There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than a dip in the pool. There’s no shortage of places to jump in and cool off here in the county. The options range from private pools to public, and even a lake and water park. 

Cascade Lake Lakefront  2844 Snydersburg Rd, Hampstead; 410-374-9111;

Four Season Sports Complex Membership/Day Pass; 2710 Hampstead Mexico Rd, Hampstead; 410-239-3366;

Freedom Swim Club Membership; 1330 Johnsville Rd, Sykesville; 410-795-9778;

Hill Family Center Y Membership; 1719 Sykesville Rd, Westminster; 410-848-3660;

Lineboro-Manchester Lions Club Membership/Day Pass; 3347 Victory St, Manchester; 410-374-2570;

Nottingham Swim Club Membership; 1104 Kingsbridge Terrace, Mt. Airy; 301-829-8288;

South Carroll Swim Club Membership; 1900 W. Liberty Rd, Westminster; 410-635-2811;

Sullivan Heights Swim Club Private Membership; 430 Geneva Dr, Westminster; 410-857-5958;

Westminster Municipal Pool; 325 Royer Rd, Westminster; 410-857-5633;

Westminster Riding Club Private Membership; 366 N Colonial Ave, Westminster; 410-857-0734;

YMCA Splash Pad Promises Refreshing Fun

The HILL Y in Central Maryland broke ground on a new 4,200 sq. ft. splash pad. The water feature was gifted by the Kahlert Foundation, the Martin K.P. Hill family and Carroll “Splinter” Yingling. Featuring multiple squirts and spray spouts, water mushrooms and cloud mists. Open to Y members, campers and other program participants through mid-September. For more information, visit