Splash Pads, Outdoor Pools and Wading Pools in Burlington

Spend your summer cooling down at a Burlington splash pad (sometimes called splash parks or spray pads). Most of them are free summer activities! If you need a bigger refresh, we love the outdoor pools in Burlington. They offer waterslides, climbing walls, and they feel like local water parks.

Updated for Summer 2024!

We also have a list of Hamilton Pools and Splash Pads and Oakville Pools and Splash Pads.

Outdoor Pool Opening Dates

From the City of Burlington: “Outdoor Pools will be opening earlier this summer.

  • Nelson Pool and Splash Park (4235 New St.) will open May 25.
  • Mountainside Pool and Splash Park (2205 Mount Forest Dr.) will open June 8.
  • LaSalle Wading Pool (50 North Shore Blvd.) will open June 15.

The City of Burlington will offer a modified drop-in swim schedule at outdoor facilities between May 25 and June 29, with summer schedules beginning June 29. Stay informed by checking out our schedule online, which will be fully available for viewing starting May 22 at burlington.ca/dropinandplay.”

Splash Pad Opening Dates

All 9 Burlington splash pads will be open on Saturday, May 18 2024!

Dofasco Waterjet Plaza (aka Spencer Smith Park Splash Pad)

Located at 1340 Lakeshore Road

The Spencer Smith Park Splash Pad is possibly Burlington’s most famous spot in the summer. The picturesque location is frequented by locals and tourists from surrounding cities. 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 Spencer Smith Park 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.

Spencer Smith Park Splashpad, also known as Dofasco Waterjet Plaza

Mountainside Pool and Splash Park – Opening June 8, 2024

2205 Mount Forest Drive

Keep your eyes peeled for a brand-new outdoor swimming pool in Burlington in 2024!

Mountainside Pool 2021 – keep watching for the 2023 renovation

Hidden Valley Park Splash Pad

Located at 1137 Hidden Valley Road.

This splash park in Burlington is one of our favourites. Visitors can easily spend the entire day enjoying the playground, the spray pad and the picnic space. 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.

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

LaSalle Splash Park and Wading Pool – Opening June 15, 2024

50 North Shore Blvd.

LaSalle Park Wading Pool is a top choice for so many 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. New for 2023: Both adults and children pay admission (adults are no longer free). You can even rent the wading pool for a private party! Washrooms and picnic spots on site.

Nelson Pool and Splash Park – Opening May 25, 2024

4235 New Street, between Guelph Line and Walkers Line.

The city’s newest pool and splash park combo are always suggested as a parent’s favourite outdoor pool in Burlington. 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 is excellent for your little daredevils. There are many lifeguards on duty, and both shady and sunny spots to set up camp.

Nelson Pool Burlington outdoor pool and splash pad
Nelson Pool in Burlington

Bolus Garden Parkette Spray Pad

970 Francis Road

We love this neighbourhood park and the addition of a spray pad was a great idea. Located at Francis Road and Plains Road, parking is non-existent, but you can find street parking a little further down Francis.

Brant Hills Park Splash Pad

Brant Hills Park, behind the Community Centre, 2255 Brant St

This is a new splash pad in the Brant Hills community area with above-ground water play features. There are a variety of seating options, including accessible metal tables with umbrellas and Adirondack chairs. 

DesJardins Park Splash pad

1811 Imperial Way

This new splash pad is in a recessed area surrounded by benches and asphalt pathways. Picnic tables, a shade structure and a drinking fountain with water bottle filler (and a pet bowl for your furry friends) make it the perfect getaway!

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.

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.

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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