We headed out to visit this park, giddy with excitement because we’d read THIS article about Poirier Park becoming Verdun’s FIRST fully accessible playground with new play structures. But apparently we were too early. We were here mid-October (and came back in March of 2016) and no work had been started, so I’d wait until next spring if you want to see the “after”. I won’t go into great detail since it’s all being taken away soon, but……
EDITED: Summer 2017: Wilson Park ended up being the park that was changed to accessible and inclusive, though this one still may be getting changed eventually. For now, it’s as it was back in 2015 when we last visited.
For now, there are two sections; a big-kid area with an older climber and swings. And a toddler section that is partially fenced (but without gates), and a small splash pad.
The big climber has multiple metal ladders and rungs, a metal swinging ladder, tunnel, and slides. Toddlers can play at ground level at the ledges/window or in the stylized bow of the ship.
There are also swings but they are very near the road and there is no fencing in this section. Everything is on sand and there is a small greenspace with a few picnic tables.
Just beside, and mostly fenced, is the toddler area. The small climber here is on wood chips and there’s a small sand pit that was FILLED with daycare children (hence why there are no pics).
The play structure is very tiny but easy to climb with close-to-the-ground platforms. There’s a mini slide, tic-tac-toe walls, a steering wheel, and a mini-mini tunnel.
There’s also a fairly new splash pad by Waterplay Solutions Corp that replaced the skatepark that was there previously. It doesn’t have a ton of features, but the huge anchor is eye-catching, and there are multiple jets from the ground. The painted concrete is also very original.
The great thing here is that the splash pad area is right beside the play equipment which would be great if you had a few kids and they wanted to do different things.
It was MIGHTY CHILLY when we were there so we didn’t get to see it in action. Next year!
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|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Fenced toddler park|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings||✓|
|Reduced mobility swings|