Monday, 25 May 2015

The Whole World is Our Playground: Perth Square Park

On the long weekend we decided to explore a park a little closer to home, in hopes of avoiding some gridlock and getting more time at the park.

My park review disclaimer: If you don't live in the area I hope you enjoy the pics and can use some of the ideas to inspire and explore in your own city. If you have any recommendations for great playgrounds (or new criteria I haven't thought of) please post a comment on this post or email me.

Park Name:
Perth Square Park (Junction Triangle) -  Four blocks east of Dupont Street and Dundas Street West

There is street parking nearby at no cost.  The 40 Junction Bus (which often runs every eight to ten minutes) will drop you four blocks away from the park.

Theme of Park:
Traditional playground.

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Ground Coverage:
Sand and cement surrounding by grassy areas.

Variety of Equipment for different ages:
There is some great equipment for kids of all ages here.  On the other side of the playground is Perth Avenue Junior Public school which has a schoolyard featuring permanent hockey nets for anyone who wants to play a game of pickup instead of regular playground fare.

Best Parts of the Park:
This park is a little off the beaten path and has been somewhat forgotten, meaning it's not overcrowded and your kids will have the choice of whatever equipment they want.  The playground also features an "old school" spinner that I haven't seen anywhere since I was a kid.  There is good shade coverage and a basic splash pad.

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 Jack on the spinner.

Perth Square splash pad, Toronto playground splash pad
Playing at the Splash Pad.

This isn't the prettiest playground, but it has a wide variety of different activities for any kids.  The older equipment and sanded areas means that it isn't a very accessible playground.

Overall Rating:
This park was a surprising find.  I had very little expectation for this great hidden gem that I was almost reluctant to share (cause I'm greedy like that), but parks are for playing and this one is a find! I'd rate it 4.0/5.0 - mainly because there was a lot of variety of things to do and the kids had their pick of any item on the playground with no waiting.

To read my review of a park in Roncesvalles Village click here

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing such an interesting and well-hidden find. It is not easy to let the kids roam freely in a park that is not crowded especially in Perth where everyone comes out and play ever so often. I hope there is a similar gem nearby my place next to storage Stirling so I’m definitely looking forward to your new posts and contributions or solution from other readers as well.