G.-Melatti Park

EDITED winter 2018: A contract has been awarded for the renovation of this park. We’ll revisit this summer/fall to re-review!

This is one of those parks that we left and still couldn’t quite decide if we liked it. 

The toddlers favourite part? The pinecones. Which we sent down the twirly slide 46,000 times. The GameTime climber here is a bit older and faded, but has had a new element added to replace what would have been a bridge connecting the two sides. Instead of the bridge you’ll find bright purple and orange vine climbers which were just too tricky and high for my little guy. On one side there is a chain ladder and metal rungs with a small slide, while on the other side there are stairs (with an awkward step) and the twirly slide. 

We were too early in the season to see the swings up (I still don’t know why some cities take them down over the winter), but there’s room for two big and two baby swings. In the sand is a small domed rope climber, which is quite near the road. There’s no fencing at all around any of the park. 

Crossing the unistone walkway and its adorable chalk rainbow and flowers which someone had drawn, we found tons of pinecones around the centre court of benches and made a “collection” before racing them down the slide. 
For such a small park there are quite a few picnic tables, lots of benches, and even a water fountain! And while there were still no leaves on the trees, there was some shade over the playground, so summer should be quite shady. 

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

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