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Top places to go for a summer swim in Northeast Ohio

3News has compiled a list of some of the top places that you can go for a swim and cool off during warm weather!

CLEVELAND — Many outdoor pools are open for the season and ready for swimmers! 

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With warm weather upon us and the unofficial start to summer underway, 3News has compiled a list of some of the best spots to swim across Northeast Ohio. 

Check out some of the pools, waterparks, beaches and quarries you must visit this summer when looking for a place to cool off. 

Baylor Beach Park 

Baylor Beach Park has a two-acre swimming lake with slides and fountains, as well as a separate one-acre lake for paddle boating, aqua bikes and funyak rides. 

We’re gettin’ ready for ya’!!! ☀️💦 Swimming & all park activities open this Saturday, May 27 at 11am for the SUMMER!!! 🥳 See you very soon!!! 🏖️ https://www.baylorbeachpark.com/

Posted by Baylor Beach Park on Monday, May 22, 2023

Beachwood Family Aquatic Center

The Beachwood Family Aquatic Center welcomes Beachwood residents, employees and their guests to a 99,000-square-foot center with water slides, diving boards, lap pools as well as splash pads for the kiddos. Throughout the summer, the aquatic center will offer swim lessons, splash parties and a disco night. 

A RECORD SETTING DAY! 👏 On Monday, May 29, the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center recorded its highest single-day...

Posted by Beachwood Recreation on Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Cleveland Metroparks 

Cleveland Metroparks offers swimming at the following locations during posted dates and times: 

  • Edgewater Beach
Credit: WKYC
  • Wallace Lake 
  • Villa Angela in Euclid Creek Reservation 
  • Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, Heather McLaughlin, via USA Today
  • Hinckley Lake Spillway 
  • Ledge Pool  

Foster Pool 

The newly renovated Foster Pool is set to open for the season on June 8. The pool will feature a speed slide, looping slide, lily pads, water features, a family slide, diving board, and a 50-meter by 25-yard l-shaped lap pool.

Headlands Beach State Park

Headlands Beach, which is the largest natural sand beach in Ohio, offers swimming in designated areas during the summer. 

Credit: Laura DeMarco

Lorain County Metroparks Splash Zone 

The 6,000-square-foot pool has two waterslides, tumble buckets, four lap lanes and a splash pad for kids. The outdoor area also features the tot pool, a concession stand and playground.

Come soak up some sun with us today! The outdoor pool is open until 7:45pm!

Posted by Splash Zone on Monday, May 27, 2019

Maca Pool 

The Maca Pool features a water park that has a six-lane lap pool, multiple slides, a large barrel splash zone as well as a full-service concession stand area. 

Posted by Maca Pool on Friday, May 19, 2023

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park

The quarry is spring-fed clean water and is rarely treated. The park offers swimming, cliff diving, snorkeling, scuba diving and sunbathing. No swimming is allowed when lifeguards aren't on duty. 

Pioneer Waterland & Dry Fun Park 

This waterpark located in Chardon features four six-story high waterslides, a lazy innertube ride and spring-fed swimming in a concrete pond with water volleyball, basketball and slides. There is also paddle boating available on a six-acre natural lake. Kidsland is dedicated to the kiddos with slides, ride-on toys, a crawl-through tunnel and much more!

Twinsburg Water Park 

The Twinsburg Water Park is located behind Chamberlin Middle School and features a huge water slide as well as a large lap pool. 

Water Works Family Aquatic Center

The Water Works Family Aquatic Center has something for everyone, with a lazy river as and exhilarating slides. 

Posted by Water Works Family Aquatic Center on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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