Note: This is playground is only open to the public Evenings from 6pm-9pm and weekends (Saturday 9am-9pm and Sunday 11am-9pm).
Community: Hillhurst/Sunnyside – 1320 5 Ave NW
Parking: There is a limited number of free short term parking spaces. There is a parking lot at the Community Centre but there are signs up suggesting you need some kind of parking pass. There is also a number spaces along the street where payment is required.
Gordie’s Review (2 years old): the firetruck!
Age Range: 2-5.
Ground Cover: pea gravel
Features: preschool climber with 2 slides, scavenger hunt and ‘telephone’; tunnel climbing wall; musical panels; fire truck climber; wobbly bench (currently stuck with pea gravel); .
Surrounding Park Area: Situated between the community centre and the street. The play area is completely fenced with latched gates. There is a nice park area to the North of the community centre.
Shade: great in the evenings but may be more limited earlier in the day.
Seating: a number of benches and picnic tables. 2 of the picnic tables have checkerboards painted on them.
Overall assessment: This playground is used by the daycare at the community centre during the day Monday – Friday. There is a few items that I’m assuming belong to the daycare in the play area and behind some benches there are some items that belong to the daycare that are not for use by the public.
The playground itself is brand new and great for preschoolers. Gordie loved the fire truck which has two steering wheels and 4 spinning bells. The climber also has two steering wheels and both of the slides could be used by two kids at the same time making it great for little kids who ‘play together’ by playing beside each other.
The musical panels look really good and are great choices because they are hard to damage with general wear and tear. The tunnel climbing wall is good for letting young kids try the kinds of climbing that the big kids can do but at a much safer height and easier angle. Toddlers and preschoolers will have a great time at this playground.
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