We visited this during the summer of 2018, and then read almost immediately after that the toddler section was going to redone. To an inclusive playground! yay!
If you’re looking for a park that’s accessible, inclusive, and fun, this will check all those boxes.
On a super bouncy carpeted base, the equipment here is some that we’ve only seen in catalogues and that I’ve been dying to find in real life!
There’s the Roller Table™ where kids can pull themselves along, the We-saw™ seesaw with its cozy seats (and where mine surfed in the middle), a tall twirly slide, the spinning Cozy Cocoon, little stations with chimes, gears, and a steering wheel, the wobbly ramp (great for physical therapy), a neat cube to crawl through and climb, TWO accessible sand shovels, and the VERY fun Ten Spin which both my kids LOVE.
But wait, there’s more! You’ll also find a saucer swing, baby swings, and a 5-point harness adaptive swing.
It’s all colourful, different, and incredibly fun. And most importantly, ALL kids, of ALL abilities can play here together.
When you need a snack, under the new shade structure are a couple of wheelchair-accessible picnic tables.
Note that the park is fully fenced, but there is NO gate at the entrance.
The big-kid area is on a wood chip base and has a large play structure for older kids with plenty of ways to hang and climb. There’s the Bongo bridge which is always nice and dangerous (and the only thing where I’ve ever hurt myself), ladders, rungs, overhead hand sliders, steps, and cool steep slides. Nearby are adult swings, an adaptive swing (no harness), and some stand-up spinners.
Things to note:
-Completely fenced, but with a wide opening near the centre of the park, the toddler and big kid areas are quite near each other with excellent sight lines.
-The park to the north of Avenue Fielding has a football field and running track, as well as a dog run.
-There is a pool and lovely looking splash pad at the corner of Kensington and Biermans, you can get all the info on the city’s website or call 514 872-1125.
-The four-season outdoor, multi-sport rink at this park is one of the refrigerated rinks of the Bleu Blanc Bouge program, run by the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation.
-If you JUST want to see the playground it’s on the corner of West Hill and Fielding.
-There is a chalet nearish the playground, but it wasn’t open the two times we visited this park 🙁
-Street parking is available nearby, or try the parking lot of the Doug-Harvey Arena (off of Biermans). I didn’t see any signs that said I couldn’t park there…