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Calgary Water Fun 2015 – Spray Parks, Wading Pools and More

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Water play areas in Calgary are typically open in mid-June and close after labour day. This can vary depending on the weather and the specific location. The spray parks and wading pools are open from 9am-9pm and only close during lightning storms. It can be surprisingly fun to put on your rain gear and play…

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15 of Calgary’s Best Playgrounds – 2015

Top 15 Calgary Playgrounds - 2015

These playgrounds represent some of the best from around the city. About half of the playgrounds are new to the list this year, and about half were also on last year’s list of Calgary’s Best Playgrounds. Did I miss a playground that you think deserves to be on the list? Let me know in the comments below….

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Calgary’s Indoor Play Places – Winter 2014

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Since I last wrote about this topic last Winter, two new indoor play places opened and I found another one that I had overlooked. There are also plans for 2015 for a new play place in Airdrie, another Joso’s location in the South end of Calgary and Edmonton’s Treehouse Indoor Playground intends to open a Calgary location as well.

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St. Maria Goretti School Playground - Calgary, AB

St. Maria Goretti School Playground

Note: This is a school playground. You may be asked to leave during school hours. Location   map Community: Hawkwood – 375 Hawkstone Dr NW Parking: Free street parking Gordie’s Review (6 years old) What was the best part? “playing with my new friend” Nicky’s Review (3 years old) “The big slide!” Age Range: 2 years-12 years Ground Cover: pea gravel…

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Hawkwood School Playground - Calgary, AB

Hawkwood School Playground

Note: This is a school playground. You may be asked to leave during school hours. Location   map Community: Hawkwood – 650 Hawkwood Boulevard N.W. Parking: Free street parking Gordie’s Review (6 years old) What was the best part? “The big spinner” Nicky’s Review (3 years old) “The big slide!” Age Range: 2 years-12 years Ground Cover: pea gravel Shade: Very…

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Anderson Labyrinth - Calgary, AB

Anderson Labyrinth

Location:  see map at the bottom of the post Address: Southwood – 110 Avenue and 5 St SW. You can find this little meditation labyrinth in the park by the Anderston LRT station. I’m sure many people walk right by it because it is not easy to see. It’s not overly large, the bricks are flush…

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MacKay's Ice Cream - Cochrane - In Search of Calgary's Best Ice Cream

MacKay’s Ice Cream – Cochrane – In Search of Calgary’s Best Ice Cream

Address: 220- 1st St West, Cochrane, Alberta       http://www.mackaysicecream.com/ Season: Open year round Seating: a few benches inside and several just outside the shop. Special Diet Options: Gluten free cones and dairy free sorbet available Ice Cream: Close to 50 hard ice cream flavours made locally in small batches with high butterfat and low…

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