Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Richard McBride School Park

Richard McBride Elementary 331 RICHMOND ST, New Westminster

We have reviewed some of the public parks in New Westminster, although this park is actually a school park it is local, and great!

Located at the top of a hill, this school has two large playgrounds and three separate fenced in play areas for ball hockey, lacrosse, or soccer. There are no public wash rooms, but Columbia street is not far and a public wash room is in Sapperton Park just down the hill.

This school is quite old, built in 1929, the brick and architecture is beautiful. Along with the super modern playground behind the school, there is also a baseball diamond, grass fields and a large hill that is perfect for sledding down in the winter. There is a basket ball hoop, a lot of pavement areas, some of it covered, for playing hop scotch, kings corners, tether ball and even a perfect brick wall, without windows, for practising tennis or soccer kicks.

There are a few large old trees, some picnic tables, and if you are dexterous a view from the very highest point, beside the stump of an old apple tree has to be seen to be appreciated.

This park is great for older kids, the new modern playground has lots of hang out spaces, and many devices that the kids can twirl around on until very dizzy. Swings and slides, a climbing wall, everything to keep the kids busy and happy.

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