It’s playground season, friends! It’s the time when you’re going to want to get out there, explore new playgrounds, find the best Edmonton climbers, the best Edmonton swings, and the best places to play in Edmonton with kids. We’re sharing the best playgrounds in Edmonton for 2019 that will have you doing just that – playing, just in time for summer break.
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Crestwood ‘Square Climber’ Playground
14325 96 Ave NW
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.
Rapperswill ‘Castle Playground’
Rapperswill Drive between 121 and 122 Street
Calling all Knights and Princesses! The Rapperswill playground will have all royalty excited to visit. This playground in Castledowns. One of the newer playgrounds in Edmonton, it’s smaller in size, but perfect for visiting if you want somewhere that’s easier to watch your kids than the massive playground at Castledowns Recreation Centre. Love castle playgrounds? You’ve also got to add Borden Park to your list.
Argyll Community ‘Tree Playground’ Playground
A challenging climbing structure for older children, a smaller toddler playground, a playhouse and a grasshopper themed bouncer – what more could you want from a playground? At Argyll Community League Playground there is an expression swing, a bike course with small hills suitable for children, and a Zen garden with a fountain adjacent to the playground.
Florence Hallock ‘Zipline Playground’ Playground
16437 87 Street
The ‘School Zipline’ playground has a Zipline that’s perfect for older kids, a fun climbing structure and a few covered picnic tables if you want to bring a lunch, or get out of the sun.
The Hills at Charlesworth
Charlesworth Way, SW
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!
Broadmoor Lake Playground
Oak Street, Sherwood Park
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.
Yohemas ‘Beach Sand’ Playground
130 Tisbury Street, Sherwood Park
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.
Jean Vanier School
109 Georgian Way, Sherwood Park
Jean Vanier is one of those old school playgrounds, where the entire playground structure is created from wooden boards. It’s an incredible place to play hide and seek, and there are trees, picnic tables and trails to explore, in addition to this ‘old School’ playground. Afraid of wooden splinters? Don’t worry, there’s a modernized playground right beside it.
Meadowview ‘Dinosaur Playground’
Meadowview Blvd., West of C.W. Gaetz Road, Leduc
The Dinosaur Playground is a hit with young kids, and with older kids alike. It’s dinosaur themed, and done well, so children can learn about dinosaurs while they play. Fun fact: it’s the site of an albertasaurus excavation! There’s a Zipline for older children, a climbing structure suitable for toddlers and a wood chip surface.
Blackstone ‘Pirate Playground’
Blackstone Blvd, 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!
Catch you at the playground, friends.