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June 3, 2021

City of Winnipeg spray pads to begin opening June 3

Released: 9:28 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – In response to extreme heat in the forecast, and in consideration of the Province of Manitoba’s public health orders issued June 2, 2021, the City of Winnipeg will be opening spray pads for residents who need them as an option to provide some relief from the heat.

The spray pads will be monitored by the City’s Community Service Ambassadors, as all public health orders regarding gatherings and physical distancing will be in effect.

We are encouraging residents who have the means to cool off at their personal residences, to not utilize the spray pads at this time, so they are available for those who do not have another option. The City is also recommending that users limit their time at the spray pad to a maximum of 30 minutes at a time.

Beginning Thursday, June 3, the City will be opening 20 of its 23 stand-alone spray pads. At this time, the provincial public health orders allowing for the operation of spray pads are set to expire at 12:01 a.m. on June 12, 2021.

The following City spray pads will open beginning on June 3:

Central Park

River Heights

Fort Rouge

St. Norbert

Freight House



St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool

Jill Officer Park

Sturgeon Heights


Valley Gardens

Lindsey Wilson Park

Vimy Ridge Memorial Park

Machray Park

Waverley Heights

Provencher Park


Park City West

West Kildonan

The spray pads can be used free of charge, and will be open daily from noon to 8 p.m. The spray pads at Michaëlle Jean Park (Norquay Community Centre) and Old Ex will not be opening at this time.

The City will not be sanitizing spray pads and on-site washrooms will not be available for use. Residents are asked to avoid using spray pads if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. 

Residents are reminded that gatherings with anyone outside your household are not allowed in our parks, open spaces, playgrounds, and spray pads under current public health orders.

The City will not be opening wading pools or outdoor pools at this time.

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