We’re really loving Dollard parks lately. This one was a great find!
We parked in the lot just off of Rue Sonata and then walked up through the trees to the chalet (open bathrooms and water fountain) and the playground right beside.
No fencing but the play area is far off from traffic. It was BUSY, but the play structure is large so it was not crowded.
My little one was able, with help, to negotiate part of the climber but it’s really not for toddlers. Though there is a (steep) staircase, the climber from Landscape Structures is geared for older children and features a really cool suspension bridge, slides, a Ring Bridge, monkey bars, overhead loops, and a zipline with platforms. (Note: The curved Clatterbridge is crookedly attached and is just perfect for trapping feet in the seams)
The rest of the playground features four big and four baby swings, a whole bunch of easy seesaws (as in not the kind that go 6 feet in the air) and GameTime’s ride-on race car and plane.
I sat on the TOO SMALL FOR MY BUTT swings (so annoying. The swings, not my butt) and watched as two 4-year olds tried to push my little one out of the car. “Get. OUT!” they said. He stood his ground and didn’t give it up. I was proud. Not bad for a former micro-preemie!
Wait a second…what’s that off in the distance? ANOTHER PARK!
Calumet Park is just south across the walking path and has a great climber (also not meant for toddlers but I managed to hoist him up). I initially thought these were one park until I looked at Google maps.
Not much shade in the actual playground but with the woods and some trees around the exterior of the play area, you’ll be able to find a spot out of the sun.
Review on Calumet here
We also didn’t know about the walking/biking path that runs east/west so that was another new thing for us.
|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Fenced toddler park|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings||✓|
|Reduced mobility swings|