Staying Cool in Guelph - Extended Hours for Splash Pads and Wading Pools

July 7, 2010

GUELPH, ON, July 6, 2010 – As a result of the hot temperatures this week, the City of Guelph has extended the hours at wading pools and splash pads and opened the Sleeman Centre to help residents cool off.

Extended hours are as follows:

Sleeman Centre: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wading pools: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Splash pads: Norm Jary: Wednesday 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. & Thursday 9 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Hanlon Creek: Wednesday 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. & Thursday 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
West End Community Centre: Wednesday & Thursday 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Residents are reminded that Guelph’s community centres are also great places to keep cool. Community Centre hours are as follows:

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
West End Community Centre: Monday to Friday 6 a.m.-11 p.m. & Saturdays and Sundays 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
Victoria Road Recreation Centre: Wednesday 2-5 p.m. & Thursday 2-4 p.m. for public swims
Lyons Pool: 10 a.m.–12 noon, 1–4 p.m., 5–8 p.m.
Centennial Pool: 1–4 p.m. for public swims

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health advises people to stay out of the sun, drink lots of water, limit outdoor activity to morning and evening hours and stay in air conditioned places. Seniors and young children are particularly at risk during heat and smog-related weather conditions. Residents are encouraged to call or visit family, friends and neighbours to make sure they are okay, especially isolated adults and seniors, who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness.

Environment Canada expects the hot, hazy and humid conditions to continue today through Thursday. For more information on heat safety, visit Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health.