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Dempsey Park (North York)

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Dempsey Park feels like a playground for little explorers, thanks to a very original "farmstead" theme, a reminder that this land used to be part of the Gibson Farm. The play structures are spread all over the place, with lots of room for kids to run from one to the next, and lots of sitting option for caregivers to easily watch over them. Here, a small sandpit with a little barn, next to an upraised tunnel to sneak into. There, a climbing wall made out of logs. nearby, a small hill with a long slide on one side and a spider web for young adventurers on the other. Let's not forget about the little mounts aptly named "Rolling Meadow" on the map near the western entrance. A winding path links it all (perfect for small bikes or rollerblades). If you look carefully, there are surprises, embedded in the paved trail. The park is absolutely lovely in the spring, thanks to blossoming trees. The old house you'll find by the Beecroft entrance used to be the historic Dempsey Store relocated in 1997.

A small climbing wall
The cutest slide in town
A surprising path!
Fun hill with climbing web

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