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Where to find kid-friendly spray parks in D.C.

The little ones can cool off easily at these 26 locations

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Children, just like adults, need to beat the heat, too. During the summer in D.C., spray parks are open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., through Labor Day.

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1. Palisades Recreation Center and Playground

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5200 Sherier Pl NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 545-7201
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Neighborhood: Petworth

2. Friendship Recreation Center/Turtle Park

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4500 Van Ness St NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 282-2198
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Neighborhood: American University Park

3. Chevy Chase Recreation Center

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(202) 282-2200
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Neighborhood: Chevy Chase, D.C.

4. Guy Mason Recreation Center

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3600 Calvert St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 727-7736
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Neighborhood: Glover Park

5. Macomb Recreation Center

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3409 Macomb St NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 282-2199
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Neighborhood: Cleveland Park

6. Lafayette Recreation Center

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5900 33rd St., NW, Quesada St NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 282-2206
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Neighborhood: Upper Chevy Chase

7. Stead Play Park

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1625 P St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 673-4465
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Neighborhood: Dupont Circle

8. Columbia Heights Community Center/Girard Street Park

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1480 Girard St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 671-0373

Neighborhood: Columbia Heights

9. 14th and Girard Street Park

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2751 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Neighborhood: Columbia Heights

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10. Columbia Heights Civic Plaza

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Neighborhood: Columbia Heights

11. Harrison Playground

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1330 V St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 673-7647
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Neighborhood: U Street NW corridor

12. Fort Stevens Recreation Center

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1327 Van Buren St NW
Washington, DC 20012
(202) 541-3754
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Neighborhood: Brightwood

13. Westminster Playground

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911 Westminster St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Neighborhood: Shaw

14. Petworth Recreation Center

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801 Taylor St NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 576-6850
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Neighborhood: Petworth

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15. Kennedy Recreation Center

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1401 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 671-4794
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Neighborhood: Shaw

16. Takoma Community Center

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300 Van Buren St NW
Washington, DC 20012
(202) 576-7068
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Neighborhood: Takoma

17. King Greenleaf Recreation Center

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201 N St SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 645-7454
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Neighborhood: Southwest

18. Fort Greble Spray Park

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Martin Luther King Jr Ave SW & Elmira St SW
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 517-4544
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Neighborhood: Bellevue

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19. Riggs LaSalle Recreation Center

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501 Riggs Rd NE
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 576-5224
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Neighborhood: Queens Chapel

20. Turkey Thicket Recreation Center

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1100 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 576-9238
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Neighborhood: University Heights

21. Joseph H. Cole Recreation Center

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1299 Neal St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 442-9262
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Neighborhood: Trinidad

22. Watkins Recreation Center

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420 12th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 727-1504
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Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

23. Hillcrest Recreation Center

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3100 Denver St SE
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 645-9200
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Neighborhood: Hillcrest

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24. Fort Davis Recreation Center

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1400 41st St SE
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 645-9212
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Neighborhood: Fort Davis Park

25. Marvin Gaye Park

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(202) 462-7275
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Neighborhood: Northeast Boundary

26. Marvin Gaye Recreation Center

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15 61st St NE
Washington, MD 20019
(202) 727-5432
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Neighborhood: Grant Park

1. Palisades Recreation Center and Playground

5200 Sherier Pl NW, Washington, DC 20016

Neighborhood: Petworth

5200 Sherier Pl NW
Washington, DC 20016

2. Friendship Recreation Center/Turtle Park

4500 Van Ness St NW, Washington, DC 20016

Neighborhood: American University Park

4500 Van Ness St NW
Washington, DC 20016

3. Chevy Chase Recreation Center

Washington, DC 20015

Neighborhood: Chevy Chase, D.C.

4. Guy Mason Recreation Center

3600 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Neighborhood: Glover Park

3600 Calvert St NW
Washington, DC 20007

5. Macomb Recreation Center

3409 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016

Neighborhood: Cleveland Park

3409 Macomb St NW
Washington, DC 20016

6. Lafayette Recreation Center

5900 33rd St., NW, Quesada St NW, Washington, DC 20015

Neighborhood: Upper Chevy Chase

5900 33rd St., NW, Quesada St NW
Washington, DC 20015

7. Stead Play Park

1625 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Neighborhood: Dupont Circle

1625 P St NW
Washington, DC 20036

8. Columbia Heights Community Center/Girard Street Park

1480 Girard St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Neighborhood: Columbia Heights

1480 Girard St NW
Washington, DC 20009

9. 14th and Girard Street Park

2751 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
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Neighborhood: Columbia Heights

2751 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

10. Columbia Heights Civic Plaza

Washington, DC 20010

Neighborhood: Columbia Heights

11. Harrison Playground

1330 V St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Neighborhood: U Street NW corridor

1330 V St NW
Washington, DC 20009

12. Fort Stevens Recreation Center

1327 Van Buren St NW, Washington, DC 20012

Neighborhood: Brightwood

1327 Van Buren St NW
Washington, DC 20012

13. Westminster Playground

911 Westminster St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Neighborhood: Shaw

911 Westminster St NW
Washington, DC 20001

14. Petworth Recreation Center

801 Taylor St NW, Washington, DC 20011
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Neighborhood: Petworth

801 Taylor St NW
Washington, DC 20011

15. Kennedy Recreation Center

1401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Neighborhood: Shaw

1401 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

16. Takoma Community Center

300 Van Buren St NW, Washington, DC 20012

Neighborhood: Takoma

300 Van Buren St NW
Washington, DC 20012

17. King Greenleaf Recreation Center

201 N St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Neighborhood: Southwest

201 N St SW
Washington, DC 20024

18. Fort Greble Spray Park

Martin Luther King Jr Ave SW & Elmira St SW, Washington, DC 20032
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Neighborhood: Bellevue

Martin Luther King Jr Ave SW & Elmira St SW
Washington, DC 20032

19. Riggs LaSalle Recreation Center

501 Riggs Rd NE, Washington, DC 20011

Neighborhood: Queens Chapel

501 Riggs Rd NE
Washington, DC 20011

20. Turkey Thicket Recreation Center

1100 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017

Neighborhood: University Heights

1100 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20017

21. Joseph H. Cole Recreation Center

1299 Neal St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Neighborhood: Trinidad

1299 Neal St NE
Washington, DC 20002

22. Watkins Recreation Center

420 12th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

420 12th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

23. Hillcrest Recreation Center

3100 Denver St SE, Washington, DC 20020
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Neighborhood: Hillcrest

3100 Denver St SE
Washington, DC 20020

24. Fort Davis Recreation Center

1400 41st St SE, Washington, DC 20020

Neighborhood: Fort Davis Park

1400 41st St SE
Washington, DC 20020

25. Marvin Gaye Park

Washington, DC 20019

Neighborhood: Northeast Boundary

26. Marvin Gaye Recreation Center

15 61st St NE, Washington, MD 20019

Neighborhood: Grant Park

15 61st St NE
Washington, MD 20019