Parents looking to keep their children cool this summer have a new spray pad to check out in Winnipeg. 

The City of Winnipeg together with the Government of Canada held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning at the new 3000-square foot accessible spray pad and playground at Corydon Community Centre. 

PlaygroundA new accessible playground opened next to the Corydon Community Centre at 1170 Corydon Avenue on May 23, 2024. (City of Winnipeg/ X)

“With summer weather finally here, I’m thrilled to be able to invite families to enjoy the new accessible spray pad and playground at Corydon Community Centre,” said John Orlikow, Councillor for River Heights – Fort Garry. “These beautiful new amenities are a testament to all levels of government working together and will be an important part of our community for years to come.”

The project, which also included new concrete pathways, seating areas, fencing, benches and upgraded landscaping, was funded through the COVID-19 Economic Response and Recovery Plan. The budget for the project was $1.47 million, with $845,000 of the project budget funded through the federal Canada Community-Building Fund, $300,000 from the provincial Building Sustainable Communities Program, and $328,282 from the City of Winnipeg.

Corydon Community Centre is located at 1170 Corydon Avenue.