Community: Brentwood – Chapel Road just North of Capri Ave
Parking: Free street parking
Gordie’s Review (4 years old): ”What was the best part?” “Everything! “
Nicky’s Review (14 months): Loved the bouncer!
Age Range: 0 – 8
Ground cover: Pea gravel
Shade: Great shade from mature trees
Surrounding park area: Nice green space to the North of the playground and to the South there is a small hill – at the bottom there is a community rink in the winter and a field area in the summer.
Seating: 2 benches and 2 picnic tables – there are a couple more benches nearby.
Accessibility: No wheelchair accessibility. There are two bouncers and two swings for kids to benefit from vestibular stimulation.
Features: Play structure with two slides, turtle climber, motorcycle bouncer, horse bouncer, dinosaur climber, 2 swings (1 baby).
Overall Assessment: .
One of the things that I really like about this playground is that it shows how you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a playground unique. My husband used to go to this playground as a kid and they always called it Turtle Park. The equipment is different now, but they still have a big turtle.
It isn’t much, but it’s a unique piece among Calgary’s playgrounds – something the kids haven’t seen over and over again at many playgrounds in the city. It makes it the turtle playground, instead of just a playground.
This is a great playground for younger kids – some of the equipment is will be challenging but they can’t get themselves into too much trouble. I was also surprised to see how many kids this playground could accommodate. There were kids all over the place but it never seemed crowded.
The space under the playground is a nice feature too. It both provides a little bit of shade and makes a great space for imaginative play.
Nicky loved the bouncers at this playground – the motorcycle one was her favorite. She needed help getting up but she could bounce all by herself!
The kids really enjoyed running around the park area too. They had a great time running up and down the hill and playing freeze tag.
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8 thoughts on “Chapel Park – Turtle Playground”
AWesome. Those treats look yummy. We might need those at our lake days!
I grew up not far at all from the turtle park. Spent many hours there. It was fun to take my kids there when we moved back to Calgary. looks like a fun afternoon!
Love that there’s a green space beside the playground for the ankle biters to run around in. It looks like a really sweet, small park. It’s perfect parents who shouldn’t have any trouble searching for their child after being engrossed in adult conversation.
It’s amazing how much fun kids can have with just a little bit of elevation change in the grassy area.
Looks like the kids had a blast! I can’t wait to try out those treats this summer.
This is so great! I wish we could have come. That looks like a great playground though and we’ll definitely check it out.