J.E.A. Bernardin

This town only has one park, but it’s a good one!
Parc J.E.A. Bernardin is full of equipment for those wanting to work out, play some tennis, sit back and relax in the beautiful gazebo, play in a playground, play a game of soccer or basketballor run through a lovely splash pad. In the winter you can skate in the rink or use the teeny sledding hill. And added since our first visit is a great wooden obstacle course! Tucked in behind the splash pad are about 8 or 10 obstacles with logs and rope that both my kids thought were a blast. Pics in the gallery!

The park is large, and fairly spread out, with the playground and splash pad on opposite sides of the park. So if you want to do both areas, you’ll end up packing up and doing some travelling past the beach volleyball court in the middle. 

The nautical-themed splash pad features colourful flowers and dripping leaves, adorable fish, water cannons for blasting your siblings, and the super fun and always toddler-approved ship with its fancy “pirate” wheel. It could be a normal ship’s wheel, but nope, it’s always a pirate wheel!
Spin the wheel, run through the misty rainbow, and dance through the ground jets. The splash pad is a beautiful project from Pointe-Claire based Vortex. You can read more about it (and see better pictures and video than I can do) HERE

Then toddle along the to playground, which you’ll find behind the Community Centre. With an eclectic array of equipment, it’s kind of old, kind of new, and…ok-ish. There are baby swings, an adaptive swing (on sand 🙁 ), a curved climbing wall, sand shovel, spring rider, seesaws, and a small play structure whose bridge has seen better days. 
Just beside is the larger play structure with slides, various ladder, and swinging bongos to cross. Neither play structure has stairs. 

Things to note:
-There is no fencing around the splash pad, some fencing around the toddler playground, and some around the large play structure, though the adult swings are quite close to the open road.
-The playgrounds are all on sand. Including the adaptive swing which isn’t so accessible. 
-The splash pad water is on from 9am-9pm. Press the sensor to turn on the water sequence.
-Google doesn’t show this park, but it is marked in the map below, and is right next to the Centre des Loisirs de Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac at 34 rue de l’Église. There is a large parking lot. 
-The building was locked when we visited, but there was a porta-potty just beside.
-This park is used for the city’s day camp and was VERY busy the first time we came by. 

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