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

St. Patrick’s Island Park

St. Patrick's Island Park - Calgary, AB

Location    (maps at the end of the post)Community: East Village – 1300 Zoo Rd. NE (you can access it by car through the parking lot on the South side of the Zoo along Zoo Rd)Parking: Pay lot parking Park Features: Playground, washrooms, river wading area, large hill for tobogganing, plaza, picnic areas, pathways. Overall: St. … Read more

South Glenmore Park Nautical Spray Park

South Glenmore Park - Nautical Spray Park

Location    mapSouth Glenmore Park – 90 Ave. & 24 St. S.W. Parking: There is a large free parking lot at the entrance to the playgroundSurrounding Park Area: The playground is very close to Glenmore reservoir, home of the Glenmore sailing school which also has boat lessons.  There are also walking, biking and hiking trails as … Read more

Riley Park and Senator Patrick Burns Rock Gardens

Location    mapCommunity: 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 free parking lot if you follow the road past the … Read more

Olympic Plaza

Location    mapCommunity: Downtown – 228 8 Ave. S.E.Parking: Typical Downtown parking – this park is right along the C-train line Gordie’s Review (3 years old) – I liked playing in the water!Features: Sculpture of the “Famous Five”, large seating area, stage, waterfalls, year round washroom, Ice skating (winter), concession (seasonal)Water Features: Large reflecting pond with … Read more

Central Memorial Park

Location    mapCommunity: Downtown (beltline) – 1221 2 St. S.W.Parking: typical downtown parking Gordie’s Review (3 years old) – I liked the fountains! (I think he actually means the sprays along the walkway)Features: Cenotaph, pathways, Memorial Public Library with WWI soldier statue in front, Boer War, Memorial equestrian statue, Memorial honouring Rt. Hon. Richard Bedford BennettWater … Read more