Note: The spray park was replaced with a new nautical spray park in 2015.
South Glenmore Park – 90 Ave. & 24 St. S.W.
Parking: There is a large free parking lot at the entrance to the playground
Surrounding Park Area: The playground is very close to Glenmore reservoir home of the Glenmore sailing school which also has boat lessons. There are also walking, biking and hiking trails as well as tennis courts. Click here for a review of South Glenmore Park itself.
Shade: Nice mature trees provide good shade. The play structures also have some nice shade-providing canopies. It can easily get so busy at the park that it’s hard to find some shade though. Bringing a park umbrella or bringing chairs so you could sit under the gazebo would be a good idea.
Seating: Several of benches and picnic tables. It can get very busy though, so you still may want to bring a picnic blanket.
Update 2015: The swings now all have pour-in-place recycled tire flooring below them. This means there is no more pea gravel! Also, the set of swings by the toddler climber is now two saucer swings.
Gordie’s Review (2 years old) – The bridge!
Age Range: 18 months – 12.
Ground Cover: Recycled tire except under the swings which has pea gravel
Features: Preschool play structure with 4 slides and a tunnel; school aged play structure with 5 slides and a bridge; bendy balance beam; small play house gazebo; 10 swings (4 baby).
Accessibility: Great access throughout the play area. The school aged playground has ramps that allow access to three levels, however there is not much to access once you get there and there are no canopies over those areas.
Overall Assessment: This would be a great playground to pick for a family day at the park particularly during the summer when the spray park is open. The play structures have lots to entertain both big and little kids. The preschool play structure allowed Gordie a lot of independence and held his attention last year (15 months). This year Gordie was all about running back and forth on the wobbly bridge and the ramps.
There is a nice picnic area right at the playground and a pathway nearby where you could take a walk and seek a little nature as well as the boats from the nearby sailing school. This is one of the few playground that I’ve seen where the school aged play structure is accessible to wheelchairs. Overall, it is definitely worth a trip.
There is also a nautical spray park in the centre of the play space
Click here for a full review of the South Glenmore Spray Park.
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