Cavelier-de-LaSalle Park

This was a confusing park. 
We’d actually driven by a couple of times in the past two years, and the kids were always like “meh”. Because really, it just looks like one teensy little splash pad. 
BUT, I finally convinced them to go, and the splash pad is really lovely!
And then there’s more. I think.

This park doesn’t appear on the borough of LaSalle’s website (see HERE), but it IS listed as one of their splash pads, and then on Google Maps Streetview (really) I saw that there’s another park names “Cavelier” that houses a whole ton of tennis courts (read more HERE.) So is it all the same park? I don’t know. Is the giant football field part of the park, or does it belong to the nearby high school? It’s a mystery!

Apparently this park IS more than just the splash pad? Because we also found an unnamed playground! Yup, up the driveway to the high school is a municipal playground with some fun play equipment like a neat Jambette climber, a cute play structure with stairs, a ground-level gears panel, swinging pods and more. There are even baby swings, a (broken) saucer swing, picnic tables and benches. 

But, I digress. Back to the splash pad! This little area just off 90th Avenue has a nice shade structure, benches and picnic tables, and a small but cute splash pad by Vortex with arched water to run through, a tall sprayer, and ground jets. Plenty to cool you off on a hot summer day. Press the sensor on the ground to start the water sequence.

Things to note:
-The splash pad should be on from 8am-8pm. You can find more info HERE
-You’ll find the splash pad right on 90th Avenue and Avenue Angus. The playground is off Angus and up the driveway towards École secondaire Cavelier-De LaSalle.
-Street parking is available around the park; as always read the signs carefully! Don’t park in the school lot when school is in.
-There is no fencing around the splash pad OR the playground. 
-There is minimal shade around the splash pad, but there is some greenspace nearby with trees. 

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