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September 2, 2015

Beat the heat and enjoy City of Winnipeg amenities!

Released: 11:34 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - With warm weather continuing in the forecast, citizens are reminded that the City of Winnipeg continues to offer a number of aquatic amenities. Come join the fun at one of our spray pads, outdoor swimming pools or wading pools throughout the city. Weather permitting, outdoor water amenities are open as follows:

Spray Pads

16 Spray pads are open up to and including Monday, September 7, 2015:

Central Park Fort Rouge Park
Gateway Lindenwoods
Lindsey Wilson Park Provencher Park
River East River Heights
St. Norbert St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool
Shaughnessy Park Sturgeon Heights
Vimy Ridge Memorial Park Waverley Heights
West Kildonan Westdale

For more information on City of Winnipeg spray pads, visit City of Winnipeg - Spray Pads or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

Outdoor Pools

Weather permitting, eight City of Winnipeg outdoor swimming pools are operating until Friday, September 4 with four outdoor pools remaining open up to and including Monday, September 7.

Open until Friday, September 4:

  • Happyland
  • Norwood
  • Provencher
  • Windsor

Open until Monday, September 7:

  • Fort Garry Lions
  • Freight House
  • Kildonan Park
  • Westdale

For more information on City of Winnipeg swimming pools, including operating hours for outdoor pools, visit City of Winnipeg - Outdoor Pools or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

Wading Pools

Weather permitting; the following 17 wading pools will be open up to and including Monday, September 7:

Bronx Park Community Centre Brock Cordova Park
Central Park Dakota Park
Ducharme Park John Steele Park
Keenleyside Park Machray Park
McKittrick Park Norquay Community Centre
Rotary Centenary Park Shaughnessy Park
Sturgeon Heights Park Vimy Ridge Memorial Park
West Kildonan Memorial Community Centre Westdale
Weston Park  

For more information on City of Winnipeg wading pools, including operating hours, visit City of Winnipeg - Wading Pools or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

The public is also invited to come cool off at other city facilities during regular operating hours, including:

Indoor Pools

Indoor pools are also a great way to cool down. For information on weekday/weekend hours of operation for indoor swimming pools, please contact 311 or visit City of Winnipeg - Indoor Pools.

Leisure Centres

In addition to weekdays, most City leisure centres are open Saturdays and Sundays. For locations and hours, please contact 311 or visit City of Winnipeg - Leisure Centres.


All library locations and hours are available by contacting 311 or visiting City of Winnipeg - Winnipeg Public Library.

Safety Tips for Hot Weather

When using additional cooling appliances such as portable air conditioners, citizens are reminded not to overload electrical circuits as this can create a fire risk. Use dedicated circuits, and plug the unit directly into a receptacle without the use of extension cords.

Citizens are also reminded to never leave people or pets unattended in parked vehicles even for a few minutes, as temperatures can rise quickly and create a dangerous environment.

Be sure to check on seniors, particularly those who may be isolated from friends and family, as well as young children and pets who may be more susceptible to heat-related illnesses during extreme temperatures. Isolated seniors and the disabled are at greater risk of heat related illnesses.

For more heat and sun safety tips, visit City of Winnipeg - Heat and Sun Safety.

Winnipeggers invited to provide feedback on how to limit combined sewer overflows

Attend a public meeting September 14 or 15 to learn more about what could be the largest and most expensive infrastructure project in Winnipeg's history

Released: 2:25 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Public meetings will be held in September to allow Winnipeggers to share their views on potential strategies to control combined sewer overflows (CSOs). The City is required to limit CSOs to meet provincial legislation. Depending on the option selected, controlling CSOs could be the largest and most expensive infrastructure project in Winnipeg's history.

CSOs are temporary sewer discharges to the river during periods of heavy rainfall or snow melt. There are a range of control options being considered. Each would entail significantly different costs and environmental impacts, and would involve different levels of interruption to City services due to construction.

Historically, combined sewer overflows happen about 22 times a year in each sewer district in Winnipeg.

Event details

Citizens can learn more about the options to reduce CSOs, and can provide their feedback at the following meetings:


Monday, September 14, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue


The first 30 minutes of each session will be devoted to registration, followed by a 30 minute presentation on combined sewer overflow options. The final hour of each meeting will be devoted to a question and answer period, where residents and stakeholders can provide their opinions on which control options they prefer.


Those who wish to attend are asked to register in advance by:

Comment online

Comments can also be provided before October 5, 2015:

Citizens can join the conversation online and get more information, including an interactive animation about combined sewer overflows, by visiting

Last update: September 2, 2015