We were very excited to hear that Saint-Laurent is keeping some of their splash pads open until the END of September, so with a little list in hand (we’ve been to some already), we drove along my new favourite “avoiding traffic street” (Henri-Bourassa!) and got from Pointe Claire to this little park in no time.
There is street parking nearby and the park is kitty-corner to a bakery(!). The park is small and compact and I’m impressed that they were able to fit a great splash pad on one side. The splash pad is fully fenced and gated (though the latch is missing), but the playground is NOT fenced and some equipment like the baby swings and ride-on whale are very close to the road.
The equipment is geared more towards toddlers than big kids and has one big swing, three baby swings, the cute whale ride-on, and the adorable climber by Husson International. This is just the second time we’ve seen equipment by them, with the first being at the amazing Philippe-Laheurte Park (part 2) where we had played in “Le Pick-Up”. I LOVE the muted green and yellow colour scheme from this company. Very different from all the primary colours that sometimes assault the eyes! (I am ogling Husson’s website and making a dream playground in my head)
Back to reality.
While this is a toddler climber, there are no stairs. Instead there’s a fairly easy to climb ladder, a three-sided climbing wall, and there’s also a small spider web rope wall. A little walkway connects the two slides.
We then checked out the plash pad by Pointe-Claire’s Vortex which has a ton of jets, an arch of water, a run-through misty Bullfrog, dumping buckets, and an older model of the Aqualien cascading flowers. Very pretty and enough activities for little and big kids to enjoy. There is one bench in the corner.
To turn on the water sequence touch the black top of the red pole and then run as the water starts very fast!
The splash pad in on from 8:30am-9pm everyday until the end of August.
|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Fenced toddler park|
|Big kid park (5-12)|
|Big kid swings||✓|
|Reduced mobility swings|