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



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. Oh and don’t forget those Tim Hortons FREE swims too! 

* Includes Tim Hortons FREE Swim Schedule after pool listings…keep scrolling down… for the link click here.. I will post those in in our area… 

 Indoor Pools – City of Kitchener 

Breithhaupt Pool 8am – 9:30pm350 Margaret Ave 519-741-2502 

Cameron Heights Pool  301 Charles St. E. 519-741-2482

  • Located in Cameron Heights High School. Not wheelchair accessible.
    Closed for annual maintenance June 9 – July 1 inclusive.
    Office Hours:  Monday, Wednesday 5 – 8 p.m., Friday 4:30 p.m. –  6 p.m. and Sunday9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Forest Heights Pool 7am – 10pm  253 Fisher Hallman 519-741-2493


Lyle Hallman Pool 7:30am-10-:15pm  600 Heritage Drive  519-741-2670

Waterloo Recreational Simplex  101 Father David Bauer Drive  519-886-3844 Click here for everything you need to know about this pool.. schedules, swim classes and more      
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
  • Idlewood Pool, 5 Thaler Ave., 519-741-2480.
    Located in East Kitchener – tucked in off River Rd at  Kinzie
  • Wilson Pool, 78 Wilson Ave., 519-741-2479.
    Located in South Kitchener near Fairview Mall
  • Kiwanis Park, 1000 Kiwanis Park Dr., has a large, shallow concrete pool for swimming.

    Located in East Waterloo off Bridge Street between Bridgeport & University


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

Splash Pads Open May 20 – September 23

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 – NOW FREE!!! New this year! – 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
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
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
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
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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