275 Unwin Ave (head down Cherry Street towards the water and take the last left before you hit the beach)
How to Get Here:
We drive but I think you could easily bike from Leslieville, Riverdale, and even the Beach. There is plenty of parking (Green P – urm, I never pay).
Why We Like it:
We hit this park during the week. And NO ONE IS EVER HERE. Well, once in a while you get some super fit people doing pull-ups and the random soccer player.
There is so much for the kids to do: slides, teeter-totter, swings (one baby, two kids and one accessible) and a great play structure in the shape of a pirate ship.
What is not awesome: it’s somewhat near the dump so you do get some whiffs of garbage on a windy day. It’s tucked between the waterfront and a very industrial area – so lots of truck noise and can be cooler with the wind coming off the lake.
The soccer fields are also deserted when we come, so you can easily let your kids run or try to fly a kite.
Under the pirate ship, it’s my favourite: rubber. The rest is wood chips.
Yes! Clean bathrooms right next to playground.
But here is the biggest problem: no cute coffee shops within walking distance. So here are my solutions: