Ovide Park

We went on an early morning bike ride along the Lakeshore, stopped at the canoe club to look at ducks, and then continued on to this park.
It’s great, and a bit awkward at the same time. Great, in that it has a really good toddler climber from Landscape Structures with stairs, a wire tunnel, twirly slide, double slide, an arched bridge, periscope, TWO steering wheels (my little guy drove both simultaneously, of course), the Cozy Climber arched ladder, and room to walk around. There is also a sand digger and two baby and two big swings. Not much else on this side, but the climber has tons to do on it so we played pretty much only on there.
It is almost fully fenced, and has gates, but does have an open part that heads to the chalet. We rented the chalet this past summer and it was great that the party could spill out onto the concrete terrace and into the playground.
****If you do want to host a party here, the bright basement is a gym complete with gym mats, a kitchen (with full size fridge, microwave and a large pass-through out to the gym), and tables and chairs. Upstairs is a little vestibule area (we did face-painting here), and the bathrooms. Was FANTASTIC for a 5-year olds party. We had crafts on the concrete patio and did bouncy castles and an obstacle course in the football field. (Just bring a looooooong extension cord as there are no plugs on the exterior of the building). You could also fit bouncy castles INSIDE the gym. 
RENTAL INFO HERE. Look under “Rentals” where the chalet at this park is called Lakeside Park Chalet. The phone number is near the bottom of the page. 

The awkward part of this park is that the big-kid playground is completely on the other (west) side of the pool up a hill. If you didn’t know it was there you’d never see it. Which would be a shame because there is a good zipline, swings, a rope spiderweb climber, and a play structure with a super-cool rope bridge. Since I took the pictures, the wooden slats on the bridge have been changed to metal strips. Downfall here (PUN!) is there is a huge 4 foot drop-off from the top to the bottom level of the ground.

P.s. there is a fenced dog run at the northernmost part of the park, RIGHT beside the highway and the underpass. 

Feature
Toddler park (2-5)
Fenced toddler park
Baby swings
Big kid park (5-12)
Big kid swings
Parking lot
Street parking
Shade
Water fountain
Picnic tables
Benches
Seasonal Bathrooms
Green space
Soccer fields
Baseball field
Tennis courts
Basketball
Splash pad
Pool
Reduced mobility swings
Dep nearby

2 Comments

  • Boram says:

    Hi! I randomly found your post while googling for some information on renting a chalet in Pointe-Claire for my daughter’s birthday party and wow what a great site!! Thanks for all those useful information. I think I am going to come back to your site multiple times especially over the summer.
    I was just wondering how you liked hosting your son’s party at Lakeshore chalet. I was looking to rent the one at Cedar Park Heights but after reading through your post on Ovide Park, I am kind of leading to Lakeshore chalet. Was there any particular reason you chose Lakeshore over Cedar Park Heights??
    Thanks for your help in advance!!!

    • StrollerMom says:

      Hi,

      Thank-you for the kind comments! We chose Lakeshore chalet over Cedar Park Heights mostly because of the gym, and also because of the close proximity to the toddler playground (basically attached). At Cedar Park, the playground is down a path and out of view.
      For a loud and hyper bunch of 6-year olds, the gym was great. We also used the upstairs vestibule, the outside patio, and the grassy area around it. I liked that the kids could go in and out onto the patio as they wished and they were still within sight. At Cedar park they’d have to go down the stairs to outside and are then basically in the parking lot.
      We’ll be visiting more parks and splash pads this summer, so stay tuned!
      StrollerMom

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