Community: Westwinds/Castleridge – 233 Castleridge Blvd. NE.
Parking: There is a free parking lot at the North end of the park as well as a smaller lot on the south side.
Gordie’s Review (8 years old): “It’s good. The climber I think is small but there are lots of individual things that make it good.”
Nicky’s Review (5 years old): “I liked the swings, the tree spinner (Apollo), the just me spinner and the climbing thing with the rope. ”
Robbie’s Review (2 years old): “The slides. And the other slides. Two slides.”
Age Range: 2-12 years.
Ground Cover: Pour in place recycled tire
Shade: Some shade just outside the play area.
Features: climber with ramp, bridge, catwalk, slides, over-head climbers; merry-go-round spinner; standing bouncer; standing spinner; 2 saucer swings
Surrounding Park Area: Natural playground, spray park and wading pool, huge hill that is great for tobogganing, pathways, picnic shelters, bbq areas, tandoori oven and tables, pathways, trails and fitness stations. Click here for a review of the park area itself
Winter: ice skating rinks (pleasure skating only) and cross country skiing.
Accessibility: The ramps and accessible flooring make this a great playground for kids who use wheelchairs or are just unsteady on their feet. The play space isn’t too crowded enabling kids to get right into the play almost everywhere. The saucer swings and merry-go-round spinner are able to be used by kids who can transfer and/or don’t have great motor control.
Seating: there are a few benches at the playground and lots of benches and picnic tables in the surrounding area. It now also has a covered picnic area in sight of the playground.
Overall assessment: This playground can handle a huge number of children. The merry-go-round spinner in particularly is very popular – tons of kids can all play on it at once and have a great time.
This playground is great for really little kids with the ramps and smooth flooring, but still has climbing equipment that will challenge older kids too. The swings and merry-go-round spinner are also great for small kids and big kids although when the playground is really busy little kids don’t get much of a chance at the spinner.
If you’re looking for a great playground where you’re almost guaranteed to not be alone, I’d highly recommend this one. It is a short distance across the park to the new natural playground as well as the wading pool/spray park.
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