Best Cochrane Playgrounds

We spent a day this summer checking out some of the  best Cochrane playgrounds. We found 7 great playgrounds and while we were there we also enjoyed some ice cream at MacKay’s. Do you know of a playground that should be on this list?

Best Cochrane Playgrounds - Cochrane's Best Playgrounds

1. Sunset Ridge Playground

Sunset Ridge – Sunset Road and Sunset Blvd

This playground almost made me want to move to Cochrane. The park has a pond with picnic spots and a pathway. The playground itself is large with a section for toddlers, one for older kids and another with equipment shaped like rocks and logs.

The area is beautifully landscaped with large rocks that provide another opportunity for play. Any community would be lucky to have a play park like this one.

Best Cochrane Playgrounds - Sunset Ridge Playground - Cochrane, Alberta

2. Riverfront Park Natural Playground

Griffin Road and Cowboy Trail (highway 22)

This playground is part of the redevelopment of the Riverfront Park area. It just opened this month and wasn’t quite open yet when we visited. It features equipment made from natural materials like logs, stumps and trees. It also features picnic tables and firepits.
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Best Cochrane Playgrounds - Riverfont Park Natural Playground - Calgary, AB

3. Heartland Playground

Heartland – Horseshoe Crescent

My kids loved this playground. The little dome at the back reminded them of a moon cave and they immediately started playing space explorers. The playground is bright with a bridge, lots of slides, baby swings and saucer swings. The park is right on the west edge of the city giving it a great view of the mountains too.

Best Cochrane Playgrounds - Heartland Playground - Cochrane, AB

4. William Camden Park Playground

Between Glenwood Crescent and Glenbrook Crescent

This playground is also known as spider park for the large web climber. It also has a nice climber with a wobbly bridge and a flying fox. It’s located in a lovely park with beautiful large trees.

Best Cochrane Playgrounds - William Camden Park Playground - Cochrane, AB

5. Centennial Park Playground

William St and Pope Ave

This playground has an amazing ramp system that anyone unsteady on their feet will appreciate. Wheelchairs can travel through the climber and throughout the playground. Toddlers will love running up and down the ramps. There is also outdoor fitness equipment alongside the park.

Best Cochrane Playgrounds - Centennial Park Playground - Cochrane, AB

6. Riviera Park Playground

Riviera Way and Riviera Crescent

The parking at this playground is a little tricky. It’s located at a roundabout where you can’t park and there’s a lot of construction in the area as well. The playground features a small toddler climber as well as a school-age climber with tree shaped equipment and a big hollow log.

Best Cochrane Playgrounds - Riviera Park Playground - Cochrane, AB

7. Fireside Playground

Fireside – Fireside Gate

This playground is easy to find but a little hard to park. The playground is directly in front of you when you enter the neighborhood but there is no parking at the playground entrance. The playground features accessible flooring and a large climber with gazebos, slides and climbing walls.

Best Cochrane Playgrounds - Fireside Playground - Cochrane, AB

Cochrane Ranch

Bow Valley Trail

The Cochrane Ranch historical site does not have a playground. It does have public washrooms, picnic spots, pathways and large grassy areas. It also features a new museum and is a popular place for events.

Best Cochrane Playgrounds - Cochrane Ranch - Cochrane, AB

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1 thought on “Best Cochrane Playgrounds”

  1. The new playground in Heartland on Paint Horse Drive and Appaloosa Gardens is fantastic! It features a toddler climber and a challenging climbing feature for older kids as well as two toddler swings and two disc swings for older kids. It has a large open green space as well.


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