When I create my list of Calgary’s best playgrounds, I always leave off any playgrounds that require you to pay admission to access them. But there are some truly fantastic playgrounds inside the perimeter of one of Calgary’s attractions.
Telus Spark’s Brainasium Outdoor Park is arguably Calgary’s best playground. It features Calgary’s tallest slide, natural playground features, playground elements that also teach science lessons and more. They have mixed flooring giving different tactile experiences for your feet.
Requires regular admission or membership to Telus Spark.
Heritage Park has an excellent train playground located at the back of the park. It has accessible flooring so you don’t have to worry about pea gravel dust. Younger kids will love the ramps and musical panels and older kids will love using the playground as a backdrop for imaginative play.
Requires regular admission or membership to Heritage Park.
The Calgary Zoo’s main playground area features a three animal themed playgrounds: one for kids 5-12, one for kids 3-5 years and one for kids 0-2. Each playground is great for their age group and there is no pea gravel to be found.
Requires regular admission or membership to the Calgary Zoo.
The zoo also has a toddler playground further west on the island.
Kayben Farms Sunshine Adventure Park playground features a wooden playground with a long tall slide.
Requires regular admission or membership to Kayben Farms Sunshine Adventure Park.
The Calgary Corn Maze’s main playground has a train theme and two tall twisty slides.
Requires regular admission or membership to the Calgary Corn Maze.
Freddie the Fireboat is a multi-level soft mat playground similar to what you find at indoor playgrounds. Calaway used to have a playground geared towards younger kids as well but it’s been taken out.
Requires admission or membership to Calaway Park.
Granary Road doesn’t have one playground, it has several nature themed playgrounds that the kids will love including the ant farm playground below.
Requires admission to Granary Road Active Learning Park
Are there any other playgrounds you know of that should be on this list?