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 2020
The Burlington splash pads and open on Friday, June 26th and outdoor pools open on July 13, 2020. 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 July 11th, and LaSalle Wading Pool be opening on July 4th! 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, go to liveandplay.burlington.ca.
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.
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.
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.
Opening July 4, 2020. 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 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
Opening July 11, 2020. 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
Opening July 11, 2020. 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 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.
Pinemeadow Park Splash Pad
3171 Pinemeadow Drive
Is a new Burlington splash pad 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. It’s a park, so no washrooms!
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