We went on an early morning bike ride along the Lakeshore, stopped at the canoe club to look at ducks, and then continued on to this park.
It’s great, and a bit awkward at the same time. Great, in that it has a really good toddler climber from Landscape Structures with stairs, a wire tunnel, twirly slide, double slide, an arched bridge, periscope, TWO steering wheels (my little guy drove both simultaneously, of course), the Cozy Climber arched ladder, and room to walk around. There is also a sand digger and two baby and two big swings. Not much else on this side, but the climber has tons to do on it so we played pretty much only on there.
It is almost fully fenced, and has gates, but does have an open part that heads to the chalet. We rented the chalet this past summer and it was great that the party could spill out onto the concrete terrace and into the playground.
****If you do want to host a party here, the bright basement is a gym complete with gym mats, a kitchen (with full size fridge, microwave and a large pass-through out to the gym), and tables and chairs. Upstairs is a little vestibule area (we did face-painting here), and the bathrooms. Was FANTASTIC for a 5-year olds party. We had crafts on the concrete patio and did bouncy castles and an obstacle course in the football field. (Just bring a looooooong extension cord as there are no plugs on the exterior of the building). You could also fit bouncy castles INSIDE the gym.
RENTAL INFO HERE. Look under “Rentals” where the chalet at this park is called Lakeside Park Chalet. The phone number is near the bottom of the page.
The awkward part of this park is that the big-kid playground is completely on the other (west) side of the pool up a hill. If you didn’t know it was there you’d never see it. Which would be a shame because there is a good zipline, swings, a rope spiderweb climber, and a play structure with a super-cool rope bridge. Since I took the pictures, the wooden slats on the bridge have been changed to metal strips. Downfall here (PUN!) is there is a huge 4 foot drop-off from the top to the bottom level of the ground.
P.s. there is a fenced dog run at the northernmost part of the park, RIGHT beside the highway and the underpass.
|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Fenced toddler park||✓|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings||✓|
|Reduced mobility swings|