Elm Park

UPDATE (FALL OF 2015): We revisited in late October 2015 to check out a couple of new items. One baby swing has been replaced with an adaptive swing (yeah!), and they’ve also replaced the tire swing with a brand new Cloud 9 rope swing from Berliner. It’s like one of the “flying saucer” swings but the base is all woven rope. Interesting and different!

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It was just like going to the beach! So. Much. Sand.
It was also a sweltering day and we were there around 4pm (not a drop of shade in the playground) so all that sand made it seem even hotter. I think we’re used to Pointe-Claire’s wood chips and separate play areas as this one seemed biiiiiig, not necessarily in a bad way, just different.
There’s an ok climber that the little one was able to maneuver. Tunnels, stairs, bridge, metal rungs and ladders, and lots slides. He cautiously walked across the tricky/steep/slippery bridge while holding onto my thumb. So cute. Lurve him. While it’s not my favourite kind of bridge, it’s not as steep as some that we’ve seen. The climber has lots of things to do and climb, but it’s seen better days and you can see it’s had some graffiti and been damaged a couple of times. 
There’s also the Dragon Challenge from Little Tikes (DRAGON!) coming out of the sand. Impressive and I think older kids would be able to climb it, the little guy just “woooooow!”-ed at it. (This same dragon is at Picardy Park in Baie-D’Urfé)
A nice colourful new rope/monkey bars/swinging stepping stones climber from Little Tikes with an infinity wall; as well as big and baby swings, a sand digger, and a tunnel slide. Lots to do here and if you have kids of different ages it’s pretty easy to keep an eye on them in the close-together areas.

There’s some fencing but not the whole way around and no gates, and it’s very close to the parking lot.
Dollard is amazing with their bathrooms and water fountain, and here was no exception, both were open.
I’ll return here (on a cooler day) with my big kid and see how he does on the dragon!

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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