Summer-like weather has arrived and Brampton’s splash pads are open to the public — much to the pleasure of every parent out there.
Splash pads opened Victoria Day weekend and will remain open until Labour Day. Pads across Brampton are open Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting.
Brampton has twelve splash pads and two wading pools. When it comes to wading pools, there are a few rules:
- Swim participants ten (10) years of age or younger, regardless of swimming ability, must be directly supervised by a parent/guardian at least fourteen (14) years of age within the wading pool enclosure.
- One (1) parent/guardian at least fourteen (14) years of age may assume responsibility for up to eight (8) swimmers, requiring direct supervision. Lifejackets are encouraged.
- Children must be in proper bathing attire to prevent fouling in the pool.
- Lifeguard on duty to maintain the safety and well-being of all participants.
- Entry is prohibited unless a staff person is on duty.
The city is expected to have at least three new splash pads this year: one at Komagata Maru Park (outside of the new Springdale Library Branch), one at Michael Murphy Park (located at the corner of Squire Ellis Drive and Martin Byrne Drive), and one at Jim Irons Park (at Terrich Road, south of Truro Circle).
Closures can occur due to inclement weather so calling ahead to the city’s facilities before going is recommended.
Here’s a map of all splash pads (blue), splash pads that are set to open this year (red), wading pools (green), and outdoor beaches and pools (purple)