Sparky’s Dog Days of Summer back at Oakville splash pads

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Published July 5, 2023 at 10:08 am

Beginning Wednesday night, Oakville Fire crews will be making a special visit to seven splash pads this summer as part of the annual Sparky’s Dog Days of Summer campaign. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Kids can cool off, have some fun and learn about fire safety when they head to a splash pad in Oakville this summer.

Beginning Wednesday night (July 5), Oakville Fire Department crews will be heading to seven local splash pads this summer as part of the Sparky’s Dog Days of Summer campaign.

The annual visits allow kids and their families to meet the fire crews, check out the fire trucks, and learn about vital fire safety messaging.

Sparky’s Dog Days of Summer is a fire prevention initiative that encourages residents to meet and talk to local firefighters and fire prevention team members at their neighbourhood park.

“It is an opportunity for parents to improve their awareness on fire safety as our Oakville Fire team share tips to keep children safe from burns and scalds, information about smoke and fire detection systems at home, and how to plan and practice home escape plans,” said the Oakville Fire Department

Families can also enjoy some pizza at the event, which is supported by Fortino’s and Panago Pizza. Slices are $2 each (while supplies last) and water or pop for $1 each. All money raised goes to Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.

Sparky’s Dog Days of Summer events are held Wednesdays, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the following parks:

  • July 5 Wynten Way Park, 2495 Wynten Way
  • July 12 Sixteen Hollow Park, 2140 Westoak Trails
  • July 19 Neyagawa Park, 540 River Glen Boulevard
  • July 26 Valleybrook Park, 1150 Valleybrook Drive
  • August 2 Fowley Park, 95 Fowley Drive
  • August 9 Valleyridge Park, 2524 Valleyridge Drive
  • August 16 Forster Park, 100 North Forster Park Drive

In case of rain, the crews will visit the next day (6 to 8 p.m.).

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