Water Playgrounds and Splash Pads Are Reopening
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.
The City of Toronto has announced the reopening of water recreational services, including 140 splash pads (by June 27), 100 wading pools (will start to open on a location-by-location basis beginning July 1) and 56 outdoor swimming pools (by June 27). Remind kids to physically distance while using these water play areas.
The following list has been updated for 2020 however please check city links below for current information, closures and maintenance.
AURORA - Opening June 26
Cool off during the warm summer months at one of 5 children's water play Splash Pads in Aurora. Open starting June 26, Monday to Sunday – 10a.m. to 9 p.m.. Splash pads are inspected and sanitized daily as per the Ministry of Health, Safe Water Play regulations. More
Brampton features 14 Splashpads. All are free and weather permitting. More
Keep your children cool and entertained this summer at one of Burlington's splash parks or wading pools. More
Markham's 24 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. More
The city of Mississauga features many spray pads. Spray Pads operate throughout the summer, weather permitting. Get the listing by park. More
NEWMARKET - Opening June 19
The Rogers Spray Pad is scheduled to reopen on Friday, June 19, 2020 in accordance to the Province of Ontario's stage 2 reopening plan. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Rogers Spray Pad is located at 170 London Road (behind the Canadian Martyrs Catholic School). More
OAKVILLE - Opening June 26
There are 19 Splash pads located in Oakville parks, that provide an opportunity to cool off and have fun on a hot summer day. Splash pads open at 10:00am. More
OSHAWA - Opening July 2
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. More
RICHMOND HILL - Select pads now open
Richmond Hill's splash pads are located at 14 parks in the community. They're a great way to cool down in the summer! Splash pads are open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. More
TORONTO - Opening June 27
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. More
The City of Vaughan has 17 splash pads and water play areas located inside community parks. There are 5 locations in Maple, 4 in Thornhill, and 8 in Woodbridge. Open Monday to Sunday 9:00am - 8:00pm. More
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. More