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Temporarily closed
The City of Buffalo Parks and Recreation Department will continue to maintain the large splash pad and swimming pool at the entrance to the park, providing a cool respite for families during the Buffalo summer.

Centennial Pool at Ralph Wilson Park is the most widely used public pool in Buffalo, attracting hundreds of swimmers on summer days. Reconstructed in 2010, Centennial accounts for 25 percent of all public pool usage in Buffalo.


The splash pad and pool are currently closed for the season.

Impact During Construction

The splash pad and pool will not be impacted by the first phase of construction. The bathrooms in the pool shelter will be available when the pool and splash pad are open, and the two picnic shelters in this area are available to rent through the City of Buffalo’s website

The large splash pad and Centennial Pool at the entrance of the park provide a cool respite for children, families, and adults during the Buffalo summer. Both amenities are run by the City of Buffalo Division of Parks and Recreation.

It’s free!

There is no fee to use the pool or splash pad, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Interested in becoming a lifeguard?

The City of Buffalo is offering free & paid Red Cross certified lifeguard training this winter!