Pools and Aquatics

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Kids playing in the Splash Pad at the MacBain Centre

The City of Niagara Falls strives to offer affordable and safe Aquatic Programs for the entire community. On this page you will find information on the City’s aquatic opportunities for exercise, relaxation, learning and most of all fun! 

Pools

All pools are due to open on Friday, June 26, 2015 and will be open daily from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For the F.H. Leslie Pool, the hours from August 22 to September 6 will be 1:00pm - 6:00pm.

ProgramsE.E. Mitchelson Park
3800 Springdale Avenue
Prince Charles Pool
6320 Arad Street
F.H. Leslie Pool
5250 Valley Way
Niagara Falls Lions Club
4981 Drummond Road
Buck Hinsperger Pool
3970 Welland Street
Link to ParkE.E. Michelson ParkPrince Charles PoolF.H. Leslie PoolNiagara Falls Lions ClubBuck Hinsperger Pool
Splash Pad9:00 am to 8:00 pm9:00 am to 8:00 pm9:00 am to 8:00 pm9:00 am to 8:00 pmN/A
Closing DateSunday, August 23Sunday, August 23Sunday, September 6Sunday, August 16Sunday, August 16

Splash Pads

Splash pads are located at MacBain Community Centre, Niagara Falls Lions Park, FH Leslie Park, Patrick Cummings Memorial Sports Complex, EE Mitchelson and Prince Charles Parks.  Splash pads will open Friday, June 5, 2015 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm daily.

Niagara Falls Swimming Lessons

The City of Niagara Falls is now offering swim lessons during the 2015 summer months. This program is being offered by the Red Cross. More information is available at the links below:

Admission and Supervision Standards

Traffic Light for Admission Standards

RED

Children 0-6 years old and children 7-9 who DO NOT PASS the facility swim test MUST be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian who is at least 16 years of age. Direct Supervision Ratio: 0 - 6 years of age 2:1 & 7 - 9 years of age 4:1 Must remain in the shallow end of the pool.

YELLOW

Children age 10+ who DO NOT PASS the facility swim test MUST stay in shallow end. Direct Supervision Ratio 0 - 6 years of age 2:1 & 7 - 9 years of age 4:1

Children 0-6 years of age who PASS the facility swim test MUST be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian who is at least 16 years of age.

GREEN

Children 7, 8, 9 years of age and over who PASS the facility swim test may be admitted unaccompanied. Permitted in the deep end.

Swim Test

Swim a minimum of 3 widths of the pool of front crawl. (2 widths at F.H. Leslie)

The City of Niagara Falls defines parent or guardian direct supervision as, in the water within arms reach and able to render immediate assistance.

As recommended by the Lifesaving Society and the Coroner's Office the City of Niagara Falls enforces Admission and Supervision Standards. Please review the Admission and Supervision Standards before visiting our Outdoor pools.

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RZone Policy and Incident Reports

The City of Niagara Falls has a policy in place for all of our facilities regarding the enforcement of vandalism, abuse, harassment and more. You can view the policy, brochure and incident report on the Niagara Falls RZone page.