All of these great outdoor pools have a lifeguard on duty.
1. Mill Creek Outdoor Pool If fun in the sun is on your agenda, be sure to visit this family-friendly pool. The on-site picnic tables are a great place to relax and grab a bite to eat. Pack a picnic lunch or treat yourself to a snack at the concession stand. There's a drinking fountain, too, where your little fish can rehydrate. Change rooms and washrooms are available.
Go play: 9555 84 Avenue, Edmonton 780-944-7415 edmonton.ca>
2. Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool & Kinsmen Spray Park This outdoor pool offers the perfect spot to sprawl out (pass the sunscreen!) on its large sun deck. Your little ones can bob around in the shallow end of the pool or splash to their heart's content in the Kinsmen Spray Park. With accessibility in mind, the pool features zero-depth entry, so kids can slip into the pool with ease. Families will love the universal change rooms.
Go play: 9100 Walterdale Hill, Edmonton 780-442-5311 edmonton.ca>
3. Oliver Outdoor Pool The trendy downtown neighbourhood of Oliver is bustling with little swimmers on hot days. Have little thrill-seekers on your hands? They'll love the giant outdoor water slide and assorted pool toys. Once your little one is done perfecting his dog-paddle, he'll love exploring the adjacent playground before heading home. There are change rooms and washrooms on site and free lockers available.
Go play: 10315 119 Street, Edmonton 780-944-7416 edmonton.ca>
4. Fred Broadstock Outdoor Pool Is your little one just finding his sea legs? Fred Broadstock is the place to go. It has a children's teaching pool and a spray park. Land lovers can soak up rays on the sun deck or enjoy lunch at one of the picnic tables. Accessibility is the name of the game at this outdoor pool, with accessible washrooms, change rooms and ramps in both the pool and public areas. Oh, yeah, and there's also a cool—and accessible!—basketball court next to the pool, so your family can shoot some hoops before heading home.
Go play: 15720 105 Avenue, Edmonton 780-496-1486 edmonton.ca>