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Montreal Families

Guided Tour: Westmount Park

Westmount Park
Address: Corner of Sherbrooke and Melville Sts., Westmount (view map).
Bathrooms: There are bathrooms in the park and in the Westmount Library.

One of Montreal’s most beautiful downtown playgrounds, Westmount Park hosts water fountains and various sports facilities on its 26-acre spread. The idyllic landscaping includes a winding waterway with small waterfalls and an “island” with a massive tree that’s meant for climbing. The park is at the centre of the community – next to the Westmount Library, the municipal greenhouses, and across the street from the Westmount YMCA.

Playground Caters to age 5 and Under
The equipment at Westmount Park is well suited to toddlers, up to around age five. There are two climbing structures for different age groups, as well as swings for little and big kids. The slides at this park are some of the slowest and tamest you have ever seen! There are a couple of features you don’t see at many parks, though, like the teeter totter for four and the balance beam. For parents of young ones, there are plenty of benches surrounding the park and some picnic tables under the surrounding trees. There’s a roomy sandpit here, so bring shovels and pails. In the summer, the kids can cool down by running through the water jets.

Exploring the Rest of the Park
When kids are done at the playground, you can take the path along the waterway, check out some ducks, mini waterfalls, and the island at the end of the park. If you bring a soccer ball, you can also practice scoring goals at the adjacent soccer field. Westmount arena and swimming pool are at the south end of the park. The other beautiful feature – perhaps more interesting to parents than kids – is the municipal greenhouse. Look for the white building next to the library and step into a free, mini version of the Botanical Gardens. If you want to explore another beautiful Westmount Park, head a few blocks north to Murray Hill Park.

Where to Eat?
The park is a few blocks from Westmount’s commercial strip on Sherbrooke St., where most of the eateries have limited seating and nothing stands out as being particularly child-friendly. You may want to bring your own food for a picnic at the park or plan to eat elsewhere. In case of emergency snack attacks (I know I’m not the only one), you can buy granola bars and drinks from vending machines in the YMCA.

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