There’s nothing like taking the kids to cool off and have some fun at a spray park on those hot sunny days! Fortunately, we have some of the best playgrounds and best spray parks in the Tri-Cities! These are The Write Mama’s picks for best spray parks in the Port Moody/Coquitlam area including a couple nearby in Burnaby.
Rocky Point Spray Park
2800 Block Murray St
Open mid May until September
We really have not found a spray park in Metro Vancouver that can match the fun at the spray park at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody! The brightly coloured installations are interesting and interactive, there are a ton of them, and the kids can play for hours without getting bored. This popular park also features Rocky Point Ice Cream, a skateboard park, playground, outdoor pool, trails for biking and walking, kayaking and canoeing, Pajos, a dog park and a stage with music programming every Sunday during the summer. The only downside is the parking which is just crazy busy on hot summer weekends.
Mackin Spray Park
1046 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam
Open May 20 – Sept 17
Mackin Park in Coquitlam has a fabulous playground that offers lots of shade and picnic tables as well as a very cute spray park that I would recommend for the toddler/preschooler set as it’s on the smaller side so less intimidating for little ones. There’s lots of other features for families to explore at this park which has a unique public art piece called Pioneer Spirit as well as two playing fields, four ball diamonds, two lit tennis courts, a perimeter walking trail and skateboarding facility.
Blue Mountain Spray Park
975 King Albert Ave, Coquitlam
Open May 20 – Sept 17
One of the very best spray parks in the Tri-Cities is Blue Mountain Park in Coquitlam which is very interactive and fun. Bring your water blasters along as we recently discovered that’s a great way to get a group of kids playing together. I like the benches and shady trees that surround the spray pad which gives parents lots of options. There are picnic tables (and a concession) at the park so make a day of it and enjoy the playground, grassy playing field, tennis courts, and wading pool while you’re at it.
Confederation Park Spray Pad
Willingdon & Pandora
May – September
Confederation Park is one of the most popular parks in Burnaby. The 400 square metre water play area was updated in 2014 and designed plaza-style to encourages manipulation play; children can operate the gates and weirs to change the direction of water! This is a low key water park alongside a great playground that will keep your kids busy for hours.
Cameron Spray Pad
9375 Cameron Street, Burnaby
May long weekend until September
The Cameron Spray Pad in North Burnaby is super cute and a great place for the toddler and preschooler set. There’s also a very nice playground with plenty of shade, benches and a stroller friendly paved walking path.
What are your favourite spray parks in the Tri-Cities (Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and area)? I’d like to add to this list so if you have a spray park you love, please share!<