I decided to give Shell Park a try based on the description of the flower garden. This is a simple park, no extraordinary attractions here, but it was a decent area for my kids to practice riding their bikes.
It was a mostly pleasant drive across Lakeshore Rd. in Oakville to get to Shell Park (3307 Lakeshore Road West).
I say ‘mostly’ because, we were coming from the east along Lakeshore, meaning we pass Coronation Park.
Meaning my kids saw Coronation Park from the car window.
Meaning they wondered why we weren’t stopping where all the other kids were playing.
Meaning we had to listen to ‘no fair!…’ a hundred times as we drove to our destination. (Repeat the process on the way back home too…)
My kids are fairly new at bike riding so we were looking for a relatively safe, enclosed area for them to take a spin.
There weren’t any formal bike trails here, just a winding road that made it’s way around the different areas of the park. We were there on a hot summer Saturday afternoon and the park was pretty empty.
Although the speed limit was only 10k along the road, it would have been nice if there was a dedicated bike area.
Various Park Spaces
There are a few large soccer fields, although they were empty at the time we were there.
The building near the soccer fields houses he bathrooms and possibly a snack bar? The snack bar was closed and there was no info about hours.
There is a large dog park that seemed to be popular as well as a skate board park. Our kids are still a bit too young for the skate board area, so not sure of the quality.
The playground is small, nothing fancy here, but it entertained my kids for a bit.
The playground is not shaded but there is lots of shaded areas around the park to sit and relax or have a picnic.
There is a small flower garden area, with a few winding paths and places to sit. Several people were resting on benches with their books. I love these types of gardens and I really wish it was bigger!
My kids weren’t as thrilled about the flowers as I was, but they sure did like watching the bunny, making it’s way through the garden
- There are lots of parking spaces here, in several areas throughout the park
- Bathrooms are located in a building near the soccer fields. If you are at the playground, skateboard area or dog park, the bathrooms are a bit far.
- Stroller friendly throughout
Have you been to Shell Park? Can you add any info on the snack bar or quality of the skate park?