Royal Park

I wish that we had visited this park before all the leaves had fallen, because I’m guessing it’s beautiful! Big, towering trees surrounding the playground with a paved circular path going underneath them. Or rather, I think the trees are beautiful, the play equipment….not so much. 

We did like the ground level toddler playhouse from Little Tikes Commercial. There’s a little animal crawl tunnel and an accessible abacus to turn and move. But while it’s “accessible” it’s on sand, so, not really. We played “restaurant” for a while (the currency was leaves), drove the steering wheel, and then tried out the larger climber.
The big climber is a very dated, and once I helped the 2-year old up the steep ladder steps, we gingerly made our way along the slightly broken and rotten wooden bridge. I don’t think it was about to give way, but will need some repairs soon.
There is a twirly slide, regular slides, monkey bars, and a small wooden wall with rope to climb. Not the most exciting but decent. Note that it’s the same structure as at Dragon Park in Kirkland and you’re not going to see this one too often. Only a handful of the “CP/RA Golden Jubilee Structure” were made and sold:

If you’re a total nerd like me, you can read about the history of this structure HERE. It was built and sold through Paris Playground Equipment Inc to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Canadian Parks/Recreation Association. 

Paris Salutes the 50th Anniversary of CP/RA To show their commitment to parks and recreation in Canada, and to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of CP/RA, Paris Playground Equipment Inc. is offering the “CP/RA Golden Jubilee Structure.” This large structure offers tremendous play value and world-class quality and design, all for the incredible price of $11,111 (excluding installation and taxes), F.O.B. Paris, Ontario. And, in an effort to stimulate support for the CP/RA treasury, Paris is offering a special rebate of $500 to CP/RA for each of the special structures sold. Paris hopes to sell 20 of these structures. Already, five municipalities have purchased the Golden Jubilee structure: Gloucester and Tecumseh (Ontario), Val-D’or and Beaconsfield (Quebec) and Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. CP/RA greatly values its partnership with Paris Playground Equipment Inc. The offer of a specially-designed Golden Jubilee structure is unique and reflective of Paris’ longstanding support of CP/RA. Our partnership makes available to you a quality play structure at an excellent price. Consider the CP/RA Golden Jubilee structure as a possibility for your parks and playspaces

There are big swings and some gymnastic apparatus (with broken rubber on the rings, careful of your hands).
The little guy found a discarded soccer ball and insisted on putting it in the adjoining baby swing, so I pushed both my “babies” for a while. They were both delighted!

Then we played an invigorating game of hide-and-seek and “Spot that squirrel!”

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

 

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