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!

COVID-19 update: spray parks and wading pools

Spray parks are now open.

Spray parks at Chaldecott Park and MacLean Park will close on September 7.

Wading pools are now open, with the exception of those at Douglas Park, Bobolink Park, Brewers Park, and Slocan Park, which are closed until further notice.

Spray parks

Our spray parks delight with unexpected water spouts, cannon streams, flower showers, and more.

We're proud that all spray parks now have push buttons to turn on the water for five minutes at a time. It's one way we're following the water restrictions.

Most spray parks have limited or no supervision and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Our spray parks have user-activated switches allowing them to operate during stages 1 to 3 of the regional water use restrictions. Spray parks will close if we enter stage 4

Park name Hours
Connaught Park
2390 West 10th Avenue
9am to 9pm daily
CRAB Park at Portside
101 East Waterfront Road
Noon to 2pm daily
Chaldecott Park 
4175 Wallace Street
Closed
Garden Park
1851 Garden Drive
9am to 9pm daily
Grandview Park
1657 Charles Street
9am to 9pm daily
Harbour Green Park
1199 West Cordova
9am to 9pm daily
Hastings Park
2901 East Hastings Street
9am to 9pm daily
Hinge Park
215 W 1st Avenue
9am to 9pm daily
Lumberman's Arch in Stanley Park
3301 Stanley Park Drive
9am to 9pm daily
MacLean Park 
710 Keefer Street
Closed
Norquay Park 
5050 Wales Street
9am to 9pm daily
Oak Park
900 W 59th Avenue
9am to 9pm daily
Pandora Park 
2325 Franklin Street
9am to 9pm daily
Prince Edward Park 
3773 Prince Edward Street
9am to 9pm daily

Wading pools

The Vancouver Park Board operates several wading pools, shallow concrete tanks of water, mainly in neighbourhood parks.

You may remain in the pools during water drain.

Park name Hours
Balaclava Park
4594 Balaclava Street
Closed for 2021

Bobolink Park 
2510 Hoylake Ave

Closed for maintenance until further notice

Brewers Park 
4175 Victoria Dr

Closed

Burrard View Park 
650 North Penticton St

July 7 to August 18

  • Wednesday: Noon to 3:30pm
    • Water drain starting at 3pm

Clinton Park 
2690 Grant St

July 5 to August 20

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: Noon to 6:30pm
    • Water drain starting at 5:30pm

Closed August 2

Collingwood Park 
5275 McKinnon St

July 5 to August 27

  • Monday to Friday: 11am to 4pm
    • Water drain starting at 3pm

Closed August 2

Douglas Park 
801 West 22nd Ave

Closed for 2021

Falaise Park
3434 Falaise Avenue

July 12 to August 27

  • Tuesday and Thursday: Noon to 5pm

Grays Park 
4850 St. Catherines St

July 5 to August 27

  • Monday to Friday: Noon to 4:30pm
    • Water drain starting at 3:30pm

Closed August 2

Renfrew Park
2929 East 22nd Ave

July 20 to August 19

  • Monday to Friday: 11am to 4pm
    • Water drain starting 3pm

Robson Park 
599 Kingsway Ave

July 5 to August 27

  • Monday to Friday: Noon to 5pm
    • Water drain starting 4pm

Closed August 2

Ross Park 
7474 Ross St

July 5 to August 27

  • Monday to Friday: 1pm to 7pm

Closed August 2

Slocan Park
2750 East 29th Ave

Closed until further notice

Sunrise Park 
1950 Windermere St

July 5 to August 27

  • Monday to Friday: 11am to 4pm 

Closed August 2

Trimble Park (West Point Grey Park)
2250 Trimble St

July 5 to August 27

  • Monday to Friday: 11am to 3:30pm
    • Water drain starting 3pm

Closed August 2

Woodland Park
705 Woodland Dr

July 6 to August 28 

  • Monday to Saturday: 1pm to 4pm

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