Nelson pool opens

The new Nelson outdoor pool and splash pad opened on Saturday, July 8 ahead of schedule and recreational swimmers can enjoy it daily between 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The official grand reopening celebration of the pool and the splash pad will take place Tuesday, Aug. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Nelson pool, 4183 New St. Admission will be free all day, and there will be family activities and giveaways. Remarks and a ribbon-cutting will take place at noon.

Quick Facts

The new pool at Nelson Park is 50-metres long with eight lanes. It includes a beach-entry leisure pool and a new splash pad located beside the pool.

Features of the new pool include:

New pool filtration equipment and heaters

Climbing wall feature in deep end

New diving boards

New accessible ramp into the pool

New concrete deck around the pool and splash pad

Various amenities such as seating areas, shade, diving boards and play equipment.

The new splash pad is designed and constructed to engage children of all ages.

Interactive splash pad features include jets, small animal spray features and a giant tipping bucket.

Construction to replace the pool began in October 2016.

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