UPDATE 2018: Since our visit a couple of years ago some new things have been added (in 2018) including a ver large and cool-looking dog park as well as new Trekfit outdoor fitness equipment.
Behind the Montreal Botanical Gardens you’ll find this large park with some pretty good play equipment from Landscape Structures.
Besides the fully fenced and gated toddler section, there’s a big-kid area, a fully fenced and gated wading pool, a chalet, great landscaping, and soccer and baseball fields.
We started out on the large climber which is located just beside the chalet and wading pool, and while not close to the toddler park, there is a bit of a sightline, though I bet that disappears in the summer when there are crowds in the wading pool.
Everything is on sand and set into their own little sections. The big swings are down some concrete steps, the two stand-up seesaws are in their own little spot overlooking the greenspace, and the climber is on its own.
The climber has multiple ways to get up. Tricky ladders, a vertical rock-climbing wall, little cube steps, and a tensile wall. There are slides, monkey bars, a sky wheel, and a tic-tac-toe wall. Good for big kids (obviously), but little ones won’t find a safe way up.
So off we trotted to the toddler climber which is loads of fun. I love that the playground is fenced AND gated as it is quite close to the road. They’ve also put loads of benches and even a picnic table inside the fencing. Only thing is that the baby swings (eight of them!) are not in here, and they are quite a ways off.
Everything is on sand again and there is a stand-alone block climber, a trio of turtle sand tables, and some ride-ons including a two-kid plane.
The big play structure has stairs, tunnels, stepping stones, ground level table and benches, things to crawl through and over, steering wheels and tic-tac-toe. Enough to keep the littles ones entertained!
|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Fenced toddler park||✓|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings||✓|
|Reduced mobility swings|