Huntley Centennial (Carp) ~ Splash Pad Review

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We are keen on soaking up some sun this Summer, while staying cool at the same time – and what better way to do this then hitting up the local splash pad?!

We always seem to end up at the same few splash pads, not necessarily because they are the BEST ones, but honestly because they are familiar {I know how to get there, where to park, etc…}. So to keep things fresh, we are on a mission to explore and discover the splash pads of West Ottawa this Summer. We will be checking-out at least one new one every week and reporting back here with our most and least favourite things they had to offer. Come along for the ride, as we travel the world of Splash Pad excitement!


Last week we spent a cloudy morning visiting HUNTLEY CENTENNIAL SPLASH PAD in Carp

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 Location: 108 Juanita Avenue in Carp, located just off the main stretch of this cute west end town, with lots of parking in the lots surrounding the fairgrounds. We parked right by the park, which meant it was a bit of a walk over to the splash pad. 

Featuring: A great fenced-in park area, with lots of structures, slides, ride-ons, climbers, diggers and a playhouse to keep kids of all ages engaged! The park did get very busy around 11:00 with some city camps that are run at the community centre.

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The splash pad itself has a great variety of water sprayers, fountains and shooters, laid out nicely on a large paved area.

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There is also an awesome gazebo with big picnic tables and a porta-potty nearby, by the baseball diamond.

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How to turn the water on: By placing your hand on the black sensor button on top of the red hydrant, but be warned, water sprays out the sides!

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Most Favourite: The light and predictable stream of water from the giant daisy was where my littles played the most, but it was the 5 buckets that fill and pour out in a big gush that definitely elicited the best squeals of laughter!

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 Least Favourite: The trek between the park and splash pad made doing both at once impossible and also made lugging all the ‘stuff’ a bit tricky…thank God for friends, especially the kind who let you borrow some stroller space 😉

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Verdict: {4 out of 5 stars} ∗∗∗∗

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See our other Splash Pad Reviews:

Citiplace

Bandmaster Park

Andrew Haydon Park