Burlington’s Splash Pads and Wading Pools

When the summer temperatures rise there is no better way to cool down than at one of the 9 splash pads or outdoor pools in Burlington! Cannonball!

Updated for Summer 2021!


Spend your summer cooling down at a local splash pad or outdoor pool. Keep in mind, a few things are different this summer.


New Information for Outdoor Pool Swimming

Nelson Pool and Splash Park, Mountainside Pool and Splash Park will open for the season on June 12th, and LaSalle Wading Pool will be opening later in June, no date yet. Those dates were moved up thanks to this toasty weather!  The number of people allowed in at any time will be kept low so people can maintain physical distancing. The play features at Nelson and Mountainside will remain closed. To register online for lap and rec swims 25 hours prior to the start of program time click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long can I swim for?

A: Each booking is for a 90-minute timeslot.

Q: How much does it cost to swim?

A: Each “Fun Swim” swimmer over 2 years old is $3.11 each plus tax, lap swims are more.

Q: Can I book a swim time if I live outside Burlington?

A: Yes! From the City of Burlington website: “Registration opens for Burlington residents 25 hours prior to swim start time. Non-resident registration opens 2 hours prior.

Q: Will the water slide at Mountainside be open? The climbing wall at Nelson?

A: According to their website, the climbing wall and slide will be open.


Dofasco Waterjet Plaza (aka Spencer Smith Park)

Located at 1340 Lakeshore Road

This spray pad 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.


Bolus Garden Parkette Spray Pad

970 Francis Road
We love this local park, and this is the first year it has a spray pad! Parking is tricky, but the combo of the awesome park and new spray pad is sure to be a big draw this summer.


Splashing at Hidden Valley Park in Burlington
Splashing at Hidden Valley Park in Burlington

Hidden Valley Park Splash Pad

Located at 1137 Hidden Valley Road.

This 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.



Ireland Park Spray Pad

2315 Headon Forest Drive

Water jets spray from the concrete pad and concrete wall. Nearby are the tennis courts, playground and sheltered pavilion. Picnic tables available and washrooms are close by. Lots of green space and parking.



LaSalle Splash Park and Wading Pool

50 North Shore Blvd.

Pre-booking required. LaSalle Park 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 even rent the wading pool for a private party! Washrooms and picnic spots on site.



Millcroft Park Splash Pad

4250 Millcroft Park Drive.

This Burlington splash pad features water jets from the concrete pad. With umbrellas, a pavilion and a seating area. Tennis courts and a playground nearby. This park is free to attend and washroom facilities are available.



Mountainside Pool and Splash Park

2205 Mount Forest Drive

Pre-booking required. Mountainside is a favourite of my kids. It’s got ample toys and amusements to keep the kids happy, and best of all – one of those giant buckets that slowly fills with water then dumps all of the kids below. Awesome! Paid admission required. Pool right beside the fenced-off splash pad. The waterslide will be closed this summer.



Nelson Pool and Splash Park

4235 New Street

Pre-booking required. Burlington’s newest pool and splash park combo are surely one of the city’s favourites. The gradual entry pool is large and bright, with clear eye-sights from one end to the other. The spray pad is separated from the pool and includes a huge dumping bucket that is a hit with all kids. Lots of water jets and fun accessories in the splash park. The pool has diving boards and a rock wall that will, unfortunately, be closed during the summer.



Norton Community Park Splash Pad

3040 Tim Dobbie Drive

Norton Park splash pad in Burlington 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 gives you washrooms, indoor gyms, basketball courts, and the library. This may need to be a 2-day trip!



 Orchard Community Park Splash Pad

2255 Sutton Drive

Orchard Park is the quintessential community park. It’s a favourite gathering spot for local families and features a splash pad with 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.





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