Heat warning and opening of Davies Park splash pad

Category : Recreation
May 28, 2020

Due to the extreme heat and humidity, the Direction de Santé publique de Montréal has given municipalities the green light to open their water park installations.
“We are pleased to announce that the splash pad at Davies Park is now open to give everyone the opportunity to cool off.  We encourage all our residents to enjoy a respite from the heat but wish to remind you that this must be done while respecting distancing measures.”

– Beny Masella, Mayor

The splash pad is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. In order to respect physical distancing, specific measures indicated on posters by the splash pad will be put in place. If not respected, the Town will be forced to close the splash pad.

Splash pads at Strathearn and Rubgy Parks have not yet been opened. More details to follow.

We’d also like to remind you of the following general measures to prevent the effects of heat:

  • Spend at least three (3) hours in a cool or air conditioned place;
  • Drink lots of water even if not thirsty; 
  • Reduce physical efforts;
  • Stay in contact with people you know;
  • Take a shower or cool bath as often as needed or cool off with a damp cold cloth or spray;
  • Protect yourself from the sun, wear light coloured clothing and a hat (especially for babies and toddlers);
  • Keep blinds or curtains closed during the day;
  • Increase air circulation in your home by opening cross windows;

For more information : Santé Québec