HILLCREST/RILEY PARK PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUND
Similar to other playgrounds that are dedicated to preschools, this one is available after hours and is fully fenced. It’s part of the Hillcrest Community Centre and is located on the same side as the Terry Salman Library entrance.
The sand area with a pergola is quite large and right next to a small playhouse that’s similar to the one at Rosemary Brown or Khorana Park. On the other side is a play structure with a slide and signature Kompan components like telescope, megaphone, spinning paddle wheel and joystick.
A wide, bench-like seesaw welcomes multiple riders. Take note that one side has a back and large foot rest to provide extra security for younger kids while they ride.
There are other natural aspects to appreciate too, as one side of the playground is a grassy hill for climbing. One can let their child explore the perimeter and walk through some vegetation with no extra worries as the play area is fully fenced. Natural logs and inset stones, as well as a cute little wooden bridge either add to the space or is a tripping hazard, depending on who you ask.
Unique sewer covers with a lattice design surrounded by a stone patterned ground. There’s a shed off to the side that provides a small covered area as well.
Although this playground is fully fenced, there are two gates that people tend to leave open from time to time. Both don’t lead to a high traffic areas, but it’s unfortunate to have to keep an eye on gates that should be kept closed