faqs hamilton funsplash

Frequently-Asked Questions

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Need to Know and Good to Know

The minimum age and height for the larger (main) FunSplash park is 6 years old and 42 inches (107cm) tall. The smaller Happy Splash area is for ages 4-6 years old, where children must be fully potty-trained (no swim diapers) and no taller than 46 inches (117cm).

No, we do not require adults to accompany children onto the FunSplash. We have life guards stationed throughout the park, so as long as you and your child are comfortable you are welcome to relax and watch from the beach.

No, you are not required to know how to swim, as you will wear a life jacket. However, you need to be comfortable in deeper water and be able to kick your feet to swim out to the FunSplash. At the start gate, the water is about 5 ft deep and it gets deeper from there.

The FunSplash Sports Park is in the Binbrook Conservation Area. There is an entrance/parking fee for the conservation area and these funds go towards the upkeep and maintenance of the area and other conservation efforts. Because the FunSplash is a separate business with a lease to operate in the Binbrook Conservation Area, there is no combined price. Please refer to the Binbrook Conservation Area website for their entrance fees.

No it is not. There is a separate cost for entrance into the Binbrook Conservation Area. FunSplash Sports Park is a separate, privately owned business that has a lease with the conservation allowing us to operate there. Please refer to the Binbrook Conservation Area website for their prices.

We are open 7 days a week from 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM from late June until Labour Day, weather permitting. Splash Pass sales end at 6:30 PM and we clear the sports park at 7:30 PM, allowing you time to return to your vehicle as the conservation area closes at 8:00 PM.

At this point we do not offer any adult-only times.

Due to limited capacity, we will only be able to offer upgrades to a Full Day pass and only if space on the FunSplash allows.

Yes, everyone needs to complete our waiver before accessing the FunSplash once per season. We keep them on file for one summer. When you purchase tickets online, you will be provided a link to complete the waiver online. If you arrive at the FunSplash without a completed waiver, you will be required to complete one manually. You are welcome to view a sample copy of the waiver. All minors under the age of 18 need a parent or legal guardian to complete the waiver for them.

We encourage you to have their parents or legal guardians complete the waiver for them. A link to the waiver is provided during the online ticket-purchasing process. A sample copy of it can be viewed here.

Yes you can. If you are, we request that you swim out to the water park rather than wade, as dirt from the lake bottom can collect in grooves on your shoes bringing dirt up onto the inflatable obstacle course.

Sorry, the only time that refunds are given is if we have to close the FunSplash for the rest of the day before half your admission time has expired. If we’re able to reopen later in the day, we will give you an extension on your 2-hour Splash Pass.

No, they do not. Please don’t lose them as they cannot be replaced.

The FunSplash’s last day of the season is Labour Day Monday, September 4, 2023.

What to Bring

No. You will be required to wear a life jacket provided by us. This allows us to identify you easily from a distance as a player. Our life jackets are top quality and Transport Canada approved.

Yes, for sure! The Binbrook Conservation Area offers a wonderful layout with lots of space, large beach, some shaded areas and picnic tables located throughout. You will want to recharge with lots of food and water.
Food and drinks are no allowed out on the FunSplash Sports Park however. Please refer to the Binbrook Conservation Area for more details on picnic areas and BBQs.

Yes, for sure! The Binbrook Conservation Area offers a wonderful layout with lots of space, a large beach, some shaded areas and picnic tables throughout. You will want to recharge with lots of food and water. Food and drinks are not allowed out of the waterpark. Please refer to the Binbrook Conservation Area’s website for more details on picnic areas and BBQs.

No. For more details please refer to the Binbrook Conservation Area guidelines.

Yes, you may, but be aware that if it falls into the water, it will not be retrievable. Because of the bungies and tethers that anchor the water park, we do not allow any diving and it is also very difficult to see anything under the water.

Weather Related

The FunSplash Sports Park opens daily unless we forecast thundershowers and storms for more than half the day. We remain open during brief showers and rain as players in the park are already wet and enjoy playing in the rain! If thundershowers are in our area and are brief, we evacuate the park for the duration of the storm and remain closed for 20 minutes after the last strike of lightning to ensure the storm has passed. When we reopen, we then offer extensions to anyone with a 2-hour pass.

If we are closed for the day, we will post this information on our website and on our social media.

 

Do not worry and simply have fun! Our lifeguards and staff are always listening and observing the weather conditions. We watch for lightning and listen for thunder to observe how far away the weather cell is. If it is too close, we will close and evacuate the park immediately. Three blasts of the air horn or whistle signal the order to evacuate the water park. We find that a lot of times thunderstorms seem to pass by the FunSplash.

No, not for rain. The FunSplash remains open during showers as many players find that they are wet anyway and it’s a lot of fun to play in the rain!

Play Time

Yes! You will receive a wrist band, allowing you to come and go. If the wrist band begins to break, we ask that you come to our kiosk tent before it completely falls off and we’ll happily replace it for you. We also ask that you return the life jacket to us to hang up each time you come off the FunSplash, as we dislike these lying around on the beach, grass, and trees.

The 2-hour Splash Pass is for two consecutive hours. For example, if the wrist band is purchased for a session beginning at 11:30, it will expire at 1:30. The expiry time will be written on your wrist band and life guards will sometimes ask to see your wrist band to confirm your end time.

We are open 7 days a week from 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM from late June until Labour Day, weather permitting. Splash Pass sales end at 6:30 PM and we clear the sports park at 7:30 PM, allowing you time to return to your vehicle as the conservation area closes at 8:00 PM.

We do not offer any adult-only times.

Just Curious

Weekdays are usually less busy than weekends but there is no one particular day that is always the least busy.

The FunSplash is one of the largest water parks of its kind in all of Canada with a large player capacity as well. We strive to keep our line-ups short and we work very hard to get you and your group out into the fun as fast as possible.

It’s always best to book ahead, because then your places at the FunSplash are guaranteed!

If you choose to not book ahead and there is available capacity when you arrive, please know that there may be a brief wait to access the sports park. On weekends we are generally busy, with a higher chance of line ups and on those days we often sell out of Full Day passes by early afternoon as well.

We do not offer any pre-booking except for larger groups of 10+. If you are with a larger group, please complete our booking form which provides us with a little more information so we can prepare for your group’s arrival.

Yes, the FunSplash Sports Park has a capacity of well over 100 players at one time.

If you do not want to play on the water park, you do not need to purchase a Splash Pass. However, when entering the Binbrook Conservation Area there is still the entrance fee. Please refer to the Binbrook Conservation Area website for their entrance fees.

About the FunSplash Park

Our life jackets expand to a size XXXL. It is mandatory for all players to wear a FunSplash life jacket.

Yes! When the obstacle course is wet it is very slippery.

It really depends as the water depths vary a lot where the sports park is located. The deepest areas around the FunSplash are around 15 feet.

The Ice Tower and Action Tower are the tallest at 14 feet.

Due to updated COVID-19 protocols, players are required to start at the start gate and work their way through the one-way track. However, there are various locations from which to exit the park — so you don’t have to fully complete the obstacle course if you don’t want to.

Deals and More

Yes, we do offer a 10% discount for groups of 10+ players. All Splash Passes would need to be purchased as one transaction for the discount to apply.

Visit our Group Bookings page for more information and to complete and submit a Group Booking form.

Yes, we do host exclusive events at the FunSplash where the park would be closed to the public and open exclusively for your group. Please contact us at 905-807-8774 for details as this will be dependent on which day and time frame you’re interested in.

Yes we do!

There are park-specific birthday party packages available for Hamilton.

Yes we do! Check out our fundraiser page for details.

We do not offer any special prices in this case however if an individual requires a full-time aid, we will provide the aid with a free pass to accompany the player.

About the Park Area

Yes, for sure! The Binbrook Conservation Area offers a wonderful layout with lots of space, a large beach, some shaded areas and picnic tables throughout. You will want to recharge with lots of food and water.
Food and drinks are not allowed out on the FunSplash Sports Park.

Please refer to the Binbrook Conservation Area for more details on picnic areas and BBQs.

Yes, there is a small concession on site; nothing more substantial than burgers and hot dogs.

Please refer to the Binbrook Conservation Area for more information about this subject.

Yes! Please refer to the Binbrook Conservation Area for more information about this.

Yes and Yes! There are some trees that offer shade on the beach and within the surrounding green space. You are welcome to bring a beach umbrella or tent with you.

Please refer to the Binbrook Conservation Area for more information about this subject.

Yes, for sure! The Binbrook Conservation Area offers a wonderful layout with lots of space, a large beach, some shaded areas and picnic tables throughout.

Please refer to the Binbrook Conservation Area for more information about this.

Yes, there is a large swimming area right next to the FunSplash Sports Park and you’re also welcome to bring inflatable water toys to play with in that swimming area.

Yes, there are lots of parking spots available throughout the Binbrook Conservation Area at no extra cost. However, you are required to purchase a park pass to enter the conservation.

Please find more information here.

Some overnight camping is available. Please contact the Binbrook Conservation Area for more information.

No. Please refer to the Binbrook Conservation Area guidelines.

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