Colourful splash pad a beautiful place to cool off
Regularly voted by the press, locals, and visitors as one of the best splash pads in Montreal, the water features at the huge Parc du Père-Marquette are definitely something to experience this summer.
The borough of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie went all out in 2018 while creating the nature-themed splash pad. With beautiful products by Canadian company Waterplay, there are multiple play zones, shaded areas, and spots to relax.
Waterplay’s Grasslands collection includes tall flower blooms, which cast shadows over the brightly painted ground, dew drops that gently tip out water, and larger-than-life butterflies with gentle sprays. For something more energizing, stand under the huge ladybug and experience its 30 gallons of cascading water.
Toddlers have their own space with equipment just their size including smooth rocks with a surprise, quiet ground sprays, and adorable “critters” for spraying their siblings or unsuspecting parents!
The splash pad is surrounded by benches and lounge chairs and has shaded picnic tables almost right in the action. So you can sit comfortably while the little kids dance around in the water.
Playground equally fun
Rejuvenated in late 2019, the nearby playground is completely fenced and gated, and filled with interesting and untraditional products. A wood and cable parkour/obstacle course is a load of fun, there’s a large rope climber, a saucer swing, traditional swings, and logs to cross. Everyone can climb the mountain in the middle and zip back down the slide and an interactive play structure has a chain to crank and buckets to fill with sand.
If you want to explore the whole park, there is tons of greenspace, a dog park, and across Rosemont Blvd., there’s a great skate park, football field, soccer and baseball fields, and a basketball court. And until October 31, 2022, visitors can borrow outdoor and leisure equipment for free. There are scooters, skateboards, games, balls, surprise activities and more. Visit HERE to find the full schedule for the park.
THINGS TO NOTE:
- While the splash pad is in full sun, there is some shade around the perimeter of the park.
- The splash pad is not fenced but is ringed by low concrete benches along some of the sides. There is some shade from nearby trees, and also from the cheery red shade umbrellas.
ABOUT PARC DU PÈRE-MARQUETTE
Address: 1555 des Carrières St., Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, H2G 1V8
Parking: Street parking ($) is available around the park. Read the signs carefully as they are a bit confusing.
Hours of operation: Every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. There are various sensors to turn on the different water sections.
Bathroom facility: There are bathrooms in the newly renovated chalet. It is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.