Joe-Beef Park

With pétanque and bocce, two play areas, a mini soccer field, splash pad, Adirondack chairs and tons of benches and tables, this borough’s first inter-generational park is a beautiful space for people of all ages to enjoy.

The park is fully fenced and gated, though the whole interior space is open to allow different generations to mingle and play together. 

The toddler area, with its four baby swings and play structure, backs up against the side of the nearby firehouse, which afterwards makes a great field trip. Bring the firemen some cookies, they deserve it!
The play structure here has (steep) stairs, all sorts of ladders, a super cool triple slide, climbing wall; and in the surrounding sand is a balance beam and bowl spinner. 

The nearby big-kid area has a new-to-us climber with all kinds of ways to climb and cross including monkey bars and a neat rubber “ramp”. Nearby are four adult swings. 

Alas, it was too early in the season to try the splash pad, but kiddos should enjoy the tall sprayers and ground jets on the colourfully painted base, and with the close vicinity of the playgrounds, they can run back and forth from one to the other. 

Some things I would have liked to have seen in this new park: More ground-level activities for the youngest kids, a parent-baby tandem swing, and an adaptive swing (but not on sand.)

Things to note:
-Firemen. Be still my heart. 🔥
-The splash pads for this borough are open 8am-9pm, from mid-June to September (depending on weather)
-The toddler area is on sand.
-The big kid area is on wood chips.
-The whole park is completely fenced and gated, though there are many gates, so don’t rely on them to be closed all the time. 
-Many picnic tables, benches, and chairs for lounging. 

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