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The Ultimate Barrie Splash Pad Guide

The Ultimate Barrie Splash Pad Guide

Water infused parks are the perfect escape with the famjam on a hot day, especially if you don’t access to a pool or a beach. And luckily, Barrie and the surrounding areas are…swimming…(we’ll pause while you groan) with aqua fountain options.

The Ultimate Barrie Splash Pad Guide

Lampman Park

Relatively new on the scene (it opened in 2017) this full-service park features a terrific cooldown, as well as basketball and tennis courts, a baseball diamond, skate park, playground, and a gazebo. Ideal for a full afternoon of fun.

Heritage Park

Not as modern as Lampman, but still refreshing and in sight of the cooling winds off Kempenfelt Bay. Plus there are public washrooms next door, and lots of shade to sit under.

Splash On!

Technically not a splash pad, but a fantastic water based adventure in town. This floating obstacle course includes climbing walls, monkey bars, slides, trampolines, moored on the shallow part of the lake, at Centennial beach.

Splash Pads Across Simcoe

Alliston

This 3,400 square foot splash park boasts 13 water elements, and is home to the Rotary outdoor pool. Moreover, the playground includes a 12 foot climbing dome – the largest in Canada!

Cookstown

Housed at the old Cookstown Fairgrounds and next door to the library, this park offers a playground, paved patio, soccer field and tennis court. You can easily spend a full summer day here, and with libraries re-opening you can pick out a book to enjoy under the sun.

Bradford

Bradford has a quartet of splash pad options. Lion’s Park on Colborne street has a plethora of amenities, including a playground, gazebo and a community garden.

There’s also Alan Kuzmich Memorial Park, on Aishford Road, with some lovely walking trails nearby. Dreamsfield park and Henderson Memorial round out the menu in West Gwillinbury, both with picnic spots and playgrounds in close proximity.

Orillia

The big O offers a slew of splash pad options, including Tudhope Memorial, nestled on the shores of Lake Couchiching. Tudhope has two baseball diamonds and the popular Moose Beach. There’s also Clayt French Park, Victoria Park, McKinnell Square and Hillcrest.

You can also check out Thornton, Tottenham and Penetanguishene’s pads, all within driving distance of Barrie if you’re on a road trip!

What did you think of the The Ultimate Barrie Splash Pad Guide? Let us know if we missed any spots to get your splash on!

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Stu Lynam

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