Many small businesses were affected by the Calgary flood this year. Even once they reopened, many found that business was still down. http://yycisopen.com/ started up to try to help make people more aware of this issue. In support of this project, I decided to feature a couple of playgrounds in these areas. Cliff Bungalow’s Community Centre Playground is the 2nd in this series. Cliff Bungalow and the nearby Mission were both evacuated and damaged by the floods.
If you would like to support the #yycisopen project -take the kids for a play at this great playground and then go for lunch at one of the restaurants in Mission. Our favorite is Fat City Franks (Check out my review of Fat City Franks). The serve all kind of hot dogs, are kid friendly and fast. Do you have a favorite Mission small business? Tell me about it in the comments below!
Community: Cliff Bungalow (by Mission) – Cliff St and 22nd Ave SW
Parking: Free Street Parking
Gordie’s Review (4 years old) – “Everything!”
Nicky’s Review (16 months old) – Loved climbing up the logs.
Age Range: All ages.
Ground Cover: Pour in place recycled tire flooring.
Features: School-age climber with catwalk, bridges, twisty slide; preschool climber with slide; 4 seater bouncer
Surrounding Park Area: small park area fenced on two sides, beside the Cliff Bungalow Community Centre
Shade: Shade from mature trees as well as the playground equipment itself.
Seating: a few benches.
Accessibility: Accessible flooring throughout. There are no ramps and little that can be accessed from the ground floor, however.
Overall Assessment: This is one of Calgary’s prettiest playgrounds with a consistent woodland theme throughout providing a beautiful backdrop for imaginative play. The school age climber is set up in a loop at the top so kids can run all the way around without having to come back down. This would be a great playground for a keep off the ground game (like grounders). It’s also great for little ones with the steps and stools and pour in place recycled tire flooring which makes it easy for them to run from one place to another. This is one of my favorite finds this year – I highly recommend popping down to check it out.