Accessible pools and spray decks

Find accessible swimming pools, wading pools, and spray decks in Massachusetts state parks.

All DCR swimming pools have outdoor chair lifts to provide access to the water. Several pools also have ramps into the water or offer zero-depth entry. Select pools and spray decks also have beach wheelchairs for use.

All of our pools have self-latching security gates between the changing area and the pool itself. These gates are designed to be difficult to open, and do not meet accessibility standards. If you have difficulty opening a gate, please let pool staff know so that they can assist you.

Please get in touch with the pool or spray deck for information on hours and parking, to reserve a beach wheelchair, or for information about other site factors affecting accessibility.

Pools with lifts and ramps or zero-depth entry

A ramp descends into the water of a pool. near a lifeguard stand. Beyond the ramp, painted lanes are visible on the pool floor.
A view of the ramp at the Mason Memorial Pool in Agawam.

The following pools have ramps into the water, in addition to a chair lift:

Agawam: Gerald J. Mason Memorial Swimming Pool, 1 Armory Drive

Attleboro: George I. Spatcher Memorial Pool, 79 North Avenue

Brighton: Artesani Playground Wading Pool and Spray Deck, 1255 Soldiers Field Road

Brockton: Manning Pool, 470 Forest Avenue

Chelsea: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool, 184 Carter Street

Chicopee: Sara Jane Sherman Memorial Swimming Pool, 750 Meadow Street

Clinton: Philip J. Weihn Memorial Swimming Pool, 50 West Boylston Street

Fall River: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool and Spray Deck, 339 Eastern Ave

Fitchburg: Gustave Johnson Memorial Swimming Pool, 35 Wanoosnock Avenue

Freetown: Freetown State Forest Wading Pool, 105 Slab Bridge Road

Lawrence: Lt. Colonel Edward J. Higgins Swimming Pool, 180 Crawford Street

Leominster: Leominster State Swimming Pool, 111 Viscoloid Avenue

Lowell: Raymond Lord Swimming Pool and Spray Deck, 81 Cross Street

Ludlow: John F. Thompson Memorial Swimming Pool, 211 Highland Avenue

Mattapan: Ryan Wading Pool, 350 River Street

Milford: Sen. P. Eugene Casey Memorial Swimming Pool, 49 Prospect Street

Southbridge: Andrew J. Petro Swimming Pool, 15 Randolph Street

Springfield: John H. Thomas Memorial Swimming Pool, 1470 Roosevelt Avenue

Topsfield: Bradley Palmer Spray Deck, 40 Asbury Street. Beach wheelchair available.

Waltham: Connors Memorial Swimming Pool, 330 River Street. Beach wheelchair available.

Weymouth: Connell Memorial Swimming Pool, 220 Broad Street. Beach wheelchair available.

Worcester: Dennis F. Shine Memorial Swimming Pool, 87 Providence Street

Worcester: Veterans Memorial (Bennett Field) Swimming Pool

Pools with lifts and stairs

A chair lift is located next to a pool. The chair has arms and a foot rest, and is attached to the end of a telescoping arm that rises up into the air. The concrete walkway near the lift is painted yellow. A figure in a wheelchair and the words KEEP CLEAR are also painted on the walkway.
All DCR pools have chair lifts to get you into the water.

The following pools do not have ramps into the water, but they do have chair lifts and stairs.

Brighton: Reilly Memorial Swimming Pool, Chestnut Hill Ave

Cambridge: Francis J. McCrehan Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool, 359 Rindge Avenue

Cambridge: Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool, 719 Memorial Drive

Everett: Allied Veterans Memorial Swimming and Spray Deck, 65 Elm Street, Everett

Hyde Park: Olsen Swimming Pool, 95 Turtle Pond Parkway

Lawrence: Geisler Memorial Swimming Pool, 50 High Street, Lawrence

Malden: Lt. Dennis C. Holland Memorial Swimming, 108 Mountain Avenue, Malden

Melrose: Lawrence W. Lloyd Memorial Swimming Pool, 49 Tremont Street

Roxbury: Melnea A. Cass Memorial Swimming Pool and Spray Deck, 120 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Somerville: Dilboy Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool, 110 Alewife Brook Parkway, 

Somerville: Latta Brothers Memorial Swimming Pool and Spray Deck, 235 Broadway

Stoneham: Hall Memorial Pool, 4 North Border Road

Watertown: Clarence W. Dealtry Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool, 138 Pleasant Street

Spray decks

Spray deck surfaces and water features are accessible. Parking and the approach to the deck varies by location. Please contact the spray deck directly with any questions about site access.

Belmont: Beaver Brook Spray Deck, 621 Trapelo Road (unguarded). Beach wheelchair available.

Boston: Neponset Landing II Spray Deck, 72 Hill Top Street (unguarded)

Brighton: Artesani Playground Wading Pool and Spray Deck, 1255 Soldiers Field Road

Hyde Park: John T. Moynihan Spray Deck, 920 Truman Parkway (unguarded). Beach wheelchair available.

Hyde Park: Olsen Spray Deck, 95 Turtle Pond Parkway (unguarded)

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