#111: Gaston Park

“Well used park with lots of greenspace in area with large condos.”

#8 in Renfrew-Collingwood

3470 Crowley Drive

For Kids


For Adults






Final Score


Built as part of the Collingwood Village complex of apartments and townhomes at the turn of the century, Gaston is not especially good at expectorating, but is dominated by a single baseball field, with a small ridge surrounding the park making the area seem more expansive than it actually is. The field is quite excellent and usable for folks — at least when baseball isn’t being played — and a basketball court is wedged in one corner.

The perplexing thing is the playground: a few tiny springy swings and a sad slide, all on top of somewhat lumpy rubber.

It’s not nearly good or unique enough when you consider the proximity of Aberdeen and Collingwood parks, but if you consider it as a complement to those parks, Gaston acquits itself nicely.

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