This park is the epitome of hidden. We always bike past it on our way to the three great northern Dorval parks (Westwood, Surrey, and Oriole), but I’d just thought that the little bit of colourful structures we could see from the street was a small playground for the surrounding town homes and apartments.
But this is definitely a Pointe-Claire park and is divided into a big-kid section and a fully-fenced and gated toddler section.
We biked through the parking lot and came upon these HUGE colourful “pods” by Little Tikes Commercial. Haven’t seen these in any of the 200+ parks we’ve visited (edited: the same structure was added to Ceres Park in Pierrefonds in 2015). The older one was disappointed that they didn’t spin, but once we started playing “baby bird” and we all got a nest, he was more content. I thought they were super creative and original. There are also some colourful swinging mushrooms to cross and a metal ladder and small wall to climb. Luckily I’d brought a towel to dry out our nests from the night before’s rain. A weird design flaw (imo) is that there is no hole at the bottom of the pods to allow for rain to escape.
This area is on wood chips and also includes some big kid swings. There is no fencing and it is quite close to the apartment complex’s parking lot.
Adjacent is the toddler area that is fenced AND gated. I think it’s great that Pointe-Claire built this park here as there are quite a lot of kids and not any greenspace around.
The toddler park has the cutest dinosaur climber by Landscape Structures (same as the one at Landsdowne park in PC), two sand diggers, a little bench thing and baby swings. The climber is easy to maneuver and has a window and a couple of slides.
I’m so glad that we finally decided to venture through the parking lot on Avenue Chanteclerc and found this little gem!
P.s. the park does NOT show up on Google Maps but it’s there!
|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Fenced toddler park||✓|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings||✓|
|Reduced mobility swings|