Welcome to Burlington’s Sherwood Forest Park. You’re in for a treat when you choose to visit this park because you get two playgrounds for the price of one! Plus Burlington’s longest multi-use trail and a whole lot more!
Sherwood Forest Park is always high on our list of playgrounds to visit. We took our city map and looked for a park on the larger side, that we’d never been to, and Sherwood Park fit the bill. We’d been once before, but a spring downpour had us run from the parking lot to the dome with no chance of park play. My kids were happy for a 2nd kick at this can!
When Should We Visit Sherwood Park?
We went after school on one of the recent beautiful afternoons we’ve had. Packed some snacks and filled up the water bottles, and we played till dinner time. The park was full of things to climb on, swing from, slide down and explore. My girls loved every bit of it.
The first stop was this unusual see-saw contraption that let the kids bounce up and down on. We’ve not seen one of these things before, and the kids came back to it a number of times. Even I gave it a go!
Make New Friends, Climb New Equipment
Sherwood Forest Park is a hive of activity. My girls were thrilled when they got there and there were already 4-5 kids playing – new friends! Plus, I got to chat with a few parents as we took a load off on one of the park’s many benches and seating areas.
The play structure is large and full of ways to keep kids moving and exploring. To the south-ish of the park, there is the Centennial Multi-Use Path which connects Burloak to Downtown, and even farther to the waterfront. See this map as a reference. On all sides of the park are sports fields and an indoor sports complex which was hosting inline skating and skateboarding lessons while we were there. Soccer fields were also filled with athletes of all ages.
The actual playground was a base camp for kids of all ages. New walkers loved that there was a ramp to get them easily to the top of the structure and the dual blue slides, and the frequent climbers were challenged by the numerous systems to scale like Spider-Man.
But Wait! There’s More To Do at Sherwood Park!
We teased you with 2 playgrounds, so we will definitely tell you about the other Sherwood Park in Burlington.
The 2nd playground is accessible from the multi-purpose path and/or Burloak Road. It has a parking lot and is a popular stop for ball games and park lovers.
Lots of slides and s zipline, too!
Play Equipment and Amenities at Sherwood Forest Park
- spring-mounted firetruck and motorcycle
- a never-before-seen bouncy see-saw
- slides as far as the eye can see
- lots to climb and jump off of
- park benches and picnic benches
- ample parking
- creek with a bridge to cross
- an extra wide, and extra long paved path
- callisthenics equipment so adults can get some movement in, too
- seasonal washrooms at both of the playgrounds at Sherwood Forest Park
Where is Sherwood Forest Park?
You access visit the red and blue playground at Sherwood Forest Park by parking at 5270 Fairview Street, Burlington, ON, L7L 6B7.
The smaller playground (which is yellow and orange) is located near the baseball diamonds. From Burloak Road, turn west onto Prince William Drive, then north (right) on Fothergill Blvd.