My little one is not always comfortable in splash pads, which is a bit of a problem given his line of “work”. But he LOVED the small splash pad at Mackenzie-King Park in Côte-des-Neiges. The concrete wading pool was converted into a splash pad area in 2006 and there’s just enough of a lag with the water going down the drain that there are puddles in which to stomp around.
Stomp, stomp, stomp. Actually, I stomped too. Because it was therapeutic.
The splash pad features are from Vortex and while he was still wary of the spinning flower, and the water cascading down and shooting up from the tall stems and petals, he was enamoured with the Aqua Dome. Even if you don’t go right into the water, just put your hand into the stream. It’s very, very cool how you can manipulate the water.
According to the city: L’horaire est de 8 h à 22 h tous les jours.
Some parents will be happy to know that the entire splash pad area is fully fenced AND has a latching gate. There are some benches inside the fence, with a trio of picnic tables and a water fountain (with a spout for dogs!) right on the outside of the fence.
p.s. we tried out the chalet, but it wasn’t open, and the posted times were for when the winter skating rink is open.
Then onward to the playground!
I got ONE far-off photo of the big-kid section before it was covered in kids.
But, from what we saw, it’s a nice, big climber from GameTime with my favourite triple slide, lots of ladders and rungs, sky wheels, and a tall and twirly slide. There are benches and tables surrounding the area, and big-kid swings just beside.
Nearby is the fully fenced and gated toddler area with a colourful play structure (with stairs, slide, and climbing wall), a whole lot of baby swings, a stand-alone metal loop climber, a cute whale spring rider, and a little canopy bench thing. It was basically full sun and is on sand.
The rest of the large park has basketball nets, soccer fields, a wooded area, and parked on Avenue Kevin (which is also where we found ONE parking spot), is the CONEX mobile exercise station. That we couldn’t at all figure out.
|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Fenced toddler park||✓|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings||✓|
|Reduced mobility swings|