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Local Splash Pads + Water Parks
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 email@example.com 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!!
Rotary Park, Ajax
McLean Community Centre on Westney Road also have a great splash pad (and playground beside it)
Memorial Pool is also 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.
There's also a small wading pool at Exeter Park on King's Crescent.
Lakeview Park, Oshawa
Rocketship Park, Whitby
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 14 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.
Cedar Park, Bowmanville
Bowmanville Zoo isn't just a great zoo, it's also got a fun splash pad, entertaining animal shows, rides and much more.
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
There's also a nice one in Port Perry, Palmer Park Located at 175 Water St., right near downtown on the lake.
Here's a link to the list for Splash Pads in Clarington
Petticoat Creek Conservation Area has just reopened it's HUGE outdoor pool and water play area after being closed for a couple of years for major renovations. 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.
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.Here's a link that shows all the spray and splash pads in Toronto. Please keep in mind that these are unsupervised areas!