Nicola Valley Parks and Playgrounds for Families
Hiking, biking, horseback riding, mountain biking trails in Merritt
Parks in Merritt BC Canada – One of the most important things we look for when relocating to a different community in Canada besides a house, retail, safety, are family parks. Merritt B.C. has much to offer when it comes to out-door enthusiasts. Moreover if you are thinking of moving to Merritt B.C. rest assured our community holds a certain standard to providing a wide variety of parks for all ages. Furthermore one can walk a short distance to most parks. Truly there is a lot to experience in the Nicola Valley when considering play time in the outdoors in Merritt B.C. Canada.
Rotary Bike Park – Parks in Merritt BC Canada
The Rotary Bike Park is one of the most visited parks in Merritt B.C. Canada for mountain biking. The community park has a bike park, skate board park, playground park, also includes a walking trail. Rotary Bike Park was originally built in 2006 while receiving upgrades in 2018. Therefore with the introduction of this bike park, the sport of mountain biking in Merritt BC got a boost.
“Ride As Much Or As Little Or As Long Or As Short As You Feel, But Ride!” – Eddy Merckx
Merritt Skate Board Park
Adjacent to the bike park is a well maintained skate board park. It is for all ages, being safe, and has a community friendliness about the park. Personally I have brought my son there since he was 7yrs old. What made me love our community even more were the older kids who were always on hand to teach new tricks or help dust my son off when he bit it. Social interaction is so important for children’s development and self-confidence.
“Children will learn coordination, movement control and confidence at the skateboard park” Tania Stewart.
Children’s Playground Park
Within this area is a playground park. It was built as part of a community and not affiliated with a school at all. The equipment is soft padded to help prevent injuries. There is a slide, swing, merry go round and more. See… lots of activity and playground parks in Merritt BC Canada. And we are just getting started.
Hungry? We have that covered too. Located beside the Rotary Bike Park you can feed your hunger with a great burger at Valley Kitchen. With a kid’s menu as well as drinks, ice-cream, coffee, and one of the best burgers I have ever had. One of my blogger cohorts had an opportunity to sit down and have a chat with these young entrepreneurs. Below is the short interview.
“Playing promotes social interaction without biases while developing imagination.” Tania Stewart
Parks in Merritt BC Canada Have Health Benefits
Albeit exercise is key for our children! Therefore, it is safe to say, being exposed to sunlight and fresh air provides a healthy dose of the “sunshine vitamin D” when playing in our parks in Merritt BC Canada. Who would’ve of thought that swings can help provide children with physical development. Some of the skills research shows swings have include grasping, balance, landing, pushing, while getting into a rhythm of the swing. Moreover the memories that are gained at the playground are priceless as there is no limit to a child’s imagination. Moreover this is one of the few places a child has control of play with little adult interference.
Merritt Bench Elementary School
Located at Bench Elementary School are 2 playgrounds. One for younger aged children interested in playing hop-scotch, , and a second one for intermediate aged ones interested in playing basketball hoops within a forest setting. Although I do believe there is no age requirement to take part in the adventure and fun enjoyed on playgrounds.
Child Development Is Supported by Parks and Playgrounds
Moreover playgrounds and parks can help stimulate our child’s cognitive development while helping with problem solving skills. Going across the monkey bars truly takes thought, with space, distance with a lot of bravery. Making it across that first time gave me the confidence to tackle everything at the playground.
Smith Pioneer Park Lower Nicola
Parks in Merritt BC Canada includes Smith Pioneer Park, which is really a Thompson-Nicola Regional District community park, located in the heart of Lower Nicola. Let me assure you that this is an amazing recreational park for all. Firstly, the equipment will surely keep them interested and invigorated for hours. Secondly, adjacent to the park is a arena for horse lovers who may want to train in a safe arena.
Many of our parks in Merritt B.C. offer a person a chance to cool down or have a family picnic while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Moreover, many recreation areas are suited for parents who would like sit in the shade, relax while your children play. All is good when one knows their children are having fun, exercising while being where they should be “outside.” Truly because of the many benefits children gain playing outside only makes the need for playgrounds that more important when looking to relocate. The “Annual Garlic Festival” is hosted in Smith Pioneer Park in late September.
“Defending castles and slaying dragons were my playground adventures.” Tania Stewart.
Rotary Water Park
So when all is said and done. A great way to cool down in those hot summer days is Merritt’s only water spray park, Rotary Park. Located within walking distance from downtown is our only water park. Truly a place for children to cool down while parents can rest assure that this is a safe child zone. Furthermore, this park has been visited by the Easter Bunny, with an annual egg hunt, host to “Aboriginal Day”, “Canada Day Festivities” as well as “Music in the Park”. Along with having an amazing bandshell for live entertainment this park gives a unique venue for a family park.
Rotary Park Playground
Adjacent to the water park is a playground full of adventure for every age. Proving slides, swings, jungle time apparatus and more. Safely built with a child’s imagination in mind. Providing tons of fun with a short hop to the water park to cool off.
Parks in Merritt BC
Also beside the Rotary Park flows the Nicola River. With safety and adult supervision a world of nature can be explored. Spotting some ducks, tadpoles, occasional frogs, chipmunk or a beaver swimming by is not unusual. More than often my son and I have come across a sleeping deer. What could be better than this, nature at your fingertips.
Knowing that one of the most important things we look for when relocating to a new community are family parks and child playgrounds. The Nicola Valley offers everything from a water park to skate boarders, bike park, and countless playgrounds. Ideal for all out-door enthusiasts. With a wide range of different parks that provide unique experiences in the community of Merritt enables families to enjoy the outdoors.
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