I’d previously seen this park on another downtown trip, but there was NO parking nearby so we’d given up. So happy that this time there was a spot right in front because this is a fun-for-everyone playground with shiny new equipment. Named after Herb Trawick who played for 12 years with the Montreal Alouettes, and who was known for his community charity work, this park was named in his honour in 1997.
Right away we loved the forest theme by Playcraft Systems that carries through from the toddler area to the big-kid park.
The toddler section is on sand and has a creative and easy-to-climb structure, a couple of see-saws that will fit a bunch of little people, baby swings, and a “forest” of tall trees.
The climber has slides, wide platforms to wander up, a not-too-steep rock climbing wall, realistic looking tree stumps complete with roots (awwwww), bells to clang, gears (that work!) to turn, and at ground level is a “magasin” and a steering wheel. My little one loved sitting on his stump while he served me pretend snacks and was so pleased that he could turn the gears himself. You’ll have to find a stick or something else to bang the bells because it’s hard on the knuckles!
Just steps away (on wood chips) is the big-kid structure with all sorts of rings to climb, monkey bars, a stand-up spinner, metal rungs and ladders, and two big slides above a large platform. No stairs so pretty impossible for little kids unless they’re really great climbers. And it’s pretty high to the top.
There are also some adorable freestanding pine trees with hand and foot holes, big swings, and a tilted rope spinner by Elephant Play.
A great park with really interesting play structures. There are some benches and one picnic table close to the drinking fountain, and there was some shade over both areas when we were there around 11am on a cloudless day. Only minus here is that there is NO fencing.
p.s. the last photo in the gallery is of the beautiful church around the corner that is undergoing renovations.
|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Fenced toddler park|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings||✓|
|Reduced mobility swings|