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Good News, Parents: DC’s Spray Parks Will Stay Open a Little Longer

Kids can keep splashing around through Sept. 26.

Petworth splashpad. Photograph by Jessica Sidman.

School may have started, but there’s still time to cool off in DC’s spray parks this month. All of DC’s water playgrounds—except for Langdon Splash Park—will stay open through Sunday, September 26. The popular public splash zones were originally set to close on Labor Day.

The 33 spray parks will be open seven days a week from 11 AM to 5 PM. Meanwhile, the last of DC’s open public outdoor pools will close as planned on Labor Day.

Check out a map of all of DC’s spray parks and public pools here.

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Anne Tate, originally from Annapolis, MD, joined Washingtonian in July 2021. She is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied journalism and psychology.