Wow! Honestly, what else is there to say about the incredible transformation of one of the Crown Jewels of the Greater Moncton Playground scene?! The community came together in the 1980s to build the original ‘wooden castle’ All World Super Playpark at Riverview’s Frank L. Bowser Elementary, and again in 2019 to renew the space and rename it for hometown hero Becca Schofield.
The playground is inclusive and accessible; there are wide ramps with rubberized surfaces, as well as turf throughout the play area.
The familiar castle motif remains, rebuilt with materials that will hopefully withstand the weather and the children a bit longer than the wood used previously.
There are invitation to climb everywhere.
There is a theatre, complete with a stage and seating, that will be sure to fuel imaginations young and old. A few older kids started a talent show while we were visiting; it was fantastic to watch the younger kids interacting and taking the stage!
There is a lovely garden for some quiet contemplation.
The toddler area is built to resemble a boat and lighthouse. The structure is perfectly built for little bodies, including lower climbing options.
There is a fun table tennis game and some sound elements to enjoy.
The swings are accessible and encourage lots of play for everyone! (We only managed a photo of one swing, as they were so busy!)
There is a great mix of shade and open skies, with plenty of seating areas scattered throughout.
After the kids have explored, be sure to show them the scavenger hunt poster — it’ll be a whole new race through the playground, searching for the paintings scattered throughout the structures!
The artwork might just be my favourite part!
Please remember, this is a playground on school property, so plan your visits for the summer, the weekend, and after school! To find the Rebecca Schofield All World Super Play Park, set your GPS for 424 Cleveland Avenue in Riverview, or search out Frank L. Bowser Elementary School. There is plenty of parking; we tend to pull in to the Riverview Middle School lot. Folks, these photos just scratch the surface of showing you how incredible this playground is; you must make a trip to check it out! You might also want to visit the Tot Lot across the road on Cleveland; it’s another Pickle Planet family favourite.