Edmonton’s best playgrounds are waiting for you to explore and discover this summer. Grab your hand sanitizer and pack up the kids with a picnic to enjoy at one of these ten best Edmonton playgrounds around the city you should discover this year.
Blackstone Pirate Playground (Leduc)
Blackstone is a pirate ship and sea themed playground, complete with a treasure! This pirate climber will ignite the imagination of even the youngest buccaneers. It’s one of the best toddler friendly playgrounds in Edmonton area, worth the drive to explore. While you’re there, you can visit the Dinosaur playground in Leduc!
Find it at: Blackstone Blvd, Leduc
Broadmoor Lake Playground
The bigger the better, right? Broadmoor Lake Playground checks all of the boxes for summer fun: a massive slide that’s challenging for children to access (we suggest 5+ for the slide, despite the sign saying older), multiple, smaller playgrounds encompassed in the large area, and a spray park! It’s one of those playgrounds you should pack a lunch, because your kids are going to want to spend hours on-site.
Find it at: Broadmoor Lake, Sherwood Park
Dr. Margarett Ann Armor School
Your kids are going to love: the unique climbing spaces that are all over this park. We counted at least a dozen places for the kids to climb the walls and structures. Also unique, this playground is two in one, with a bright coloured climbing structure, and a train climber.
Find it at: 3815 Allan Dr SW
Yohemas ‘Beach Sand’ Playground
The ‘beach sand’ playground in Sherwood Park will make you feel like you’ve left the city for a tropical vacation, and also happens to have one of the best toddler climbers around. There’s a marble run around the entire toddler climber, and a challenging, egg style of climber for older kids. Don’t skip the trails behind the playground for exploring.
Find it at: 130 Tisbury Street, Sherwood Park
St. Boniface Catholic Elementary School
If you like big slides, than you’re going to love the play structure at St. Boniface. A massive blue and green, swirling slide, is a favourite of even the youngest of our crew (it’s fully enclosed). The water and earth vibes of the playground prompt a fun game of ‘waterslide’ when you visit, where the kids pretended they were swimming into a pool.
Find it at: 11810 40 Ave NW
Svend Hansen School
This playground is fun, there’s no doubt, but there’s something that sets it apart from the other best Edmonton playgrounds in the city: the spinning Zipline. Kids can hop on the Zipline style seats and spin around the structure, three at a time. Prepare to spend an hour pushing your kids around on this thing, but the screams of joy will be worth it.
Find it at: 2130 16 Ave NW
Crestwood Community Playground
There are few playgrounds that are as fun to climb and run around as the square climber playground in Crestwood. This Community League playground has decent shade, a zippine, an expression swings and one of the best structures for playing ‘Hot Lava’ that we’ve ever found. Don’t have older kids that want to climb? There’s plenty to experience on the ground, too. Younger kids will enjoy the Zipline, as it’s an accessible chair style – not the regular style of Zipline.
Find it at: 14325 96 Ave NW
Wolf Willow Playground
Your kids are going to love: the fact that you’re so close to one of the most exciting river valley trails to explore, and the buried dinosaurs ready to excavate
The Hills at Charlesworth
If modern playgrounds and sustainability are your jam, you’ve got to visit the Hills at Charlesworth. It’s a modern wooden and acrylic climbing tower that’s challenging enough for older kids, with a toddler playground and covered container-made seating for parents. Your smaller kids are going to love the giant watering can!
Find it at: Charlesworth Way, SW