Pearce Estate Park is not a huge park, but it has a lot to offer. It boasts, mature trees, a picnic area, playground and interpretive wetland pathway system in addition to being right next to the Bow Habitat Station and Fish Hatchery.
Rosedale – 9th St and 11th Ave NW
This playground has nice park-like setting and tons of equipment with a lot of variety. It would be a great playground if you are trying to entertain kids of a wide variety of ages and ability levels.
Renfrew – Radford Rd and 6th St NE
The colors of this playground make it pretty unassuming from a distance (you can see it across the park from Renfrew Preschool Playground) so I had no idea how great it was until we were there.
Ramsay – Spiller Road & Constance Ave SE
This playground was built in 2005. There’s not a lot of pieces of equipment that really stand out, but there is lots of room for kids to run around and plenty of climbing opportunities. It’s one of the best playgrounds in the area to give school-aged kids a workout.
Inglewood – 8th St & 8th Ave SE
Although it is often mistaken for a private playground, this playground is actually part of a small city of Calgary park. The playground area has lots of shade and equipment generally gear towards young kids. This would be a great place to go if you had a toddler or preschooler and a baby.
Gordie had a lot of fun on this playground, but did find it to be pretty challenging. It doesn’t offer a lot for toddlers, so I wouldn’t plan on them spending a lot of time here. The gardens also have fish to look at and a fountain (as well as the plants!) so it would still be a fun diversion.
Location map Community: Hillhurst/Sunnyside – 1320 5 Ave NW Parking: There is a limited number of free short term parking spaces. There is a parking lot at the Community Centre but there are signs up suggesting you need some kind of parking pass. There is also a number spaces along the street where payment is…
Prince’s Island 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.
Eau Claire Plaza 3 St. & Riverfront Ave. S.W. (by Eau Claire market – 200 Barclay Parade S.W.)
Downtown – 225 13 Ave. S.W. (also known at 13 Ave Park)
This Downtown playground is located in the same park area as the Parks Foundation Calgary office so it’s no surprise the playground is excellent. The western theme on the preschool structure is something I haven’t seen anywhere else – it provides a great opportunity for imaginative play.
Crescent Heights – 617 1 St. NE.
This is a really nice playground. My only complaint is the pea gravel around the preschool area which makes it difficult for crawlers or early walkers to get around.