Water Park Safety

Water parks can be a fun place for the family this summer. The Canadian Red Cross has a few tips to ensure water parks are fun and safe for the whole family.

  • Please read the rules! All water parks should have a general set of security regulations for you to follow.
  • Read posted rules with your children to make sure they understand and know how to apply them while enjoying the water park.
  • Obey the posted rules on how to sit or lie on each particular slide in order to safely enjoy the water park.
  • Ensure there are life guards in close proximity, and preferably one at the top and bottom of the slides.
  • Watch your children and ensure they are on appropriate water rides for their body weight and height.
  • Ensure there is a first aid station on the grounds of the water park.
  • Remember to wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. Reapply every 2 hours.
  • Keep hydrated! Drink at least half a cup of water every half hour to an hour-and make sure your kids do too!