Richard's Memorial Park

Mississauga, Ontario

**Please obey all signs posted at the beach and take caution if it has rained in the past 24-48 hours.**

Richard's Memorial is the smallest of Peel's three lakefront beaches. It has picnic areas and BBQs as well as a mostly sand beach. The park commemorates Richard Wolniewicz, a fourteen year-old boy whose heart was donated to Mayor Robert Speck in 1971. The Park is also home to a five-foot tall peace monument, bearing the inscription "Planet Earth is our Home, Humanity is our Family."

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 31st, 2018. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
-4°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Richard's Memorial Park is sampled weekly from June 4th to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Peel Public Health monitors recreational water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts June 1 and ends Labour Day Weekend.

Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli and Total coliform at all sites.

Peel Public Health issues beach advisories when the geometric mean concentration of at least five samples is at least 200 E. coli / 100 mL of water or when a single sample is at least 400 E. coli / 100 mL of water.

This guideline comes from Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality (2012). It is applied to beaches in Ontario in accordance with Ontario’s Recreational Water Protocol, 2018.

Prior to 2018 beaches in Ontario were posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeded 100 E. coli / 100 mL of water.

Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted to Swim Guide as soon as lab results are available. They are also available at http://www.peelregion.ca/health/beach/enbeach.asp.

In Swim Guide, a beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of at least 5 samples is below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and each individual sample concentration is below 400 E.coli / 100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above a geometric mean of 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and/or 400 E.coli / 100 mL.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

DISCLAIMER:

Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli /100 mL.

Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration ≤ 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of ≤ 400 E. coli /100 mL.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Richard's Memorial Park

Mississauga, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 31st, 2018. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
-4°C
Mostly clear

**Please obey all signs posted at the beach and take caution if it has rained in the past 24-48 hours.**

Richard's Memorial is the smallest of Peel's three lakefront beaches. It has picnic areas and BBQs as well as a mostly sand beach. The park commemorates Richard Wolniewicz, a fourteen year-old boy whose heart was donated to Mayor Robert Speck in 1971. The Park is also home to a five-foot tall peace monument, bearing the inscription "Planet Earth is our Home, Humanity is our Family."

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Richard's Memorial Park is sampled weekly from June 4th to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Peel Public Health monitors recreational water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts June 1 and ends Labour Day Weekend.

Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli and Total coliform at all sites.

Peel Public Health issues beach advisories when the geometric mean concentration of at least five samples is at least 200 E. coli / 100 mL of water or when a single sample is at least 400 E. coli / 100 mL of water.

This guideline comes from Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality (2012). It is applied to beaches in Ontario in accordance with Ontario’s Recreational Water Protocol, 2018.

Prior to 2018 beaches in Ontario were posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeded 100 E. coli / 100 mL of water.

Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted to Swim Guide as soon as lab results are available. They are also available at http://www.peelregion.ca/health/beach/enbeach.asp.

In Swim Guide, a beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of at least 5 samples is below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and each individual sample concentration is below 400 E.coli / 100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above a geometric mean of 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and/or 400 E.coli / 100 mL.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

DISCLAIMER:

Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli /100 mL.

Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration ≤ 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of ≤ 400 E. coli /100 mL.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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