11 The Guide to NORTH CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS • SPRING/SUMMER 2019 You’d prefer a pool over a sunny, sandy beach? No problem! Try a dip in the Gustave Johnson Memo- rial Pool in Fitchburg; the Leominster State Swimming Pool in Leominster; or the Philip J. Sweihn Memorial Pool in Clinton. Most state pools are open from about mid-June through August, but it’s a good idea to check the state website be- fore you grab your swimsuit, towels and flip-flops and head out the door. Splish, Splash If you’ve got kids and just want to let them cool off in a spray park, you’re in luck, too! Coolidge Park in Fitchburg, located off the John Fitch Highway, offers a swim- ming pool with toddler water feature area. In Leominster, splash pads at the Arthur A. Fournier Sr. Memorial Park and the Louis Charpentier Playground will thrill the kids. And for a fun-packed day, plan a visit to Davis Farmland in Sterling, which — among its many other activities and attractions — is home to New England’s largest zero depth, water spray park. There are, in fact, two spray pads: One for toddlers and the other for multi-gen- erational fun. What more could you want (besides the animals, Imagine-Acres play area and action-packed Adventureland)? And don’t forget the private camp- grounds like Lamb City in Phillipston, Pine Acres in Oakham or The Pines in Ashby, which have swimming facilities. When the sun is blazing, and you’re feel- ing it’s just too darn hot to do anything, think about a refreshing dip, or splash, at one of the region’s abundant parks. Here’s where to find more information: Massachusetts Department of Conser- vation and Recreation – mass.gov/dcr Leominster Department of Parks and Recreation – Leominster-ma.gov Fitchburg Parks Department – fitch- burgma.gov And, of course, the Destinations section of this Guide!