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One of the best ways to keep the kids cool (and active) this summer, is to hit one of the many fabulous local splash pads. We've compiled a list of some of our favourite places where you can take the kids and let them get soaked.

Please shoot us an email at lisa@parentsource.ca if you know of any ones that we've missed and we'll be sure to add them to the list. Have fun, get wet and keep cool!! Be sure to double check the hours of operation before you head out as times may vary for each park.

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Rotary Park, Ajax

Ajax
We live in Ajax so one of our favourite splash pad is just a bike ride away from us at Rotary Park on Lake Driveway. Rotary Park has so much to offer with 2 great playgrounds, a rocky beach and trails that are perfect for biking, running or roller-blading on.

McLean Community Centre on Westney Road also have a great splash pad (and playground beside it)

Memorial Pool is newly renovated and is a fabulous outdoor pool for families with all ages of children. It's right beside the Ajax Public Library so you can hit both places in one trip.

The new modern state-of-the-art Audley Recreation Centre at Audley & Taunton Rd and has both 2 pools and a fun splash pad.

NEW Carruthers Marsh Pavilion - 55 Ashbury Blvd South (west corner of Ashbury Blvd. and Audley Rd. S.)

There's also a small wading pool at Exeter Park on King's Crescent.

Scarborough
Adam's Park just off of Port Union on the border of Pickering and Scarborough, is a huge urban park, with lots of space for picnics, baseball games and barbecues. There's a wading pool by the playground.

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Lakeview Park, Oshawa

Oshawa
Lakeview Park in Oshawa has an awesome beach, great playgrounds, lots of space to run around or throw a frisbee and a nice cooling splash pad too.

Enjoy a family outing and cool down with the kids - the City has 9 splash pads located at neighbourhood parks! Splash pads are usually open 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from the beginning of June to Labour Day. Click here for the list of splash pads found throughout the City of Oshawa.

 

 

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Rocketship Park, Whitby

Whitby
Heydonshore Park at the bottom of Brock St by Lake Ontario has a fun splash pad and playground with more trails and a great beach.

One of the more unique playgrounds in Durham is the popular Rocket Ship Park, which also has a splash pad. Click here for a map to find this great park in Whitby.

The Town of Whitby operates 15 splash pads to help families stay cool and beat the summer heat. Splash Pads are open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and operate from June to September, weather permitting.

Darren Park in Whitby has a great splash pad. Brand new and really big. It has a great covered area with benches and fully shaded. Darren Ave is located off of Thickson Rd, just south of Taunton Rd.

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Cedar Park, Bowmanville

Bowmanville
Cedar Park Family Campground + Water Park is a little-known gem of a water park just north of Bowmanville. It's got an awesome toddler water zone, a full size outdoor pool with diving board, and 3 thrilling water slides for the bigger kids. There's a campground here, a playground and a good little mini-putt course too.

Thanks to Glenda for sending us these splash pads in Bowmanville, Orono, Newcastle and Port Perry

BOWMANVILLE MEMORIAL PARK Splash Pad 120 Liberty St., Bowmanville

GUILDWOOD PARK SPLASH PAD 180 Guildwood Drive, Bowmanville

ORONO PARK SPLASH PAD 61 Princess Street, Orono

PEARCE FARM PARK SPLASH PAD 100 Shipway Ave., Newcastle
Phone: 905.263.2291

There's also a nice one in Port Perry, Palmer Park Located at 175 Water St., right near downtown on the lake.

Uxbridge has a splash pad is next to the Arena at 291 Brock St W, Uxbridge, ON L9P 1G1


Many of Clarington's parks have splash pads that you can enjoy throughout the summer months. We turn on the water to all parks beginning end of June. All of our splash pads have a built-in timer that allows water to run between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Here's a link to the list for Splash Pads in Clarington

 

Pickering

Petticoat Creek Conservation Area has a HUGE outdoor pool and water play area. Pool Hours: Weekdays 10 am – 6 pm and Weekends 10 am –  7 pm (weather permitting) from June 24 – September 4, 2017 It's at the bottom of Whites Road.

Millenium Square is a waterfront park at the bottom of Liverpool Road (by the big windmill). It is a wonderful family park, with a splash pad, nice beach and very cool playground. Millenium Square also provides access to the Waterfont Trail.

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Riptide Racer, Splash Works, Canada's Wonderland

Toronto

Canada's Wonderland has a HUGE water park with its Splash Works. Over 7 million litres of heated water fun in our 20 acre water park. Check out The Plunge, Supersoaker, the Lazy River, Pumphouse and Canada's Largest Wave Pool. There is something for everyone!

The Toronto Zoo has an amazing water park with its Splash Island (a 2 acre water play area) , right beside the kids Discovery Zone part of the zoo. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TORONTO ZOO IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO A STRIKE, CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR STATUS BEFORE VISITING)

Here's a link that shows all the spray and splash pads in Toronto. Please keep in mind that these are unsupervised areas!

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