The mercury is going to rise this weekend, so how about you pick your favourite of our 9 wet-and-wild spots in Burlington to cool down at?
Dofasco Waterjet Plaza (aka Spencer Smith Park) is possibly Burlington’s most famous spot, strictly for the picturesque location frequented by tourists. The 30 waterjets spray intermittently and at different heights for kids to laugh and run through, while parents can sit on the perimeter in the sun or shade and watch their kids. The splash pad is free to use, although parking is sometimes tricky and can cost you depending on the time of day you visit. The playground is right beside when you need a change of pace. Washrooms and a snack bar are just inside the building adjacent to the pad. Located at 1340 Lakeshore Road
Hidden Valley Park Splash Pad is set in a park that has so many uses, you could spend the entire day enjoying it. Water jets shoot up from the pad that is surrounded by a park, greenspace, Hidden Valley Creek, and a covered gazebo perfect for a picnic. Plenty of other picnic tables around the park. The park is also home to the Burlington Model Railway Club. Ample parking and washrooms on site. Located at 1137 Hidden Valley Road.
LaSalle Park Wading Pool is a top choice for many Burlington families. The wading pool ranges from half a foot deep to 2.5 feet deep, and kids of all ages love it, so it’s ideal for a group outing. Adults are free with a paid child admission. You can event rent the wading pool for a private party! Washrooms and picnic spots on site. Located at 50 North Shore Blvd.
Millcroft Park Splash Pad features water jets from the concrete pad. With umbrellas, a pavillion and seating area. Tennis courts and a playground nearby. This park is free to attend and washroom facilities are available. Located at 4250 Millcroft Park Drive.
Mountainside Splash Pad and Spray Park was recently renovated and it’s a Burlington favourite of my kids. It’s got ample toys and amusements to keep the kids happy, and best of all – one of those gigantic buckets that fills slowly with water then dumps all of the kids below. Awesome! Paid admission required. Pool right beside the fenced off splash pad. Concessions, washrooms and picnic facilities on site. Located at 2205 Mount Forest Drive.
Norton Community Park Splash Pad is huge in size, and full of things to encourage kids to have fun. The round splash pad has water jets, and is right beside a park, skate park, and green space. The Haber Recreation Centre is across the spacious parking lot, which give you washrooms, indoor gyms, basketball courts, and the library. This may need to be a 2 day trip! Located at 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive
Orchard Community Park Splash Pad features water jets spraying from the concrete pad. With shade umbrellas, seating areas, grassy knolls and a playground. The park is free to attend and washroom facilities are available. Located at 2255 Sutton Drive.
Pinemeadow Park Splash Pad is a new one for us, but the fact that kids can turn the 4 towers that spray water on and off will get us there fast! Everyone loves a little control 🙂 Free, and I’m told parking is decent, but it;’s a park, so no washrooms! Located at 3171 Pinemeadow Park
*Nelson Pool and Splash Pad are closed for the 2016 season for renovations.