Guided Tour: Angrignon Park
Address: 3400 des Trinitaires Blvd. Angrignon Metro station is right next to the park. (view map)
Parking: To enter the park closest to the playground, park on des Trinitaires Blvd. There are also two parking lots (one on des Trinitaires and one on de la Verendrye), but they are farther from the playground.
LaSalle’s Angrignon Park is not only one of Montreal’s most central and accessible nature parks, but it’s also a great family destination. The flat, picturesque park has a pond, walking/jogging trails and two very large and modern climbing structures for kids.
One is suited to about 18 months and up. The other is great for kids all the way up to age 10 or 12, because it has a huge spiderweb with “perches” where kids can sit near the top.
Although there are lots of trees around the playgrounds, and shaded areas for sitting, keep in mind that the playgrounds are not shaded. So, on really hot days both the equipment (ouch!) and the kids will be in full sun, and there’s no water play equipment for cooling down. Also, there is no on-site place to buy food or drinks, plan to picnic or eat elsewhere. Angrignon Mall is a short drive, or perhaps a 10-minute walk away, if you have a strolller/baby carrier.
Note: Angrignon Farm, a petting zoo located next to Angrignon Park, is being renovated and is scheduled to reopen in 2010.