Can you feel it? Summer is slowly drawing to a close here in Vancouver – but it’s not over yet. There are still lots of warm, sunny days ahead. To help you make the most of them, we’ve spent the past few weeks searching for great kid-friendly Vancouver spray parks, for our latest Best of Vancouver feature.
First, you nominated your favourite spray parks. Then, you voted for your favourites. All the votes are in, now, and we have the results. So, which local spray park deserves the title Best of Vancouver?
Suburban moms rejoice – Rocky Point Park in Port Moody came out on top in our voting, with 21% of the votes. So, what makes it so fabulous? In addition to a great spray park, with lots of water features for kids of all ages, the park boasts a great playground, dock and walking trails. If you’re hungry, you can stop by Pajo’s or Rocky Point Ice Cream. If you want something a little more substantial, there’s a Boathouse restaurant in the park, too. Adventure-seekers can also take a class or rent a kayak at Rocky Point Kayak.
Best of Vancouver Runners-Up
Rocky Point isn’t the only spray park that earned your support as Best of Vancouver. The runners-up were:
- Granville Island Water Park – With the water slide, adjacent playground, and all the amenities of Granville Island, you can’t beat this park!
- Queen’s Park, New Westminster – Queen’s Park offers a safe rubber surface, so no skinned knees! There’s also a great playground and petting zoo nearby.
- Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam – Blue Mountain Park has a top-notch spray park, as well as a wading pool. The adjacent playground has recently been re-done, with equipment for kids of all ages and abilities.
Vancouver Area Spray Parks
All of the spray parks in our top 10 deserve another shout-out, because each has something special to offer when you’re looking for kid-friendly Vancouver fun. If you’re looking for a new summer hang-out near you, check them out!
- Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam
- Confederation Park, Burnaby
- Connaught Park, Kitsilano
- Fleetwood Park, Surrey
- Granville Island Water Park
Amber Strocel is a writer, aspiring math teacher, suburbanite, wife and mom of two. She believes in the power of the Internet to connect people, and she believes that numbers are the poetry of the universe. You can often find her knitting, sewing, volunteering, working in her garden, and sneaking chocolate when no one's looking. She blogs at Strocel.com and shares her photos on Instagram as @AmberStrocel.