de L’Achillée Park

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Thankfully this park was great, because it was immensely frustrating finding it.
I’d heard about it, and having previously lived in the area, thought I would know where it was. Seems they’ve built some houses here in the last 8 years, since the last time I walked here it was a forest!
Pierrefonds’ website doesn’t list it (so I don’t know if this is even the name of the park!), and it doesn’t even show up on Google Maps.
So, smart me, I used Google Satellite and there it was. Argh!!!!

Anyhoo, it was fantastic.
New, shiny, and on a rubber base, all the playthings are by the company Kompan whom we absolutely love.
The toddler structure is easily climb-able with wide platforms, a slide, spinny wheel, a rope spider web wall, balance rope, a megaphone, and tactile wall panels. Everywhere you look there seems to be something else to touch or climb.
Colourful and fun!
There is a low-to-the-ground mini swing/hammock, a spring rider, and a huge 3D octagon (octahedron??) from Kompan’s Bloqx line.
The larger climber has no stairs but I was able to hoist the little one up so he could come back down the metal slide. There wasn’t much here on which he could play, but he enjoyed going in and out of the ropes and sitting underneath it.
There is a sunken section with sand and a little seat, but other than that, the entire park is on a rubber base. Love it. Clean and colourful. There are benches and picnic tables, with one table being wheelchair accessible.
The only thing I didn’t like about this park is that because of its location in the middle of the street and not having any fences, it feels a bit like being in a fishbowl. The trees are also small so during a hot and sunny day there will be little to no shade.
Also, no swings!

Feature
Toddler park (2-5)
Fenced toddler park
Baby swings
Big kid park (5-12)
Big kid swings
Parking lot
Street parking
Shade
Water fountain
Picnic tables
Benches
Seasonal Bathrooms
Green space
Soccer fields
Baseball field
Tennis courts
Basketball
Splash pad
Pool
Reduced mobility swings
Dep nearby

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