Chapel Park – Turtle Playground

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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!

Chapel Park - Turtle Playground

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.

Chapel Park - Turtle Playground

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.

Chapel Park - Turtle Playground

  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.  

Chapel Park - Turtle 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.  

Chapel Park - Turtle Playground

  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.  

Chapel Park - Turtle Playground

  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!  

Chapel Park - Turtle Playground

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.

Chapel Park - Turtle Playground

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8 thoughts on “Chapel Park – Turtle Playground”

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. This is so great! I wish we could have come. That looks like a great playground though and we’ll definitely check it out.


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