The City of Kingston will open its splash pads for the season on Wednesday, May 26 – except for the Memorial Centre splash pad, which will be open on Friday, May 28 – a family-friendly and accessible way to cool off as temperatures begin to rise.
The province announced on May 21 that splash pads and certain other park amenities are permitted to open; although gathering limits still apply – specifically, that outdoor gatherings of up to 5 individuals not from the same household are permitted. More information on what is affected by the provincial announcement can be found on the City’s COVID-19 FAQ page.
People using the splash pads are recommended to follow public health guidelines related to COVID, including physical distancing, using hand sanitizer frequently, and activating splash pads with your elbows instead of your hands.
Nine neighbourhood splash pads are operated by the City in the following parks:
* Bert Meunier Park, 739 Augusta Dr.
* City Park, 33 Bagot St.
* Lake Ontario Park, 920 King St W.
* Molly McGlynn Park, Rose Abby Dr. off Highway 15
* Ronald Lavallee Memorial Kiwanis Park, 53 Fourth Ave.
* Shannon Park, 199 Wilson St.
* Victoria Park, 487 Brock St.
* Woodbine Park, 1180 Woodbine Rd.
* Memorial Centre, 303 York St.
Splash pads will operate daily from 9am to 9pm. More information about the City’s splash pads can be found at CityofKingston.ca/Facilities .
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