Labour Day weekend is almost here, signalling the end of summer activities, and sadly, the closure of Professor’s Lake and Brampton’s other splash pads for the year.

After September 3, the swimming area, water slide, beach volleyball courts and boat rentals will all be closed at Professor’s Lake, and the 65-acre spring-fed lake won’t re-open again until June or July of 2019.

Labour Day weekend also brings with it the closure of the city’s much-loved and much-used splash pads. This year the city got a few new pads, among them the fully accessible splash pad at the Creditview Activity Hub that opened in late July, and the newly resurfaced pad at Century Gardens Recreational Centre.

A splash pad was also supposed to open at┬áKomagata Maru Park, right outside of the new Springdale Library branch, but it was delayed. It should be joining Brampton’s splash pad family in 2019.

As with Professor’s Lake, all splash pads will be officially closed after September 3 and will reopen in the summer of 2019.