This wheelchair accessible playground and play structure are shiny new and we were quite excited to come for a visit. There is a definite lack of accessible playgrounds in Montreal, and even those that claim to be have nothing to actually play with. So once we arrived, I was initially pretty impressed with the Kompan play structure with the wheelchair-accessible ramp.
The climber is designed for kids 5-12 but my 3.5 year-old had no problems with it save for not wanting to try out the high slide. There’s a 2-part wheelchair ramp that goes right up to the stairs leading to the high slide. And while it’s great that kids with mobility issues can go up part way, there’s not actually much to DO besides use the binoculars or the little megaphone. So…it’s a good try, but…..
I’d love to have seen more ground-level activities and tactile elements, or even some musical instruments. More than just the ramp.
It’s nice that it’s all on a poured rubber base, which makes it incredibly easy to walk/roll/run around, and my little guy liked the small climbing wall and the hammocks. The climber is the only play equipment here and the rest of the park has benches, and a stone table and seats.
Note that the climber is VERY close to the road and there is no fencing around any of the park.
Also, our GPS insisted that we go drive down Rue Labrecque, which turned out to be an alley more than a street, which explains why we couldn’t find it. We ended up parking on Amherst and walking over.
There are various activities happening at the park during the summer and you can find them HERE.
|Toddler park (2-5)|
|Fenced toddler park|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings|
|Reduced mobility swings|