MORRISON PARK Splash Pad

Morrison Park Splash Pad is a simple pad featuring a tall aquadome and three small sprays.  It took us a few tries to get the aquadome to turn on.

The park itself is quite nice.  It’s shaded and has swings, a gazebo, a playstructure, and plenty of room to sit.

CITY CENTRE PARK Splash Pad

City Centre Park Splash Pad is a basic but fun pad featuring a rainbow arch, a tall aquadome post, and some fountains.  The water pressure can get pretty high at times.  This splash pad is listed as “OPEN with known issues” in the city of ottawa open data, but when we went there, the splash pad seemed to be working just fine.

There are two playstructures at the park and a gazebo for shade.

BEACON HILL NORTH (or EASTVALE) Splash Pad

Beacon Hill North Splash Pad is a basic but fun splash pad in a lovely park.  The splash pad’s main feature is it’s two elephant cannons.  The city has also painted their logo on the concrete floor of the pad giving it a new, bright feel.

The park has a lovely gazebo, a community centre, swings, and several playstructure to explore.

WINTERWOOD PARK Splash Pad

We have three words for Winterwood Park Splash Pad:  holy water pressure!  This newer splashpad has some standard features like a fire hydrant and tall aqua dome post, but what make the splash pad interesting is the incredible amount of water that blasts out if it’s structures.  The aqua dome posts usually gently dome water out the top…this one blasted out.  Similarly the usually medium sized fountain sprays were as tall as the surrounding trees.  Impressive and definitely a way to get very wet. read more

MANOR PARK Splash Pad

Manor Park Splash Pad has a fire hydrant, a tall aquadome post, and some ground sprinklers.  The park itself has a nice atmosphere – there is plenty of shade and places to eat, a few structures, and a community centre that had public washrooms open at the time of our visit.

The City of Ottawa open data says this splash pad is only open on weekends, but it worked fine on a Friday morning.

WALTER BAKER PARK Splash Pad

Walter Baker Park Splash Pad is a basic splash pad with a tall dome, a water cannon, and four fountain sprays.  The splash pad has some shade from the surrounding trees.

The draw of this pad is it’s location in beautiful Walter Baker Park.  There are two playstructures, an impressive hill to climb and play on, a beautiful pond to explore, and plenty of shade.

BILLY BISHOP Splash Pad

Billy Bishop Splash Pad is a simple pad with a tall dome, a water cannon, and some fountain sprays.  The sprays rotate on a cycle making it fun to splash around in different parts of the pad.  The splash pad is surrounded by bushes, giving it a nice secluded feel.

There is shade and a playstructure at the park.

DR. JOHN HOPPS PARK Splash Pad

Dr. John Hopps Park has a modern, inviting splash pad with many different devices rotating through a fairly long cycle.  At any given time there is water coming out from somewhere and you need to move quickly if you’re trying to avoid getting wet.

The splash pad itself has little shade as the park is fairly new.  There is a gazebo nearby and a playstructure at the park.

MEADOWBROOK PARK Splash Pad

Meadowbrook Park Splash Pad is a basic splash pad with one tall dome post and three jet streams.

The park has plenty of shade and a playstructure that impressed us.

Read our 2012 review here.