Open splash pads make for cool kids in Oakville this summer

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Published May 30, 2023 at 2:01 pm

The majority of Oakville splash pads are ready to help cool off kids now that those hot summer days are here. TOWN OF OAKVILLE PHOTO

Kids in Oakville are a lot cooler today.

Kids looking to cool off and have some fun now that the hot summer weather has arrived can with the town announcing Tuesday (May 30) it has officially opened splash pads.

Splash pads are located at 21 parks throughout Oakville and all are now ready to help kids cool off with the Postridge Park water feature, located at 400 Postridge Dr., the only one currently not open to the public.

Once opened for the summer, local splash pads open at 10 a.m. each morning after town staff have completed their routine safety inspections.

The splash pads are usually open to 8 p.m., with the exception of parks that are adjacent to a school. These splash pads are open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and regular hours on weekends.

Here’s a list of the splash pads currently open in Oakville:

Here are the splash pad rules in place to help kids stay cool and have a fun, safe experience:

Splash pad rules

  • Pets are not allowed on the splash pad and playground area
  • All children must have adult supervision at all times
  • Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Swim diapers are required for all children under 4 years of age
  • Swim suits and/or appropriate attire must be worn at all times
  • Footwear/sandals are strongly recommended
  • No food or beverages of any kind on the splash pad
  • No glass containers or breakable objects allowed on the splash pad
  • No skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, and/or scooters allowed on the splash pad
  • Athletic equipment, balls, bats, beach balls, noodles, etc. are not allowed on the splash pad
  • Do not climb, hang, swing or pull on any of the splash pad equipment
  • All participants must conduct themselves in a courteous, safe and family-orientated manner
  • The splash pad, playground area and/or pavilions cannot be reserved for private parties or functions
  • In the event of an emergency, call 911

Did you know?

  • Splash pads use fresh water with every use, however, because the water is pressurized we don’t recommend users drink the water. Please don’t waste the water. Use water sprays only when required.
  • Splash pads are opened for the season based on weather conditions.
  • Splash pads open at 10 a.m. each morning after routine safety inspections by Parks staff
  • All splash pads have bathroom facilities available (either full bathroom or port-o-let)
  • Splash pads cannot be booked for private functions, they are a shared park facility for everyone to enjoy.

Users are encouraged to bring reusable or biodegradable containers to the park rather than plastic – if using plastic, please make use of the appropriate recycling container or take them home with you to dispose of in your blue bin.

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