Nicholas Sheran Park Playground – Lethbridge

Katie  visited Lethbridge to see what they had to offer for families. Here’s one of the great playgrounds she found!

Location: 245 McMaster Blvd West (it’s a short walk from the parking lot to the playground, on a paved path around the lake)

Nicholas Sheran Park is built around a man-made lake. There’s an edible orchard, a disc golf course, and a really awesome playground with a train / coal mine theme. The playground has a lovely location right next to the lake, restrooms, and a picnic shelter.

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The playground has two climbing structures. One is more suitable for toddlers, and the other is better for bigger kids. Both have climbable trains. The larger structure also has a train station with ticket windows, which is great for imaginative play.

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There are also two large disc swings and a little rocker that looks like a coal truck.

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If your kids get tired, there are a couple of signs with kid-friendly information about trains and coal-mining in the area. I liked that the theme of the playground was based on local history.

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One of the coolest features of this playground was the fact parts of it are wheelchair-accessible. The groundcover is solid rubber, and a section of the large climber is accessible by a wide ramp. The ramp leads to the train station and a “cart” that can be rocked back and forth.

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There’s also a smaller “train” on the ground, which a wheelchair could maneuver into.

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Overall, this playground was a huge hit with the kids. If you bring a picnic, you could easily spend half a day at Nicholas Sheran Park!

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