I had to spend a lot of money at this park. The little wooden house/restaurant was busy churning out “muffins” and the chef kept demanding “more money pwease!”
I’d say, out of all the equipment here, including the big fun climber, that the simple wood playhouse was by far his favourite.
So after I emptied my pockets (ok, ok. I actually paid with piles of leaves), we checked out the rest of the playground.
The climber by Quebec-based Jambette is big and elaborate enough to be used by kids of all ages. There are stairs, a couple of easy to climb ladders, a tunnel, multiple slides, lots of steering wheels, and a puppet theatre at ground level.
Jambette makes such interesting play structures and there are always cute cutouts and moving parts to make even the wall panels fun.
There’s a stand-alone slide, that while quite high, has a safe staircase leading up. There are also two spring riders (a giraffe and a car) but the poor car has seen better days. I guess it’s supposed to rock, but its engine is seized.
My guy completely ignored the long ground level tunnel, but had fun on the little Mosquito rope climber. Saint-Lazare is the first place we’ve seen this particular rope climber and I really like the size and that it’s made for short legs.
We completely bypassed the baby and big swings as there was more baking to be done!
The last play things are some really, really high teeter-totters. The kind that I can still feel the pain of 30 years later. I told him I liked his teeth how they were and distracted him with something else “Look! A water fountain!”
So yes, there is a water fountain right in the park AND a porta-potty beside the couple of trees and picnic tables. Yeah for not having to use a bush!
The playground is all on sand, and is not fenced, though not a single car passed the whole time we were there. There was also NO shade over the actual play areas, though two picnic tables were sheltered under a couple of trees.
|Toddler park (2-5)
|Fenced toddler park
|Big kid park (5-12)
|Big kid swings
|Reduced mobility swings