Brant to Open Splash Pads Amid Prolonged Heat Wave

BRANT COUNTY – The county’s splash pads and cooling centre will be open this week as the prolonged period of hot weather is forecasted to continue.

Environment Canada says a slightly cooler airmass may move into the area this weekend, however there is considerable uncertainty.

The county’s splash pads in Paris, Burford and St.George open on Wednesday with new rules and measures in place.

Reservations will be required for splash pad time. They can be made online at or through the Sign Up Genius app. Visits will be in 40-minute increments and there will be a maximum of 10 people allowed per session including parents and guardians.

The Paris Community Pool on Laurel Street opens on July 13th. New protocols will also be in place for visits. Advanced registration, available on the county website, will be required for all swims. 

When a Heat Advisory has been issued by the Brant County Health Unit the
County of Brant also operates a cooling centre from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm until the advisory is cancelled.

The lobby of the Syl Apps Community Centre will be open until Friday with physical distancing regulations in effect, including a maximum number of people allowed in the facility. Hygiene protocols are also in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Daytime high temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius, with humidex values in the high thirties to low forties, are expected for this week with overnight lows near 20 degrees Celsius, providing little relief from the heat.