While driving (forever) to check out another park, we ignored the GPS, got mixed up, and ended up at this park.
“PARK!” yelled the toddler.
And it was quite a nice pit stop on our way to our destination.
Redone in 2009, this park has two great play areas, a splash pad (that replaced a former wading pool), lots of picnic tables and benches, a half-size basketball court (is that called a half court? I don’t know…), and soccer fields.
The playground is half fenced, and the toddler loved all the bits for him. There’s a large play structure with stairs, a safe bridge, a few different kinds of ladders, and three cool slides. In the surrounding sand are a spring rider, baby swings, talk tubes (they never work, don’t even try), a puppet theatre, and some little steps.
For bigger kids there’s an immense play structure with daunting slides, a high bridge to cross, a “rock” wall to climb, really cool steps which we’ve never seen before, monkey bars, ladders, and a rock climbing wall. Whew!
There are also some saddle seat spinners, an overhead spinner, and adult swings. This section is all on wood chips.
Just past the mini picnic tables is the fully fenced and gated splash pad. This former wading pool was filled in and now has some great high water jets, the gently misting crab ring, and the tall palm trees and whale tail. It’s an immense space which (I feel) could have used a few more water features. But, I shouldn’t complain!
We were there around 9:30am and the water was on, but the adjoining chalet was still locked. There were no opening hours posted.
Confirmed with the city:
The water is on from 8am-11pm!
|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Completely fenced park|
|Separate fenced toddler park|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings||✓|
|Reduced mobility swings|