Age Range: 18 months to 12 years
Parking: McLean Community Centre parking lot off of Magill Drive
Ground Cover: wood chips
- 4 swings
- 4 infant swings
- 3 plastic slides (1 spiral slide)
- 2 metal slides
- 1 rope wall
- multiple climbing apparatus
Accessibility Features: both the small and large play structures are fully ramp accessible with multiple access points and multiple Accessible play stations on each structure, the larger structure includes an accessible monkey bars and parallel bars structure on one ramp, talking tubes, braille station and sensory tables. Safe Space to Play fencing around the entire larger play structure and swings.
- Splash Pad
- McLean Skatepark
- accessible washrooms (open 8 am-dusk daily)
- 2 slow-pitch diamonds
- 1 basketball court
- 1 soccer pitch
Surrounding Park Area: plenty of surrounding pathways and walking trails connect to the McLean Community Centre park grounds, and there is even another playground just south of the athletic fields from this park (review coming soon).
Seating: 1 park bench (very limited seating available at this playground), but the adjacent Splash Pad has 4 picnic tables available for seating
Shade: some shade over the swings at the smaller playground structure, no shade directly over the playground itself, but plenty of shade in the surrounding trees
Overall assessment: This is a great accessible playground with plenty of different ramp access points as well as climbing structures and stations for imaginative play. It is next to a great little Splash Pad and of course the McLean Community Centre itself.
UPDATE JULY 2016: The larger play structure is now Canada's first Safe Space to Play as noted by Autism Ontario Durham (a local not for profit organisation). A few photos have also been updated to show the larger structure is now completely fenced in with a latching gate.