City splash pads open for the season on May 20, 2023

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Girl playing in Rogers Cove splash pad

Peterborough, ON - Splash pads in City parks will open for the season on Saturday, May 20. 2023. They will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily until September 5, 2023.

City splash pads are located at:

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

The splash pad at Nicholls Oval Park at 725 Armour Rd. is undergoing repairs and the splash pad at Turner Park at 673 Chamberlain St. will be opened later by ABC Recreation. Updates will be posted at

“Splash pads are a sure sign that summer is on its way. The City’s Public Works team worked quickly to complete annual commissioning so that our splash pads are available for families for the Victoria Day weekend,” said Councillor Lesley Parnell, the Chair of Council’s Arenas, Parks and Recreation portfolio.

Wading pools in City parks will be opened later in the season when lifeguard supervision is provided. Beaches at Rogers Cove and Beavermead Park will not have supervision until the City’s lifeguard program starts on Saturday, July 1, 2023.

The City of Peterborough has a strategic plan to enhance the City’s outdoor water play facility needs through the development of new facilities and the replacement of aging facilities at various park locations across the City.  Planning is underway for a new splash pad at Valleymore Park, with community consultation including a public drop-in Monday, May 29, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Multi-Purpose Room B at the Peterborough Sports and Wellness Center, 775 Brealey Drive, Peterborough and an online survey at

Additionally, new small water spray features will be operational later this season at both Quaker Foods City Square and Hamilton Park.

Information on the City’s beaches, wading pools and splash pads is online at