Splash pads open for season on May 29

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Peterborough, ON - Splash pads in City parks will open for the season on Saturday, May 29, 2021, with people encouraged to follow public health guidelines when using the water play structures.

Splash pads are open from noon to 7 p.m. each day. They are located at:

  • 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

The splash pads were commissioned for the season on Friday, May 28 to open on Saturday May 29, after discussions with Peterborough Public Health on safe operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peterborough Public Health reminds everyone that public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 must be followed when attending and using splash pads. Signage is posted at splash pads to provide guidance on the measures. Public Health recommends the following measures:

  • Do not leave home if you are not feeling well
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least two metres from people who are not from the same household.
  • Bring hand sanitizer and use it frequently. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Splash pads should be considered a “Hands Free Zone”. Water play features in the splash pads that require gripping, such as water cannons, have been turned off or removed. 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.
  • Wear a mask if physical distancing is not always possible.
  • If the splash pad is crowded or busy, come back another time.

“Children, and their parents I believe, will be very happy to have our 5 splash pads open for the season as of May 29th. This is a few weeks earlier than usual, but they will be available as the warm weather returns. Additional fun activities are more essential than ever. Please continue to follow public health guidelines," said Councillor Lesley Parnell, the Chair of Council's Arenas, Parks and Recreation Portfolio.

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

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

Brendan Wedley, Manager of Communication Services

City of Peterborough

705-742-7777 ext. 1636