Ottawa outdoor pools, splash pads and beaches opening

Ottawa outdoor pools, splash pads and beaches opening

Beat the heat this summer at City of Ottawa outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, splash pads and beaches.

Outdoor pools and wading pools

Outdoor pools will open between June 11 and 18 depending on location. Wading pools will open between June 24 and July 4, depending on location. Each wading pool will also host a free special event during the summer. For site specific schedule information please visit


Splash pads

Splash pads are now open and will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through to September. Please contact 3-1-1 to report a splash pad that is not working.



Lifeguards will be on duty at Ottawa’s supervised beaches every day beginning Saturday, June 18 until Sunday, August 28, from noon to 7 p.m. Refer to for beach locations, descriptions, amenities and recreational programs offered.

Ottawa Public Health monitors recreational water quality seven days a week at the City of Ottawa’s supervised beaches. Daily water quality results will be available at, via Twitter at @ottawahealth or by calling 613-580-2424 ext. 13219.

If high levels of bacteria are found, a no-swim advisory is issued and tweeted (@ottawahealth). Site signage and flags at each beach will also indicate whether a no-swim advisory is in effect.

Occasionally a no swim advisory will be issued following a heavy rainfall. Surface run off from bird feces and other surface contaminants can potentially raise e coli levels in the water after high rain fall amounts.

Please be sure to follow water safety rules and practice sun safety.

Smoking and vaping are prohibited on all City properties including beaches.

For more information about parks and recreation activities this summer, visit