When it’s this hot, only the water can cool you down. If you don’t have a boat, here are the easiest ways to get in the water this summer!


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Ebenezer Park

Check out Ebenezer Park right along the shore of Lake Wylie. Get use of their recreational opportunities, such as their playgrounds, picnic shelters, boating area, and swimming area. This 26-acre lakefront beach on Lake Wylie is the perfect day trip for the whole family.

Ebenezer Park

Spencer Park and Dog Park

For a fun way for your furry friend to keep cool this summer, take them to the dog park! Spencer Park and Dog Park has a large area for dogs of all shapes and sizes to roam off-leash as they please. There are doggie water fountains to make sure your pup is cooled off and happy!

SouthTown Wake Park

Learn how to wakeboard at SouthTown Wake Park! You can also enjoy the water on their stand-up paddleboards and kayaks or relax in lounge chairs on the lake’s shore.


Photo by SouthTown Wake Park



New Centre Park

Are your kids at home complaining that it is too hot to go outside? The Splash Pad at New Centre Park is a great way for you and your kids to have some summer fun and stay cool while you're at it! Grab your bathing suit and sunscreen for a full day of sun! 


Fort Mill

Anne Springs Close Greenway

Enjoy the outdoors? Anne Springs Close Greenway is a beautiful, pastoral environment that contains 28-acre Lake Haigler, and 36 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails! The Greenway is a popular place for picnics and features guided nature tours, two “swinging” suspension bridges, two historic cabins, kayak, and canoe rentals at Lake Haigler. With many options of what to do, you'll keep going back for more!

ASC greenway kayaking

Photo by Kinglsey Apartments

Steele Street Park

Ever heard of a spray park? Steele Street Park has a perfect area for your kids to cool off and get wet. After they need a break, use the picnic area and grills to cook the perfect summer meal. The kids won't wait long to want to go back to the spray park!


Tega Cay/Lake Wylie

Windjammer Park

Need a nice relaxing idea for your Friday nights? Windjammer Park is the home of the award-winning Carolina Show Ski Team. The team puts on free water ski shows for residents and skiing enthusiasts every Friday starting in June. Parking at Windjammer Park is by permit only (with the exception of Carolina Show Ski Team events).

King’s Mountain State Park

Don’t have a canoe or kayak, but want to rent some? Head over to the 13-acre Lake Crawford at King’s Mountain State Park to have some summer fun on the lake! Paddle around and enjoy the fresh air and cool breeze!

Kings Mountain

Photo by Zenovia Stephens



City Park Splash Pad

City Park is a green space in the heart of Downtown York. Amenities include a brand new splash pad, playgrounds, picnic shelters, a pedestrian loop trail, and an outdoor stage!

York Splash pad

Photo by Jessica Turner