Beaches, Wading Pools and Splash Pads

Children playing at a splash pad in the spraying water

COVID-19 Update

Please ensure you maintain safe physical distancing practices while using splash pads, beaches and wading pools. Wash hands before and after visiting these locations. 

The City of Peterborough has supervised beaches, supervised wading pools annually from the last Friday in June until the third week of August, and unsupervised splash pads. It's a great way to cool down during the summer months.

Splash pads

Splash pads are a fantastic place for you children to enjoy cool water on a hot and sunny day in the summer. The splash pads include features such as water jellies, spray tunnels, tipping pots and water willows. They are typically open from the end of June to September (weather permitting), from noon until 7 p.m. Starting September 8, 2020, the hours for splash pads will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please follow public health guidelines on the safe use of the water play structures during the pandemic.

Splash pad locations

 King Edward Park, 455 George St. S.
 Nicholls Oval, 725 Armour Rd.
Rogers Cove, 131 Maria St.
Kinsmen Park, 1 Kinsmen Way (Sherbrooke Street and Clonsilla Avenue)
Barnardo Park, Barnardo Avenue north of Sunset Boulevard

We don't provide lifeguard supervision at splash pads. Children should be accompanied by an adult at splash pads.

Supervised beaches

We provide lifeguard services for two beaches in our city - Beavermead Beach and Rogers Cove. Lifeguards supervise the beaches seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., from June 27 to August 23, 2020.

Beach locations

Beavermead beach at Beavermead Park, 2011 Ashburnham Dr.
Rogers Cove, 131 Maria St.

Beavermead Beach has a beach access mat that provides a walkway across the sand into the water, improving accessibility for everyone.

Peterborough Public Health monitors the water quality at our beaches and posts the water quality reports online. We also place a flag or sign at the beaches to indicate the status of the water quality when lifeguards are present. For more information on water quality reporting at the public beaches, please contact Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000.

Supervised wading pools

We have four supervised wading pools in our community. The wading pools are small, shallow pools for young children up to about eight years old. Lifeguards supervise the pools from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., seven days a week, beginning June 27, 2020 until August 23, 2020.

Parents need to accompany their children to the wading pools. You can't leave your child unattended.

Wading pool locations

Knights of Columbus Park, Park Street and Lake Street
Turner Park, High Street and Chamberlain Street
Chelsea Gardens Park, Southlawn Drive and Severn Road
John Taylor Memorial Park, McKellar Street and St. Catherine Street