Community: Dover- 28 St and 30 Ave SE
Parking: There is free parking in two parking lots – one off of 28th St and one off of 26th St.
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Summer Features: Beach volleyball courts, baseball diamond, soccer field, artificial pond, bike path, pathways
Winter Features: There are some small hills that could be fun for tobogganing.
Playgrounds: There is a preschool playground in a fenced area along with a spray park. There is also a school-aged playground just up the hill. Click here for a review of the playgrounds and water park themselves.
Amenities: seasonal washrooms and water fountain
Seating: There are plenty of picnic spots and benches throughout the park area.
Overall: Valleyview park is one of Calgary’s newer parks – it opened in 2004. I didn’t have a lot of expectations when I set out to check out this park. I knew it had a spray park, but other than that I hadn’t heard anything about it. It turns out this is one of Calgary’s real hidden gems. The playgrounds are fantastic, and the park area is beautiful with lots of places to sit.
The East end of the park has a number of beach volleyball courts which were being used while we were there.
On the South side is a baseball diamond and a soccer field.
In the center is a fenced area with a preschool playground, spray park and washrooms (open seasonally).
Just up the hill is an excellent playgrounds for designed for kids 5-12+ with a nice little seating area tucked in behind it.
To the west of the playgrounds is a man-made pond which is really beautiful.
A bike path runs through the park and there are picnic tables and benches spread out in the park. The park area extends west towards the Deerfoot Valley. They have some picnic tables right up on the edge of the hill. I bet you could get a pretty good view of downtown from there.
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