Splash parks for kids on Long Island

Matthew Bayes, 5, of Bay Shore, cools off

(Credit: John Dunn)

Oh, baby, it's hot outside, and the best way to cool off during the dog days of summer is to get wet. Sure, there are plenty of pools and beaches around Long Island, but they're not always fit for the little ones. The solution? Take them to one of the many sprinkler and spray parks in Nassau and Suffolk. Here, we show you where to find the right amount of water to keep kids cool without going in over their heads.

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    Hit the playground and play in the spray

    Bay Park Roller rinks, Skating Venues, Inline skating, Cross country skiing, County park 198 First Ave. East Rockaway A large playground with a spray area for kids. $10 on weekends for non-residents.

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    Blumenfeld Family Park in Port Washington features a

    Blumenfeld Family Park Main Street Port Washington The park includes a playground, sprinklers and water-play as well as an area for picnics. ...

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    Jelani Hall of Roosevelt yells down the slides

    Cantiague Park County park, Kids, Outdoors, Sports and recreation 480 W. John St. Hicksville The kiddie pool also features a large water-play area. $7 adults, $5 children ages 4-17 for residents with a Leisure Pass; $25 non-resident.

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    Children having fun at the Clark Street Playground

    Clark Street Playground Playground 150 Clark St. Long Beach A playground in the north end of Clark Street in Long Beach which features swings, ...

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    Logan Kahn, 2, runs through the sprinkler at

    Eisenhower Park Stadium/Arena, County park, Batting cage, Miniature Golf, Performing Arts Center, Cross country skiing Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue East Meadow Park in Field 2 for the largest of Eisenhower Park's playgrounds, which includes a sprinkler pool. Nassau County residents it's free; $10 parking fee for non-residents on weekends.

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    Geiger Spray park in Wyandanch is set to

    Geiger Lake Splash Park Grand Boulevard Wyandanch This splash park has a "Tree of Life" theme, highlighted by a bridge with water slides between two large trees, multiple water cannons and a rope climb net. A large spider and snake feature will have several twisting, spiraling slides. There is also an area for smaller children.

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    Grant Park County park, Skating Venues, Inline skating, Roller rinks, Kids, Outdoors, Ice skating rink, Cross country skiing Broadway and Sheridan Avenue Hewlett A free spray-pool area which also includes three separate playgrounds designed for different age groups (preschoolers, kids ages 4-8 and kids ages 9-12).

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    The playground and spray park at the Hoyt

    Hoyt Farm Park Preserve Preserve 200 New Highway Commack Open to Town of Smithtown residents, this spray pool and sprinkler park also features playgrounds and sandboxes -- plus the farm animals are only steps away.

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    Community park in Woodmere.

    North Woodmere Park County park, Kids, Outdoors, Sports and recreation, Waterside, Cross country skiing, Performing Arts Center 750 Hungry Harbor Rd. North Woodmere A large interactive water-play area which is open to the public; $10 for non-residents.

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    Phelps Lane Park Kids, Outdoors, Sports and recreation, Pool, Park 151 Phelps Lane North Babylon Town of Babylon residents only can enjoy a pool and a large sprinkler park.

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