Skip to content

Memory Lane: Steveston wading pool let kids cool off during hot summers

Most wading pools have been replaced by spray parks.
There used to be a wading pool in Steveston.

A nostalgic photo from the 1970s of kids in a wading pool seemed a propos as Richmond undergoes a seasonal heat wave.

The Friends of the Richmond Archives posted a photo of the wading pool near the Steveston Community Centre from around 1970.

“They were a great place to cool off in the summer heat but have been replaced by water splash parks today,” the Facebook post noted.

Spray parks in Richmond are open from Victoria Day to early September from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

They can, however, be shut down if there are water restrictions due to extremely dry conditions, the city states on its website.

The city further notes that dogs aren’t allowed in spray/splash pads, and they are meant for children and parents only.

Got an opinion on this story or any others in Richmond? Send us a letter or email your thoughts or story tips to [email protected]. To stay updated on Richmond news, sign up for our daily headline newsletter.