Pools and splash pad

We have one city-run indoor swimming complex, outdoor pool and a splash pad. Check our swimming page for drop-in schedules and the programs page for lessons and leadership courses.

Indoor pool

The Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex is home to an indoor swimming complex (what we call the ‘Swimplex').

The Swimplex has a variety of pools, a diving tower, springboards, a waterslide and a splash area for children. Male, female and alternate-needs change rooms are available.

It's open year-round with the exception of an annual maintenance closure in September. Drop-in and registered swimming programs are available.

Outdoor pool

The Moses Springer Community Centre has an eight-lane outdoor pool with two waterslides, a ramp and stair leading into the shallow end. The pool has male and female change rooms, a shaded area and picnic tables.

It's open from mid-July to mid-September. Drop-in and registered swimming programs are available.

Splash pad

The Lions Lagoon splash pad has been decommissioned and a new splash will open in early August, 2020 as part of the Waterloo Park improvements.

The splash pad will operate from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. Guardian and caregivers are responsible for their children's safety at all times.

The splash pad will be closed in inclement weather when there is any risk for thunder and lightning and when the temperature is 20 degrees or below. Admission is always free.

Splash pad during COVID-19

Procedures for the opening of the new splash pad with COVID-19 include the splash pad being fenced in with a maximum capacity of 39 people, which included two city staff. Users will be required to line up to gain entry into the facility. To maximize use for all children, please limit family groups to one guardian/caregiver per family.

City staff will monitor patrons in the splash pad. Every 20 minutes staff will blow a whistle requiring everyone to vacate the facility to complete required cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces for 10 minutes at which time the next 37 participants can enter and enjoy the splash pad. You are welcome to line up to re-enter the splash pad. If no one is waiting in line to enter the splash pad, you can return to the splash pad area. 

There is a shaded sitting area for patrons, however please be prepared to be in the sun. Two meters physical distancing is required when lining up and playing in the splash pad.

Do not use the splash pad if you have a fever, an open sore or rash, or you are experiencing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or flu-like symptoms.