6 ‘cool’ places

You have been sharing your favorite things to do with us and we were inspired to take a little road trip of our own.

On a lovely hot afternoon, off we went…

One camera, 6 ‘cool’ places & this route…

splash pad map

Here is what we saw:

Our first stopLasalle Splash Pad & Wading Pool

Amenities available: 

  • Large wading pool ranging in depth from .5 feet to 2.5 feet
  • Interactive water equipment adjacent to wading pool
  • Outdoor wading splash pad with astroturf surrounding pool area
We found young children enjoying the Splash Pad area.

We found young children enjoying the Splash Pad area.

and others splashing around in the large wading pool!

and others splashing around in the large wading pool!

Fun Fact: SpongeBob SquarePants lives in a pineappple at the bottom of the of wading pool. Proof..

SONY DSCSecond Stop: Dofasco Waterjet Plaza 

Amenities: 

  • 30 waterjets that shoot up intermittently from the ground
  • East to the Rotary Centennial Pond- where you may be able to spot boats from the Confederation Marine Modellers’ Club.
  • West to the Discovery landing playground
Cool view of the splash pad from Lakeshore Road.

Cool view of the splash pad from Lakeshore Road.

Fun Fact: The splash park was designed to resemble a boat with a mast, bow & stern.

Third Stop: Mountainside Splash Park 

Amenities:

  • Famous spill bucket
  • Splash pad
View of the entire play area.

View of the entire play area.

Famous spill bucket!

Famous spill bucket!

Fun Fact: Mountainside Arena is undergoing renovations! Read more here.

Fourth Stop: Pinemeadow Spray Park

Amenities:

  • Located beside Pinemeadow park
  • ON/OFF button to activate the water sprays.
Pinemeadow Spray Park

Pinemeadow Spray Park

Fun Fact: Pinemeadow park is located in a residential area & is often very quiet.. a great hidden little spot.

Fifth Stop: Norton Splash Pad

Amenities:

  • Located in Norton Community Park, adjacent to artificial turf fields, basketball court, playground & skate park!
  • Adjacent to outdoor washroom facilities
Norton Splash Pad

Norton Splash Pad

Fun Fact: Norton Splash Pad is located across the street from the new Haber Recreation Centre.

Last Stop: Nelson Splash Pad & Wading Pool

Amenities:

  • Wading pool
  • Children’s play area
  • Shaded grassy picnic area
  • Kids interactive splash pad.
Nelson Splash Pad

Nelson Splash Pad

Fun Fact: Nelson Park recently had a workshop to design its newest addition: a multi-use feature. Read more about it here.

So there you have it, 25 km later we had seen first hand 6 ‘cool’ places!

We encourage you to visit a new splash pad, spray park or wading pool this summer… because we know the heat wave isn’t over!

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