Please Note: This round up 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.
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 2019.)
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. 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
- 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
- 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 has a great 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.
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.
Looking to cool down with a dip in a pool? There are a few Outdoor Pool options:
Riverview’s Lion Ken Gabbey Community Pool is located at 1 Killarney Road, with a large playground, ballfield, and plenty of parking. To contact the pool, phone 506-387-2040. This pool is closing as of August 6, 2019 to be updated, with a reopening expected in June 2020.
Salisbury‘s Lions Club Pool is located at 63 Peter Street; it has a playground and lots of parking.
Petitcodiac‘s community pool is found at 23 Corey Ave and can be reached at 506-756-3127.
Hillsborough’s heated outdoor public swimming pool is next to the village’s skate park and elementary school playground; it’s located at 7 School Lane and can be reached by phone at 506-734-3702.
The City of Moncton opened a new East End pool at 35 Fergus Street in July 2019. The pool is scheduled to be open 11am to 7pm daily; admission is $2/person, dropping to $1 after 4pm – cash only. To check weather-related closures and other concerns, call 506-853-3508.
A new pool is scheduled to open soon at Centennial Park, too!
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 three feet tall). Family passes and season passes are also available.
Looking for more details on playgrounds with great splash elements? Check out these playground profiles!