Splash Parks on the North Shore

Nothing says summer like a splash park and we are very lucky to have 7 on the North Shore! Our kids tested every single one of them and we took notes to highlight their features and what to be on the lookout for.  Our kids had a blast and so will yours! 

 

Each park has something unique and will appeal to different age groups, but all are sure to offer a fun time on a hot day. To find all of them in Google Maps CLICK HERE.

This park in Ambleside is the ultimate splash park for toddlers and young kids.  Their water jets are not aggressive and some of the water structures are specifically designed with young kids in mind: they are smaller and with lower water pressure. There are no big surprise-splash-scares, so no need to watch out for them!  For full playground description CLICK HERE.

Eldon splash park is located in Eldon Park near Capilano Highlands.  It features two water guns, ground jets, a fun arc with spraying water and an overhead bucket that dumps water when full.  It is most suited for younger kids as the streams are not too strong, and the water guns are easy to reach even for younger toddlers.  Right nearby are the washrooms, playground and greenspace for running around.  For full playground description CLICK HERE.

This is a small yet fun splash park in Upper Lynn Valley, located on the side of the large field and green diamond, just next to the bathrooms and the parking lot.  The jets are not aggressive, there are no water guns and some water features are gentle enough for younger tots learning to play in the water.  Watch out for the big pole in the middle with the bucket - when full, it will splash and soak anyone standing under it and may scare young tots.  For full playground description CLICK HERE.

This is a small yet fun splash park in Upper Lynn Valley, located on the side of the large field and green diamond, just next to the bathrooms and the parking lot.  The jets are not aggressive, there are no water guns and some water features are gentle enough for younger tots learning to play in the water.  Watch out for the big pole in the middle with the bucket - when full,it will splash and soak anyone standing under it and may scare young tots.  For full playground description CLICK HERE.

This is a smaller splash park, located in the expansive Myrtle Park in Deep Cove, next to the playground.  It has two water guns, several ground streams, and larger overhead leaf shaped structures that spray water down.  The unpredictable timing of the ground jets turning on, and the water guns casting a wide stream of water (including one of them soaking the opposite water gun) offers great entertainment for younger kids.  Last but not least, the washrooms and picnic tables are right next to the splash area. For full playground description CLICK HERE.

Shipyards

The biggest water park on the North Shore, this is a completely new 8000 square foot splash park, located in the Shipyard Commons.  It’s a wonderful treat for kids living in LoLo or those visiting the Shipyards District, especially on a hot day.  The large splash park has ground sprays and mini waterfalls along padded raised platforms that kids can also climb on.  No water guns or unexpected bucket dumps from a height.  The water at Shipyards is always on during the operating hours (10am - 5pm), so you don’t have to worry about streams jetting out from under your foot as someone unexpectedly pushed the button or the spray structure cycles through its sequence.  

There are public washrooms and lots of seating space around the splash park.  And naturally, given the location, refreshments for the entire family or coffee for grownups is just a few steps (literally!) away.    For information on a nearby playground CLICK HERE.

This little splash park in Lynn Valley is super fun for younger kids. With one “big splash”, 2 water guns and little jets all over, even tots will enjoy running around evading the splash or getting right into it!  Ensure you are not standing under the big buckets in the middle as they will empty over once full and make sure young kids are not caught by surprise as it can be a scary thing! For full playground description CLICK HERE.

So get your hat, sunscreen and sandals, a fun splash awaits!

 

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