Late last week we shared five of our favourite Vancouver playgrounds. On Facebook, our fans told us they wanted to hear about more suburban playgrounds. We know that some of the most fabulous Vancouver moms don’t live inside the city limits. We also know that many moms who do live in the city want to get out and explore all that our region has to offer. Today we’re sharing five more Metro Vancouver playgrounds, all of which can be found in the suburbs.
Five Fabulous Suburban Vancouver Playgrounds
Blue Mountain Park
A year and a half ago a fabulous new playground opened at this Coquitlam park, making it better than ever. With a cool roller slide, a rubber surface, and equipment that invites children to make music, there’s lots to see. You’ll also find a wading pool that is open daily as of this weekend, weather permitting, a water park, washroom facilities, playing fields, picnic facilities, walking trails and a whole lot more. Whether you live in the Tri-Cities or just visiting, you should definitely add this to your list of Metro Vancouver playgrounds.
A fabulous natural setting on Port Moody Inlet. Fish and chips. An amazing ice cream parlour. A spray park – in fact, the very spray park that won our Best of Vancouver search. Picnic and washroom facilities. A dock and walking trails. A great playground. Plenty of shade. A skateboard park. An off-leash dog area. What doesn’t Rocky Point Park have? You’ll definitely want to make sure you stop by this summer.
Centennial Beach Park
Centennial Beach is one of the best beaches in Metro Vancouver, with lots of sand for kids to play on. It’s part of Boundary Bay Regional Park in Delta, and it’s not far from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal. The playground is a highlight, and portions of it are wheelchair accessible, so it offers even more fun for everyone. In addition to a great playground and beach the park features concession, washrooms and picnic tables, as well as the chance to watch migratory birds.
Bear Creek Park
What will you find if you add Bear Creek Park to your list of Metro Vancouver playgrounds to explore this summer? There’s a miniature train and mini golf. Playing fields. An outdoor pool and spray park. A skateboard park. Washroom and picnic facilities. Playing fields and a running track. Walking trails. And of course you’ll also want to explore Bear Creek Gardens hidden inside the park. The playground itself is pretty great, too!
Garden City Community Park
In 2008 an innovative new playground opened in Richmond’s Garden City Community Park. It was modeled on European playgrounds, and designed with the help of local children. The play space is intended to further healthy social interactions, as well as children’s cognitive and physical development. You’ll find lots of natural elements, as well, making it one of the most unique Metro Vancouver playgrounds. There’s also a lake area, basketball court, a skateboard park, walking trails, an arboretum, and picnic and washroom facilities. What’s not to love?
What about you – where are your favourite Metro Vancouver playgrounds, either inside the city limits or in the suburbs?