Now we started our Playground Crawl in May and out of the 44 parks in Halton Hills and specifically 34 parks in Georgetown we have hit 11 so far including: Glen Williams, Ainley Trail, Miller Drive Park, Dominion Gardens Park, Joseph Gibbons Park, Danby Park, Berton Blvd Park, Delrex Parkette, Gellert Community Park, Georgetown Fairgrounds, Westbranch Drive Park.
Westbranch Drive Park is a hidden gem in Georgetown tucked away in a quiet subdivision, so its not very well known as both times I have visited I was the only family there. It has both a playground, empty field, nearby walking paths as well as a Trekfit Fitness Station making it the perfect location to visit on your playground bucketlist. Since it is in a subdivision it is street parking so please make sure you are not bothering local residents when parking. One of my favourite parts of this park is that is is surrounded by natural forests and nature allowing you to feel a sense of relaxation.
Located nearby the park is Geoergetown’s favourite Farm Market for fresh produce in the summer months and even icecream at Allison’s, checkout the full list of Ice Cream Places in Georgetown.
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West Branch Drive Park – A MUST VISIT THIS SUMMER!
Location: 55 West Branch Drive, Georgetown
Age Range: I would personally say that this park is best for kids aged 5-12 years old as there are many trick features such as the climbing net that require some balancing and climbing skills that toddlers lack. However, there are still lots of fun features for younger kids to play with as my 3.5 year old was still entertained and we even tried out the Biba Playrgound app for the first time which she found entertaining.
Features: West Branch Drive Park features two slides: curly and straight, a zipline feature, digger, multiple swings: big kids and baby swings, stepping stones, climbing features, monkey bars, and the most unqiue feature the large wire clibing net in the same of the Eiffel tower.
A cool feature of West Branch Drive Park is that it is a Biba Playground which means you can Download the Biba Playground app and access games that engage parents with their kids on the playground through the power of imagination and physical activity. And the great news is, they’re available on iOS and Android!
West Branch Drive park features a small Trek Fitness station that has Push-up bars and Parallel bars offering visitors the opportunity to workout in the outdoors.
Surrounding park area:
There is a small little pond that has a walking trail around it that is not paved but hard packed gravel making it stroller friendly but a little bumpy. The small trail is about 200 metres around the pond but if you go to the right off the park it connects to multiple other trails through the forest but be prepared there is some elevation so you may have to go up and down along the route.
There is also a seperate paved basketball court area located adjacent to the park.
Accessibility: There is a paved gazebo in the middle of the park which would allow those in a wheelchair to get close to the park for viewing but not for playing as the fill is wood chip which would be difficult to conquer.
Shade: There is a large gazebo with picnic tables and ample shade making it a perfect location for a mid day picnic spot or just a cool spot to hide from the hot summer sun. I found this helpful as I parked my 5 month old son in the shade but it was still close enough to the park that I could watch and help my daughter while he was protected from the sun.
Seating: The only real seating in this park is the picnic table under the gazebo however it is located centrally in the park which is helpful for sightlines.
Overall Assessment: A unique park that offered some features such as the large climbing tower that many other parks don’t have, and a very quiet environment which is great if you want some privacy. I also enjoy the cool design of the treetop caps on the top of the playground that provided a little bit of shade on the playground.
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