Google Maps insisted that there was a park here.
Three drive-bys later and I said “Argh!”, parked the car at what looked to be a path, and carted the little guy up with me.
And lo and behold, Google was right. Again.
I parked on Alice Carrière, but there are a couple of paths entering from a few streets.
This park is neat and also weird. Weird because a few of the (very large) houses don’t have fences so it feels a bit like you’re in their backyards. It would be GREAT to BE one of those houses and basically have an extra 40,000sf in which to play!
What I liked here are the huge mature trees. They were brilliant shades of orange and red and gave a lot of shade to the playground.
There are two large climbers, both from Landscape Structures, and they’re both ok, but rather old and faded, and kind of dirty. The larger climber has a slide, monkey bars and rings, and various climbing ladders. With a staircase going up to different platforms, the little guy could get up and then back down the slide, but that’s about it. The rest of the equipment is purely for big (and strong!) kids.
A little bit away but within eyesight is the smaller climber (with stairs), slides, a tunnel (that was filthy), double-sided mirror, a steering wheel panel, ladders, and the Image Panel at ground level.
There are a couple of spring riders including the stegosaurus and T-Rex, a sand digger and four baby and two big-kid swings.
And beer bottles. Because of the (in)visibility from the road, this is probably a pretty good after dark hangout. Pick up your litter kids!
|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Fenced toddler park|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings||✓|
|Reduced mobility swings|