Outdoor Pools & Splash Pads

Toronto has 58 outdoor pools, 100 wading pools and 93 splash pads throughout the city. 

Openings & Closings

Heron Park, Alex Duff, Summerville, Grandravine, McGregor, Parkway, Pine Point, Riverdale Park, Sunnyside and West Mall open early on 15 June and close late on 2 September – Heron Park stays open through the 3rd! The remainder will be open from 22 June to 1 September. 

Alexandra Park and North Toronto, are closed for the season.

Splash pads are open from 19 May to 16 September with the exception of Corvette, Howard Talbot, Milliken and Sugar Beach splash pads which are closed until further notice.

Over 100 wading pools will open from 29 June to 1 September.

Updates on all city pools are available at 416-338-POOL and here online!

Our Favourite Pools

High Park

Open 22 June – 1 September

1873 Bloor St W


High Park’s outdoor pool is divided into lane swimming, leisure swimming and a gently sloped younger persons area. Camps and daycares sometimes create crowds, but with a twisty slide, large change rooms and the beautiful park all around, it’s well worth a dip.  The wading pool is open from 29 June to 1 September.

Riverdale Park East

Open early 15 June – 2 September

550 Broadview Ave


As if two ball diamonds, three multipurpose sports fields, a running track, seven tennis courts, an artificial outdoor ice rink and ball hockey pad, a picnic area and a children’s playground weren’t enough, Riverdale Park East also has a great, big pool with a twisty slide and it’s open every day from June 15th!

Donald D. Summerville 

Open early 15 June – 2 September

1867 Lakeshore Blvd E

416 392-7688 

Summerville Outdoor Olympic Pool complex is actually three pools: a 50-metre Olympic size pool, a 25-metre training pool and a separate diving pool. The diving pool features five and 10-metre diving platforms. Located on the beach, at Woodbine Park, Summerville is perched in the sky and, at sunrise and sunset is a very magical place to be. 


Open 22 June – 1 September

3159 Birchmount Rd


Set in Scarborough’s L’Amoreaux Park, Kidstown Water Park is Toronto’s one and only city-operated water park. There are washrooms, benches, a grassy area with picnic tables and a playground, and it’s free — what more could you ask for? Preschool and grade school children love romping around, sliding into the wading pool, and playing with the water features, including a tipping bucket, spray rings, and squirting aquatic animals.

If you’ve got a summer birthday on the horizon to plan, they have a separate area available for special occasions. Call 416-392-8188 x2 for info.

Sunnyside Gus Ryder

Open early 15 June – 2 September

1755 Lakeshore Blvd W

416 392-7915

Gus Ryder is one of the first pools to open and the last to close. It’s located right on the beach and next door to the historic Sunnyside Pavilion and a beautiful series of linked waterfront parks. There are snack bars, a waterfront restaurant, playgrounds, a boardwalk and a splash pad nearby. There’s metered parking, walking and bicycle paths located directly north and south of the pool, and morning swimming lessons for all ages followed by public and adult width swims every day.

Alex Duff

Open early 15 June – 2 September

779 Crawford St


Nestled in Christie Pits, a great big bowl of a park across from Christie station, the Duff has a well-appointed outdoor swimming pool with a two-storey water slide, a deep pool for diving, and an access ramp, as well as a conversation pool and a splash pool for kids. There’s a wading pool in the playground area, picnic tables, a baseball diamond, basketball, and all-day sun with lots trees for shade. Christie Pits is one of our favourite city parks – check out all the events happening in Fave Parks on the next page.

Monarch Park

Open 22 June – 1 September

1 Parkmount Rd


Monarch Park’s 25-metre pool has a diving area, a two-storey water slide, and a raised seating area. In addition to drop-in swim times, Monarch Park offers a variety of lessons, including leadership classes and parent and tot classes. The wading pool is within the larger pool enclosure but with a separate entrance and operates on the same schedule as the outdoor pool. The park itself has a good mix of sun and shade, washrooms in the pool area, fenced-in play equipment, an off-leash area for dogs, bike trails, lots of picnic space, and plenty of room to wander and explore.

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