Splash Pad Set To Re-open Saturday!

Splash Pad
Photo by Megan Pounder/SaultOnline

As part of Stage 2 of the Province’s reopening framework, the City of Sault Ste. Marie continues to take a cautious and gradual approach to ensure that safety and proper procedures are in place at all facilities. As part of its next steps, the City is announcing that the Bellevue Park Splash Pad will open on Saturday, July 4, 2020. The Splash Pad is open daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“We will continue to take a cautious approach to reopening more outdoor recreational amenities with the goal of ensuring the health and safety of our community. Please remember to continue practising physical distancing measures, adhering to social gathering emergency orders and washing your hands frequently,” said Malcolm White, CAO, City of Sault Ste. Marie.

At this time, the City of Sault Ste. Marie is focusing its efforts on reopening its swimming and outdoor recreational amenities only. When using the Splash Pad, residents are reminded to stay at least 6ft. / 2m. from other people and follow social gathering sizes of 10 or less. Be courteous and share this space with the community. Limit your time and ensure others have a chance to use the amenity. If the Splash Pad is busy, and physical distancing is not possible, residents are asked to return at a later time.

“Staff are focused on making the necessary preparations to meet the demands of the community for facility use when permitted to do so. As with other areas, these preparations include complying with Provincial legislation, complying with guidance from Algoma Public Health (often requiring APH site inspections) and factoring in user group requirements informed by terms and guidance from their governing bodies,” adds White.

Tentatively, the City has scheduled the reopening of the Manzo and Greco outdoor pool on July 13 and the John Rhodes pool on July 15.

Residents are reminded to take extra caution and abide by on-site signage and protocols. The City of Sault Ste. Marie continues to work closely with Algoma Public Health and community stakeholders to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond accordingly. For the most current information, updates will be posted to the City’s website at www.saultstemarie.ca/covid19 and on social media.


  1. we cant get pot holes fixed 🤦🏻‍♀️ you think the city will pay for 20+ workers to be spraying Lysol after every kid touches the equipment lol
    I wish there was a way but I don’t think that is a smart idea

  2. Well I for one am excited for this news
    Can you open the park too though?
    Sooner or later life needs to return to “normal”
    God it’s more dangerous taking a trip to the local Walmart 😳
    We have been outside all summer exploring and on the beach etc
    To each their own- if you feel it’s not right for you, don’t go

  3. Why is everyone so upset? You all get to do your shopping and enjoy patios etc, kids are the ones who are suffering. If there’s too many people there and you aren’t comfortable , don’t take yours at that time. 🙃 not everyone can afford to build a water park in their backyards and live in apartments etc. I feel for the kids 💜☀️

  4. I have an idea everyone. If you don’t want to partake or bring your kids to the splash pad – don’t do it. Don’t shame others for doing so though. The government has mandated that it is ok to open these types of activities – so be it. On the other side of the coin, those who wish to participate don’t give the people who want to stay home the gears. It’s their choice as well. Now everyone go have fun doing what you choose to do.

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