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Monday, June 1, 2009

The Hazy, Lazy Days of Summer

The long, lazy days of summer seem so far away. This unseasonably cool weather has made me want to just curl up in front of a fireplace and read a book, not think about swimming. However, this past weekend was the official opening date of the City of Toronto splash pads. Woohoo!

I'm telling you this because the adult pools and wading pools don't open until the end of June, so if a heat wave was to suddenly strike and your garden sprinkler is just not doing it for you (or you have young children to amuse), Danforth East has two (possibly three) splash pads within its radius.

The first is the splash pad at Dieppe Park which is a mega sports park between Greenwood and Coxwell, south of Cosburn. The second is Gledhill Playground which is on Burrell Ave - click here for a map. A third possibility is Cassels Avenue Playground but I haven't been down to that park as of yet so I can't confirm.

The splash pads are "open" ie. a wonderland of waterworks from 10 - 8 every day of the week. Happy splashing everyone!

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