This park is both amazing and terrifying!
The main park has a HUGE, TALL, tree house themed big-kid climber by Miracle Recreation. The bottom of it is more than 8 feet up, the top of it is by my guesstimate, about 95,000 feet high. For real.
There is no ladder to get up the climber so this one is really for older kids. My 6-year old was ok, but was getting pretty tired of me repeating “BE CAREFUL!!!”. Once you’re up there, it’s super cool. (Ya I did it, I’m brave like that.) A terrifying (yet safe) bridge, different slides (one super steep), a straight-to-the-top Fossil Bluff climbing wall, treasure maps, the upside down log climber with critters peering out. etc… Older kids should love the entire structure.
Right beside it is a large toddler climber with cute little “stumps” to sit on, a small waffle ladder to climb, place on top to toddle around, stairs, ladders, slides….Very toddler-friendly and within easy sight of the larger structure.
Both kids loved balancing on the Xccent X-Wave balance beam and trying to make each other fly off into the sand. There are big-kid swings, but NO baby swings.
A little north next to the school are…BONGOS from GameTime.
Everything here is on sand and there’s no fencing including right next to the small parking lot on Elgin Crescent. Also, minimal shade over the actual playground.
Then…..travel up past the pool and tennis courts towards Harwood Gate and there’s another toddler park, which my kids call “the secret park.”
This toddler area has an older Playshaper climber by Landscape Structures. Big, but not too far off the ground, a steering wheel, a crawl tunnel, bunch o’ slides and easy to get up stairs. There are also baby swings, a NEW adaptive swing (though it’s on sand, so really, it’s not actually accessible for the people who need to use it!), talk tubes that don’t work, a rusty balance beam, and a big tube to crawl through. There’s also the brand new in 2016 “Book House” where you can take or leave a book. We LOVE these little lending libraries and have seen them on other parts of the island and off island for years, so it’s nice to have one nearby. We now keep some books in the car so we can exchange them for something else!
As a whole, the park is great for all ages, BUT much easier if you have more than one adult, especially with toddlers running around as there is no fencing at either playground. We visited in July and the chalet beside the pool had the bathrooms (on the main floor) open, but there is NO sign stating what the opening hours are.
Bonus!: On St. Charles there is McDonald’s (we got milkshakes to go), Tim Horton’s, Starbucks, and just about everything else. There’s also a dep fairly close on Amherst and Elm.
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|Fenced toddler park|
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