Splish, splash, summer’s here in a flash! Keep this list of water parks and splash pads handy for those hot summer days your kids need more than the backyard sprinkler!
Centennial Park’s 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.
The City of Moncton has two 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. 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
- Hamilton Heights Park 120 Evergreen Drive
- Roxborough Park 140 Barrington Crescent
- Canadian Heights Park 35 Chelsea Road
- Prince Edward Playground 25 Burlington Avenue
- Reade Park 289 West Lane
- Alexander Park 85 Reade Street
- Rene-Arthur Frechet Park 45 Centre Street
- Creek Village Park 40 Pleasant Street
- Lewisville Y Park 45 Glenmoor Drive
- Grove Hamlet Park 39 Ripplewood Road
- Codiac Heights Park 100 Olympic Crescent
- Pauline Frizzell Park 387 Salisbury Road
- Sunny Acres Park 120 Ellerdale Avenue
The City has a great map showcasing all its parks with water features, including outdoor pools, splash parks, splash posts, and wading pools.
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.
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.
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 9am until 8pm. If you’re concerned about weather conditions, you can check if the splash pad is open online.
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. Children under 36 inches (roughly 92 cm or 3 feet) are admitted free to the Splash Zone at Magic Mountain. On average, children ages two and under will be under 3 feet tall. Family passes and season passes are also available.