Outdoor Pool in Burlington Opens Earlier Than Planned


Grab your bathing suits and get soaked at Nelson Park this weekend — the popular outdoor pool in Burlington is re-opening on Saturday following a two-year closure.

That’s one week earlier than the anticipated date of July 15; the announcement was made by the city on Friday morning.

I have had a preview of the new pool and splash pad and I know people are going to love it,” said Mayor Rick Goldring.

The Nelson pool had previously been deemed unsafe.

Here are some of the additions, complete with a $4.9 million price tag:

  • Climbing wall feature in deep end.
  • New diving boards.
  • New accessible ramp into the pool.
  • Interactive splash pad featuring jets, small animal spray features, and a giant tipping bucket.
  • New pool filtration equipment and heaters.
  • New concrete deck around the pool and splash pad.
  • Various amenities such as seating areas, shade, diving boards and play equipment.
  • The new splash pad is designed and constructed to engage children of all ages.

The new pool is 50-metres long with eight lanes and you’ll find the splash pad beside the pool at 4183 New St.

Facilities will be open for recreational swimming between 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week, starting July 8.

The official grand opening is on Tuesday, Aug. 1 from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Admission is free and there will be giveaways and fun activities.

The ribbon-cutting is taking place at noon.

Photo courtesy of the City of Burlington

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