Gravel Park

This is a pretty decent neighbourhood park with all the equipment in one spot and surrounded by a big greenspace and mature trees. Toddling down the path after parking on the street, we came across swings, and two different sized play structures (all on sand).

The equipment is a bit older and kind of haphazard (like none of swings are the same style). While the big climber was inaccessible for my toddler, he was able to climb the smaller structure.
With stairs and a little slide, it’s compact and pretty bare-bones. He liked the steering wheel, as always, but I had to pull him back from touching the sharp plastic where something (binoculars?) used to be. 
He wandered around in the sand while I took some pictures and tried out the Cosmix Climber, the twirly slide and the rock climbing wall on the larger GameTime climber. The sky wheels were beyond me so we went and swung for a while and played hide and seek in the trees. 
I think the playground could use some spring riders or ground level musical instruments, or just something more for small kids. But for a place to sit and build a sandcastle and/or run around after dinner, it’s quite nice. 

One thing we notice quite often in Pierrefonds parks are the commemorative plaques on rocks and under trees. We always stop to read them so I can explain to the kiddos who the people were. Nice touch Pierrefonds. 


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