In our quest to explore the different playgrounds of Prince George, we ventured up into the Hart to check out Nordic Park. Every Thursday afternoon, my tot and I (with little Miss in tow), pack up and go for a Hike it Baby playdate! We love making new friends, and playing with our old friends. You never know what you might find at a Hike it Baby adventure.
Nordic Park is a relatively updated Prince George Playground. It’s located at 4044 Nordic Drive and only accessible from Nordic Drive. Nordic Drive is the first right after the lights at the Esso. I mistakenly thought I knew where I was going and took the right at the lights.
This Prince George playground features a playground structure, swings (2 full size, 2 baby), and a large grassy area. The park itself is nicely ‘aged’ with full-grown trees to provide shade for resting. The trees also lend itself to fun games and exploring with little feet.
Unlike Harper Park the week before, this play structure is rated 5-12 years. This was notably evident by the more difficult play apparatus in front of me. However, my two-year old tyke took it like a champ. There are more steep edges and difficult challenges for kids then might be suitable for younger kid. Sadly, only one metal slide is available for kids, but there is a lot to climb.
Our adventure at Nordic Park playground was met with a parenting challenge of my own. A well-meaning mother was quite concerned with my toddlers play and continually tried to coax him off ledges, help him climb stairs, and pick him up when he fell.
Please, let children play. As a mother of my adventurous toddler, I’m very comfortable in knowing his skills and when I need to help and when I need to just watch. She continually interfered with his play to the point in which I became visible upset with her picking up my child and moving him from the play structure. I ended up having to tell her to leave him be and to stop helping and touching him.
This week, we are checking out a school! We live near a school playground and these structures are often rated for 5-12 years. They are more challenging for young feet, but often manageable.