12 Sensational Playgrounds Worth the Drive in and Around Edmonton

The long and lazy days of summer vacation are ahead, days that call for tossing some snacks in a cooler and heading out to explore a new playground. We’ve rounded up some of the best playgrounds in the Edmonton area – trust me, these playgrounds are worth the drive! ***
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Dermott District Park
Get Back to Nature at Dermott District Park

I admit it – I’m a sucker for nature parks. Don’t get me wrong, I love the bright colours and exciting creativity that’s been implemented into today’s playground structures – but I also love the playgrounds made of rocks, stumps, raw wood and rope – and that’s exactly what you’ll
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James McCrie Douglas Park
It’s Easy Being Green at James McCrie Douglas Park

I’m a sucker for a new playground. It was near bedtime and my four-and-a-half year old twin daughters and I were headed for home at the end of a very long day long day when I spotted it – a playground with bright green accents, shimmering like a mirage in
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Webber Greens Playground
Parks Go High-Tech at Webber Greens Playground

Have you ever visited at Biba Smart Playground? We had our first experience at one this week and it’s fair to say my kids are now big fans. We discovered Biba by accident. We were in the far west end of Edmonton and did what we always do – sought
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Cameron Heights Playground
Monkey Bars and More at Cameron Heights Playground

Like most kids, my daughters have a playground favourite that they search for at the start of each visit. They’re somewhat fickle – the playground gem can change with regularity, but for the past few months it’s consistently been the monkey bars. We arrive at a new park and they
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Britnell Park Playground
Four Times the Fun at Britnell Park Playground

What makes a great playground? It’s a question I’ve been asked numerous times and every time it’s cause for pause. What does make a great playground? Selfishly, I love playgrounds with rubber base. I’ve heard experts say sand offers more play value for kids, but I hate the feeling of
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Kitchener Park and Playground
Fun on the Rails at Kitchener Park and Playground

What’s black and red and fun all over? Give up? It’s Kitchener Park and Playground in Edmonton Oliver neighbourhood! I first discovered this central Edmonton gem a couple years ago, when I took my daughters to their first K-Days parade. They were 18 months old and intrigued by the crowd
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Meadowview Dinosaur Playground
Prehistoric Fun at Meadowview Dinosaur Playground

The Meadowview neighbourhood in Leduc is like any of the dozens of new developments popping up in the sprawling capital region – lovely, just-built houses mixed with basement pilings; bulldozers and minivans sharing the streets – but it has one tiny but important difference. Somewhere in this sea of construction
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Rundle Park playground
Rundle Park Playground: A Slice of Canadian Wilderness

A nailer board at the entrance to Rundle Park Playground says it all – “A slice of the Canadian Wilderness”. Edmonton is known for its green spaces. The North Saskatchewan River Valley is the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America. With so much space, sometimes we forget about
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Otter park
Set Your Critters Loose on Otter Park

“MOM! There’s a big BUG here!” That was not a complaint – it was a shriek of delight before my daughter could even scramble out of her carseat! From the parking lot she could already see the giant green bouncy grasshopper, smiling from its perch at the edge of the
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