Best South East Calgary Playgrounds

top SE Calgary Playgrounds

This is a list of the best playgrounds I’ve found in SE Calgary. Is there a playground you think should be on this list? Looking for a central playground? Check out our top central playgrounds list.

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.

applestone park playground

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.

valleyview park playground

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.

Walden Grove Playground with 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.

Yellow Slide Playground - Deer Run/Deer Ridge - calgaryplaygroundreview.com

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.

Mahogany Giant Rock 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.

Forest Lawn Ramp Playground - calgaryplaygroundreview.com

9. Belmont Mounds of Fun Park

Off Belmont Drive SE (South of 22X, West of Macleod Trail/Highway 2A) 

The colourful little hills are both fun and eye catching. The equipment is unusual and full of playfulness.

10. 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.

new brighton treehouse playground

11. 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.

12. 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.

prestwick pirate castle park

 13. 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.

Midnapore School Playground

14. St Sebastian School Playground

Chaparral – 65 Chaparral Dr SE (St Sebastian School)

This school playground features accessible flooring, a huge interconnected climber and bridges. Unlike many school playgrounds there is a separate climber for younger kids as well.

 15. 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.

Rainbow Park Playground

16. 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.

Erin Woods School Playground

What playground would you add to this list?

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2 thoughts on “Best South East Calgary Playgrounds”

  1. 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.

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