This review is just for the Brook Park Playground (to the EAST of Perron Street) and not for the whole of Brook Park, which looks huuuuuuge and which we didn’t have time to visit.
Why didn’t we have time? Because the playground was AWESOME.
There are two separate areas: The larger of the two is on a carpeted/rubber base and has a super/kick-ass/new/biiiiig climber by Miracle Recreation. There are easy-to-climb stairs for the littles, music chimes, the ground-level Pilot Panel with double steering wheels, American Sign Language diagrams (cool!) an uphill tunnel where I contorted myself into a pretzel trying to help my little guy up. “I think mommy threw out her back again!”, a super steep slide, the adorable Big Timber Hollow Log Slide, the Honeycomb climber, large climbing wall and on and on. I had to go up with my 21-monther as there are open sides and he is NOT to be trusted. Wild child.
This is definitely one of the better big-kid climbers we’ve seen and both kids were thrilled. But hot-damn, that tunnel was trying to kill me.
Just beside the large climber is a smaller one by Kompan. The modern, industrial design is one of our favourites and I was happy to see this model which has stairs, zig-zag monkey bars, climbing wall and bars, and a slide.
There is also a balance table, an Xccent X-Wave, big-kid swings, and a ground-level tic-tac-toe game.
AND THEN….there’s another little play area! This is on sand and has a small play structure by Kompan with slides, a mini-mini climbing wall, stairs, steering wheel, and underneath is a joystick. “What’s a joystick?” asked the 6-year old. “It’s from the olden days. It’s how we used to play video games like Asteroid on the Atari. Really.”
There are also two Racer spring riders and baby swings.
We were here around 3pm and there was next to no shade except for a little bit around the north edge of the sandy area. There are benches around the sides and some greenspace to run. No fencing around either play area.
Edited Summer 2015: Some improvements were made to the park during the summer.
From Pierrefonds’ website:
– Plantation of coniferous and decidous trees;
– Furniture installation (benches and garbage cans);
– Construction of a dog run; (to the WEST of Perron)
– Construction of paved trails;
– Replacement of lot 4 with a rest area;
– Improvement of lot 3.
|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Fenced toddler park|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings||✓|
|Reduced mobility swings|