Bowness Park

Location    map Community: 8900 48 Ave. N.W – City of Calgary: Bowness Park Info Parking: Free lot parking Summer Features: Pathways; Lagoon (popular with ducks and geese, canoes, kayaks and paddlecraft); Boat rentals; miniature ride on train; wading pool, Bow River access.Winter Features: skating on the lagoon; skate rental and sharpening; cross country skiing.Playgrounds: As … Read more

Prairie Winds spray park and wading pool

Open for the 2021 season! Typically open from mid-June until Labor Day. Location:  mapCommunity: 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. Cost: Free Surrounding Park Area: Half court, natural playground, accessible playground, huge hill that is … Read more

West Confederation (Canmore Park) Spray Park

Canmore Park Spray Park

Now open for the 2021 season! Location    map Community: Triwood – 19 St. & Chicoutimi Dr. N.W.Parking: There is free street parking as well as in a small parking lot.Typically opens mid-June until Labor Day – 9am-9pm. Now open for the 2021 season! Features: Multiple spray park features. Washrooms are open seasonally.Surrounding Park Area:  There … Read more

Eau Claire Wading Pool

Eau Claire Wading Pool

Note: Will be closed for the 2021 season.Location   mapEau Claire Plaza 3 St. & Riverfront Ave. S.W. (by Eau Claire market – 200 Barclay Parade S.W.)Parking: At and around Eau Claire market (Eau Claire parkade has cheap parking on the weekends) or in the parking lot off Memorial Drive just East of 3rd St. NW. … Read more

Prairie Winds South Playground

Prairie Winds Park Playground

Location:  mapCommunity: 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): “It’s good. The climber I think is small but there are lots of individual things that make it good.”Nicky’s … Read more

Thomson Family Park Playground

Thomson Family Park

Location    map Community: Beltline – 1236 16 Ave SWParking: pay street parking Gordie’s Review (8years old): “It was all pretty good.”Nicky’s Review (5 years old): “I liked the spinny thing, and the worm [the hexagonal climber] and the slide on the hill.”Robbie’s Review (2 years old): “slide again!” Age Range: 2-12 years.Ground Cover: pour-in-place recycled tireShade: Some large trees … Read more