This park was so covered with school children when we visited that we took a stroll around the block until lunch time was over so that we could take pictures.
Once the bell rang, POOF!, the park was empty and we puttered around checking out the playground and adjacent splash pad.
So, it could be better. The park has good-ish equipment, but when we visited it was in poor shape. Flaking paint, a broken spring rider, rusty bits, unkempt sand, and a lot of missing wood chips under some equipment. Also, the splash pad needed a good scrubbing.
The playground has quite a bit of equipment, and both the big kid and toddler areas are close enough that you can watch kids in both sides. There are big and baby swings, lots of monkey bar-type rungs and bars, slides, and pods to bounce across. Nearby are benches and a couple of picnic tables. Also a sandbox beside…the sand.
The fairly new splash pad is bright and colourful with a poured in place rubber base rather than concrete. It was late in the season when we visited, which might account for it being rather dirty, and it’s probably (?) much cleaner at the beginning of the season. I hope.
There are some great little ground bubblers for toddlers and babies, tall sprayers, and jaunty yellow shade umbrellas. Touch the flower posts to start the water sequences. Ringing the water area are some suuuuuuuper comfy chairs where you can lounge while watching the kids play.
This park is quite large and continues across Rue Prieur where you’ll find a dog park and lots of green space for a picnic.
Things to note:
-The hours of the splash pad are 8am-8pm every day. Press the sensors to turn on the water.
-The playground is fenced along the road, but open to the rest of the park. There is no fencing around the splash pad.
-The chalet with washrooms is right beside the splash pad. I could not find posted opening hours.
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