If you have young kids addicted to online entertainment, it might be a good time to take the opportunity to head out to a park that has a splash pad. Here’s where kids are instinctively drawn to splashing about and cooling themselves off. It is also a place to socialize with other parents and grandparents hanging around.
Alka a mom of two kids often takes her two under-ten-year-olds to her neighborhood splash pad, carries towels and a change of clothes. “If the weather is good, I take the kids there and also offer to take my neighbour’s kids. It is a nice time to make friends with other parents and make play dates,” she said.
Peel Region is fortunate to have many splash pads that are scattered around in parks that have many children. Here are some of them:
• Brampton Soccer Centre,1495 Sandalwood Pky. E.
• Cassie Campbell Community Centre, 1050 Sandalwood Pky. W.
• Century Gardens Recreation Centre, 340 Vodden St. E.
• Chris Gibson Recreation Centre, 125 McLaughlin Rd.
• Chinguacousy Park, 9050 Bramalea Rd.
• Peel Village Spray Pad, on Ferndale Crescent, off Bartley Bull Parkway)
• Teramoto Park, northwest corner of Chinguacousy Road and Queen Street West
• Michael Murphy Park, southwest corner of Squire Ellis Drive and Martin Byrne Drive
• Komagata Maru Park, northeast corner of Bramalea Road and Blackcherry Lane, opening soon
• Churchill Meadows Community Common, 3370 McDowell Dr, Mississauga
• Jack Darling Memorial Park, 1180, Lakeshore Rd, W. Mississauga
• Lake Aquitaine Park, 2750 Aquitaine Ave, Mississauga