This park is the epitome of hidden. We always bike past it on our way to the three great northern Dorval parks (Westwood, Surrey, and Oriole), but I’d just thought that the little bit of colourful structures we could see from the street was a small playground for the surrounding town homes and apartments.
But this is definitely a Pointe-Claire park and is divided into a big-kid section and a fully-fenced and gated toddler section.
We biked through the parking lot and came upon these HUGE colourful “pods” by Little Tikes Commercial, which we don’t see too often. The little one was disappointed that they didn’t spin, but once we started playing “baby bird” and we all got a nest, he was more content. I thought they were super creative and original. There are also some colourful swinging pods to cross and a metal ladder and small wall to climb.
This area is on wood chips and also includes some big kid swings. There is no fencing and it is quite close to the apartment complex’s parking lot.
Adjacent is the toddler area that is fenced AND gated. I think it’s great that Pointe-Claire built this park here as there are quite a lot of kids nearby, and not any greenspace around.
The toddler park has the cutest dinosaur climber by Landscape Structures (same as the one at Landsdowne park in PC), a sand digger, itty-bitty sand tables, and baby swings. The climber is easy to maneuver and has a window and a couple of slides; great for those just starting out with sliding and park exploring.
Things to note:
-There is no fencing around the big-kid area, the toddler park is fully fenced and gated and has some shade.
-DON’T park in a spot reserved for a resident, instead park along Avenue Chanteclerc.
-The park does NOT show up on Google Maps but it’s there!
-When we visited in mid August there was a porta-potty nearby. I suspect it’s only there while the apartment complex’s pool is open during the summer, so I wouldn’t count on it being around all the time.