Overview and Map
Outdoor Pools and Splash Pads near Framingham and Ashland
YMCA Outdoor Center on the Hopkinton/Ashland line has reasonable season pool rates, as does Clearbrook MetroWest YMCA in Framingham (which has day rates available). Nearby clubs to consider include Belknap in Framingham, Wayside in Marlborough, Longfellow in Natick/Wayland, and Chamberlain Pines in Holliston. Life Time Athletic is a premium option that is effectively like a small water park.
The nearest free pools are Artemas Ward in Marlborough and Casey in Milford (Fino in Milford is $2/person).
This area is lacking in splash pads, but you can get some free water fun with a trek northwest to Northborough or Hudson, or east to Waltham, Belmont, and Chestnut Hill.
Lake Beaches near Framingham and Ashland
Framingham has 3 beaches with very affordable season passes for residents and reasonable rates for non-residents. Ashland, Hopkinton, and Cochituate (Natick) State Parks can be accessed for $8/vehicle or with an annual MassParks Pass (available free to check out at some local libraries). Holliston’s Stoddard Park on Lake Winthrop is a beautiful option with day and season rates for non-residents.
Map of Summer Swimming Spots
Updated May 2017. Verify all details with the venue.
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