Community: Hillhurst – 800 12 St. N.W (South of SAIT)
Parking: reasonably priced street parking as well as a pay parking lot on the north side of the park (You can only access it from 8th avenue from the west). There is also a small lot tucked in behind the wading pool accessible from the north lot.
Nicky’s Review (3 years old): What was your favorite thing? “The little slide”
Gordie’s Review (6 years old): “Climbing up and down the tall slides.”
Robbie’s Review (4 months old): Good shade for babies nearby.
Surrounding Park Area: Senator Patrick Burns Memorial Gardens at the NE corner of the park; Stage with free concerts during the summer; home to the Calgary cricket league.
Age Range: 1-10 years.
Ground Cover: Pour-in-pace recycled tire flooring
Playground Features: School-aged climber with ramps, tall slides, steps, rope bridge, preschool climber with steps and slide, egg rocker, 2 seater bouncer, playhouse, 5 swings (1 accessible, 1 baby, 1 saucer), drums, musical feature,
Shade: Large shade trees in the area surrounding the playground and wading pool as well as throughout the park area.
Seating: Picnic tables beside the playground, more in the surrounding park
Accessibility: Accessible flooring throughout, ramp, panels accessible from the ground, saucer swings are accessible for kids who are able to transfer, accessible swing, musical activities accessible from the ground, steps on climber.
Overall assessment: This playground opened this Spring (2015). It’s located in one of my favorite Calgary parks, featuring beautiful rock gardens and a lovely wading pool. With the addition of this new playground, the park is even better. Little kids will love running up and down the ramp, bigger kids will like challenging themselves on the rope bridge and going down the tall slides.
Have you been to this playground? What did you think?