South Glenmore Park – 90 Ave. & 24 St. S.W.
Parking: There is a large free parking lot at the entrance to the playground
Surrounding 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 well as tennis courts, Quinterra Legacy Garden Music Park and South Glenmore Bike Park.
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Shade: Nice mature trees provide good shade. The play structures also have some nice shade-providing canopies. It can easily get so busy at the park that it’s hard to find some shade though. Bringing a park umbrella or bringing chairs so you could sit under the gazebo would be a good idea.
Seating: Several of benches and picnic tables. It can get very busy though, so you still may want to bring a picnic blanket.
Age Range: 18 months – 12.
Ground Cover: Recycled tire
Features: Preschool play structure with 4 slides and a tunnel; school aged play structure with slides, ramp system, ground level accessible merry-go-round, musical features; saucer swings. Roller ‘tunnel’. Ground level activity panels, large globe spinner, 4 seat spinner, web climber
Accessibility: Great access throughout the play area. The school aged playground has ramps that allow access to multiple levels levels. Newer equipment has extensive inclusive play features.
The park is one of the few fully fenced playgrounds in Calgary and also includes a shaded rest area, water fountains, accessible washrooms, accessible parking and accessible pathways with views of the Glenmore Reservoir and sailing school.
Overall Assessment: This would be a great playground to pick for a family day at the park particularly during the summer when the spray park is open. The play structures have lots to entertain both big and little kids.
There is a nice picnic area right at the playground and a pathway nearby where you could take a walk and seek a little nature as well as the boats from the nearby sailing school.
This is playground has a lot to offer for kids of all ages and abilities. Overall, it is definitely worth a trip.
There is also a nautical spray park in the centre of the play space
Click here for a full review of the South Glenmore Spray Park.
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