Note: The spray park area at Prairie Winds park will be undergoing some much needed renovations this summer (2014). The large wading pool will be unaffected and will be open along with the other city of Calgary wading pools and spray parks. The new design looks pretty cool – they hope to have the spray park open in…
Thorncliffe – 750 Blackthorn Rd. N.E.
Laycock Park is currently undergoing a wetland restoration projectalong Nose Creek.
South Access – 5050 Spruce Dr. S.W. (Bow Tr. & Spruce Dr. S.W.)
North Access – Shaganappi Trail and 16th Avenue.
Edworthy Park is hands down one of the best places to have an outdoor picnic gathering in the city. The picnic areas are plentiful, but there are trees set up so that you can often feel quite secluded from the other groups at the park.
(Just North of downtown) (Playground is in the Centre of the Island near the bridge on the North side). It is not possible to get to the playground without a bit of a walk.
Being that Prince’s Island Park is in fact an island you have to cross a bridge to get there. There’s no roadways on to the park so you have walk or bike across.
South Glenmore Park – 90 Ave. & 24 St. S.W.
This would be a great pick for a family day at the park. The highlight for the kids will probably be the Variety Children’s Park playground and spray park.
Dover- 28 St and 30 Ave SE
Valleyview park is one of Calgary’s newer parks – it opened in 2004. I didn’t have a lot of expectations when I set out to check out this park. I knew it had a spray park, but other than that I hadn’t heard anything about it.
Westwinds/Castleridge – 233 Castleridge Blvd. NE.
Prairie Winds is one of North East Calgary’s largest recreational parks. It is a beautiful park with lots of trees and green space. The most popular attraction is the spray park and wading pool.
1827 68 St. S.E. (south of 17th ave between 60th and 68th)
This is located to the West of the East Calgary landfill site, but you didn’t know, you’d never guess. The dominating feature of this beautiful park is the storm water retention pond.
8900 48 Ave. N.W
Bowness Park is currently undergoing renovations
Bowness Park was an extremely popular destination in the 1920s and 30s. Inspired by New York’s Coney Island, Calgarians would ride the streetcar to access Bowness Park’s carousel, fountain with accompanying light and music, dance hall, scaled-down railway line and other attractions.
McKnight and 15 St NE. (between Deerfoot and Barlow)