This playground is truly enormous. There are unique features such as a rope ladder leading to a rope bridge, and monkey bars that each swing back and fourth individually. I liked that the smaller structure is right next to the large one, so it would be relatively easy to watch two kids of different ages.
Location map Community: Oakridge – Between Oakside Place and Oakside Close SW. Can also be accessed from Oakside Circle. Parking: free street parking Gordie’s Review (4 years old: “I liked the yellow spinner thing.” Nicky’s Review (17 months): “Bounce!” [she liked the bulldozer bouncer]. Age Range: proficient walker – 10 years. Ground Cover: pea gravel Features: school-age…
Thanks to Kim for taking the pictures for this review! Kim is a mom of 2 small kids, self-confessed wanna-be celebrity stalker, google addict, wine aficionado and Flames fan. She blogs about the ups and downs of parenting, local events and more over at Two Bugs and a Blog. Location map Community: Evergreen – Everridge Drive & Everglen Road Parking: free…
Note: This is a school playground. You may be asked to leave during school hours. Location map Community: Lakeview – 34 St and 58 Avenue SW Parking: free street parking Age Range: 5-12 Ground Cover: pour-in-place recycled tire flooring Features: School aged climber with ramp, bridges, wobbly bridge, twisty slide; merry-go-round spinner; bowl spinner; 2 person standing…
This playground is attractive with a fun treehouse theme. It’s perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and younger school-aged kids.
Location map Community: Elboya – 46 Ave & 4a St. SW Parking: Free street parking Gordie’s Review (4 years old): ”What was the best part?” “Everything!” Nicky’s Review (14 months): She liked to easy it was to walk on the smooth flooring Age Range: 0 – 12 Ground cover: pour in place recycled tires Shade: Pretty…
Glamorgan – Grafton Park, Grafton Drive
This playground is great for kids who love slides, likes to swing or spin as well as school aged kids who are looking for a challenge. One of the best things about this playground, however, is that it is only a short walk across the park from two other playgrounds. Three playgrounds in one easy stop, what could be better than that?
Sunalta – Scarboro Ave & Scotland St SW
This playground is large with a beautiful park-like setting. There’s some equipment geared towards preschoolers but in general this playground is designed for school-aged kids in mind.
Stanley Park/Elboya 4011 1A St. S.W.
We visited 3 playgrounds in Stanley Park and the reviews for each are below.
Haysboro – 96 Ave and Hillgrove Crescent SW
There is really one piece of equipment at this playground that makes it stand out. The large silver twisty climber is uncommon in Calgary playgrounds and will challenge school-aged kids in a way that many playgrounds do not.