CARTIER PARK PLAYGROUND
The unique tire bridge is the main attraction here at Cartier Park playground. It provides a balancing act for kids as it sways and jiggles with every careful step. Although the tires are suspended by chains, they’re also anchored to the ground, similar to those balance poles found at other playgrounds. My 5 year old is a cautious one, so it was a precarious and slow but triumphant journey across the tire walkway. It was fun just sitting on a tire for a swing and a rest as well.
On either side of the tire bridge are platforms that lead to a tunnel and a slide. There’s also monkey bars, sliding spiral pole, and parallel sliding bars. Nearby is a small structure for toddlers with a slide and tic tac toe panel. There’s also a swing set and a multi-coloured climbing arch.
Interestingly, there are two baby swings at two different heights which makes me question, what is the standard length for a baby swing? Is it standardized, arbitrary or dependent on how long of a chain the installer has on hand?
This playground at Cartier Park has quite a spacious play area, allowing play structures to be spread out. It’s a very rectangular park with a baseball diamond on the other side of the field.
Tall trees provide partial afternoon shade on one side of the playground but for the most part, it’s in full sun. The drinking fountain is by the baseball diamond on the corner of E 37th Ave and Prince Edward.
If you visit, let us know what you think about the tire bridge walkway at Cartier Park!