Heat wave relief after City of Windsor opens splash pads (2024)

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Just ahead of a rare springtime hot weather warning from Environment Canada, Windsor opened its splash pads for those seeking relief — and fun.

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The city on Friday opened its outdoor splash pads at 12 Windsor parks for kids looking for warm weather fun and a way to beat the heat.

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The splash pads are open daily, weather permitting, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All splash pads are free of charge.

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The city advises that children using splash pads should be directly supervised at all times by a parent or guardian, and that no glass containers, food, or beverages are allowed in the immediate splash pad vicinity.

Monday’s high temperature in Windsor was 30 Celsius, with the humidex making it feel like 37 C. Environment Canada said Tuesday would be even hotter.

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Here are the city’s 12 splash pads:

  • AKO Park (4270 Alice St.), adjacent to Constable John Atkinson Memorial Centre with washrooms available during splash pad open times;
  • Captain John Wilson Splash Pad (3950 Ducharme St.) with washrooms available;
  • Ford City Splash Pad, in Garry Dugal Park (1247 Drouillard Rd.) with washrooms available;
  • Forest Glade Park (3265 Forest Glade Dr.) with washrooms available;
  • Fontainebleau Park (2960 Rivard Ave.) with washrooms available;
  • Fred Thomas Park at Windsor Water World (400 Wyandotte St. E.);
  • Jackson Park Splash Pad (125 Tec*mseh Rd. E.) with washrooms available;
  • Kimmy Lucier Splash Pad in Mic Mac Park with washrooms located near the little league baseball fields;​
  • Mic Mac Splash Pad, at Mic Mac Pool (1125 Prince Rd.) with washrooms available;
  • Realtor Park (1198 Homedale Blvd.) with washrooms available;
  • Remington Booster Splash Pad (701 Edinborough St.) (operational during outdoor pool hours);
  • Wilson Park (700 McEwan Ave.).

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