Parks & Pathways

Community Nature Adventure Playground (Family Fun Calgary)
Calgary Recreation: Community Nature Adventure Playground

This summer, it’s time to get out and play. Calgary Recreation has some FREE playground programs for the summer of 2021. The Community Nature Adventure Playground program is a FREE drop-in program for kids of all ages. Kids can come out and play at a variety of locations around the
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Beyond the Playground Calgary Parks (Family Fun Calgary)
Beyond the Playground – A Snapshot of Calgary’s Parks

Please note: COVID-19 restrictions may affect some of the places on this list. When I was a mom of littles, playgrounds may have been the only thing that saved me. I certainly wasn’t getting any sleep and sanity was simply an elusive obsession. There were days I would be at
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Embrace the Outdoors (Family Fun Calgary)
Embrace the Outdoors: Unique Ways to Get Outside

Getting outdoors is good for you anytime, but especially in 2021! Walking has been my go-to in the last year, but that attraction only lasted about 30 seconds with my children. We’ve gone skating, enjoyed fire pits, and used bribery in the form of walking for slurpees. As winter slows
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Park Kite Flying (Family Fun Calgary)
New Places to Visit in Calgary: Parks and Outdoor Spaces You Won’t Want to Miss

I have never appreciated going outside as much as I have in 2020. Calgarians have always embraced the outdoors and thrived on outdoor activities and with all the chaos and confusion in this weird new world, this is more true than ever. We’ve been able to stay active, entertain ourselves,
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South Glenmore Park Bike Pump Track is Now OPEN!

Guess what, Calgary?!  The bike skills park at South Glenmore Park opened on August 14th, 2020! Cyclists in Calgary have a new circuit to enjoy and sharpen their skills on at the South Glenmore Bicycle Pump Track. This asphalt circuit utilizes hills to create an “up and down pumping motion”
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Bike Parks (Family Fun Calgary)
Challenge Yourself With Calgary Bike Parks and Pump Tracks

Do you remember being a kid and the joy and freedom of riding a bike? Pedalling up the hill as hard as you could and then enjoying the thrill and the wind in your hair (ahem, kids, wear your helmets) as you flew down the hill. Bike parks have been
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Sikome Lake in Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary AB (Family Fun Calgary)
Sikome Lake – Closed for 2020 Season

Sikome Lake is a definite must-go family fun destination for the summer. It is a man-made lake located in Fish Creek Provincial Park in the south part of Calgary that is shallow and warm with a sandy bottom and a beach. There are change rooms, playgrounds, and concession stands. Bring
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Playgrounds Summer Fun Boiron (Family Fun Calgary)
Free Fun in the Summer Sunshine: Must-Visit Calgary Playgrounds

I have many fond memories of my childhood summers… long bright days, loads of free time, seemingly endless weeks of freedom from the regular school routine. But now, as a parent, I realize that my own parents may have found those summer days just a tad too long and too unstructured and
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Bowness Mini Train (Family Fun Calgary)
Bowness Park Mini Train

Originally constructed (in an earlier version) during the 1950’s, and closed for 3 years after damage in the Calgary 2013 flood, the Bowness Park Mini Train is a treat for all Calgary kids! Regular fares and hours of operation for the mini train and boat rentals resume Victoria Day Weekend. Get more
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David Richardson Memorial Disc Golf Park (Family Fun Calgary)
David Richardson Memorial Disc Golf Park Opening

The David Richardson Memorial Disc Golf Park opened to the public on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Located in northwest Calgary, this park offers disc golf and is free for all visitors and offers an 18-hole layout which spans over 8,000 ft for experts and 4,900 ft for beginners and families.
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