This could be the sweetest park we’ve ever seen. It’s just too cute.
Imagineo has created a forest wonderland-in-the-city with products from Kompan’s wood Robinia line, and a small and tidy splash pad from Vortex. After circling, and circling, we finally found a parking spot near-ish the playground, hopped out, and then stopped to coo over the adorable carved owl and lizard(?) I think it’s a lizard. Or maybe a yellow-spotted salamander…
The natural products include balance beams, little lily pads to jump across, an itty-bitty rope climbing wall, and a snail and cricket spring rider.
After running and bouncing around, have a little break at the wooden table, and then play “restaurant” in the ADORABLE house. Note to parents: Please don’t give your kids Sharpies when going to play at the park, as someone’s already coloured inside the house 🙁
There are also a couple of baby swings beside the house. Then, follow the colourful path to the splash pad. I love that they managed to fit a water feature into the park, because even though it’s small, what a great thing to have for the neighbourhood kids on hot and sticky Montreal summer days and nights. Up a little further are exercise bars for older kids (or grownups!)
I’d say that this is more of a park for toddlers than for older kids. If you want something similar, we visited the fantastic Parc Villeneuve in Le Plateau-Mont-Royal which is great for kids of all ages.
Things to Note:
-For driving directions, Google has this park marked as “Parc F.-A.-Savard”. It’s located on Rue Montcalm between Ontario and Sherbrooke.
-Finding (legal) street parking is challenging. Good luck.
-The park is fenced and gated along most of its street length, but open at the back (onto a no-car alley), and along one side.
-All the equipment is on wood chips.
-There’s one picnic table and a drinking fountain.
-I searched and searched, but can’t find the hours of operation for the splash pad. 9am is usually a good bet for when they turn on.
-The mural on the building directly to the south of the park is of Janine Sutto.
|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Completely fenced park|
|Separate fenced toddler park|
|Big kid park (5-12)|
|Big kid swings|
|Reduced mobility swings|