Edited Summer 2018: A reader let me know that “The wading pool here has been redone this summer and is pretty great. It’s different depths now, there’s a slide into the water, animals structures that squirt water, and a giant bucket that overflows water from above. Worth another visit for sure.”
Here’s an image from the borough. You can click on the link for the wading pool schedules:
Hmmmm, this was a funny park. The wading pool was quite nice and both big kids had a blast splashing about. The park equipment was decent and they clamoured over everything. But, the park as a whole needs some TLC. The paths are all falling apart, there was a ton of garbage when we visited, some swings are missing/broken, the chalet is ancient, and the picnic tables have been set on fire. Lovely.
The kids didn’t really care though. They scaled up the tipsy-looking arched ladder, climbed the two play structures, and zipped down the slides. All set on sand, the two play structures are near each other so it’s easy to watch kids on both sides of the park. The toddler climber has (steep) stairs, a crawl tunnels, four different slides, and all sorts of ladders and rungs. The big-kid climber has all sorts of interesting ways up, monkey rings, and slides.
After playing a bit, the boys changed into their bathing suits and lay in the wading pool for an hour while I relaxed on the sidelines. Ahhhhhhhhh……
Things to note:
-I easily found street parking on Rue la Fontaine.
-The playground is partially fenced, but open to the park.
-We were at the park just after noon and the playground was almost full sun, but there are plenty of trees on the outskirts of the sand.
-The wading pool is completely fenced and gated.