Frederick Wilson Park

This is an updated post as there has been some new equipment added since our first visit in 2014.

Well this was quite the find! With tons of amenities, this park is just missing a splash pad for the kiddos (and coffee shop/ice cream parlour/free massages for me).
Tennis, soccer, baseball, BATHROOMS AND WATER FOUNTAIN! And there’s an actual sign outside the chalet stating its “hours of operation” (NOTE, we’ve noticed that DDO is great about this for all their chalets). I tried out the door, and it was open when it said it would be! I did a little happy dance.

SHADE! glorious shade. We visited at noon on a hot and sunny day and there was FULL SHADE in the playground. It’s so woodsy and cozy it felt like we were camping . I was tempted to gather kindling and start a little bonfire but the kids said “no.” Spoilsports.
The curious and amusing thing I noticed here is that everything is in pairs. Two GameTime dinosaur ride-ons, two sand shovels, two car ride-ons, and two teeter-totters. Either they needed to use up their budget, or the park was designed by a parent of twins.
There’s a basic toddler climber by Landscape Structures with slides, the Cozy Climber curved ladder and some metal rungs, but NO stairs. And for the big kids there’s a climbing structure with monkey bars, ladders, and a small rock-climbing wall. And just added in 2016 is another big-kid climber from Playworld Systems that also features monkey bars, a ‘hang on!” spinner, balance beam, rope to cross, and an interesting slanted climber that’s a bit tricky to get down from.

There’s lots of room to run around, and the playground is surrounded on two sides by soccer fields, with another nice little wooded area nearby. No fencing but far from the road.
p.s. the pictures in the gallery are a mix from 2014 and 2016. 

Toddler park (2-5)
Fenced toddler park
Baby swings
Big kid park (5-12)
Big kid swings
Parking lot
Street parking
Water fountain
Picnic tables
Seasonal Bathrooms
Green space
Soccer fields
Baseball field
Tennis courts
Splash pad
Reduced mobility swings
Dep nearby


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