Currie Barracks Airport Playground – Calgary, Alberta

Airplane climber - Currie Barracks Airport Playground

Currie Barracks Airport Playground has a great imaginative theme and is one of Calgary’s best playgrounds.

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Community: Curie Barracks – 2953 Battleford Ave SW
Parking: free lot parking

airplane bouncers - playground equipment

Gordie’s Review (6 years old): What was your favorite thing? “the big slide!”
Nicky’s Review (3 years old): “the long slide”
Robbie’s Review (7 months old): the swings

two baby swings, two regular swings - Currie Barracks Airport Playground

Surrounding Park Area: large trees and some grass
Age Range: 1-10 years.

Large silver slide and playground control tower - Currie Barracks Airport Playground

Ground Cover: Pour-in-pace recycled tire flooring
Shade: Large mature trees nearby.

Playground Features: Airport control tower with tall slide, saucer swings, 4 swings (2 baby), stump area, 3 airplane bouncer, airplane climber, curved climbing wall, 2 spinners, teeter-totter.

Control tower at Currie Barracks Airport Playground

Seating: several benches
Accessibility: Accessible flooring through most of the play area. The green spinner and saucer swings could be used by someone who could transfer. Steps up to the climber allow access for children with reduced motor control.

Airplane bouncers

Overall assessment:

The Currie Barracks Airport Playground is eye catching and immediately inviting for imaginative play. There are lots of opportunities for swinging, spinning and bouncing as well.

two Saucer swings

Older kids might not find that there is enough to challenge them, but younger kids will love flying the planes and soaring down the big slide.  Really small kids will enjoy moving easily around the accessible flooring, bouncing in the airplane bouncers and swinging on the swings.

GIrl on green climber
playground spinner

Airplane Runway

The pour-in-place recycled tire flooring really enhances the feeling that you are at an airport.

Runway flooring at Currie Barracks Airport Playground
View of airplane climber

Nature play area

The nature-like features are not extensive but provide a little variety to the playground. Unfortunately it does have pea gravel under it which can spread to other parts of the playground.

Natural playground equipment at Currie Barracks Airport Playground
Natural play area at Currie Barracks Airport Playground
Currie Barracks Airport Playground
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8 thoughts on “Currie Barracks Airport Playground – Calgary, Alberta”

  1. There is construction blocking access to this park from Battleford Avenue. I don’t know if the road closure is temporary or permanent.

    I found it by going around the other way and going to the end of Dieppe Drive. I just wanted to make others aware of the road block.

  2. Thank you for all your hard work on reviewing these playgrounds. I had to pop into Calgary today and searched your site for a playground not far from 17th Ave. This was our destination, and it is super cool. The construction makes it a challenge to locate, but my 2 boys (ages 3 and 7) loved it! The big slide was the icing on the cake (nice for little ones as it’s not super fast). I found the whole place very “organic” and thought it was so relaxing, especially the beautiful benches for the adults to sit at.

  3. I love this playground! Just be aware that the parking lot is on the small side and can fill up quickly. The street parking is restricted, so it is sometimes hard to park.


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