This has been one long and hot summer, even air conditioners don’t seem to be working as well. The parks are generally deserted as parents discourage their children from playing when it is so hot for fear of them suffering a heat stroke.
At many parks across the city, seniors, young mothers with their infants and children emerge at 6 pm when it is cooler and the sun is less intense. Many head for splash pads and cool off. Some kids play, get all sweaty and then jump into the splash pads to cool off.
Here is a list of a few notable splash pads in the Peel Region. These pads are open Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Victoria Day until Labour Day.
- Century Gardens Recreation Centre (340 Vodden St. E.)
- Chinguacousy Park (9050 Bramalea Rd.)
- Peel Village Spray Pad (Ferndale Crescent, off Bartley Bull Parkway)
- Teramoto Park (Chinguacousy Road and Queen Street)
- A.E. Crookes Park Splash Pad, 855 Goodwin Road (South of Lakeshore Road East and Montbeck Crescent)
- Brickyard Park, 3061 Clayhill Road (North of Dundas, East of Mavis)
- Clarkson Community Centre, 2475 Truscott Drive (East of Winston Churchill Boulevard & Truscott Drive)
- Churchill Meadow Spray Pad, 3370 McDowell Drive (North of Thomas, West of 10th Line)
- Fallingbrook Community Park Spray Pad, 5135 Fallingbrook Drive (North of Eglinton, East of CreditView)
- Floradale Park, 2424 Confederation Parkway (North of Queensway, East of Hurontario Street)
- South Common Community Centre, 3555 Glen Erin Dr. (South of Burnhamthorpe Road West, West of Erin Mills Parkway)
- Tobias Mason Park, 3274 Cactus Gate – CINEWS