad can be rented Wednesday and Friday evenings and on Saturdays and Sundays. The cost ranges from $130 to $220.

Citygarden Voyager Basin and Lower Basin

▪ Address: 801 Market St., St. Louis, MO

▪ Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day

▪ Website: citygardenstl.org

▪ Phone: 314-241-3337

▪ Cost? Free

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes

▪ Rent for parties? No

Edwardsville Glen Carbon Community Pool

▪ Address: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 88 Recreation Drive, Edwardsville

▪ Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday, opens at 10 a.m. Fridays and closes at 8 p.m. Mondays, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend

▪ Website: cityofedwardsville.com

▪ Phone: 618-444-4637

▪ Cost? $4 for children and seniors and $5 for adults daily; season passes range from $175 to $320

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the pool can be rented from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. The cost is $175 for Edwardsville and Glen Carbon residents and $250 for non-residents.

Freeburg Municipal Pool

▪ Address: 310 E. Hill St., Freeburg

▪ Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Sunday before homecoming

▪ Website: freeburg.com

▪ Phone: 618-539-9178

▪ Cost? $3 for seniors, $4 for children and $5 for adults daily; season passes range from $15 to $170

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the pool can be rented from 7 to 9 p.m. daily, except on Wednesdays. The cost ranges from $150 to $180.

Highland Community Pool

▪ Address: 2123 Park St., Highland

▪ Hours: Opens at 1 p.m. daily; closes at 5:50 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 20

▪ Website: highlandil.gov

▪ Phone: 618-654-4510

▪ Cost? $2.50 for children and $3.50 for adults daily; season passes range from $50 to $130

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the pool can be rented Friday-Sunday. The cost ranges from $130 to $150.

Mascoutah Swimming Pool

▪ Address: Scheve Park, 901 N. Sixth St., Mascoutah

▪ Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on holidays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and only Saturday-Sunday from Aug. 14 to Sept. 3, Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day (special dogs-only swim from 5 to 7 p.m. on Labor Day)

▪ Website: mascoutah.org

▪ Phone: 618-566-2966 or 618-566-2964

▪ Cost? $5 for residents and $8 for non-residents daily; season passes range from $80 to $335

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the pool can be rented from 7 to 9 p.m. daily. The cost ranges from $175 to $430.

Millstadt Village Pool

▪ Address: 305 W. Parkview Drive, Millstadt

▪ Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

▪ Website: villageofmillstadt.org

▪ Phone: 618-476-3205

▪ Cost? $8 daily for non-members

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the pool can be rented from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The cost is $250.

New Baden Legion Memorial Swimming Pool

▪ Address: 906 E. Illinois St., New Baden

▪ Hours: noon to 7 p.m. daily and noon to 5 p.m. on holidays, May 27 through Aug. 13

▪ Website: newbadenil.com

▪ Phone: 618-588-6260 or 618-236-9983

▪ Cost? $5 daily; season passes range from $75 to $150

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the pool can be rented from 7 to 9 p.m. daily. The cost is $200 for up to 50 swimmers.

O’Fallon Memorial Pool

▪ Address: 401 Park St., O’Fallon

▪ Hours: 1 to 8 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

▪ Website: ofallonparksandrec.com

▪ Phone: 618-624-0319

▪ Cost? $4 to $6 daily; season passes ranges from $75 to $125

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the pool can be rented from 6 to 8 p.m. or from 8 to 10 p.m. The cost is $150 for residents and $200 for non-residents for up to 50 people.

Roxana Community Swimming Pool

▪ Address: 2 Park Drive, Roxana

▪ Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays, May 27 through Sept. 3

▪ Website: roxanapark.org

▪ Phone: 618-254-8914 or 618-254-7485

▪ Cost? $4 for children and $5 for adults daily; season passes range from $75 to $200 and are free for Roxana seniors

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes

▪ Rented for parties? Yes, the pool can be rented from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday-Sunday or from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The cost ranges from $125 to $150.

Sparta Municipal Swimming Pool

▪ Address: 1401 Hillcrest Drive, Sparta

▪ Hours: noon to 6:45 p.m. daily, Memorial Day through the weekend before Labor Day

▪ Website: Facebook.com/swimatsparta

▪ Phone: 618-443-3000

▪ Cost? $5 at noon p.m. or $3 after 4 p.m. daily; season passes range from $50 to $100

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the pool and splash pad can be rented from 7 to 9:45 p.m. for up to 30 guests. The cost is $100.

Wilson Park Pool

▪ Address: 2900 Benton St., Granite City

▪ Hours: noon to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 4:45 p.m. Mondays and every day after July 20, Saturday before Memorial Day through Aug. 16

▪ Website: park.granitecity.com

▪ Phone: 618-877-2549

▪ Cost? $8 for children and $9 for adults daily; season passes range from $93 to $225

▪ Lifeguards or monitors? Yes

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the pool can be rented from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday starting July 21 and from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and from 9:45 to 11:15 p.m. daily. The cost ranges from $250 to $275.

Water parks

Raging Rivers

▪ Address: 100 Palisades Parkway, Grafton

▪ Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 27-29, June 3-30, Aug. 1-20, Aug. 26-27 and Sept. 2-4; 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 1-31

▪ Website: ragingrivers.com

▪ Phone: 618-786-2345

▪ Cost? $15.95 to $24.95 daily; season passes range from $85 to $300

Splash City

▪ Address: 10 Gateway Drive, Collinsville

▪ Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily May 27 through Aug. 12; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends until Sept. 4

▪ Website: splashcity.org

▪ Phone: 618-346-4571

▪ Cost? $10-$15 daily; season passes range from $200 to $310

▪ Rent for parties? Yes, the park can be rented after 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday-Sunday until Labor Day. The cost is $300-$600 per hour. For birthday parties, the cost starts at $200.

Lexi Cortes: 618-239-2528, @lexicortes

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