Félix-Antoine-Savard Park

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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

Feature
Toddler park (2-5)
Completely fenced park
Separate 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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