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Spray Pad Practitioner Program (POSTPONED)

  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 8:30 AM
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 4:30 PM
  • West Lincoln Community Centre ~ 177 West Street, Smithville, ON, L0R 2A0
  • 15


  • Course instructor
  • Available to current OPA Members only.
    Price includes HST
  • Consider joining OPA to receive member benefits.
    Price includes HST


If you would like to join the waitlist, please email Abby at training@ontarioparksassociation.ca

With the increasing demand for spray pads in communities, are you prepared to deal with the choices (and possibly trade-offs) that will need to be made when dealing with the installation of this type of equipment? Location, required features, surface materials, the Health Act, responsibilities of owners, and water treatment and testing, and more, all need to be considered with the installation of a spray pad.

With that in mind, Ontario Parks Association has developed a spray pad operations course that will prepare participants to confidently respond to these questions and more. This session is the first of its kind in North America, and has been an exciting addition our training line-up at OPA. This two-day Spray Pad Practitioner program will include both theory and practical, with a visit to a local spray pad and quiz to write at the end of day 2.

This course will cover:

  • Design philosophy
  • Considerations (ie. ages, collaborative play, inclusive play, sensory stimulation, motor skills, etc.)
  • Selecting colours, location, patterns
  • Types of fixtures – fiberglass, stainless, aluminum, fixed and removable
  • Determining shape/ size
  • Sequencing and determining flow pattern
  • Surfacing options
  • Considerations for construction
  • Water treatment and testing
  • Flow through, recirculation and retain and reuse systems
  • Equipment (ie. pumps, strainers, UV)
  • Inspections (daily, pre-opening,  pre-season)
  • Signage
  • Winterizing
  • Ministry guidelines

Whether you are an operator, supervisor, manager, or health official, you will want to attend this exciting course to gain a stronger understanding of this increasingly popular equipment. 


TIME: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

LOCATION:  West Lincoln Community Centre ~ 177 West Street, Smithville, ON L0R 2A0


OPA Member: $416.00

OPA Potential Member: $653.00

*Please note that lunch will not be provided at this training. We encourage you to bring a bagged lunch and water bottle with you for the day.

This course is worth 2 credits towards your Parks Practitioner Designation.

Register above online. An invoice will be sent to you within 24hrs of registering. Payment can be made online through the invoice you will receive or via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association).

Click here to read our registration policies.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

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