We tried to find this park last summer, drove in and around Saint-Lazare, went up to where the city website said it was, and it turned out to be a different park.
Anyhoo, I sent an email off to their parks department a YEAR AGO with specific details of which parks were mixed up and it’s never been fixed, so…
…Follow our map below and you’ll find this park near the end of Rue de Versailles, backing onto a large wooded area. It’s there, though it doesn’t show up on Google Maps unless you’re in Satellite mode. I even made up this park name because I just DON’T KNOW.
We were on our way to my parents in the country and needed a place to play and have our Tim Horton’s, so this made a good pitstop.
The sand here is gorgeous, and if we’d not been wearing hats and scarves, we could have pretended we were on a beach. Sort of.
There’s no fencing by the road, and though it’s a quiet street, I would have preferred that the picnic tables be more towards the back of the playground rather than at the road, but I’m picky. Maybe in the summer it’s better that they’re NOT as it might be too mosquito-y by the woods?
There are big and baby swings, a ground-level crawl tunnel, two spring riders, and two different play structures from Quebec-based Jambette. The equipment is similar to that of de la Rhapsodie Park (which this park is mixed up with on the city’s website) and which is already on StrollerParking. The big climber has tall ladders, a slanted climbing wall, the dragon/rock wall, multiple slides, and rungs and monkey bars to cross. My 3.5 year old was able get up the ladder with me spotting from below, but other than that it’s not accessible for little ones.
On the other side of the spring riders is the “toddler” climber which also isn’t all that accessible. There’s another ladder (3 rungs), a slanted rock wall and that’s about it to get up. On the top platform is a dinosaur tic-tac-toe game and a slide. Underneath you’ll find a small crawl tunnel and a ledge.
This makes a nice, quiet neighbourhood park, and I’m happy that we found it.
|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Fenced toddler park|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings||✓|
|Reduced mobility swings|