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Wading pools, spray parks and outdoor pools

Beat the heat and enjoy the summer weather in Calgary by visiting one of our many wading pools, spray parks and outdoor pools around the city. Spray parks, wading pools and outdoor pools are typically open from mid June until fall (weather dependent). Aquatic wheelchairs are now available at some spray parks.

Wading pools and spray parks are not available to be booked.

Love the water? The City also runs several indoor pools and leisure centres throughout Calgary.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The following spray parks / splash pads / wading pools will be opening in July, 2020.

  • Bowness Park – 8900 48 Ave N.W. - Open
  • Prairie Winds Park – 223 Castleridge Blvd N.E - Open
  • Rotary Park – 617 1 St. N.E. - Open
  • South Glenmore Park (Variety Park) – 90 Ave. & 24 St S.W. - Open

We’ve been thoughtful and have taken a safety-first approach to both the closure and reopening of these amenities; now, with the accelerated provincial timelines, these public outdoor spaces will be opening to provide another fun, free activity in our city’s parks this summer.

Wading pools

The listed wading pools are run by The City. For community wading pools, please contact the Community Association directly.Wading pools operated by The City are un-guarded facilities open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Spray parks

The listed spray parks are run by The City. For community spray parks, please contact the Community Association directly. Spray parks operated by The City are un-guarded facilities open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Outdoor pools in Calgary

Hours of operation vary by location and may be affected by inclement weather. Outdoor pools are independently managed by Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools Association. Please contact the individual pools for more information on operating hours.

Aquatic wheelchairs

Aquatic wheelchairs are now available in spray parks at Prairie Winds ParkRiley ParkBowness Park and Variety Park in South Glenmore Park​. These wheelchairs will be available until the spray park closes this fall (weather dependent). Visitors can sign out the wheelchair, upon availability, by approaching the attendant on site at the park.

Visitors are welcome to use the wheelchair for as long as they require; no deposit is required. Please be respectful if there are others waiting to use the wheelchair. While visitors are using aquatic wheelchairs, they can choose to keep their personal chair in the spray park storage area or keep their chair with them.

This is a pilot project to look at and evaluate opportunities to improve accessibility features in parks across the city. Thank you to Variety – the Children’s Charity of Alberta for their assistance in determining the type of chairs to purchase.