In response to the current heatwave, the city is now fast-tracking the repair, maintenance and opening of some of Hamilton’s 61 spray pads.
Many will remain closed until the end of June, since they are located on school properties and there are concerns about kids coming to class soaked.
But Mayor Fred Eisenberger says the goal is to get the others open as quickly as possible.
Glanbrook Councillor Brenda Johnson is disappointed that it’s taken this long, noting that they’d have been jam packed during the past two weekends. She also notes that Haldimand and Grimsby, municipalities which neighbour her ward, already have their spray pads open.
As of Tuesday, the Gage Park and Pier 4 spray pads had been inspected and activated, along with those at Churchill Park and Winona Park.