This is park is huge, but we ONLY visited the playground.
Actually, no. I’m lying. We didn’t even visit the playground. We looked at it through the fence 🙁
A few weeks earlier we’d driven by, saw that the playground was BRAND NEW, but still fenced. So I gave it a bit of time, came back, and though it looked complete, it was still fenced. WAH!
(Disclaimer: It’s probably open now, because this was back in late July that we went by.)
Sooooo, I took pictures through the impenetrable fence.
There’s some cool products here, all from Landscape Structures, and includes the neat vertical Netplex rope climber similar to the one we’ve seen at Davies Park in Montreal West. There’s also the stand-up Sol Spinner, a Boogie Board for pretending you’re surfing, a slide, and nearby is the accessible Oodle saucer swing. (There are no regular adult swings)
Just a skip and a hop away is the toddler area with a bunch of spinners and spring riders, baby swings, and a super cute play structure that is good for all ages, even the littlest people.
There’s a great ground-level music panel with drums and bells to ring, a ledge and circle to crawl through. Climb up the steps, or the super-d-duper cute Critter Canyon with its different bugs and plants. There’s a super safe ramp to cross, chimes to ding, and three slides from which to choose.
The park is really long and crosses a few streets. You can find the actual playground at the intersection of Robert Charbonneau and Marcelin Wilson. I also found street parking right around here.
The rest of the park, on the opposite side of Henri-Bourassa has wooded areas, a skate park, lots of tennis courts, the arena, an outdoor pool, community garden, basketball, baseball, and soccer. Whew!
There are also interesting art installations around the paths and green spaces, as well as picnic tables and benches.
Things to note:
-Pool info: Complexe aquatique Marcelin-Wilson , 1655, rue Dudemaine (angle du boulevard l’Acadie)
Téléphone : 514 872-1138
|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Completely fenced park|
|Separate fenced toddler park|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings|
|Reduced mobility swings|