If you live around the area you may have noticed Mountview Park on West Hamilton Mountain had a total makeover this summer. Kristin and her kids love this park and are here to share the updated details with us.
New play structures
In early July they took all the play structures down, save for the swings and the circular splash pad. The new park was put up quickly and it is so much better than what was there before! Mountview Park’s new green and blue colour and bug theme attract the eye, with two separate play structures, one for young kids- with a small slide and a couple of steps for the little ones to climb and one bigger structure that almost resembles an obstacle course. The latter has different steps for kids to master fun and different ways of climbing. Once you get to the top, there is a nice-sized double slide where kids can go down side by side with their friends or maybe even an adult if needed!
Continuing on the obstacle course theme, there are a couple of mock stone steps that lead you to a rope climber that resembles a spider web. Kids like to climb up on the ropes, or use them as monkey bars. A couple of extra pieces add to the park’s overall bug theme, which seems to be a hit with the little ones. The row of six swings are still there, including three regular swings, two baby/toddler swings and one high-backed swing.
look at that green space!
Mountview Park in Hamilton is situated in the middle of a nice large green field. There is plenty of space to kick around a soccer ball, play catch or tag on one side, and on the other is a small basketball court with two baskets. Further out from the park there is a large soccer field and some nice shade trees. There are only a couple of benches and picnic tables around but if you bring a blanket, you can sit in the shade and see the whole park and perhaps enjoy a picnic. There are no park washrooms on site save for a port-a-potty that has been there this summer at least.
Mountview Park sits in the nook of San Antonio Drive, right next to Mountview School. You can also access it from the other side if you’re coming from the Chedoke Twin Pad arena (Chedmac Dr and Southridge Dr) via a nice paved path along some soccer fields. The path circles right up to the play park, and the kids can easily bike back and forth. Unfortunately, there isn’t a dedicated lot for the park on either side, but street parking is available.
Hamilton’s Mountview Park Highlights:
- Brand new colourful play structures to try out: swings, slides, and lots of things to climb
- Splash Pad for a quick cool off
- Wood Chips under all park structures
- Paved path great for bikes, scooters and rollerblades
- LOTS of green space for playing and running around
We are really enjoying the new park this summer, so if you are out and about looking for somewhere to go, come and drop by!
Mountview Park is located at 115 San Antonio Drive in Hamilton.