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Wading Pools

Fourteen City of Winnipeg wading pools are open on Saturday, July 1, 2017. All other wading pools will open the week of July 2. Please see the 2017 Aquatic Fun Guide for additional information.

Come splash with us! Wading pools are free of charge for children 12 and under and their parent/ guardian to enjoy, except where paid admission is required; St. Vital Outdoor Pool.

Check back for the 2017 Aquatic Fun Guide for schedules, locations, rules and Admission Requirements and a whole bunch more!

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Admission Requirements

Wading Pools have a maximum depth of 45 - 60 cm (18 - 24 inches). They are designed for children 12 years and under that meet Admission Requirements.

Children under 6 years of age must have a parent, guardian or caregiver 12 years of age or older actively supervising them at the pool. Parents/Guardians have an important role in their children's safe enjoyment at any recreational water facility.

The role of the Wading Pool Attendant is to provide a safe and enjoyable experience at all wading pools. The Wading Pool Attendant works with patrons to ensure an understanding of the pool rules. The Wading Pool Attendant has complete authority with the emphasis on safety first.

Wading Pool Rules

For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, Wading Pool Rules apply at all wading pools.

Wading Pool Closures

Check here for current wading pool information.

A wading pool may be closed throughout the day if any of the following conditions arise:

  • The weather turns to thundershowers during the day.
  • Lightning and/or thunder are present.
  • Water, electricity, access to a phone for emergencies, first aid kit or washroom facilities are not available.
  • Foreign material, such as glass, fecal matter, vomit, animals or blood, is found in the wading pool water and has the potential to affect pool water clarity and quality.
  • Maintenance issues.
  • The wading pool does not meet Manitoba Public Health Act requirements
Last update: May 19, 2017