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Public Swimming

Swimming is a great way to maintain lifelong Fitness and wellness. It is also a great way to stay cool in the summer with friends and family. The City of Welland has three public outdoor swimming pools for families to enjoy. Access to the pools is FREE of charge to everyone. The City offers a wide range of high quality and affordable instructional programs. Learn to swim, train to be a lifeguard, develop leadership skills, explore the water, and meet new friends. Splash-pads are also available at Memorial Park and Glenwood Park.
About City Pools (all pools are outdoor)

Maple Park Pool 905-732-3040
512 South Pelham Rd. (Between Fitch St. and Thorold Rd.)
Capacity: 400 − large pool and wading pool.

location map MAP DIRECTIONS HERE


Rosie Smith Memorial Pool 905-732-9776
391 St. George Park on St. George St. (Corner of Roach Ave.)
Capacity: 400 − large pool and wading pool.

location map MAP DIRECTIONS HERE


Memorial Park Pool 905-732-0684
405 Memorial Park Dr. (Corner of Ontario Rd.)
Capacity: 400 − large pool and splash pool. Also, located at Memorial Park is a splash pad.

location map MAP DIRECTIONS HERE

 

For Aquatic registration visit our Wellness Guide

Pools officially closed: Monday, September 4, 2017

2018 Public Swimming information will be available early June

Glenwood Park, Memorial Park and Chippawa Park public splash pads are presently open from dawn till dusk.

The splash pads close at the end of the season, last day is September 30th

Admission Standards for Public Pools were developed by the Office of the Chief Coroner to assist lifeguards and assistant lifeguards in maintaining adequate surveillance over the whereabouts and the activities of young bathers while they are inside the pool enclosure. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care strongly supports these recommendations for the purposes of preventing injuries and fatalities.

  • Children under the age of 10 years who are non-swimmers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 12 years of age and responsible for their direct supervision. The ratio of non-swimmers to parent or guardian may be a maximum of 4 bathers to one parent or guardian (4:1). The ratio of non-swimmers to parent or guardian may be increased to a maximum of 8 bathers to one parent or guardian (8:1) if lifejackets are worn by all non-swimmers in their charge
  • Children under the age of 10 who are swimmers (able to demonstrate comfort in the water and pass the facility swim test) may be admitted to the swimming pool unaccompanied.
  • Children under the age of 6 years may not be admitted to the swimming pool unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who is responsible for their direct supervision, with a maximum of two children for each parent or guardian
  • Guardians or group leaders are responsible for the children in their care while in the facility and must directly supervise the children at all times.
  • Guardians or group leaders should be at least 12 years of age.
  • Ratios of instructors/lifeguards to bathers must also be maintained as per Regulation 565.

Memorial, Rosie Smith Memorial or Maple Park Pools are available to rent Monday through Friday for end of the year School parties, birthdays or just plain old family fun. To book your celebration, call us at 905-735-1700 ext. 4000

  • Donations of non-perishable food items can be made at all or our pools to benefit local food banks.
  • we will evaluate your child’s swimming ability free and recommend the appropriate level for swim lesson registration. Just ask a Supervisor!
  • Lifejackets are allowed, however, children in lifejackets must be within arms reach of adult at all times.