Stay Cool – Pools & Splash Pad Listings! Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph, Cambridge

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*Updated to include Tim Horton’s FREE Swims!* (at bottom)

Here is my guide to staying cool this summer in the Waterloo Region… So many fun ways to keep it cool and have some fun!  There are indoor pools, outdoor pools and tons of splash pads so have fun. 

 Indoor Pools – City of Kitchener 

Breithhaupt Pool 8am – 9:30pm350 Margaret Ave 519-741-2502Summer 2012 Swim ScheduleLearn to Swim Schedule 2012
Cameron Heights Pool301 Charles St. E. 519-741-2482

  • Located in Cameron Heights High School. Not wheelchair accessible. Cameron Heights Pool will be closed for annual maintenance fromTuesday June 12 to Saturday June 23, 2012.Download swim schedule for Spring 2012.

Download lesson schedule for Summer 2012.

Forest Heights Pool 7am – 10pm253 Fisher Hallman 519-741-2493
Lyle Hallman Pool 7:30am-10-:15pm600 Heritage Drive  519-741-2670Click for drop in schedule for May JuneLearn to Swim Summer 2012 Sched
Waterloo Recreational Simplex101 Father David Bauer Drive  519-886-3844Summer 2012 schedule

Outdoor Pools – City of Kitchener 
Open June to September
  • Harry Class Pool, 45 Woodside Ave., 519-741-2481.
    Located in Kitchener Centre off Queen St at Highland Rd near St Mary’s Hospital

Download swim schedule for June 2012.
Download lesson schedule for Summer 2012.

  • Idlewood Pool, 5 Thaler Ave., 519-741-2480.
    Located in East Kitchener – tucked in off River Rd at  Kinzie

Download swim schedule for May – June 2012.
Download drop-in lesson schedule for July – August 2012.

  • Wilson Pool, 78 Wilson Ave., 519-741-2479.
    Located in South Kitchener near Fairview Mall

Download swim schedule for June 23 – July 1, 2012.
Download swim schedule for July 2 – September 5, 2012.

  • Kiwanis Park, 1000 Kiwanis Park Dr., has a large, shallow concrete pool for swimming.

    Located in East Waterloo off Bridge Street between Bridgeport & University

     519-745-8133

Moses Springer Pool – 150 Lincoln Road, Waterloo 519-885-4530
Located in central Waterloo close to Bridgeport & Weber
City of Kitchener Splash Pads

Open 9am to 9pm – awesome, free fun!

  • Breithaupt Park Splash Pad/Wading Pool, Breithaupt Park, 806 Union St., 519-741-2502.

    Located in Centre Kitchener off Union Ave (tucked in a small driveway between Lancaster & Margaret) Lots of free parking,

    Small but really nice, this is an excellent splash pad for the 6 and under crowd for sure. Older kids are welcome but it’s geared to younger. Lots of shade & grassy areas surrounding the pad for picnics & a play ground within eyesight. I love this spot! Washrooms close by.

  • Centreville Chicopee Splash Pad, 141 Morgan Ave., 519-741-2490 Located in East Kitchener near Fairway & King St E
  • Chandler Mowat Splash Pad, 222 Chandler Dr., 519-741-2733 located in South Kitchener – Country Hills area
  • Doon Pioneer Park Splash Pad, 150 Pioneer Dr., 519-741-2641  Located in South Kitchener off Homer Watson Drive
  • Kingsdale Splash Pad, 78 Wilson Ave., 519-741-2540 Located in South Kitchener near Fairview Mall

  • McLennan Park Splash Pad, 901 Ottawa St. S., 519-741-2345  Located in South Kitchener (old Mt Trashmore) off Ottawa between Westmount & Homer Watson

    * Kitchener’s newest splash pad is truly awesome! Spacious and loaded with great interactive water stations. Benches for mom’s but not much shade. One of my new favourites! I compare it to Lion’s Lagoon but it’s FREE! Easy parking.

  • Vanier Park Splash Pad, 329 Vanier Dr. South Located in South Kitchener near Courtland & Fairway
  • Victoria Park Splash Pad, Courtland Ave. W., 519-741-2890 Located in Victoria Park   – between Park, Victoria and Queen Street Central Kitchener. Best accessed by parking in the main parking lot by the Pavillion off Schneider Street at Queen.

    Lions Lagoon – Admission charge of $2.50 – Located inside Waterloo Park  519-725-0511. Shaded picnic area & change & good washroom facilities.

City of Cambridge

11 FREE splash pads! 
Open daily 10am to 9pm daily (approx) until September 1st (weather permitting) 
• Churchill Park – 200 Christopher Dr. Galt
• Lincoln Park – Vimy Street Galt
• Soper Park – Dundas St / Marion Way (East Galt)
• Riverside Park – 49 King St. W.
• Central Park – 615 King St. E.
• Forbes Park – 16 Kribs St.
• Victoria Park – Fisher Mills Rd.  west Galt
• Ferguson Homestead – Cowan Blvd.
• Hespeler Optimist – Ellis Rd.
• Northview Hts. – 120 Carter Cr.
• Weaver Park – Weaver St.
For questions about splash pads call (519) 740-4681 ext. 4214
Outdoor Pools – City of Cambridge
Edward Newland Pool 515 William Street
Cambridge, Ontario
N3H 3W6
519-653-7646
George Hancock Pool 115 Glenmorris Street 519.740.7178
Kinsmen – Soper Pool 41 Marion Way 519.740.7173
Indoor Pools – City of Cambridge
John Dolson Centre 212 South Street
Cambridge
N1R 2P4
519.740.4681 x 4527
W.G. Johnson Centre 31 Kribs Street
Cambridge, Ontario
N3C 2L3
519-740-4681 x 4469
City of Guelph
Swimming Pools: Public Swims
Open from June 29-September 3 only.
299 York Road
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
1-4 p.m.
5-8 p.m.
21 Imperial Road South
519-837-5657
Daily 2-4 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
151 Victoria Road North
519-837-5621
Monday–Saturday 2–4  p.m.
Friday 7-8:30 p.m.
Saturday 6:30–8 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wading Pools
Open from June 29-September 3 only.
45 Edinburgh Road North
12-6 p.m.
235 Elizabeth Street
12-6 p.m.
81 London Road West
12 -6 p.m.
Splash Pads
Open from June 29-September 3 only.
22 Shelldale Crescent
11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Waverley Park
76 Balmoral Drive
11 a.m.–9 p.m.
505 Kortright Road West
11 a.m.–9 p.m.
21 Imperial Road South
11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Here is another great link for more splash pad info

Other Places to Cool Down in the City of Kitchener

During extreme humidex advisories, several city facilities across Waterloo Region serve as cooling centres for people looking for relief from the heat.
Cooling centres now open for  Kitchener City Hall is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m..
The Kitchener Market is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.The following community centres are open at minimum 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bridgeport Community Centre, 20 Tyson Dr.
Breithaupt Community Centre, 350 Margaret Ave.
Centreville Chicopee Community Centre, 141 Morgan Ave.
Chandler Mowat Community Centre, 222 Chandler Dr.
Country Hills Community Centre, 100 Rittenhouse Rd.
Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre, 150 Pioneer Dr.
Downtown Community Centre, 35 Weber St. W.
Forest Heights Community Centre, 1700 Queen’s Blvd.
Kingsdale Community Centre, 80 Wilson Ave.
Mill Courtland Community Centre, 216 Mill St.
Rockway Centre, 1405 King St. E.
Stanley Park Community Centre, 505 Franklin St. N.
Victoria Hills Community Centre, 10 Chopin Dr.
Williamsburg Community Centre, 1187 Fischer-Hallman Rd.
For specific times, please contact each community centre directly.
The following arenas will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. normally.
Activa Sportsplex, 135 Lennox Lewis Way
The Aud, 400 East Ave.
Sportsworld, 35 Sportsworld Dr.
Air-conditioned shopping malls and local libraries are also great places to cool off.
All Kitchener public library locations will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Main Library, 85 Queen St. N.
Country Hills, 1500 Block Line Rd.
Forest Heights, 251 Fischer-Hallman Rd.
Grand River/Stanley Park, 175 Indian Rd.
Pioneer Park, 150 Pioneer Dr.
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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FREE TIM HORTONS SWIM SCHEDULE
Tim Hortons is offering free swims on select days during the summer months. Here are the lists for Kitchener/Waterloo
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KITCHENER
Breithaupt Centre 
July 07 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
July 22 2:30 pm – 4:00 pmAugust 19 2:30 pm – 4:00 pmBreithaupt Centre  – Aquafit 
July 10 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm
July 17 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm
July 24 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm
July 31 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm

August 07 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm
August 14 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm
August 21 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm
August 28 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Cameron Heights Pool
July 16 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

August 12 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
August 24 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Cameron Heights Pool – Aquafit
July 11 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
July 18 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
July 25 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm

August 01 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
August 08 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
August 15 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
August 22 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
August 29 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Forest Heights Pool  Aquafit
July 11 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July 18 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July 25 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

August 02 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
August 09 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
August 16 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
August 23 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
August 30 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Harry Class Pool
July 01 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
July 19 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

August 05 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
August 10 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Idlewood Pool 
July 01 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
July 10 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
July 26 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

August 16 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
August 30 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lyle Hallman Pool 
July 13 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
August 27 3:00 pm – 5:00 pmLyle Hallman Pool  Aquafit
July 07 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
July 14 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
July 21 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
July 28 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

August 04 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
August 11 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
August 18 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
August 25 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Wilson Pool – Kitchener
July 01 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
July 08 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
July 18 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

August 08 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
August 22 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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WATERLOO
Kiwanis Park 
August 03 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Moses Springer – Adult Waterfit Class
July 18 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
August 19 5:15 pm – 6:00 pmMoses Springer – Public Swim
July 07 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
July 12 6:35 pm – 8:00 pm
July 30 6:35 pm – 8:00 pm

August 14 6:35 pm – 8:00 pm
August 31 6:10 pm – 8:00 pm

Waterloo Swimplex Adult Lane & Waterfit Class
July 05 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

August 07 12:05 pm – 1:20 pm
August 25 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Waterloo Swimplex – – Public Swim
July 09 7:05 pm – 8:30 pm

August 03 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
August 22 7:05 pm – 8:30 p

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CAMBRIDGE Ed Newland Pool
July 04 6:35 pm – 7:30 pm
July 06 1:30 pm- 3:30 pm
July 13 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
July 18 6:35 pm – 7:30 pm
July 20 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
July 27 1:30 pm – 3:30 pmAugust 03 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
August 10 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
August 17 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
August 24 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

George Hancock Pool
July 06 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm
July 13 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm
July 20 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm
July 27 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm

August 03 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm
August 10 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm
August 17 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm
August 24 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm

John Dolson Pool
July 06 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
July 11 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 13 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
July 20 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
July 27 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm

August 03 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
August 10 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
August 15 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
August 17 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
August 24 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Kinsmen Soper Park Pool

July 06 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
July 13 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
July 20 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
July 27 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm

August 03 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
August 10 1:45 pm – 4:00pm
August 17 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
August 24 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm

W.G. Johnson Pool
July 06 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 13 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 20 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 27 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

August 03 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
August 10 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
August 17 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
August 24 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Elmira & St. Jacobs

Woolwich Memorial Centre
July 13 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
July 27 1:15 pm – 3:15 pmAugust 10 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
August 24 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
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New Hamburg
Wilmot Aquatic Centre
July 09 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
July 25 1:00 pm – 3:00 pmAugust 10 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
August 23 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
*Wilmot Aquatic Centre has child to guardian ratios and age restrictions for open swims. Contact Wilmot Aquatic Centre for more information: 519-634-9225.

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GUELPH

Lyon Leisure Pool – Public Swim
July 04 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 08 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 11 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 15 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 18 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 22 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 25 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 29 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
August 01 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
August 05 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
August 08 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
August 12 5:00 pm – 8:00 pmVictor Davis Pool – Lane Swim
July 02 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
July 09 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
July 16 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
July 23 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
July 30 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

August 06 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

August 13 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
August 20 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Victor Davis Pool – Public Swim
July 05 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
July 12 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
July 19 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
July 26 2:00 pm – 4:00 pmAugust 02 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
August 09 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
August 16 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
August 23 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

West End Community Centre – Aquafit
July 06 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
July 13 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
July 20 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
July 27 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

August 03 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
August 10 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
August 17 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
August 24 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

West End Community Centre – Public Swim
July 03 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
July 10 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
July 17 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
July 24 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
July 31 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

August 07 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
August 14 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
August 21 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Brantford

Earl Haig Family Fun Park
July 17 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

August 14 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
August 28 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre – Adult/Family Swim
July 08 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
July 22 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

August 12 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
August 20 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre – Aquafit
July 11 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

August 15 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre – Public Swim
July 02 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
July 16 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

August 13 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
August 20 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Woodman Park Pool
July 03 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
July 13 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
July 24 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

August 03 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
August 07 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
August 21 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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