So Many Reasons to Like LaSalle Park
There are many reasons we like LaSalle Park in Burlington. In a nutshell – 6 bucks entertains our kids for a few hours! Specifically, a great wading pool, really nice nature trails with great scenery and a good playground.
LaSalle Park is located at Lasalle Park Rd and North Shore Blvd E.
There is no charge to get into the park , to use the playground or explore the trails. The wading pool has a small fee of $3.35 per child and parents don’t have to pay (bonus)!
Finally, a real wading pool!
My kids hate splash pads. Hate. Back in my day, wading pools were everywhere, but now, not so much. Bronte Provincial Park has a sort-of wading pool, but what I don’t like about that pool is that it starts out shallow and just gets deeper and deeper…
The LaSalle wading pool is a nice sized square pool that is shallow (only goes up to my knees!). There is a lifeguard on duty and even a small splash pad area for normal kids who like that sort of thing 😉
The small pool size + shallow water + lifeguard means us parents can sit back and relax a bit. We can let our kids wade in the pool without having to constantly be right beside them.
They even have some comfy chairs available for lounging – but they are very limited, so I recommend bringing your own folding lawn chairs. The deck around the edge of the pool is cement, but you are free to put a blanket down if you like.
I’m a shade lover, so there is a decent amount of shade from the umbrellas and the trees.
There are signs that say no food or drinks but I see lots of parents feeding their kids so I”m not sure if it’s fully enforced. Outside the pool area there are lots of areas to sit and have a picnic so that’s always an option as well.
Bathrooms – last year they had a portable thing inside the fenced area of the pool. We went there on opening day this year (2017) and it wasnt there. Not sure if it’s will be back, but if not there are bathrooms located at the gazebo/shelter.
The nature trails at LaSalle park are a nice little trek in the ‘woods’. Stroller friendly and very scenic. It usually takes us about 30 minutes to walk the trail. The trail is somewhat of a loop, starting at the main parking lot (if you are facing the playground, the start of the trail will be behind you).
The trail loops around and ends near the boat launch area. You can then walk up the hill (or the stairs) to get back to the shelter/pool area.