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1. Applestone Park Playground
Applewood – Applestone Park, Applewood Drive SE
This is a huge accessible playground with equipment suitable for kids of all ages and ability levels. Hands down one of Calgary’s best playgrounds. I would encourage everyone to make the trip to see it but especially if you have a child with special needs.
2. Valleyview Park Playgrounds
Dover- 28 St and 30 Ave SE
This beautiful park has two fantastic playgrounds both with accessible flooring. The preschool playground is inside a fenced area along with a spray park. The school-aged playground is just up the hill and has equipment that will challenge and entertain even your biggest kids.
3. Forest Lawn Natural Playground
Location: 43 St and 10th Ave SE
This playground is built out of natural looking materials including logs, stumps, rocks, boulders and ropes.
4. Walden Grove Playground
Walden – Walgrove Blvd and Walgrove Gardens SE
This new playground has a lovely setting surrounded by large mature trees. The playground itself is also great and features a zipline.
5. Deer Ridge Yellow Slide Playground
Deer Ridge – Deerview Dr. SE and Deerview Pl. SE
This playground is huge with lots and lots of yellow slides. There are tons of different kinds of climbing features and multiple things for kids to bounce, jump and swing on. This playground would be great for groups with a wide age and ability range as there really is something for everyone.
6. Mahogany Giant Rocks Playground
Mahogany – Mahogany blvd and Marquis Heights SE
This playground is really different from any others in Calgary. Kids (and adults) who love a climbing challenge will love testing their skills at this very different style of playground.
7. Ralph Klein Park Playground
Ralph Klein Park – 12350 84 St. S.E. (near Stony Trail and 114 St SE)
The unusual mountain inspired climber, large log jam, sand pit and zipline make this playground a winner.
8. Forest Lawn Ramp Playground
Forest Lawn – 52nd St SE between 8th Avenue and 14th Avenue.
This attractive playground has a great ramp system perfect for young kids or anyone unsteady on their feet. Parents and bigger kids will love the ease with which they can get around.
9. New Brighton Treehouse Park
New Brighton – 2000 Brightoncrest GRN
Featuring accessible flooring and a cute treehouse theme this playground is sure to spark your child’s imagination.
10. St Isabella School Playground
Copperfield – 855 Copperfield Blvd SE
This playground is excellent for kids of a wide variety of ages. Tiny ones will love the ramps and accessible flooring. Older kids will find lots to challenge themselves with the different climbing and overhead equipment.
11. Prestwick Pirate and Castle Park
1 Prestwick Manor SE
One of the best themed playgrounds in the city. The pirate ship and castle provide excellent backdrops for imaginative play.
12. Midnapore School Playground
Midnapore – 55 Midpark Rise SE
This playground cover a wide age range from little kids who will love the ramps, to older kids who can play on the skate park right nearby. The playground has some cool features including a rocket ship climber.
13. Seton – Elsa’s Tower Playground
91 Seton Gardens SE
This eye catching inclusive playground in Seton is a great community space for people of all ages.
14. Rainbow Park Playground
Albert Park – Radcliffe Crescent SE
This playground has accessible flooring, a great ramp system and a saucer swing. It’s located in a pretty little park with large trees and a gazebo.
15. Erin Woods School Playground
Erin Woods – 25 Erin Park Dr SE
This colourful school playground is huge and features a multi-level ramp system with younger kids will love. Older kids will love this playground for playing tag or grounders.
What playground would you add to this list?
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3 thoughts on “Best South East Calgary Playgrounds”
I am shocked to see my neighborhood school park on the list, I have never been! Thanks so much for sharing this, I am on my way to check it out with the kids this week.
I’m shocked the Yellow Slide playground in Deer Ridge isn’t on this list.
The new (2020) playground along Sunlake Road SE is excellent as well!