The New Myrtle Park: Review

Last year, I reviewed Myrtle Park in Deep Cove, which is a park I grew up visiting that had changed very little. During the off-season, the park was given an upgrade, and I recently went back to check it out. Having a new spray park is an exciting thing, after all.

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Myrtle Park retained its “big kids” playground area, removing the older play structure AND the swings area, adding in more green space and a new splash area. While not exactly to the concept drawings, the revised park is still quite nice. Still, I feel like the park got more of an aesthetic upgrade than an actual PLAY upgrade. The AWESOME swing set was removed and replaced with a tiny baby swing set, no big kid swings, and one of the swing rockers that I’m not the biggest fan of. The splash pad is nice, great for small kids, but it’s not as interesting as the older version. 

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Brockton School Playground

Brockton School is a private school in Lynn Valley. We paid many visits to the playground last year while Aiden was taking Pedalheads. Since the class was short, and Damien was with me, we spent a lot of time playing on the play structures. 

The playground offers older play materials, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as I find some of the older play equipment is more fun than all the new “safe” stuff. There were lots of play options for kids of many ages.

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Michael Park: A Review

Nestled in a tree-surrounded wedge in the Boulevard / Calverhall neighbourhood area, off E 11th Street and Drayton Street, is a lovely little park. Michael Park boasts a beautiful shady park with a huge grassy area and lots of trees for climbing, plus a decent play structure and two swing sets (surprising!). 

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The park is partially fenced, which helps deter ‘runners’ from escaping, but cannot be relied on for determined toddlers. The kids played here quite contentedly for an hour and a half – until everyone had to use the bathroom (of which there wasn’t one, of course!).

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For more of my playground reviews, check out the full directory of North Vancouver Playgrounds.

Chief Dan George Park: A Review

Chief Dan George park is one of the smallest playgrounds in the District of North Vancouver, called a “neighbourhood pocket park,” which is great to burn off steam if you live close by, but not much else. Geared towards smaller kids, the park boasts a single play structure (climb up, slide down) and a swing set, plus a digger and a ball structure, though it does boast a larger green space for exploration. 

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Maplewood Farm Playground

No visit to Maplewood Farm would be complete without a stop at the adjacent playground. Maplewood Farm Playground is a gated playground at the South end of the parking lot. 

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There was some discussion in 2012 about relocating the Maplewood playground, allowing the farm to increase its on-site parking options. At the same time, the playground could be updated, possibly with a farm theme. As yet, those plans have not come to pass.

For now, the playground features a newer play area and an older play structure with classic wood construction, plus two swing set areas. I would say the park appeals to the 1-6 age group the most, as there are not many challenging climbing structures, but it’s a decent playground and helps extend your visit to the Farm with some more energy burning fun!

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