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10 Awesome Outdoor Pools to Visit
We made it! With the coming of June, we can begin to celebrate the passing of the cold, wet weather, and the beginning of warmer weather! With warmer temperatures, we start to leave our homes and look for ways to soak up the sun. One of the best and most popular ways to spend the summer is poolside. Swimming is the perfect way to cool off this summer for many reasons. First, swimming is convenient and inexpensive. With most communities offering more than one public pool at a low cost per use, families of all income levels and in all areas of the community can gather at a local pool for some fun in the sun. Most swimming pools today, offer interactive fun in the form of spray features, water slides, diving boards and even climbing walls! These fun features are great additions that keep kids and adults alike busy, having a blast and refreshed all at the same time! Here is a list of 10 awesome outdoor pools in North America to visit this summer.

The Fairgrounds Aquatic Park in Strathroy, Ontario is the perfect place to spend a hot summer day with the family! This outdoor facility boasts exciting features for swimmers of all ages. The 6-lane lap pool is perfect for those looking to get some exercise or practice their swimming technique. The leisure pool featuring a variety of spray features is perfect for young children to splash around with their parents. For those looking to take it easy, the lazy river and hydrotherapy bench provide the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax, and cool off, all at the same time! Finally, the exciting 22 ft waterslide will have you returning in no time! 
The outdoor aquatic facility at Roosevelt Park in Rapid City, South Dakota, includes a 10-lane, 50M outdoor pool with a movable bulkhead. When the bulkhead is in the middle park position, the pool transforms into a 20-lane pool, making this facility perfect for those looking to touch up on their swimming technique, practice for competitions, or even just get in a good lap swim! The facility also includes water polo courses for both men and women, and starting platforms, making this the place to be for aquatic competitions of all kinds!

Originally built in the 1960s, the Memorial Outdoor Pool in Ajax, Ontario, underwent major renovations and reopened to the public in 2011. Included in the renovation was the construction of a brand new swimming pool with a zero depth beach entrance and an accessibility ramp, making the pool suitable for all ages and abilities. Along with a new pool, a brand new splash pad was added to the facility! With the ability to offer a variety of aquatic programs, the residents of Ajax and surrounding areas are sure to make a splash this summer!

 The interactive facility at the Lions Club of Credit Valley was part of a city wide outdoor pool rejuvenation project in Mississauga, Ontario. Featuring an outdoor leisure pool with a dedicated lap area, various interactive spray features, a diving board, and zero depth beach entry allowing for full accessibility, the Lions Club of Credit Valley Outdoor Pool is certain to become a gathering point for the Mississauga community. 
The outdoor aquatic facility at the Caledonia Kinsmen Park in Caledonia, Ontario, is the ideal cool-off spot for children, adults and families! This swimming pool features a lap and leisure area, a dedicated diving tank with a diving board, tot slide, and zero depth beach entry, making this facility fully accessible to the entire community. The park also includes a 6,500 square foot, two level splash pad with over 20 spray features – tons of fun for children of all ages!

The brand new Horace Mann Park in Rapid City, South Dakota, opened to the public in 2015, following a complete re-build. This exciting waterpark features an outdoor lap pool, complete with diving boards, a recreation pool, water slides, and a Vortex play structure that will have kids splashing the day away! Gather your family and head to the Horace Mann Park for some fun in the sun!

The Lakeshore Swimming Pool in Kingston, Ontario officially opened to the public in the summer of 2015! After mechanical room and pool tank renovations, the facility was completely transformed. When visiting this facility, you will find a refreshing lap/leisure pool complete with diving boards and a small water slide! The brand new concrete deck is the perfect place to soak up the sun. Spend this summer poolside at the Lakeshore Swimming Pool Association!

Kingston's favourite water park will be opening to the public soon! The Tomlinson Aqua Park located in Kingston, Ontario boasts a 25M lap pool complete with diving boards along with a leisure pool featuring fun spray features! When you visit this water park you will also find an exciting, 10M water slide, a lazy river, toddler pool, and zero-depth beach entry. There is no better way to beat the heat this summer than a day spent at the Tomlinson Aqua Park!
Originally built in 1960, the redevelopment of the Green Acres Pool in Hamilton, Ontario, began in 2014. This included demolition of the existing aquatic facility and reconstruction of the brand new outdoor pool. The new swimming pool is heated and fully-accessible. To enhance the facility, a splash pad was added just outside of the pool area.

As part of a 6 million dollar park revitalization plan, The Bannerman Park Outdoor Swimming Pool, located in St. John's Newfoundland, underwent a complete renovation of the existing swimming pool, along with the construction of the brand new Rotary Splash Pad. With the addition of the fully accessible, exciting and interactive splash pad, Bannerman Park is the perfect place for families to spend time together on a hot summer day.

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