Methods to beat the warmth and make a splash in Guelph

There will soon be lots of ways to cool off from the summer heat with splash pads and wading pools and more opening up in Guelph this month. Here is the list of what will be open and when:


Guelph’s splash pads open for the season on Friday, June 10, with the exception of the Norm Jary Park location, which will remain closed until the work is completed on the nearby basketball hub.

Waverley, Jubilee, Northview, South End and Hanlon Creek splash pads will be open daily from 10 am to 7 pm


The Market Square water feature will be open for the weekend June 18 and 19 from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm After that, it will be open daily, starting June 30. Visit if you want to check out how busy it is before you come.


Wading pools in Exhibition Park and Sunny Acres Park are open weekends only, starting Saturday, June 11. They will be open daily from 10 am to 7 pm, starting June 30, but they close from 1 to 3 pm for cleaning.


Guelph’s only outdoor swimming pool will be open for the weekends of June 11 and 18. It opens daily from 1 to 7 pm as of June 30 until Labor Day weekend. Register online for drop-in swims at, or purchase a Lyon Pool pass at any city facility.

For more information, including swim guidelines, hours or closures due to weather or maintenance, visit

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