Whew! This was our third time visiting Taillon Park. We like to stop here for a little play when we do one of our around-the-island drives, and came by for the first time last fall. Then again a couple of weeks ago, and then again just this past week.
A few changes have happened since we first visited. There’s now a mad-made sledding hill with different sized runs; the recent addition of an outdoor training area and a 400-metre walking/running trail that meanders through the nearby woods; the terrain de pétanque has moved; and an adorable toddler climber has replaced the old break-your-teeth seesaws.
The rest of the playground equipment is still the same. There are a few baby and adult swings; and both kids ignored the older play structure with its monkey bars, ladders, stairs, and slide. Instead they peered at, climb over and under the super-duper cute Discover Cave. This is one of my favourite products that we’ve seen recently. And my toddler was just DELIGHTED. The littlest kids can explore underneath as they crawl through. Older ones can practice their rock-climbing skills while they remain close to the ground, or do as mine did and pretend it’s a bear cave and growl at your brother.
If you come to workout, the playground is literally steps from the exercise area so you can watch the kids balance/climb/pull-up while you do the same! We checked out the seven exercise stations with their instruction panels, and what’s interesting here is that the panels have training tips for both adults and seniors. Then we walked through the trail which you’ll find just behind the playground and the sledding hill. Note that we did end up running because we were being chased by hordes of mosquitos. So if you want a more leisurely workout, make sure to bring bug spray!
Starting July 3, and running every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm for eight weeks, a certified kinesiologist will be at the park to guide users on the correct way to train and use the equipment. For FREE!
For more details, you can click HERE.
|Toddler park (2-5)|
|Fenced toddler park|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings||✓|
|Reduced mobility swings|