Many outdoor playgrounds include a wading pool, other but come with splash pads, also called spray pads. Wading pools and splash pads are the easiest way to enjoy summer fun. Add an ice cream truck, and you've got a cherished childhood memory in the making!
I found it stressful to manage both a baby in arm and a young swimmer all
by myself in the public pools. (They want your kids to always be within arms
reach, even with a life jacket.) Beaches provided me with more room to use
my own judgement.