Splashpads, Beaches, and Water Testing
Lifeguard supervision and water quality testing at all municipal beaches ended for the summer season on Monday, August 31.
Most municipal splash pads will remain open until Sunday, September 20, however, hours will be reduced beginning Tuesday, September 8. The Halifax Common splash pad will close for the season on Monday, August 31 at 6 p.m.
All municipal beaches are open and lifeguards will be onsite until August 31. More information on Halifax’s supervised beaches, outdoor pools and spray pads can be found here.
Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised beaches during the summer months. Please note that there will no longer be water testing taking place at Black Rock beach, Dingle beach, Kinsmen beach and Government Wharf. Water quality testing will continue at Malay Falls beach, even though it is unsupervised this summer.
High bacteria levels can be caused by a number of factors, including dogs, birds, wildlife, and high temperatures. Staff will continue testing the water until bacteria levels return to safe levels. The municipality will advise residents when beaches close and reopen.