Splash Parks & Water Playgrounds for Kids

Let kids cool off from the summer heat with fun sprinklers, fountains and wading pools.




Looking for a quick, easy and cheap way to cool off? Splash pads and water playgrounds are just the thing! Little ones can frolic through fountains and sprinklers without packing a beach bag! And, many of these H20-fueled spots are located in some of the best Toronto and GTA parks, which means there's plenty of dry fun to be had once the kids have had their fill of water play.

Most locations are open through Labor Day weekend, and all are free.

AURORA
Aurora features one splash pad located at Town Park, Aurora's oldest park, and another at Ada Johnson Park, Aurora's newest park. The splash pads feature tumbling buckets of water and several ground jets for a variety of water play activities on a rubber safety surface. Adjacent amenities include a large playground and open grass play fields at both parks. At Town Park you will also find mature shade trees and washroom facilities. Both locations have parking available.
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BRAMPTON
Brampton features 8 spray pads and 2 wading pools. All are free and weather permitting. Please phone ahead as closures may occur due to inclement weather.
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BURLINGTON
Keep your children cool and entertained this summer at one of Burlington's splash parks or wading pools. Among 9 splash pads in Burlington, the new Nelson, Mountainside Pool and LaSalle Park splash parks are now open.
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MARKHAM
Markham's 22 splash pads offer a great way to cool down during hot summer days. Pads are located at various locations throughout Markham. To conserve water, splash pads are activated by push buttons on site and are on timers. Open until September 15 (subject to weather conditions). Open daily from 9:00 AM until dusk.
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MISSISSAUGA
The city of Mississauga features 26 spray pads. Spray Pads operate throughout the summer from May 30 until September 13, weather permitting. They are open from 9 a.m. (except for Lakefront Promenade Marina Park which opens at 10 a.m.) until 8 p.m. (except for South Common Community Centre which closes at 9 p.m.).
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NEWMARKET
The Rogers Spray Pad, one of the first spray pads in Newmarket and previously known as the Rogers Wading Pool, was redesigned and reconstructed after an expressed need for a spray pad in Newmarket. Address: 170 London Road (behind the Canadian Martyrs Catholic School). The spray pad is also accessible at 129 Harrison Drive, and adjacent to 226 Yorkshire Drive. Hours of Operation (Summer Hours): 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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OAKVILLE
There are currently 16 splash pads in parks throughout Oakville. They are the perfect place to cool off on a hot day. Splash pads operate from 9 a.m. 8:30 p.m., June until mid-September (subject to weather conditions).
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OSHAWA
Enjoy a family outing and cool down with the kids - Oshawa has 9 splash pads located at neighbourhood parks! Splash pads are usually open 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from the beginning of June to Labour Day (Monday, September 5).
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RICHMOND HILL
Looking for a great way to cool off? Richmond Hill has the answer with 13 splash pads.
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TORONTO
Need a quick place for your children to enjoy the cool water on a hot and sunny day? The city of Toronto offers a long list of splash pads throughout city parks and playgrounds. Splash pads are unsupervised. Open daily from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm Saturday, May 21 through Sunday, September 18, 2016.
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VAUGHAN
The City of Vaughan has splash pads and water play areas located inside community parks. There are 5 locations in Maple, 4 in Thornhill, and 8 in Woodbridge. Splash pads operate weekends only, starting Victoria Day, Monday May 23 until September. Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am - 8:00pm.
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WHITBY
The Town of Whitby operates 15 splash pads to help families stay cool and beat the summer heat. Splash Pads are open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and operate until September, weather permitting.
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