This park was almost completely renovated in the fall of 2015, and had another small facelift in the fall 2017 and 2018!
What changed in those later years? Wheelchair accessible activity panels were added along the path between the two play areas as well as an adaptive swing in the big-kid section.
The Landscape Structures sensory panels include the mesmerizing rainbow spinner, a steering wheel, finger mazes and more. They’re great!
The big-kid section is entirely new and is on wood chips. There’s a colourful rope spiderweb climber, new swings, and the Supernova spinning wheel by Kompan, which is basically like a hamster wheel for kids. My kids love this thing and enjoy watching each other fly off of it.
Sadly, there is NO other play structure for bigger kids.
Pointe-Claire has continued their plan of completely fencing and gating the toddler area. Love this and they fenced in quite a large section. Just wish they’d put a picnic table inside the wall as well.
If you have an older toddler, they can probably handle the steep stairs of the play structure, or the small rock climbing/foothold wall. At the top is a cute steering wheel, two little platforms, and two slides. At ground level is a “lemonade stand” (only 10¢. Bargain!), but it’s under the low platform so I can just about guarantee that every kid is going to smash their head on the edge. It would have made more sense to put it under the higher platform to give it more headroom.
I do like the climber because it’s new and colourful and has a cute roof, but for a complete revamp of this large park, Pointe-Claire could have made it a whole lot more exciting. And put it all on wood chips to make this area more accessible. Wood chips are marginally better than sand.
Except for the new play structure, all the other equipment in the toddler section was there before. So there is still the 4-kid seesaw, the ladybug spring rider, the sand digger, the baby swings, and the Kompan spring rider.
It’s cute and clean, but for all that work and time, I wish they’d invested in some more exciting and larger play structures like Saint-Laurent and Lasalle, and just every other city is doing. I regularly look at the different manufacturer’s catalogues and there is SO MUCH EXCITING STUFF!