Parents have reacted with fury after it was announced Hull's free paddling pools and splash parks will not be open this summer.
It means the water play areas in Alderman Kneeshaw, Pickering Park, Oak Road Playing Fields, Bude Park and Ings Park will all remain closed for 2020.
Hull City Council blamed "health and safety" for not being able to reopen the city's six splash parks during the coronavirus pandemic.
However, parents have called the move "disgusting", after the government has allowed the reopening of both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Many parents said they rely on the pools as a place to take their children for a day out during the summer holidays which costs nothing to use.
They are the perfect place to cool off during summer and a free facility used by hundreds of families across the city every year.
Discussing the issue on the Hull Live - Family News page, one mum said: "Can't see why not if the parks are open."
Another said: "Takes the pure p***, but pubs are open, restaurants are open, Hull Live even advertised some swinging event, but not any of the water parks for the kids, it's disgusting."
Another said: "Everything for the adults - but not for kids."
On the Hull Parents Facebook discussion page, one mum said: "No wonder kids are suffering mentally with no school, play parks shut for ages and now they can't have a paddle."
Plans for the new £850,000 splash park in East Park are also on hold. The huge splash pad which features dozens of water jets was due to open this summer.
A spokesperson for Hull City Council said not being able to open the splash parks this summer was a "regrettable" decision.
A spokesperson said: "Preparatory work usually undertaken in the spring was unfortunately unable to take place due to lockdown.
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"Therefore given the combination of the necessary health and safety assessments and associated works mean that is it regrettable that the facilities cannot be made available for public use and will remain closed this summer."