FALAISE PARK PLAYGROUND
This playground is actually located at the top of the slope and across the street from Falaise Park, making it slightly confusing if one were to make a playdate without knowing this tidbit. Otherwise, this colourful playground is divided into two play areas with plenty to do for different ages.
A fun feature at Falaise Park is the wooden truck with a large roof and four steering wheels. In the same area is a bubbly plastic play structure with arched rooftops, multiple slides, windows and a broken gear panel. In the same area is a freestanding monkey bar component and an additional wall of three yellow, window play panels.
The second area features a larger structure with things like ziptracks, monkey bars, sliding poles, a climbing wall and a wooden bridge. There’s also a twirly slide and other types of climbers. Off to the side is a swing set.
This second structure feels less sturdy with old wooden floor panels, compared to the other one that has platforms made from solid metal. This area uses pea gravel for the ground while the area with the toddler structure uses gravely sand.
Like most playgrounds, there are shady trees near the perimeter but both playgrounds here are in full sun, making some slides and elements hot to the touch. During the summertime the wading pool can provide relief from the heat.
Lastly, the fieldhouse has been upgraded to be universally accessible and includes a “wave to open” sensor for opening the door. This automation, although providing accessibility, can also be a curse for those with kids that like to play with technology. A simple wave of the hand enables them to easily unlock and auto-open the door during one’s mid-pee.
I saw this happen elsewhere to someone, so I made sure not to go when my kids were with me. But with that said, it easily could have been me if I didn’t know! We should probably request these things have a child-lock so parents don’t have to deal with such unfortunate circumstances. Redesign please!