When we drove up to this recently built park, I kind of went “huh.”
It’s pretty, there’s a colourful splash pad, and lots and lots of rope; but I was anticipating play structure or slides, you know, the “usual” kind of park.
Anyhoo, once we set about exploring, we LOVED it! Like really. Actually, MORE parks need to divert from the ordinary and get creative!
It’s not the typical toddler/big-kid climber combo, instead Tessier Récréo-Parc have created a sort of obstacle course with equipment from Berliner with a bridge, ropes to climb and cross, nets, and my toddler’s favourite thing he’s seen all season: a “bird nest”.
He’s obsessed with playing baby bird. Why? I don’t know, toddlers are their own unique weirdness, but here he could climb up the swinging rope ladder, and then sit securely in the webbing. I was able to wander around and take pictures while he chirped and ate worms.
Older kids and older toddlers should both be able to enjoy the course, as some parts are close to the ground, while others bits are more challenging.
Got itty-bitty kids? Well, there’s not much here for them to do. The rest of the playground has baby swings, adult swings, and one adaptive swing. It’s all on a wood chip base, and be warned that there is basically NO shade anywhere.
Another thing to note is the concrete path that dips down into the mulch for easier accessibility for wheelchairs, there’s just not really anything that’s actually accessible to play with/on besides the swing.
But, the splash pad IS completely accessible. Unfortunately for us, the water was turned off when we visited as there was a piece being repaired, but we took video anyways!
The splash pad by Imagineo is very, very pretty with a colourfully painted music-themed base by Tennis Mapa and has a wealth of products from Pointe-Claire’s Vortex. There’s the turnable Sunspray, misty rings to run through, a trio of Loop water cannons, and the toddler-friendly Waterbugs that spray gently.
There’s a picnic table and benches nearby, as well as three parent-friendly lounge chairs. Ahhhhhhhh
The rest of the park has a sledding hill, beach volleyball course, and beside the picnic tables and playground is a porta-pottie. Phew.
p.s. Bring some books to trade at the Ma Petite Boîte à lecture.
NEW IN 2017: The city has installed “toy-sharing” bins in the playground where you can borrow toys while you play, or bring unused toys from home to share with others. You can read more about it HERE.