Splash pad season extended to September 11, 2023

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Peterborough, ON – With temperatures expected to climb into the 30s next week, the City of Peterborough is keeping splash pads open until September 11, 2023. Splash pads were originally scheduled to close for the season on September 5, 2023.

“Local families will be looking for ways to cool off during this mini heat wave, and we are thrilled to be able to offer our splash pad facilities for an extended season,” said Councillor Lesley Parnell, Chair of Council’s Arenas, Parks and Recreation portfolio.

The City operates seven splash pads in parks, open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the following locations:

  • King Edward Park at 455 George St. S.
  • Nicholls Oval at 725 Armour Rd.
  • Rogers Cove at 131 Maria St.
  • Kinsmen Park at 1 Kinsmen Way
  • Barnardo Park on Barnardo Avenue north of Sunset Boulevard
  • Turner Park at the corner of Chamberlain and High streets
  • Hamilton Park at 575 Bonaccord St.

Splash pads are closed before the fall when temperatures tend to drop at night as the water systems, including the pipes, need to be prepared to avoid freezing and damage through the cold weather between fall and spring.

Beaches at Beavermead Park and Rogers Cove are not supervised at this time. The City’s summer lifeguard program ended on August 27, 2023. Peterborough Public Health’s seasonal water testing at beaches is scheduled to end on September 1, 2023. Residents are reminded to use extra caution around the water if visiting the beaches.