Spray Pads and Wading Pools
Cool off at the open, community spray pads and wading pools found all over the London area. Wading pools are a free and fun way for your little one to connect with other water lovers and create water confidence in the process. The wading pools are just 0.6m at the deepest and there’s always a lifeguard on site during open hours.
Many city wading pools open in July, including the Byron (1300 Brock Lane), East Lions (1731 Churchill Avenue), McMahen (640 Adelaide Street N.), Meredith (450 Nelson Street) and many others. Hours vary, but are usually 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekdays, and only select pools are open during the weekends. Usual summer dates are July 4 – August 19th.
Keep Your Cool
Spray pads are a fun way to have a cool blast with potable water. These areas are public and unsupervised, with no standing water. However, officials check the areas for safety daily. There are 12 spray pads in London, open daily from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. from late May through September.
Locations include Gibbons Park, Rowntree Park, Lambeth, Forks of the Thames, Kiwanis Park, West Lions Park, Bonaventure Meadows, Jesse Davidson Park, South London Community Centre, Southeast Optimist Park, Oakridge Optimist Park, Ed Blake Park, Meadowgate Park and Medway Park. Come in swim gear ready to get wet, and don’t forget a picnic lunch to keep energy levels up.