We were last here in…2015?!? What? The little one was SO SMALL!
Fast forward and he’s now 10, his big brother is 15 (sob!), and we were back at this park to see its total transformation.
What previously seemed more of a toddler-focused playground has been changed into a multi-use area, with a play structure that’s geared to older kids, a very, very cute (but tiny) basketball “court” that was missing the net (?), a new ping-pong table, and a couple of great inclusive elements including a tandem Expression Swing with an adaptive seat with a 5-point harness, and a fun accessible spinner.
The new climber from Earthscape is a delight, and had both my bid kids crawling all over. I particularly like the net that’s hung between logs like a little nest. Just steps away is a teeny-tiny log pile with a similar net that younger kids could play on. But, besides that and the baby swing, well, that’s about it for younger kids.
Now don’t get me wrong and write me hate mail, I love all the different products that are here, but it seems a bit…off for what’s a small neighbourhood playground. I’d be curious to know what local families think.
Things to note:
- There’s a drinking fountain.
- Definitely no bathroom.
- While the playground area used to be fully fenced and gated, there is now only fencing about halfway around. The rest is open to the road.
- Parking is available on Maheu or O’Grady, but NOT on Bldv. Dr.-Frederik-Philips.
So funny, I wrote the following part back in 2015, and we again visited this park after a trip to IKEA, and had cinnamon buns with us: This park is right off of Cavendish and about a 3 minute drive from IKEA. So if your kids are needing to burn off some energy after unwillingly following you around looking for a cushion to “tie the room together”, stop by here for a bit! Bring the 6-pack of cinnamon buns 🙂