Community: Bowness – Bowness Park – 8900 48 Ave. N.W
Parking: free lot parking
Gordie’s Review (6 years old): What was your favorite thing? “playing with the other kids”
Nicky’s Review (3 years old): “The slides!”
Robbie’s Review (4 months old): Nice shade but crappy grass.
Surrounding Park Area: Located in the popular Bowness Park. Huge picnic areas, river access, Lagoon (popular with ducks and geese, canoes, kayaks and paddlecraft); Boat rentals; Cafe. Pathways; miniature ride on train; wading pool, Bow River access.
Age Range: 0-10 years.
Ground Cover: Pour-in-pace recycled tire flooring
Playground Features: Preschool climber with 2 ramp, train structure, gazebo and slides. School aged climber with steps, catwalk, slides, and twisty slide. Lady bug bouncer. Apollo spinner. 2 saucer swings.
Shade: Large mature trees nearby.
Seating: 3 Picnic tables beside the playground, more in the surrounding park
Accessibility: Accessible flooring throughout, ramps and steps.
Overall assessment: One of Calgary’s most popular parks for years now has an excellent playground as well. This playground entertained my kids for so long we didn’t even get to check out the rest of the park. Younger kids will love the ramps and the train structure and older kids will love running up high on the bigger climber.
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