(Updated August 2018) Ok, here we go.
These are in no particular order, and I reserve the right to change my mind at any time!
There are lots of parks that we like, but these ones stick out for us.
*This started as a Top Ten and I couldn’t stop!
parc Multisports in Saint-Jérôme, Québec
It’s brand new, it’s totally unique, and it’s the ultimate destination park.
If you like parks that are totally different from the norm, this is the park for you. Parkour, trampolines, splash pad…It’s amazing.
There are a ton of pictures in the photo gallery, you should look at them all!
Lucie-Bruneau Park in Anjou
Another new park that has some cool equipment that is great for both toddlers and older kids. You’ll also find a ton of other amenities here including a running track, dog park, fitness equipent, pool and more.
Jeanne Mance Park in Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
Brand new with a TON of interesting playground equipment that’s great for big kids and toddlers. A working water table, creative climbers, rope obstacle course, and right next door is a wading pool.
Sacha’s Park in L’Orignal, Ontario
One of the best parks EVER. Want a truly inclusive, barrier-free playground? You need to visit this one.
Richard Shwartz Park in Côte Saint-Luc
A large train-themed play structure, rubber base playground, splash pad AND an outdoor gym.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park in Côte Saint-Luc
This brand new funky and cool playground is great for toddlers AND older kids. Play in the nearby splash pad, walk through the impressive sculpture garden, or rent a pedal boat!
Saint-Paul-de-la-Croix Park in Ahuntsic-Cartierville
As of August 2018 this park was still undergoing some renovations to the splash pad and chalet, but the two playgrounds are already finished and the area for older kids is especially fun. There’s even a section (pictured above) geared towards 13+!
Parc du Bassin-à-Gravier in Le Sud Ouest (Griffintown)
New, with an industrial modern design and an amazing view of downtown Montreal. Plus a splash pad!
An impressive splash pad and not one, but TWO reallllllllly great playgrounds for both little and big kids. If you’re looking for some unique play equipment, you’ll find it here. This is one of the few parks that revisit over and over again.
Villeneuve Park in Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
Another new, completely renovated park. This one is very different than most parks in that almost all of the equipment is made using wood and ropes. The equipment isn’t elaborate or huge, but watch your kids’ imaginations go wild!
des Éclusiers Park in Beauharnois
This is a small neighbourhood park, that is just SO well done with some really interesting equipment and a music theme that runs throughout.
la Renaissance Park in Lachine
‘Cause it’s Just. So. Cute. And the only park where we’ve seen the little carrousel of horses. How can you resist ponies???!
Nathan Shuster Park in Côte Saint-Luc
Newly renovated with a real zipline, forest-themed equipment and a rope obstacle course. Really unique and interesting.
This park has a permanent spot in our favourites, and after over 800 playgrounds, is still in my 10-year old’s TOP THREE.
Morgan Park in Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
Built in 2015 with great playgrounds for both big kids and toddlers, an outdoor gym for adults, and a FANTASTIC and unique splash pad. A stream? Oh ya!
de l’Ukraine Park in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie
Another new-in-2018 park. The entire park is so well done and really beautiful with great attention to detail. You’ll find some unique equipment in the fully fenced and gated playground, with a small splash pad right nearby.
Bélair Park in Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension
This park is so sweet. Completely redone in 2015 it features adorable farm-themed climbers, a challenging play structure for older kids, as well as a colourful splash pad.
Jean-Boyer Park in Châteauguay
It’s new, it’s pretty, and it has great play areas for kids of all ages. Bonus: cool chairs to sit in!
Beach of the Regional Park of the Saint-Timothée Islands in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
Walking trails, beautiful beach, a deserted island, and an immense accessible playground with a brand new zipline (2018). This is a must-see during the summer.
des Éperviers Park in NDIP
The city went all out in creating a park for everyone. A spot for teens, outdoor exercise stations, tennis, basketball, splash pad, great play equipment and more.
Montcalm Park in Sainte-Catherine
What a beauty. We all LOVED this new playground with its large play structures, cool rock and rope obstacle course, and outdoor fitness circuit. Only thing missing? A splash pad.
Wilfrid-Bastien Park in Saint-Léonard
I think of this park and Def Leppard’s “Rocket” immediately comes to mind. With an out-of-this-world playground, splash pad, skate park, lake, and outdoor gym; this park is pretty awesome. Also, afterwards we found a great Italian resto for some stellar coffee.
Bernini Park in Brossard
I LOVE themed parks. It’s so fun watching their imaginations go wild. This park is pretty, it’s new, and it’s totally creative.
Dr Bernard Paquet in Saint-Laurent
Another brand new playground on the list. This large park has all new playground equipment including the Expression parent-child swing, bee “hives”, and some crazy-cool slides. With everything close together, it’s a great park if you have kids of different ages. After you play walk along the paths and wave hi to the ducks in the picturesque pond.
Delpha-Sauvé Park in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
Delpha-Sauvé stands out because of its beautiful waterfront setting in an immense park, and also because it has one of the only play structures which is truly wheelchair-accessible. There’s also an amazing-looking outdoor aquatic centre and splash pad.
Champdoré Park in Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension
Loved this new park with its metal climbing tree, and play areas for kids of all ages, including those 0-2!
Maynard-Ferguson Park in Verdun (Nun’s Island)
Because it’s got pretty much everything including a creative playground, splash pad, and near the water and walking paths is an outdoor adult gym with a great view of the river.
Saint-Joseph-Artisan Park in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
This is a totally interesting and FUN inclusive playground with some products that we haven’t seen anywhere else.
Quai-de-la-Tortue Park in Verdun
Electronic modules and a cool splash pad!
de la Confédération Park in Côte-
The toddler section of this park was completely redone in 2018 and is now an inclusive playground with some AMAZING and original equipment. Super fun and for ALL kids.
Wilson Park in Verdun
This is one of the few inclusive parks in Montreal. On a rubber base, almost all of the equipment is accessible, with four kinds of swings, a raised sand/fossil table, a small splash pad, and even a super cute tricycle/wheelchair path.