Water Playgrounds and Splash Pads




As sprinkler season gets into gear, it's good to know where to find the wildest and wettest playgrounds in the Greater Toronto Area. If you're looking for a way to stay cool this summer, check out these playgrounds loaded with water jets and refreshing splash pads for instant relief. 

Most locations are currently open through to Labor Day weekend, and all are free. The following list has been updated for 2018 however please check city websites for current information, closures and maintenance.

AURORA
Cool off during the warm summer months at one of 3 children's water play Splash Pads in Aurora. One splash pad is located at Town Park, Aurora's oldest park. Another is located at Ada Johnson Park. And a third is located at Trent Park (Thomas Phillips Drive). Splash Pads are open, weather-permitting from approximately early June through to early September. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week. 
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BRAMPTON
Brampton features 12 spray pads and 2 wading pools. All are free and weather permitting. Please phone ahead as closures may occur due to inclement weather. Open Monday to Sunday from 10 am – 8 pm, weather permitting.
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BURLINGTON
Keep your children cool and entertained this summer at one of Burlington's splash parks or wading pools. There are 22 splash pads in Burlington.
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MARKHAM
Markham's 25 splash pads offer a great way to cool down during hot summer days. Pads are located at various locations throughout Markham. To conserve water, our splash pads are activated by push buttons on site and are on timers. Open every day from 9:30 am until dusk.
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MISSISSAUGA
The city of Mississauga features many spray pads. Spray Pads operate throughout the summer from May until mid-September, weather permitting. Get the listing by park.
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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. The Rogers Spray Pad is located at 170 London Road (behind the Canadian Martyrs Catholic School). Please note that the Rogers 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. The Spray Pad usually runs from June to September.
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OAKVILLE
Splash pads are located in 16 parks throughout Oakville and provide an opportunity to cool off and have fun on a hot summer day. During the open season, hours of operation are from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. Please note that select locations only operate from 4-9 p.m Monday-Friday.
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OSHAWA
Enjoy a family outing and cool down with the kids - the City 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.
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RICHMOND HILL
Richmond Hill's splash pads are located at 13 parks in the community. They're a great way to cool down in the summer! Splash pads are open daily between June 2 and September 10 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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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.  
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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 Pad Hours of Operations: Weekends only during the months of May & September - Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00am - 8:00pm. Open daily June 1st to Labour Day, Monday to Sunday from 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 from June to September, weather permitting.
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