ROBSON PARK PLAYGROUND
It’s a bit confusing that Robson Park is nowhere near Vancouver’s Robson Street downtown, even though it’s named after the same guy from the local history books. There’s a double slide as well as a fun wavy slide here, a spring rider with four seats, a plastic climbing wall, a store play panel and an unexciting sandbox under a chestnut tree. Two sets of swings are thoughtfully placed away from the main play structure and because the playground faces Kingsway, kids can ride the swings while catching views of big trucks, emergency vehicles and other speedy things.
The field has a small slope that makes it great for kids who love testing momentum, but keep in mind that most dogs seen here are running free even though this field has an on-leash policy. There’s lots of benches but just a couple of picnic tables, which are found further away from the playground near the hedge closest to St. George Street.
The wonderful Mount Pleasant Family Centre is located across the park, making this an extra family friendly playground as parents usually hang out here after the drop in programs. During the summer months, the wading pool is available alongside some activities and outdoor toys at the fieldhouse. Behind the tennis and basketball courts, there’s a nice community garden which then circles back to the aforementioned Family Centre, which also has a fenced playground of their own.a