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Montreal Families

Beaconsfield Park’s zipline is a soaring success

With the warmer weather, flowers blooming, and birds chirping, spring is the perfect time to get out of hibernation and try out new a playground. In Beaconsfield, there’s a completely revamped park that just waiting for you to explore. Redone in 2021, Shannon Park located just north of Elm Ave. in the city’s western end is a fun place for a morning or afternoon playdate and has an extra special piece of equipment that will get your heart racing!

Older kids (and their parents) will adore the adventurous zipline that sends you flying down a 20-metre-long cable. Ziplines are always a hit with my boys, who seem to delight in arguing about whose turn is next. On a visit last summer, they clamoured up the ramp, tried it sitting and standing, took turns giving each other a push, and saw just how low they could hang their heads to trail their hair in the wood chips below. Surrounded by towering trees, there’s lots of shade so you can as much time here as you like. There’s a bench nearby where you can relax, but trust me, you’ll also want to try soaring along the cable.

The main play area by the chalet has all new equipment including two baby and two adult swings, an adapted swing with a three-point plastic harness, cocoon-like and stand-up spinners (where both kids spun themselves green), and a play structure with log slices to climb, a steep staircase, low-to-the-ground rope to cross, and a really cool triple slide.

Those using mobility devices can use the short concrete ramp to access the play area.

For those who like spreading out, there’s another play structure that’s been rejuvenated with a fresh coat of colourful paint making it look almost brand new. While you’re here check out the surprise in the sandbox (bring your shovels and brushes), and of course, have another turn (or seventeen) at the zipline.

The playground is set beside a large grassed soccer field – so it’s also a great park to throw a frisbee or kick a ball. So what are you waiting for? Grab your sunscreen and water bottle and head out to discover this great park!


The park has no fencing. Many areas of the park have good shade, but it may be limited over the actual playground areas.


Address: 340 Preston Dr, Beaconsfield, H9W 1Z5
Parking: There are a few spaces available in front of the chalet. Please drive slowly in the neighbourhood.
Bathroom facility: The new chalet is open in the summer months Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

All photos by Christine Latreille

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