Thursday, June 30, 2011

Splash Pads!

There are 3 splash pads in our neighbourhood. Unlike wading pools, they are always open as there is no need for lifeguard staff.

  •  Hintonburg Park, 1064 Wellington Avenue West
  • Laroche Park, 52 Bayview Ave.
  • Roy Duncan Park, 295 Churchill Ave. North
I know the one at Laroche Park has been open for some time (just try those sensors till you get it right!), is shady and also has play structures and a big field for running. I believe it’s also a dog park. According to the City’s website, they will be offering a Splash ‘n’ Fun program with trained staff at Laroche Park every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 for 4-10 year olds. Please see their website for weekly themes and other details. Children do need parental supervision.

Hintonburg was closed for renovation last year but I understand it is re-opening this weekend with a fun sundial design and more spray features than the previous pad.

I believe Roy Duncan is currently open but can’t confirm.