Special Events

Join us for summer fun at one of our 56 wading pools across the City

All special events are held from 11 am to 4 pm, featuring arts and crafts, games, prizes, and lots of time to stay cool in the pool!

Highlighted events feature special guest activities and a Lunchtime Performing Art Series performance between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm.

Summer 2015 Wading Pool Special Events


Event Locations

Thursday, July 2

Major Special Event: Sandy Hill

Friday, July 3

Alta Vista

Monday, July 6

Alvin Heights, Owl

Tuesday, July 7

 Lisa, Parkdale

Wednesday, July 8

Kingsmere, Optimiste, Strathcona

Thursday, July 9

Ev Tremblay, Windsor

Monday, July 13

Frank Ryan

Tuesday, July 14

Champlain, Kiwanis

Wednesday, July 15


Thursday, July 16

Major Special Event: Pushman
Jules Morin

Friday, July 17

Alda Burt, Alexander

Monday, July 20

Bingham, Dutchies

Wednesday, July 22

Carleton Heights, Greenboro, Sylvia Holden

Thursday, July 23

St. Laurent

Friday, July 24

Canterbury, Bingham

Tuesday, July 28

Cecil Morrison, McNabb

Wednesday, July 29

Hawthorne, Iona, Ruth Wildgen

Thursday, July 30

Major Special Event: Michele Heights

Bel Air

 Friday, July 31

 Lions, Pauline Vanier

 Tuesday, August 4

 Elizabeth Manley, Woodroffe

Wednesday, August 5

Balena, Britannia, Heron

Thursday, August 6

Meadowvale, St. Luke's

Monday, August 10


Tuesday, August 11


Wednesday, August 12

St. Paul's

Thursday, August 13

Major Special Event: Hampton

 Friday, August 14

 Bel Manor, Greenboro

 Tuesday, August 18


 Wednesday, August 19

 Raven, Reid


Come join our team in fun-filled water activities as part of the Waterplay program! This program uses fun and interactive games and learn-to-swim activities to offer a basic instruction in necessary water skills that can be used continuously throughout life. This is an excellent opportunity for children to have fun at the wading pools while also building foundational swimming skills and learning water safety. Waterplay is an informal program available to the public free of charge at all wading pools across the city.

Wading pools are open and available for Waterplay daily from 11 am to closing time except for park-specific closed days, and will run from June 24 to August 28, 2015.  Please talk to the park staff or check online for information on specific wading pools. You can also call 613-580-2590 or send an e-mail to seasonalrecreation@ottawa.ca