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…
Location map 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. Parking: At and around Eau Claire market (Eau Claire parkade has $2 parking on the weekends)…
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.
Balmoral – 16th avenue and 1 st. NW
Blue-Imp won actually won an award for innovation in playground design for the series of equipment that is featured at this playground. It is one of only a small number of playgrounds specifically designed for middle school kids (8-14 years).
Winston Heights – 22 Ave & 7th St NE
ocated at the edge of the Deerfoot valley, this playground is unique in Calgary. This is one of the first playgrounds in Western Canada to use the Xccent equipment (the sprawling interconnected climber in the centre of the playground).
Winston Heights – 27 Ave & 4th St NE
This is an excellent community playground and would be worth going a little bit further to get to. Gordie loved climbing up on to the school-age climber and then running back and forth along the catwalk bridges.
Bridgeland – 9a St and 4th avenue NE
This is a really great playground hidden inside an unassuming park in Bridgeland – unless you were driving right past it you’d never suspect it was there. Gordie had a great time.
Tuxedo – 202 – 29 Ave NE.
This is a much nicer playground than I had expected. I had seen it from Centre Stree many times, but because everything is painted blue, it is difficult to see how nice it really is.