Saint-Joseph Park

UPDATE SUMMER 2020- This park and playground are undergoing major renovations to become an inclusive playground.

While driving along Gouin Blvd, we had to slow down for some construction*, and lo and behold, this lovely park just happened to be right beside us. 
Parking right on Gouin, we carefully crossed the street (avoiding all the bicyclists on the bike path), and stopped to read the interpretive panels before heading to the playground. 
This area is lovely. Really, really pretty. It was still early in the season, but the beautiful church in the background, and the trees about to bloom lent a gorgeous backdrop to our pictures. 

There are two playgrounds here, and within eyesight of each other so you can watch children in both areas at the same time.
Though the equipment from Landscape Structures is about 10 years old, it still looks almost new and is cheerful and bright. 
The toddler area has a large climber with stairs, crawl tube, two kinds of slides, ladders and pods to cross. In the surrounding sand is a saddle seat spinner and a couple of colourful spring riders. Nearby are four baby swings. 
If you haven’t brought any toys with you, the giant chest is full of various playground toys. Follow the instructions on the front to get the code to unlock it. 

The big-kid area has the always-popular-with-my-kids Evos climber which has ropes and rings to crawl through, an interesting seesaw contraption, spinners, slide, and rungs to cross. Adult swings are nearby. 

Things to note:
-The toddler playground is on sand and the big-kid area is wood chips. 
-Benches and picnic tables are right near the play areas. 
-*The construction was this lovely-looking multi-use gazebo, which was recently finished. You can read about it and see pictures HERE
-For some interesting history of the area, click HERE! Also, if you Google this park, you can find some great old pictures of the area.

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