Summer seems to have hit full swing this week and with that comes the on going task of trying to keep cool throughout the long and hot days. If you happen to find yourself in the Langley area however, there are countless options that will help keep you cooled off and maybe let you have a little fun in the process!
Walnut Grove – Found adjacent to Walnut Grove Secondary, Walnut grove Community Centre is the perfect place to dip inside and enjoy all of the recreational amenities one might need. From their big 300-foot water slide to their 5 metre dive tower, Walnut Grove has the best of both worlds. Fun for the whole family!
W.C Blair – Located in beautiful Murrayville, Blair pool is a great place to escape the heat if you the temperature outside is simply too much for you. The full Rec Centre offers many other amenities as well, such as a gym facing the pool so parents can work out while still keeping an eye on your kids!
Al- Anderson – Tucked away in the forest of Langley’s City Park, this exceptional outdoor pool is the place to be on a hot summer day. The surrounding park offers a great picnic area and even a small splash park for the kids. So find some shade and set up shop in the park because you will for sure want to stay longer than you had intended.
Aldergrove Outdoor Pool– Located in Phillip Jackman Park lies this great outdoor pool. With a new coat of paint, this outdoor pool is a perfect spot to take a dip! Open 7 days a week until Labour Day, you will be able to swim until your hearts content. Make sure to bring a picnic and check out Phillip Jackman Park too.
Fort Langley Outdoor Pool – When it reopens on June 20th the Fort Langley Pool will be a great place to cool off after walking around beautiful Fort Langley. There is always an evening public swim along with day public swims on the weekends and also weekdays once school gets out for the kids.
Brookswood – Just off 200th street in Brookswood Park is a small splash park that may not be as busy as some of the bigger ones. The surrounding trees of the park offer plenty of shade which are great for picnics. There are also convenience stores and shops located just across the street for all the summer essentials one may need (i.e *Slurpees*).
Douglas Park – Located downtown in the City of Langley, Douglas Park is a little slice of heaven on a hot summer’s day. With lush green space for picnics and a playground for the kids, Douglas Park is a great place to spend a day. The splash park there provides a great opportunity to cool off and have a little fun in the process. It runs all summer so be sure to get out there and check it out!
Murraryville Outdoor Activity Park– Located a stone’s throw from W.C. Blair Recreation Centre, the spray park at Murrayville Outdoor Park is a hidden treasure. Get your heartbeat up on the outdoor volleyball courts, climbing wall, or skateboard park and then cool off in the spray park. It’s a great way to enjoy a warm summer day!
Philip Jackman Park- Discover this little gem of a spray park nestled close to Aldergrove Outdoor Pool at Philip Jackman Park, right in the heart of Aldergrove. Then drop-in to the pool for an extra splash of fun! There are regular Public Swim sessions and you can easily enjoy both on an extra hot afternoon!
Walnut Grove Community Park- Set your spot up for the day on the grass banks along the “river” that flows down from this large spray park, where the kids will love floating their toy boats! Conveniently located near Walnut Grove High School, there’s plenty of parking and sports fields to be enjoyed. Looking for a place to host a summer birthday or team windup? Book the picnic shelter and use it as a home base while the kids enjoy all the amenities!
Willoughby Community Park – In the shadow of the LEC you will find an awesome water park that is great for keeping cool on a hot day. Whether you just played sports and need to cool off or the kids need something to do, this park is the perfect answer. This central location puts you within a 10-minute drive of both Walnut Grove and Downtown Langley which comes in handy when food must be found after a long day at the water park.
Brae Island Regional Park – A hop away from Fort Langley sits a small island that offers beaches camping and much more. Brae Island has a perfect beach on the Fraser river to cool off and enjoy the sun. Also, the paddle centre there offers great and affordable kayak and canoe rentals to further aid in the enjoyment of the mighty Fraser river.
Williams Park– Located just off 238th and 68th lies this peaceful park! Williams park offers you tons of area to explore, with rivers and creeks to keep you cool. Bring a picnic along with you and take full advantage of the playground area for the kids. If you walk around you will cross over Salmon River, which is a great for dipping your feet in. Don’t forget to check out the viewing deck for some very peaceful views.