We asked you to share your favourite summertime activities and destinations with us, and you have spoken! These are the top three playgrounds in Ottawa, according to our readers.
Sometimes checking out a new playground is an adventure in itself, making this an attractive option for younger children. Look at a map together, pack some snacks, and make a family outing out of it.
1) Brewer Park (100 Brewer Way)
Brewer offers a wide variety of activities for kids of different ages. Pack the bathing suits if you decide to visit, as it won top spot in our “splash pad” category too.
2) Dovercourt Recreation Centre (411 Dovercourt Ave.)
Dovercourt won a close second in this category, but families who haven’t been by in awhile should know that a sizable construction project on the main building has resulted in the temporary closing of the toddler part of the playground.
3) Andrew Hayden (3127 Carling Ave.)
Andrew Hayden, located slightly east of Britannia Beach, has a lot to offer. The main play structure includes integrated water features, so bring a towel and a change of clothes. There are lots of pretty shaded walking trails nearby too.