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

Waterloo Park's splash pad is located off Father David Bauer Drive, next to the skate park. Free parking is available on the street or in lots surrounding the park. Admission is free.

The splash pad is open for the season and operates daily from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Splash pad during COVID-19

We are excited to welcome users to the second year of our new splash pad. Procedures for the opening of the splash pad under COVID-19 include:

  • stay home when you're sick or if you've been instructed to self-isolate
  • two meters physical distancing is required at all times
  • when there is no more space for physical distancing, splash pad time limits are 20 minutes.
    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
  • to maximize use for all children, please limit family groups to one guardian/caregiver per family
  • practice hand hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • wear a face covering when entering park washrooms

There is a shaded sitting area for patrons, however please be prepared to be in the sun.