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Province adds splash pads to advance opening of outdoor amenities

May 21, 2021
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The Province of Ontario has now permitted the City to open its splash pads by Saturday, May 22. Many splash pads are already operational and City staff are busy activating all locations.

Children do not need to wear masks while on the splash pad, but parents and guardians are asked to help maintain COVID-safety by:

  • Avoiding crowding on the splash pad
  • Maintaining your child’s physical distancing from individuals outside your household
  • Ensuring they avoid touching their face and common touchpoints on the splash pads
  • Washing or sanitizing your child’s hands regularly

Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to wear masks near splash pads and keep two metres from those outside their household.

The City’s park ambassadors will be touring parks and splash pads to help provide guidance and answer any questions regarding public health guidelines and safety protocols.

Check ottawa.ca/recreation for a map to find your nearest splash pad. Splash pads are open daily from 8 am to 9 pm.

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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