Please Note: This round up of splash pads and playgrounds was created prior to COVID-19. Please only visit playgrounds, splash pads, swimming spots, etc when it is allowed under provincial guidelines. The New Brunswick government’s website can be found here; as of July 2020, local playgrounds are open to use at your own discretion.
Splish, splash, summer’s here in a flash!
Keep this list of water parks and splash pads in Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe handy for those hot summer days your kids need more than the backyard sprinkler!
For more on playgrounds in general, check out our category of playground profiles, with lots of photos and reviews of playgrounds in Moncton, Riverview, Dieppe, and more! You can also find a link below to a post with indoor & outdoor swimming options. (Last updated July 2020.)
SPLASH PADS & MORE IN MONCTON
As of July 2020, the City of Moncton’s has a new way to check conditions at local parks & playgrounds – including showing which of their 20 splash pads have the water running! Click here to access their interactive map; the playgrounds with water features show up with a blue background, then click into the details to check the status. (You can also find the official updated list on the city’s website; scroll to the bottom of the page for the list of operating splash pads.)
Centennial Park SuperSplash Park is a fully accessible water playpark with several different play areas, making it a great choice for many age groups. The park has a car theme, as a nod to the funding provided by Atlantic Nationals and the Greater Moncton Street Rods. You can read more about the playground here.
The City of Moncton has two other large splash pads: one at Sumner Park (170 Lorne Street) and one at Renton Park (280 Noël Street – by the Boys and Girls Club).
Sumner Park includes a large play structure (great for school-aged climbers), a smaller play structure (perfect for toddlers), a basketball court, a swing set, lots of green space, and a wonderfully shaded picnic area (and a port-a-potty in July 2019).
Renton Park has two toddler swings, two youth swings, a small skateboard area, climbers set on sand, and large play equipment with slides.
Other City of Moncton parks with water features (splash post, etc.) include:
- Maplehurst Park 115 Maplehurst Drive
- Candlewood Park 90 Candlewood Drive
- Hamilton Heights Park 120 Evergreen Drive
- Roxborough Park 140 Barrington Crescent
- Canadian Heights Park 35 Chelsea Road
- Knox Park 75 Knox Road
- Westbrook Park 16 Community Avenue
- Sumner Park 170 Lorne Street
- Renton Park 280 Noel Street
- Reade Park 289 West Lane
- Alexander Park 85 Reade Street
- Prince Edward Playground 25 Burlington Avenue
- East End Park 35 Fergus Street
- Lewis Park 96 Lewis Street
- Braemar Park 45 Centre Street
- Creek Village Park UNDER CONSTRUCTION 2020
- Gurney Park 7 Gurney Drive
- Creek Village Park 40 Pleasant Street
- Lewisville Park 45 Glenmoor Drive
- Grove Hamlet Park 39 Ripplewood Road
- Fairview Knoll Heights 111 Fairview Knoll
- Auburn Circle Park 39 Sands Avenue
- Sunny Acres Park 120 Ellerdale Avenue
- Codiac Heights Park 100 Olympic Crescent
- Pauline Frizzell Park 387 Salisbury Road
Wondering if the water is running? Or how the trails at the parks are doing? You can always find updates on the City of Moncton park system online; it’s updated daily. Also check the City’s Facebook page, as sometimes splash pads and features are closed for maintenance. The City generally publishes an annual map showcasing all its parks with water features, including outdoor pools, splash parks, splash posts, and wading pools; click the link above or the photo to go to the source.
RIVERVIEW’S SPLASH PAD
Looking to cool off in Riverview? Head to 50 Runnymeade Road, behind the Coverdale Centre. There’s a great splash pad, with washrooms, next to a playground with a funky balance beam. This is also the home of the Boys & Girls Club of Riverview. The splash pad is generally open from noon until 8pm daily throughout the summer. You can find a list of all Riverview playgrounds here.
DIEPPE’S SPLASH PAD
The City of Dieppe operates a splash pad at Rotary St-Anselme Park that boasts a frog, fountain, flower, water tunnel, geyser, and more on more than 3,500 square metres. The splash pad is open daily from 11am to 7pm for summer 2020, with a capacity of 35 people to accommodate social distancing. If you’re concerned about weather conditions, you can check if the splash pad is open online.
OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOLS IN GREATER MONCTON
Looking to cool down with a dip in a pool? There are a few Outdoor Pool options:
The City of Moncton’s East End pool (35 Fergus Street) is scheduled to open July 15, 2020 with swimming daily from 10am-7pm, with only 75 people at a time (due to social distancing). Admission is $2/person, free for those aged three and under.
Centennial Park’s new beach is now open, 11am-7:30pm daily, with 200 people per session allowed to allow for social distancing (the pool could accommodate 600 otherwise). There are two 50m swim lanes, and the pool is just under 5ft at its deepest. Admission is $5/adult, $3/seniors and children ages three to 12 – under three is free. There is a sandy play area, with washrooms and showers available. Centennial Park is located at 801 St. George Blvd; the address for the pool is 15 Rotary Park Lane.
As of July 2020, the City of Moncton’s has a new way to check conditions at local parks, playgrounds & pools. Click here to access their interactive map. You can also find the official updated list on the city’s website.
Salisbury Lions Pool has posted details on their Summer 2020 pandemic-impacted plans. The pool opened on Canada Day, with a maximum number of swimmers set at 24. Recreation swims will need to be booked in advance, you’re asked to arrive with your swim suit on, and to wear a mask while checking in at the admission desk, as it is a small space. There is also a splash pad at Salisbury’s Highland Park (though as of July 10, it was closed and awaiting an update from the Village).
Petitcodiac‘s community pool is found at 23 Corey Ave and can be reached at 506-756-3127. The pool is opening during the weeks this summer, with some operational changes in place. A great spot for updated information is the community’s Recreation Department’s Facebook page.
The newly refurbished Lion Ken Gabbey Pool in Riverview is still expected to open this summer, though the Town has yet to share a date. The Town’s indoor pool is open for limited lane swims and will have socially-distanced recreational swims starting July 6.
Hillsborough’s heated outdoor public swimming pool is next to the village’s skate park and elementary school playground (7 School Lane) and can be reached by phone at 506-734-3702. An opening date for 2020 hasn’t been announced but seems to be in the works!
And if you’re up for spending money on the ultimate local splash experience, head to Magic Mountain. Even little ones can enjoy several features at the water park, including four slides at the Puddle Jumpers Pond, and a splash pad pirate ship, lighthouse, and whale. Tentative opening date for the SplashZone is July 5, with summer 2020 hours 10am-5pm. Various social distancing measures will be in place, including using the Kiddie Pool only as a slide pool; no wading. Admission must be purchased prior to arrival. Groups of tickets will be released about a week in advance, and there will be a single blended rate, regardless of height or group size.
Looking for more details on playgrounds with great splash elements? Check out these playground profiles!