Updated review from September 2015. Thanks to Diane for the heads-up about all the changes!
This is one or our Go-To playgrounds in the fall. As soon as the leaves start to change we head out to Baie D’Urfé. It’s tradition! So this was our third or fourth visit and the playground underwent a facelift over the summer. Everything is now more compact rather than spread out, there is some new equipment, and it’s all on a wood chip base.
The park is quiet, really quiet, and we’ve actually never seen anyone here during the times we’ve been.
Maybe it’s busy after work or on weekends?
There is a nice toddler climber with stairs, a slide, steering wheel, a tube slide, a (working!) marble maze, a climby ladder, a tic-tac-toe wall at ground level and more slides! Only thing I don’t like here is that the “bridge” part of the platform is really slippery and the short one almost took a header.
Towards the middle of the park are big and baby swings, an old-school metal climber, and the ultra-modern Kompan metal structure. LOVE this company and their creative climbers. There are spinners, little strange swings, and a plastic hammock/seat.
The new equipment includes the new “Vippy” teeter-totters from Miracle, and the super high 630º Typhoon Slide with a fairly easy to climb staircase.
And there’s more!
There’s a ground level giant hippo that little people can go inside (read the trilingual body parts on its tongue!), an infinity web climber that they actually played on, annnnnnnd, a huge sea monster/dinosaur/dragon. It’s up for debate. I say dragon. It’s neat to see that this year the almost 3-year old can climb up the dragon’s head! And just out of the wood chip area is another set of big-kid swings.
This is a nice park that I actually drive out of my way to visit. It isn’t fenced, but has an ok amount of grass between the play area and the road. There’s also quite a lot of shade around the perimeter of the park, though not on the actual playground.
Bonus: a water fountain that was still on mid-October.
|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Fenced toddler park|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings||✓|
|Reduced mobility swings|
Just an FYI that the city has since updated the park (wood chips !) and it’s even better and safer
Thanks for letting me know, we’ll go and check it out 🙂