Extended hours of splash pads

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child playing at splash pad

The City of Peterborough is extending the hours of operation for municipal splash pads during the current Extended Heat Warning issued by Peterborough Public Health.

Hours of operation during the extreme heat event will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Extreme daytime high temperatures are forecast this weekend. The timers will be adjusted back to normal operating hours once the heat warning has ended, likely early next week.

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

  • Where there are buttons to activate water features, people should use their elbows or feet to push the buttons, depending on the height, instead of their hands. During the state of emergency, splash pads should be considered a "Hands-Free Zone".
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least two metres from other people who are not from the same household or designated social circle.
  • Bring hand sanitizer and use it frequently. Avoid touching your face.

“As another option for some cool relief during the hot summer days, City splash pads will be open for longer hours. Please follow precautions. Play safe. Stay cool. Enjoy," said Councillor Lesley Parnell, Chair of the Arenas, Parks and Recreation portfolio.

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For additional information, members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

Sharron Hayton, Customer Service Coordinator

705-872-8404

shayton@peterborough.ca