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Spray Pad Practitioner Program

  • 07 Sep 2022
  • 8:30 AM
  • 08 Sep 2022
  • 4:30 PM
  • Mohawk Park - 51 Lynnwood Dr, Brantford, ON N3S 6S3
  • 3


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


As this session will be held in-person, we will be keeping a close eye on any current COVID-19 protocols to ensure we are able to safely run the event. While we have entered a new set of lockdown restrictions, we will continue to open registration for this event to allow members adequate registration time. Should any changes need to be made to the date or the session be unable to proceed, we will be happy to provide refunds or credits to any registrants. 


To ensure compliance with COVID protocols, all registrants must be able to provide proof of two (2) vaccine doses via the required QR code both upon registration (via email) and on the day of the training along with valid ID. Those with a medical exemption must provide proof of this exemption through the required QR code, and will need to provide a negative COVID test taken the morning of the training. Admittance will not be provided for those that arrive at the training without the required documentation, and refunds will not be issued for those who are not admitted for that reason. 


With the increasing demand for spray pads in communities, are you prepared to plan for, install and maintain this type of play equipment? 

If not, we have you covered with this training! Ontario Parks Association has developed this course to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to work with spray pads. This session is the first of its kind in North America and has been an exciting addition our training line-up at OPA. 

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. 

This course will cover:

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

DATE: June 22 & 23, 2022

TIME: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

LOCATION:  Mohawk Park - 51 Lynnwood Dr, Brantford, ON N3S 6S3


OPA Member: $416.00

OPA Potential Member: $653.00

You will receive study materials one week prior to the event and be asked to complete a brief knowledge check by May 18 to confirm you have read them. Then, May 19, join us on Webex to listen a fantastic presentation from industry expert, Scott Bowron, participate in a Q&A with your peers, and take the final test.  

Within 2 weeks of completing this course, you will receive a letter from Ontario Parks Association acknowledging your participation, new and advanced knowledge of spray pads, and effort towards helping us achieve our mandate of Protecting Tomorrow Today®

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.

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