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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 28, 2019 to August 25, 2019.  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 City of Peterborough, along with the Accessibility Advisory Committee have installed a beach access mat at Beavermead Beach.  The access mat is designed to enhance accessibility at the beach.  The mat provides a walkway across the sand, allowing for easier access to the water for everyone; including people who use wheelchairs and other mobility aids, as well as parents with strollers.

Peterborough Public Health will be monitoring Beavermead and Rogers Cove Beaches in 2019. Water quality readings can be found on their website.  A flag/sign system will also be in place at the beaches to indicate the water quality. For further information, please call the Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000. 

Supervised Wading Pools

The Recreation Division provides supervised wading pools at four 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 28 to August 25, 2019, 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:

  • Knights of Columbus Park, Park St. and Lake St.
  • Turner Park, High St. and Chamberlain St.
  • Chelsea Gardens Park, Southlawn Dr. and Severn Rd. 
  • John Taylor Memorial Park, McKellar St. & St. Catherine St.

Splash Pads

Need a place for your children to enjoy the cool water on a hot and sunny day this summer? The splash pads include special features such as water jellies, spray tunnels, tipping pots and water willows.  The splash pads will be open from June to September (weather permitting) and open each day from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. 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
  • Barnardo Park, Barnardo Avenue

Please Note: Children should not be left alone at the Splash Pads without 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.