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Public Beaches, Wading Pools & Splash Pads

Supervised Beaches

Lifeguards at BeachThere are two City beaches open to the public for supervised swimming from June 24, 2016 to August 21, 2016.  Beavermead Beach on Ashburnham Drive and Rogers Cove on Maria Street will be supervised seven days a week, from 11 am until 6 pm. 

The Peterborough County-City Health Unit will be closely monitoring Beavermead and Rogers Cove Beaches in 2016. Water quality readings can be found on the health unit website.  A flag system will also be in place at the beaches to indicate the water quality. For further information, please call the Health Unit at 705-743-1000. 

Supervised Wading Pools

The Recreation Division provides supervised wading pools at five locations throughout the City. These small, shallow pools are suitable for young children to approximately 8 years of age. Wading pools will operate from June 24 to August 21, 2016, and will be supervised daily from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm, seven days per week.
Please note: Children should not be left alone in the park without appropriate adult supervision - the wading pool program is not a babysitting service.

Locations of Wading Pools:

  • Barnardo Park, Northminster Ave. and Sunset Blvd.
  • Knights of Columbus, Park St. and Lake St.
  • Turner Park, High St. and Chamberlain St.
  • Otonabee Park, Southlawn Dr. and Severn Rd.
  • John Taylor Memorial Park, McKellar St. & St. Catherine St.

Splash Pads

Splash Pads are now closed for the 2016 season.

Need a place for your children to enjoy the cool water on a hot and sunny day this summer?  Over the past few years the City has installed three new splash pads in local Peterborough parks!  With special features including water jellies, spray tunnels, tipping pots and water willows, they will be a fun way to cool off and keep your children engaged for hours.  The splash pads will be open from June to September (weather permitting) and open each day from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.  Stop by to check them out! The splash pads are located in the following parks:

  • King Edward Park, George Street
  • Nicholls Oval, Parkhill Road
  • Rogers Cove, 131 Maria Street
  • Kinsmen Park, Sherbrooke Street

Please Note: Children should not be left alone at the Splash Pad swithout appropriate supervision.  The Splash Pads will not have lifeguard supervision.

Click here to view a map of all the wading pools and splash pads in the City.