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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.

Pools/Wading Pools - Daily operating hours are 12:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wading Pools: Children’s wading pools at Rosie Smith and Maple Park pools are now open.

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 Maple Park 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 Rosie Smith Memorial DIRECTIONS HERE


Memorial Park Pool 905-732-0684
405 Memorial Park Dr. (Corner of Ontario Rd.)
Capacity: 175 − large pool, splash pool and splash pad.

location map Memorial Park DIRECTIONS HERE

 

For Aquatic registration visit our Wellness Guide

Daily operating hours are 12:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wading Pools: Children’s wading pools at Rosie Smith and Maple Park pools are now open.

Public access is always free

Lane Swimming:

Lane swimming offered at Rosie Smith Pool 7days a week during all operating hours


Recreation & Culture Ambassadors will be on-site to aide visitors and to ensure COVID-19 safety procedures are followed.

The following procedures will be in effect at each of the Swimming Pools:

  • Cleaning breaks with be scheduled throughout the day, approximately every 90 minutes, at which time the pool will be vacated.
  • COVID-19 prevention measures will be in place, including controlled access and screening
  • Regular cleaning of hard surface areas
  • Restrictions on the number of patrons will be enforced to allow for physical distancing, with the potential for a time limit to maximize public access.
  • Washrooms and change rooms will be open.
  • Members of the public are to avoid bringing food, lawn chairs, and large items into the pool area (These items are allowed in the parks adjacent to each pool location)
  • There is no storage of belongings in change areas; all items remain with customers on the pool deck.

All splash pads are open (weather permitting) at the following locations:
Chippawa Park
Glenwood Park
Memorial Park
Maple Park

Hours of operation are 8am -8PM (starting June 10th) weather permitting.

Washrooms are open at each location; cleaned twice per day.

Please adhere to physical distancing guidelines and comply with current limited gatherings.

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.

At this time there will be no private pool rentals for the 2021 season. This may be revisited as the season continues, email recreation@welland.ca for more information.

  • 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.