This is a list of the best playgrounds I’ve found in SW Calgary. Is there a playground you think should be on this list?
Currie Barracks – 2953 Battleford Ave SW
This playground has become instantly popular even though it can be a little tricky to get to because of the construction in the area. The airplane theme is really attractive, the flooring is accessible and the control tower slide is really tall.
Elboya – 46 Ave & 4a St. SW
This playground is big and bright and sure to please. The playground has accessible flooring, and plenty of equipment for both older and younger kids. Making the playground even better is the landscaping surrounding it including small hills, rocks, pathways and trees.
1204 89th Ave SW
This playground is one of the most ‘natural’ natural playground in Calgary right now. The playground is quite different from a more traditional metal and plastic playground and provides different kinds of challenges that kids can miss out on in the city.
North Glenmore – 53 ave SW and 21 St SW
This natural playground includes rocks and logs to hop across, a hill slides and a zipline.
Aspen Hills – Aspen Hills Drive near Aspen Stone Blvd SW
This playground has an attractive forest theme. Although they have things for younger children, the best part is the school-aged climber which has lots of bridges, catwalks, balconies and slides.
Lakeview – 34 St and 58 Avenue SW
This school playground has accessible flooring, a large climber with ramps, saucer swings and a Merry-go-round spinner (Apollo). Kids of all ages will be sure to have a good time.
Evergreen Estates – 1601 Evergreen Dr SW
This playground is fantastic with ramps and great climbing features. It also has a parent and baby combo swing!
8999 Wentworth Ave SW
This playground is large with lots of equipment to challenge and entertain school-aged kids. There are still things for younger kids as well, like the saucer swings. The large rope web climber is unusual in the city and sure to entertain older kids.
Manchester – 57 St SW and 1a St SW
Both big kids and little kids will love this imaginative playground little kids will love the ground level features and being able to run around with ease. Older kids will love challenging themselves on the climber equipment and engaging with the imaginative play features.
29 St SW at 19 Ave SW
This playground is generally aimed at younger kids. Toddlers will love being able to easily run around the ground, going up and down the ramp and little slides. Kids a bit older will love the high balconies, navigating the step trees and walking across the wobbly balance beam.
Poplar Rd and 7th Ave SW (by Wildflower Arts Centre)
This is a great playground for little kids or younger school aged kids. The ramps and accessible flooring make it perfect for kids just learning to walk or anyone unsteady on their feet.
Kelvin Grove – 73 Ave and Kerfoot Cres SW
This is large with a lot of challenging features for bigger kids and a great preschool climber with a wobbly bridge and ramp for younger kids. It also has 6 swings and to top it off there is another great playground across the field at Chinook School.
South Glenmore Park – 90 Ave. & 24 St. S.W.
This park has everything you want in one place. The spray park is right next to the playground and the playground recently got a face lift with some new equipment.
Springbank Hill – Springborough Blvd & 26 Ave SW
Great for kids of all ages. The ramps and accessible flooring make it great for early walkers or those unsteady on their feet. The large spinner is extremely popular with the kids at the park and unlike some is well balanced and easy to spin. The large climber is designed so kids can move around it and almost never have to touch the ground.
Mayfair – Malibou Rd & Medford Pl. SW
This attractive community playground is located a a lovely little park with large mature trees. It has accessible flooring, an adorable preschool climber, school-aged climber with a ramp, a saucer swing and more.
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