Summer is in full force in Northern British Columbia! The daily high of 32C (90F) is taking its toll on this Canadian family. Lucky for us, Prince George has a small, but fun, splash pad (or water park) at the main city park – Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park (previous known as Fort George Park).
Prince George Splash Pad
The Prince George splash pad runs daily in the summer starting at 10 am. Place your hand on the blue pole in the middle, and the water turns on for endless hours of fun. The water turns off periodically, but children, including my toddler, love to turn it on again, and again.
Lheildi T’enneh Memorial Park water park is nothing fancy with concrete under foot, two sprayers, and many different fountains, children are constantly surprised where water will come next. The water park seems to have some trouble with draining as a mud puddle usually appears to one edge of the pad by the end of the day. Have no fear kids can quickly rinse off!
The splash pad is located nearest Exploration Place. Follow the path at the end of the building, but before the tracks for the Little Prince, and you’ll find the Lheidli Tenneh Water park down and to the left. If you head up and to the right, you’ll find a playground. Currently, construction is under way for a new pavilion space.
There are plenty of picnic benches, tables and shade around the Prince George Splash pad. Washrooms are located closer to the main playground, but easily accessible by little feet. While the area is mostly shaded, the splash pad is not. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit and sun protection for the day!
Splashing at the Prince George Splash Pad
We opt to use our Omaiki rash guard and swim diaper when we visit. I know he should be wearing a hat, but I constantly loose the battle to keep his Twinklebelle Gro-with-me hat on his head! Disclosure: we are an Omaiki brand ambassador in 2017.
The Omaiki rash guard now comes in sizes 0-4T. Little Man has a 3/4 T which fits him much nicer than his previous size (18-24month) he out grew (check him out in my earlier post). Little Miss has a 6-9 month and she looks awesome in it! She’s not splashing in water, so I kept her in an Omaiki AIO cloth diaper instead.