After an exhausting trip downtown with both kiddos, we wanted someplace to have a quick bite to eat near Atwater Market before we headed home. This park had a playground and a picnic table. Perfect.
We parked just south of Notre-Dame on Rue Doré and noted the sign at the entrance to the park. There are some hours where it is a public playground, and other times when it is used exclusively for the school next door.
It was a weekend, so it was empty and quiet.
After eating the kids checked out the mostly fenced toddler area (complete with mini picnic tables) and played in the climber and the ground level house.
The climber is a bit older and has some super steep metal stairs, metal rungs and ladders, and dual slides. Not super exciting.
The little house has a table and benches and beside it is a raised sand table. The boys tried to yell at each other through the “phone tubes” but those things never work. There are a couple of baby swings and everything is on sand.
It is almost fully fenced but there are two openings to the rest of the park and greenspace.
The big climber is…ok. Metal ladders and three slides and some space at the top to hang out. There is also a spiderweb rope climber right beside.
It’s an ok park, and a place to stop and let the kids run around a bit. When we were there the water fountain was broken and spewing water and there was quite a bit of litter around which seems to be common for most close-to-downtown parks.
Victor-Rousselot ParkSee images (click the first image for full screen) »
|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Fenced toddler park|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings|
|Reduced mobility swings|