New Splash Pad Opens at Twin Forks Playground

Jul 22, 2020

There’s another place for kids to cool off this summer. A new splash pad officially opens this Friday, July 24 at the Twin Forks playground on Gary Avenue in New Sudbury.

“We are always happy to support community projects that benefit our neighbourhood youth and families through Healthy Community Initiative funding,” said Ward 8 Councillor Al Sizer. “The splash pad will allow more families to get outside and stay active while enjoying a cool play area on a hot summer day. I know a lot of kids will be excited to visit the new splash pad, so please remember to stay at least 2 metres away from those outside of your social circle, and continue to do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Thank you to all of the hard-working volunteers who helped make this project a reality.”

Local volunteers of the Ward 8 Community Action Network (CAN) and the Twin Forks Neighbourhood Association are thrilled to see the completion of the splash pad. 

“We are so appreciative of the support this project received,” said Ward 8 CAN Chair Rachelle Niemela. “This splash pad provides a safe place for kids to play, and we hope it will encourage families to use the park more often. I am very proud of the volunteers who tirelessly worked for the good of their community, and am thrilled to be able to see the smiling faces of children enjoying the new and improved park.”

Municipal funding and community fundraising efforts combined to realize the project. An official grand opening will be planned at a later date.

Splash pads are unsupervised water play areas, and parents/guardians must supervise their children at all times. As a COVID-19 safety reminder, these amenities are not sanitized and users should wash or sanitize their hands well before and after use and maintain a distance of two metres from others.

This will be the 15th splash pad in the City of Greater Sudbury. They are open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit for locations.