Best South East Calgary Playgrounds

best SE calgary playgrounds

best SE calgary playgrounds

This is a list of the best playgrounds I’ve found in SE Calgary. Is there a playground you think should be on this list? Let me know in the comments below or e-mail me at

1. Applestone Park Playground

Applewood – Applestone Park, Applewood Drive SE

This playground was newly installed last fall. It is a huge accessible playground with equipment suitable for kids of all ages and ability levels. Hands down one of  Calgary’s best playgrounds. I would encourage everyone to make the trip to see it but especially if you have a child with special needs.

applestone park playground

2. Valleyview Park Playgrounds

Dover- 28 St and 30 Ave SE

This beautiful park has two fantastic playgrounds both with accessible flooring. The preschool playground is inside a fenced area along with a spray park. The school-aged playground is just up the hill and has equipment that will challenge and entertain even your biggest kids.

valleyview park playground

3. St Sebastian School Playground

Chaparral – 65 Chaparral Dr SE (St Sebastian School)

This school playground features accessible flooring, a huge interconnected climber and bridges. Unlike many school playgrounds there is a separate climber for younger kids as well.

st sebastian school playground

4. New Brighton Treehouse Park

New Brighton – 2000 Brightoncrest GRN

Featuring accessible flooring and a cute treehouse theme this playground is sure to spark your child’s imagination.

new brighton treehouse playground

5. Prestwick Pirate and Castle Park

1 Prestwick Manor SE

One of the best themed playgrounds in the city. The pirate ship and castle provide excellent backdrops for imaginative play.

prestwick pirate castle park

6. Applewood Rotary Greenway Playground

Along the Rotary Greenway – access from the community of Applewood

This playground features of this playground are shaped like rocks, logs, frogs and even a giant snake. This is a really unusual playground – it’s definitely worth a visit.

applewood greenway playground

7. Elgin Dragon Playground

McKenzie Towne – Elgin – Elgin Ave and Elgin Rise SE

This castle themed playground includes equipment to challenge and inspire kids of all ages.

elgin dragon playground

 8. Rainbow Park Playground

Albert Park – Radcliffe Crescent SE

This playground has accessible flooring, a great ramp system and a saucer swing. It’s located in a pretty little park with large trees and a gazebo.

rainbow park playground


9. Cranston Palm Tree Park

Cranston Way SE & Cranston Dr SE (across the street from Christ the King Catholic School)

The palm tree theme really makes this playground stand out. A great playground for imaginative and active play for both younger and older kids.



What playground would you add to this list?


  1. says

    I am shocked to see my neighborhood school park on the list, I have never been! Thanks so much for sharing this, I am on my way to check it out with the kids this week.


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