Location map Community: Albert Park – Radcliffe Crescent SE Parking: Free street parking Gordie’s Review (3 years old) “What did you like about that park?” “The Ramps!” Age Range: 0-8 years. Ground Cover: Pour in place recycled tire Shade: Some shade from the play structure itself as well as some mature trees in the surrounding…
Thanks to Alisha for this guest review! Check out her blog Learning From My Kids Location map Community: McKenzie Towne – Prestwick Gate and Prestwick Circle SE (also accessible from Prestwick Heights SE) Parking:Free street parking Keenan’s Review (7 years old): “What was the best part of the park?” “Climbing on the big wheels.” Ryan’s…
Fish Creek Provincial Park – Bow Bottom Trail S.E. or Sun Valley Boulevard S.E. off Highway 22x.
Sikome Lake (officially known as Sikome Aquatic Facility) is completely free to access and is basically a giant swimming pool with a sand bottom. At its deepest the lake is 7 feet so it is warmer than most lakes. The water is tested, filtered and chorine treated to ensure it is safe to swim.
Albert Park/Radisson Heights – 12 Ave & 28 St SE
This playground is really built for school-aged kids. Gordie had trouble accessing anything by himself which is pretty unusual these days.
Dover- 28 St and 30 Ave SE
This water park is set up really well for little kids. There are a lot of small sprays on the edges of the splash pad and the larger sprayers don’t do anything unexpected.
1827 68 St. S.E. (south of 17th ave between 60th and 68th)
This is a really unique playground. The equipment offers very little to young kids which helps keep it exclusive for the jr high group. Its cleverly located as it is set back from the pathways and a little higher up giving some feeling of seclusion, however it is very near to the parking lot so it is easy to check up on.
Forest Heights – 8th Ave and 44th St SE (look at map it is a little tricky to spot)
This playground was built this year (2010) with help from the Foresters, Kaboom! organization, Parks Foundation Calgary and City of Calgary Parks. This playground is so new the landscaping still isn’t finished, unfortunately it already has some graffiti on the backside of the climbing wall.
Forest Heights – 4314 4 Ave. S.E
This playground was built last year (2009) with the Parks Foundation Calgary Building Playgrounds and Communities Grant Program. The horse theme on the play structure is really cute – it even has a tack shop for imaginative play.