KERRISDALE CENTENNIAL PARK PLAYGROUND
Tucked behind the Kerrisdale Community Centre is a partially fenced playground, coloured in a combination of pink, teal, yellow and a touch of red for a complete throwback to the 80s or 90s.
Firstly, there’s a toddler play structure with a small but overly wavy slide that made my kids laugh from the awkward and bumpy slide down. There’s a spinning puzzle play panel of animals and mushroom-like stepping stones for extra fun.
Secondly, there’s a structure with two platforms for older kids, although plastic stairs molded like a cliff make it easier for younger ones to join in and get up to the medium slide. One side is a harder challenge with different climbers to choose from and awards the climber at the top with two steering wheels.
There are only baby swings at this location and a few benches by the perimeter alongside some fragrant rose bushes and rhododendrons. Between the greenery, little ones can peek through the windows into the community centre or more excitingly, the indoor swimming pool.
As a side note, the Kerrisdale Community Centre has a small indoor play space as well. It’s a closed and carpeted room with some play panels, used perhaps as a waiting area for the play gym to open or an easy way to contain the kids while you watch through the glass walls. It’s like a kid jail, but nicer.