Manitoba

Most Winnipeg wading pools to close before the end of August

Most of the City of Winnipeg's wading pools will close for the season before the Labour Day weekend, the city said in a Thursday news release.

4 wading pools stay open until Sept. 5, but dozens of others closing between Aug. 17 and 26

A green water park feature spraying water is shown in the foreground, with people in bathing suits blurred in the background.
Children and families play at an outdoor water park in Winnipeg in a 2021 file photo. The city's spray pads will remain open until Sept. 5 this year, but most wading pools will close before the Labour Day weekend. (Jaison Empson/CBC)

Most of the City of Winnipeg's wading pools will close for the season before the Labour Day weekend, the city said in a Thursday news release.

The city has struggled with a shortage of lifeguards, which has forced it to scale back some programming this summer.

Fifty-five city wading pools will close for the season between Aug. 17 and 26, according to the city's website.

 The city's news release said four others will remain open until Monday, Sept. 5:

  • Central Park.
  • Dakota Park.
  • McKittrick Park.
  • St. John's Park.

Four of the city's nine outdoor pools will close at the end of day on Friday, Sept. 2:

  • Fort Garry Lions.
  • Happyland.
  • Windsor Park.
  • Provencher.

The other five will remain open until the end of day on Monday, Sept. 5:

  • Freight House.
  • Kildonan Park.
  • St. Vital.
  • Transcona Aquatic Park.
  • Westdale.

Spray pads will be open until 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, the city says.

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