Brampton’s new reflective fountain (which also serves as a wading pool) got its first real test run on Canada Day as thousands swarmed Chinguacousy Park for Canada 150 celebrations.

The new water feature, which doubles as a skating rink in the winter, is drawing huge crowds and it’s not surprising given how spectacular it is.

The massive, irregular, canal-style wading pool is perfect for splashing and dipping feet. It’s equipped with lovely arched fountains in the middle and has plenty of areas outside of the water for lounging, including amphitheatre-style seating and a covered picnic area.

The city spent $6 million redeveloping 10,000 square meters of Chinguacousy Park into the multi-season, multi-use facility.

The result is a versatile, functional, and visually appealing space. In addition to the wading pool and skating rink, the general area has also received new stone paths and landscaping.

The wading pool itself is 2,000 square feet of surface area and can easily fit hundreds looking to enjoy the water. In the winter it can accommodate 500 skaters.

When required, the canal can also be drained to provide a large plaza to support summer outdoor events, performances, and other gatherings.

Take a look below.

Feature image – Bryan McGowan Photography