Community: Westwinds/Castleridge – 233 Castleridge Blvd. NE.
Parking: There is a free parking lot at the North end of the park as well as a smaller lot on the south side.
Gordie’s Review (8 years old): “Small but good. I especially liked the zipline and the turning circle.”
Nicky’s Review (5 years old): “I liked the little slide, and the spinny, and the big slide and the zipline. And I liked that swing, and the little mountain that all I did was slide down it. And those steps because look how pretty they are.”
Robbie’s Review (2 years old): “I go on the spinner!”
Age Range: 2-12+ years.
Ground Cover: largely pour-in-place recycled tire
Shade: limited as the nearby trees are still young
Features: Hill slide area with concrete slide and metal slide, spinning circle, double zip-line, spinning saucer swing, concave dome, stick forest, concrete hill, hanging spinner
Surrounding Park Area: Half court, spray park and wading pool, accessible playground, huge hill that is great for tobogganing, pathways, picnic shelters, bbq areas, tandoori oven and tables, pathways, trails and fitness stations. Click here for a review of the park area itself
Winter: ice skating rinks (pleasure skating only) and cross country skiing.
Accessibility: Accessible flooring and pathways
Seating: Primarily wall seating. There is more seating elsewhere in the park and three covered picnic areas to the south.
This brand new playscape is located in NE Calgary’s largest recreation park. It is a different style of playground from most in the city as it uses a ‘natural playground’ setting with hills, slides set into a hill and a long double zipline. This playground has a lot to offer for big and little kids, however, really little kids might find it a bit overwhelming on a busy day. Luckily the South playground is only a short walk away (which has a more traditional accessible playground with ramps and saucer swings). This playground is also right next to the (almost completed) new wading pool with a lazy river and spray park. Prairie Springs is a real destination park.