CAMBIE PARK PLAYGROUND
Apart from some late afternoon shade, this toddler playground is in full sun during the day and can be a scorcher in the summer.
Located on the northwest corner of a large field, this old style playground is plunked in the middle of some pea gravel and features a double slide and a wide slide. The slides are a tad steep and could use an extra foot of extension at the end to prevent one’s child from falling off. So, be ready at the bottom to slow them down if need be.
The top platform is a hexagon and has two small ledges for benches. There’s also a scratched up circular window to peek out of and an excessive amount of steering wheels to satisfy any backseat driver. Four steering wheels to be exact.
We enjoyed a lot of dump truck action during our visit as the street was a loading zone for trucks to transfer new material to a nearby construction site. Perhaps a common sight for the next couple of years as Oakridge area continues plans to develop and densify.
Lastly, on the other side of the field are some medium-small slopes that look good for sledding in the winter. Probably not a useful tidbit if you’re reading this during a scorching summer, but something to keep in mind.