June 17, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Port Moody, Parks
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Located in Port Moody situated next to the inlet Rocky Point Park is Port Moody’s best known park.
Set to the backdrop of cascading mountains, the park has many amenities. The centre of many people’s attention seems to be the kids water park (well on sunny days anyway). Filled with spraying pipes, tubes and water guns it is a kids water dream come true. I enjoyed running through the water park being soaked in all directions with my two year old.
Another way to enjoy the water is the outdoor pool. Open from June 15th to the end of August. Being able to swim outside under the sun with the mountains in the back ground is a relaxing and yet invigorating experience.
Next to the water park is a great playground. The pirate ship was crawling with children going crazy, while others enjoyed playing on the swings and other fun things. How the park is designed allows kids to play and the parents can sit around close by and supervise without having to play the role of Captain Jack and climb on the pirate ship too.
Picnic tables provide the ideal opportunity for family gatherings that can last the whole day.
For older kids there is the skateboard “SK8” Park. The city took recommendations from the the youth of the city resulting in a well used park by skateboarders and BMX bikers.
Pajo’s and Rocky Point Ice Cream supply a constant flow of fish and chips, burgers and yummy ice cream for the hungry visitors.
The boathouse restaurant (specializing in Seafood) caters to a different audience. People wanting to enjoy a quality meal set in a modern environment will love this restaurant.
Running through the park is the Trans Canada Trail. If you’re up for a walk within the woods follow the trail East. If you’re wanting more of a hike go West as the trail heads up to SFU mountain.
The park also hosts a boat launch with boat house for groups and clubs.
The park is a great place to have a fun filled day this summer.