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June 2, 2006
Be cool this summer - splash pads, wading pools and outdoor pools opening soon
  
Beginning tomorrow, 64 splash pads will open across the city. Splash pads will remain open until September 17.

In addition, weather permitting, 111 wading pools will open by July 1, some as early as June 26. Hours of operation vary throughout the summer months.

Weather permitting, 41 outdoor pools will open on Saturday, June 17, with the remaining 19 pools opening by July 1. Leisure swimming programs are free for all ages.

The following outdoor pools will open on Saturday, June 17 for the summer season:

North York District
Driftwood - 4401 Jane St.
Goulding - 45 Goulding Ave.
North Toronto Memorial - 200 Eglinton Ave. W.
Oriole - 2975 Don Mills Rd. W.

Scarborough District
Heron Park - 292 Manse Rd.
McGregor - 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
Kids Town (weather permitting) - 3159 Birchmount Rd.

Toronto and East York District
Alex Duff - 779 Crawford St.
Alexandra Park - 275 Bathurst St.
Donald D. Summerville - 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E
Greenwood Park - 209 Alton Rd.
Kiwanis - 373 Cedarvale Ave.
Monarch Park - 115 Felstead Ave.
Regent Park - 415 Gerrard St. E
Riverdale Park - 550 Broadview Ave.
Stanley Park - 700 Wellington St.

Etobicoke York District
Amesbury - 155 Culford Rd.
Amos Waites - 2445 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
Domenico DiLuca - 25 Stanley Rd.
Eringate - 121 Wellesworth Dr.
Fairhaven - 100 Golfwood Heights
Flagstaff - 42 Mercury Rd.
Gihon Spring - 75 Gihon Spring Dr.
Giovanni Caboto - 1369 St Clair Ave. W.
Gord and Irene Risk - 2650 Finch Ave. W.
High Park - South of Bloor Street, in High Park
Lambton-Kingsway - 37 Marquis Ave.
Ourland - 36 Ourland Ave.
Park Lawn - 340 Park Lawn Rd.
Pine Point - 15 Grierson Rd.
Richmond Gardens - 44 Starthdee Dr.
Rotary - 25 Eleventh St.
Smithfield - 175 Mount Olive Dr.
Smythe - 175 Scarlett Rd.
Sunnyside-Gus Ryder - Lake Shore Boulevard at Parkside Drive
Wedgewood - 17 Swan Ave.
West Deane - 19 Sedgebrook Dr.
West Mall - 370 The West Mall
Westgrove - 15 Redgrave Dr.
Westmount - 22 Arcade Dr.
Weston Lions - 2125 Lawrence Ave. W.

The following outdoor pools will open by Saturday, July 1:

North York District
Broadlands - 19 Castlegrove Blvd.
Fairbank - 40 Keywest Ave.
Glen Long - 35 Glen Long St.
Grandravine - 23 Grandravine Dr.
Irving W. Chapley - 205 Wilmington Ave.
Lawrence Heights - 5 Replin Rd.
Leaside Park - 5 Leaside Park Dr.
Ledbury - 160 Ledbury Ave.
Mitchell Field - 89 Church St.
Northwood - 15 Clubhouse Crt.
O’Connor - 1386 Victoria Park Ave.
Pleasantview - 545 Van Horne Ave.
Roding - 600 Roding St.
Oakdale - 350 Grandravine Dr.
York Mills - 2539 Bayview Ave.

Scarborough District
Blantyre - 290 Blantyre Ave.
Halbert - 31 McCowan Ave.
Knob Hill - 625 Brimley Rd.
Maryvale - 1325 Pharmacy Ave.

For up-to-date information about splash pads, wading pools and outdoor pools, including hours of operation, visit http://www.toronto.ca/parks or call the pool hotline at 416-338-POOL (7665).

Parents are reminded to supervise their children at all times in pools, wading pools and splash pads. For more information about drowning prevention, visit the Lifesaving Society’s website at http://www.lifesavingsociety.com.


Media contact:

Toronto Parks
Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline
416-560-8726


 

 

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