Calgary’s Top 15 playgrounds 2019

Calgary's Top 15 Playgrounds 2019 Graphic

In no particular order here are this year’s picks for Calgary’s top playgrounds of 2019. These playgrounds represent some of the best from around the city.  Some of the playgrounds have been on the list before but most of them are new this year.

1. Shouldice Park Playground

Shouldice Park – 4900 Monserrat Dr. N.W.

One of the most inclusive and best playgrounds in Calgary will be a hit with kids of all ages and abilities. This playground is located in a lovely park and includes musical features, tons of options for spinning, swinging and bouncing, a huge ramp system and interesting climbers.

Shouldice Park Playground - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019

2. 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.

Ralph Klein Park Playground - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019

3. 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.

Belmont Mounds of Fun Park  - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019

4. North Glenmore Park Playground

North Glenmore – 53 ave SW and 21 St SW

This natural playground includes rocks and logs to hop across, a hill slide and a zipline.

North Glenmore Natural Playground with zipline - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019

5. Carrington Playground

Carrington – Symons Valley Parkway & 14 St NW

This playground features accessible flooring, challenging equipment, a roller slide and a zipline.

Carrington Playground with zipline and roller slide - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019

6. 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 - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019

7. 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 - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019

8. Mills Park Playground

Inglewood – 9 Avenue and 14 Street S.E.

This natural playground takes design inspiration from old ranch properties. Kids can interact with natural materials and get a different experience from traditional playgrounds. This playground includes a log jam, loose materials and a sandpit.

Mills Park Playground - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019

9. Saddleridge School Playground

Saddle Ridge – 368 Saddlecrest Blvd NE

This new school playground has challenging equipment for school-aged kids, accessible flooring and a roller slide.

Saddleridge School Playground with roller slide - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019

10. Currie Barracks Airport Playground

Currie Barracks – 2953 Battleford Ave SW

The airplane theme is really attractive, the flooring is accessible and the control tower slide is really tall. One of the best themed playgrounds in the city.

Currie Barracks Airport Playground - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019

11. 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 - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019

12. Blakiston Park Playground

Brentwood – 3023 Blakiston Dr NW
This playground is located in a lovely little park with nearby picnic tables and mature trees. There is a preschool area with musical features and just across the pathway another area with more challenging climbing equipment.

Blakiston Park Playground - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019

13. Eric Harvie School Playground

Tuscany – 357 Tuscany Dr NW

The equipment at this playground is really unusual for a school playground. It includes accessible flooring a multi-kid spinner, a roller slide and an awesome web climber.

Eric Harvie School Playground - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019

14. Prairie Winds Park Playgrounds

Westwinds/Castleridge – 233 Castleridge Blvd. NE.

Prairie Winds has two fantastic playgrounds. The nature-inspired north playground and an accessible south playground. They are both great playgrounds and only a short walk apart. Prairie Winds Park also has a free wading pool and spray park in the summer months.

Prairie Winds Park North Playground - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019
North Prairie Winds Playground
Prairie Winds South Playground - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019
South Prairie Winds Playground

15. East Village Playground & St. Patrick’s Island Playground

East Village Playground – East Village – 7 Ave and 6 St SE
St. Patrick’s Island Playground – 1300 Zoo Rd. NE

These playgrounds are actually found in two separate parks, but they are a walkable distance (or short bike ride) apart. They are both great playgrounds so I have included them both this year. Both playgrounds are nature-inspired and include unusual equipment.

East Village Playground - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019
Crossroads – East Village Playground
St. Patrick's Island Playground - Calgary's best playgrounds 2019
St. Patrick’s Island Playground

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