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Toronto Islands' splash pads (Toronto Islands)

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Bonus on the Islands

Summer 2017: Toronto Islands closed until July 31, 2017, due to the flood. Event permits cancelled, ferries can be used only by residents, or Rectory Café customers (and a few other businesses' such as some tours) with proof of reservation.

When you walk a few minutes past the Centreville Amusement Park (off the Centre Islands ferry), you have to cross a bridge to get to the south shore of the Islands. On both sides of the path across the bridge, are reflecting pools but they're not for swimming! Look on the west side (on your right) for the large colourful spray pad with giant bulrushes around which families like to picnic. This is a refreshing way to end a visit to the amusement park (which also offers a small wading pool but it pales in comparison). Visit our Toronto Islands page for a few links on blogs giving you tips to better enjoy Toronto Islands depending on the age group of your kids.

To your right’ off the paved path leading to Centre island Beach.
Even bigger kids enjoy it.
Families spend the day on the grass around the spray pad’ not too far from Centre Island Beach.

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  • Friday, 26 August 2016 posted by Melissa

    Great splash pad. But very slippery middle north side. My daughter fell and hit her head and I saw three other kids fall in the 30 min we were there. Upkeep is needed.

  • Saturday, 21 December 2013 posted by Salih Sokmen

    I was thee with my kids last summer, great place to have fun for little ones, I am also a splash pad equipment designer and wrote an article about splash pad equipment


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