City Offers Great Options to Beat the Heat
The City of Windsor reminds residents that there are plenty of great options to beat the heat while staying active and cool this summer.
Summer programming is underway at the City’s outdoor pools, and Atkinson, Central, Mic Mac, Riverside Centennial and Remington Booster are all offering afternoon recreational swimming from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with evening options available as well.
Summer schedules, including information on learn-to-swim, aquatic leadership, fitness lanes, aqua fit and recreational swimming, can be found at www.ActiveWindsor.ca online.
Sandpoint Beach is also open with lifeguards on duty from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily, weather and water quality permitting. Up-to-date beach water quality information can be found at Beach Water Testing, The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (wechu.org).
Adventure Bay Family Water Park presented by WFCU Credit Union will be open daily 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. until Sunday, September 3, 2023.
In addition, the City splash pads, which are free of charge, are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and include:
AKO Park, 4270 Alice Street, washrooms available
Captain John Wilson Splash Pad, 3950 Ducharme Street, washrooms available
Ford City Splash Pad in Garry Dugal Park, 1247 Drouillard Road, washrooms available
Forest Glade Park, 3265 Forest Glade Drive, washrooms available
Fontainebleau Park, 2960 Rivard Avenue, washrooms available
Fred Thomas Park at Windsor Water World, 400 Wyandotte Street East
Jackson Park Splash Pad, 125 Tecumseh Road East, washrooms available
Kimmy Lucier Splash Pad in Mic Mac Park, 1125 Prince Road, washrooms available
Mic Mac Splash Pad at Mic Mac Pool, 1125 Prince Road, washrooms available
Realtor Park, 1198 Homedale Boulevard, washrooms available
Wilson Park, 700 McEwan Avenue
There are plenty of quiet air-conditioned indoor options too. For those in the downtown area, the following are open during the day:
Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre, 401 Pitt Street West
Windsor Public Library, Central Branch, 185 Ouellette Avenue (access off Pitt Street)
The Homelessness and Housing Help Hub (H4) at Windsor Water World, 400 Wyandotte Street East
The Chimczuk Museum, 401 Riverside Drive West
Contact 311 for information on hours, locations and any costs.
We also have libraries and community centres throughout the city. For information on libraries visit WindsorPublicLibrary.com.
For information on community centres, visit:
For health information, visit the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit website.