WHITEROCK PARK Splash Pad

Whiterock Park Splash Pad is a simple splash pad with a blue post that sprays water out one side.

The splash pad is located on the border of the Aviation Parkway so there are plenty of trees.  There are a few older playstructures beside the pad.

LAWSON PARK Splash Pad (OLD)

Lawson Park has a tall wooden structure that obviously was once a water tower.  However, we were unable to locate a start button.  This pad is obviously closed.

KIWANIS PARK Splash Pad

Kiwanis Park Splash Pad is a simple pad consisting of a metal post that sprays water out one side.  The post is located beside a wading pools.  There is a fence around the pool and post so the post can only be accessed when the wading pool is open.

The splash pad is in an older, shaded park.  There is a smaller playstructure beside the pad that is great for preschool aged children.

(There is a sign posted at the entrance of the park that lets you know archery practice is forbidden.  That gave us a chuckle.) read more

PALMERSTON PARK Splash Pad

Palmerston Park Splash Pad is a simple pad with a yellow metal post that mists water out three sides.  There is also a playstucture in this cool, shaded park.

If you drive one minute more down Palmerston Drive, you’ll end up at City Centre Park which has a more elaborate splash pad and larger park.

CARDINAL GLEN PARK Splash Pad

Cardinal Glen Park Splash Pad is an older park located in the community of Cardinal Glen.  It has a simple wood post that sprays water out three of it’s sides.

The park itself would be nice for younger children.  The park is fenced in on all sides, has plenty of shade, places to eat, and a few smaller structures to play in.

(The city of Ottawa open data says this splash pad is closed and under repair, but when we visited, the wooden post splash pad turned on just fine… Mind you, it is a wooden post.) read more

QUEENSWOOD RIDGE PARK Splash Pad (OLD REVIEW)

This splash pad has been renovated. Click here to see current photos.

Queenswood Ridge Park Splash Pad is an older splash pad with a unique feature – a small red water slide. (But it’s still a basic old wooden post splash pad.) You’ll need a friend to hold the button down for the water slide to work.

The park near the pad is quite large.  There is plenty of shade in the park, a large hill, fields and a running track, a rink, and several playstructures.

JOE JAMIESON PARK Splash Pad

Joe Jamieson Park Splash Pad is an older splash pad with one large red post.  The water pressure is extremely high and there is an impressive amount of spray coming out of the post.

The park next to the splash pad has plenty of shade, some swings, and a playstructure.

HIAWATHA PARK Splash Pad

Hiawatha Park Splash Pad is an older splash pad with one wood post.  The water cycle is fairly short.

The splash pad is isolated in a forested, shaded area at one end of Hiawatha Park.  There is a playstructure walking distance from the pad but they aren’t visible to each other.

MARCEL BERIAULT PARK Splash Pad

Marcel Beriault Park Splash Pad is an older splash pad with a wood post that sprays water out three sides.

Although the splash pad is basic, the park itself is nice.  There are a few playstructures (including an old wood fitness station), plenty of shade, and lots of room to run.

CHAMPAGNE PARK Splash Pad

Champagne Park Splash Pad is an older splash pad with a wood post.

There are a few older structures and swings at the park that are more suitable for very young children.

ROY PARK Splash Pad

Roy Park Splash Pad is a wooden post with a twist – literally.  The city updated the wooden post by adding an elephant head to the top of the post.  When the button is pressed, mist sprays out the elephant trunk.  The elephant can be twisted in any direction.

It’s not an overly impressive splash pad, but the play structures have been recently renovated and are perfect for little ones.  There’s also plenty of shade and a water fountain available.

CHAPEL HILL PARK Splash Pad

Chapel Hill Park is an older splash pad and consists of one simple wood post with two sprays.  Nothing impressive but just enough to cool off on a hot day.

There is plenty of shade and a play structure at the park.

GERALD POULIN PARK Splash Pad

Gerald Poulin has an older splash pad.  It consists of one wooden post with medium strength sprays from three of the sides.

The park is a bit unique.  There is a paved track that runs around the splash pad that would be nice for young ones learning to ride or blade.  There is plenty of shade at the park and several benches and picnic tables.  There is a play structure, hill, and field at the park.

CYRVILLE PARK Splash Pad

Cyrville Park Splash Pad is an older splash pad with a wood post that sprays from one side.  The pad also has an unusual water trough.  There are two red troughs and a hand operated water pump to fill them up.

The main draw of this park is not the splash pad but the cool pirate ship structure beside the pad.

Read our 2012 review here.

ARNOTT PARK Splash Pad

Arnott is a simple splash pad with one blue metal post that sprays water when the button is pressed.  The splash pad is older and is landscaped with rocks; an unusual and attractive looking feature.  The post itself is mounted on a rock.

There is plenty of shade and a playstructure at this quiet park.

Read our 2012 review here.

CHAPMAN MILLS PARK Splash Pad

Chapman Mills Park Splash Pad is an older pad with a tall red post.  The buttons need to be continuously pressed for water to come out, making it a challenge for younger children to use.

The park included a few older wooden structures.  There is plenty of shade and a fenced in toddler area.

(By the way, the splashpad at Chapman Mills Main Street Park is nicer. There be dragons there.)

Read our 2012 review here.