Most Peterborough splash pads are now open

Lifeguard-supervised wading pools will open on Canada Day, with lifeguard supervision at city beaches also beginning on July 1

The splash pad at Rogers Cove park in Peterborough's East City. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW)
The splash pad at Rogers Cove park in Peterborough's East City. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW)

Six of the eight splash pads in City of Peterborough parks are now open for the season.

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., the unsupervised splash pads are intended to help children cool off on a hot and sunny day. They include features such as water jellies, spray tunnels, tipping pots, and water willows.

The six open splash pads are located at Rogers Cove (131 Maria Street), Nicholls Oval (725 Armour Road), Turner Park (corner of Chamberlain and High streets), Hamilton Park (575 Bonaccord Street), and Barnardo Park (Barnardo Avenue north of Sunset Boulevard), along with the water feature at Quaker Foods City Square (215 Charlotte Street).

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Two splash pads — at Kinsmen Park (1 Kinsmen Way at Sherbrooke Street and Clonsilla Avenue) and King Edward Park (455 George Street South) — are temporarily closed for repairs or final inspections and will open as soon as possible.

The city also offers three lifeguard-supervised wading pools intended for young children at Knights of Columbus Park (Park Street and Lake Street), Chelsea Gardens Park (Southlawn Drive and Severn Road), and John Taylor Memorial Park (McKellar Street and St. Catherine Street).

The wading pools will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning on Canada Day, when the city’s lifeguard program begins. While lifeguards will supervise the wading pools, children must be accompanied by parents.

Also starting July 1st, lifeguards will supervise the beaches at Rogers Cove and Beavermead Park daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the end of August.