Saturday, August 29, 2009

Garibaldi Park Playground- North Vancouver


Garibaldi Park Playground is midway down Garibaldi Drive, off Mt Seymour Parkway in North Vancouver.

The park itself is a large grassy area with tennis courts, shade, some nice landscaping, the occasional large deer and a lovely playground. You can park along the road which is very close to the playground- good, if like me, you're juggling a feisty preschooler, a wriggly baby and a husband who cannot be separated from the exciting sports game on the car radio.......say no more.

The playground is a newer construction and has two main structures linked by various climbing features. The higher big-kid structure features a really nice high wobbly plastic slide- for extra static on hot dry summer days! There are bright activity wall features underneath the high platform which is accessible by a number of climbing options- curved ladders, platform steps and things to hang from. Between the two structures they have paid nice attention to detail using pod, flat steps and sort of hanging steps- wish I'd got a close up of these but my mind was elsewhere (feisty preschooler, wriggly baby and that darn sports game that had stolen my husband). Both sides have chunky platform steps and the smaller kid side has a lower plastic slide and a climbing wall.

There are toddler and big-kid swings, a bouncy thing, a very cool seesaw and an awesome climbing rope pyramid that 'A' got nicely tangled in- all on a bed of woodchips. I didn't see washrooms, but again, I stand to be corrected on that one because of the aforementioned diverted attention, but even without frilly amenities, this is a lovely playground in a pretty park that managed to have a cool breeze on a hot day.

2 comments:

  1. Lovely Park! We just came from there and really enjoyed it. Lots of grass to play in as well as fun playground equipment. Met a couple of really nice local families too. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. Swings and slides, this is childhood. :)

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