Girl running through water at Hastings spray park

Spray parks and wading pools

The Vancouver Park Board's spray parks and wading pools are the perfect way for people of all ages to cool off in the summer.

It's fun, free, and there's no swimming necessary!

Most spray parks are now open for the season. Garden Park and sθәqәlxenәm ts'exwts'áxwi7 (Rainbow Park) spray parks remain closed for repairs and maintenance.

Wading pools are scheduled to reopen the week of July 3.

Locations and operating hours

When it is raining

Our wading pools and playground programming may not operate on rainy days. Contact your local community centre or park for information related to rainy day operating hours and what to expect.

Other places to enjoy the water in Vancouver


Find out about Vancouver beaches – English Bay, Jericho, Kitsilano, Locarno, Second, Spanish Banks, Sunset, Third, and Trout Lake.

Swimming pools

We have nine indoor and five outdoor seasonal pools. View their locations, features, and amenities.

Summer playground programs

Enjoy free family-friendly programs and events at neighbourhood parks and playgrounds this summer.

Parks and recreation for all

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

About the Park Board