Ottawa Splash Pads

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When the lazy, hazy days of summer hit, it can be a challenge to keep kids occupied. Thankfully, Ottawa is home to a wide variety of free or budget conscious, family-friendly activities, including library programming, public pools (indoor and outdoor), wading pools and splash pads.

At Team Elder Home Sales, we have discovered many families looking to buy a home in Ottawa are drawn to areas replete with a splash pad. They provide the perfect outlet for parents, grandparents and caregivers who want to give kids a chance to cool off. Thankfully, the City of Ottawa has made it easy for visitors, home buyers and residents to locate the growing number of splash pads around the region.


The City of Ottawa has complied a list of all the active splash pads they support. Not only can you access an interactive map, but they also offer an open data catalogue for your convenience.

Click here to view the Ottawa Splash Pads location map.
Click here to view the Ottawa Splash Pads open data catalogue.


Residents who live just outside of West Carleton will be happy to learn there are still splash pads nearby.

Arnprior Robert Simpson Park Splash Pad
Conveniently located at 400 John Street in Arnprior, Robert Simpson Park is right on the river and is home to a variety of popular amenities for children and adults alike. Top draws include:

  • Playstructure
  • Splash Pad – open until Thanksgiving Weekend
  • Fountain + Gardens
  • Guarded beach
    12 – 4 pm from June – August
  • Snack bar
  • Gazebo + Picnic Tables
  • 2 x 200 amp power supplies

Splash-Pad Perth Ontario

Ottawa West families and day trippers will find plenty to keep children of all ages busy.

Perth Splash Pad
The Town of Perth has been working hard to upgrade their parks and recreation facilities, including a splash pad. Located at 127 Smith Drive, Perth’s Conlon Farm Recreation Complex offers 53.39 acres of active green space including:

  • 2 soccer pitches
  • 5 baseball diamonds
  • 2 basketball courts
  • 4 tennis courts
  • a skateboard park
  • a playground area
  • a toboggan hill
  • an outdoor winter rink
  • a splash pad

Carleton Place Riverside Beach
Splash Pad Carleton PLaceRiverside Beach in Carleton Place is located at the West end of John Street and runs along the Mississippi River. A popular destination for families and water sport enthusiasts, Riverside Beach is equipped with:

  • play structure
  • splash pad
  • volleyball court
  • two boat launches
  • washroom facilities
  • picnic tables
  • mature trees to provide cool shade on a hot day

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