The long 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 teamed up with Boiron (who are offering a great summer essentials prize pack to one lucky reader—scroll to the bottom for more info!) and rounded up some of the best playgrounds in the Edmonton area. Trust me, these are playgrounds worth the drive!
Borden Park: 7703 Borden Park Rd NW, Edmonton
The treehouse themed playground is a fan favourite at the park located beside the Northlands grounds. As an added bonus, there is plenty of shade and cool art to explore in the park and bathrooms in the pavillion!
Broadmoor Lake Park: Oak Street and Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park.
This popular park in Sherwood Park is good for at least a few hours’ play. With lots to climb, a beach themed playground, an awesome tower slide (it’s the one in the title image) and a giant spray park next door, you’ll want to move in and stay for a while!
Meadowview Dinosaur Park: Meadowview Drive and CW Gaetz Road, Leduc
Come for the dinosaur, stay for the sweet zipline! In 2013 a bone from an Hadrosaur was found in Meadowview (now safely stored at the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller) and to commemorate the find, a dino themed playground was built. The zipline that stretches across part of the park is another big draw for the kiddos.
Jackie Parker Park 4540 50 Street, Edmonton
Summer really heats up with a great spray park, but even when the sun refuses to shine, there is fun to be had at Jackie Parker! Little kids can safely toddle on the smaller play structure, while the big kids love the extensive equipment in the big park, and everyone gets a kick out of practicing their parkour skills in the natural playground!
Kinsmen Grizzly Bear Lodge Walterdale Hill, Edmonton
Don’t worry, these are friendly grizzlies! Kids can let their imaginations run wild in the forest themed playspaces! My guys are big fans of the slides down the side of the hill (such a treat in a mostly flat prairie city!) and you won’t go wrong if you remember swimsuits for the adjacent splash zone.
Woodlands St. Albert 165 Sturgeon Road, St Albert
Another playground with a splash park…it’s been a long winter and we are raring to get wet! Woodlands gets extra points for the rubber foam under the fun and colourful playground. The less sand sticking to little wet bodies, the better!
Boiron Summer Essentials Giveaway
Boiron wants to help make summer days better! This great prize pack includes:
- Boiron Summer Survival Kit (Sabalia for allergies and environmental sensitivities, Calendula Cream, Arnicare Gel for aches and bruises, Dapis Gel for itchy bug bites)
- $50 Canadian Tire gift card for picnic supplies
- Mini first-aid kit from the Canadian Red Cross
- some fun surprises!
Enter now and enter often. Good luck!
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