Playground Family Fun: Grant Potter Memorial Playground in Annapolis Royal
There are so many great places to play in the Annapolis Valley! So, we intend to make our way across and let you know about the various playgrounds, telling you the best features and other important information about each one of them! Today, we are featuring the Grant Potter Memorial Park in Annapolis Royal!
There are a lot of awesome things packed into this small area!
That was my son’s impression of this playground, giving it 2 big thumbs up!
The main structure is a wooden boat, equipped with several climbing pieces to get up, and two slides to get down! The steering wheel inside the structure is great for imaginative play!
Underneath the structure, is a whole other world for little ones to crawl through, and invent all sorts of imaginary worlds!
Surrounding the main structure are several other play areas. There is a ramp for biking, running or rolling cars on, with a concrete tube to crawl through underneath.
At the back of the playground is a more natural area with a mini climbing wall, slide set into a hill, and some wooden balance pieces.
And, of course, my son’s favourite item from when he was little – the stone diggers!
There is also a set of swings on site. See! A lot of punch for a small space!
Babies and Toddlers
There is one swing designed for babies. Toddlers will have fun using the natural playground, playing under the structure, and running up and down the sloped run!
To get onto the main structure, they will need help to get up, and maybe navigating the multi levels inside.
Shade, Benches and Tables
Yes, to all! There is a gazebo for shade, or children can play beneath the structure on hot days! There are trees with benches and several picnic tables.
It is not possible for children in a wheelchair or with mobility issues to play on the main part of the structure.
At the time of our visit, there was a port-a-potty on site.
I love that the whole playground is gated. Having had preschoolers who would dart off, in this playground, I know they are safe. Kids can push the gate open, but cannot push to get out.
This lovely playground is located at the end of St. George Street in Annapolis Royal, down near the wharf.