With the heat expected to rise this long weekend, Winnipeg residents will be able to enjoy community spray pads as some will open earlier than expected, on the May long weekend, Saturday, May 19.
“Summer fun has come early this year,” said Mike Pagtakhan, Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community Services and Parks. “Winnipeg is fortunate to have 18 spray pad locations throughout the city, offering enjoyment to each community. I hope people of all ages will take pleasure in these family-friendly amenities in the coming summer months.”
Beginning on Saturday, May 19, 13 spray pads will open and operate from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week until September 3 at the following locations:
Central Corydon Community Centre – River Heights Site
Jill Officer Park
Park City West Community Centre
St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool
St. Norbert Community Centre
Vimy Ridge Memorial Park
Waverley Heights Community Centre
West Kildonan Memorial Community Centre
Westdale Outdoor Pool Spray Pad
The remaining five spray pads will open on May 26:
Fort Rouge Park
Gateway Community Centre
Lindenwoods Community Centre
Lindsey Wilson Park
Sturgeon Heights Community Centre
Three new spray pads are scheduled to open in summer 2018:
Freight House Spray Pad
Valley Gardens Community Centre Spray Pad
Old Ex Spray Pad
Kildonan Park Outdoor Pool and Transcona Aquatic Park are anticipated to open on Friday, June 15. All other City of Winnipeg heated and unheated outdoor pools are anticipated to open on Friday, June 29.
All outdoor pools will operate seven days a week, weather permitting. Contact 311 or visit City of Winnipeg – Outdoor Pools for pool hours and amenities.
The 81 City of Winnipeg wading pools are anticipated to open on a staggered basis beginning Sunday, July 1 and Monday, July 2.
For operating schedules and more information on wading pools, please visit City of Winnipeg – Wading Pools or contact 311. Operating hours vary by wading pool.