Beaches, Wading Pools and Splash Pads

Children playing at a splash pad in the spraying water

During COVID-19, all beaches and park amenities including splash pads are closed to the public.

The City of Peterborough has supervised beaches, supervised wading pools and splash pads. It's a great way to cool down during the summer months. You can explore using our helpful map for finding splash pads and wading pools in our community.

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 open from the end of June to September (weather permitting), 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

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 29 to August 25, 2019.

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. For more information on water quality reporting at the public beaches, please contact Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000.

Swim to Survive - Powered by Jumpstart

Swim to Survive is a free program that teaches children how to stay a float if they fall into deep water. The program is for children ages 5 to 12 years old and is offered at Beavermead Beach from Saturday, July 6 to Saturday, August 3, 2019.

You can register for this program online or by phone at 705-742-7777 ext. 1873.

Register for Swim to Survive

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 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., seven days a week, from June 29 to August 25, 2019.

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