Best Playgrounds in Saskatoon

Best Playgrounds in Saskatoon

We explored the best playgrounds in Saskatoon!
Saskatoon is home to a number of outstanding playgrounds! Photos by Edmonton Playgrounds.

Looking for FREE family fun in Saskatoon? You can’t beat the bridge city’s amazing playgrounds! We checked out the BEST playgrounds in Saskatoon and weren’t disappointed. Here is our list of 6 of Saskatoon’s best playgrounds!

1. Wanuskewin

  • 4 Penner Road, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • In the Cree/ nêhiyawêwin language: ᐋᐧᓇᐢᑫᐃᐧᐣ / wânaskêwin means “being at peace with oneself”. -from the Waneskewin website.
  • This playground was on my bucket list since the first time I spotted it. Truly an all-time great park in an historic part of our country. The Wanuskewin playground sits just beyond the interpretive centre at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. The playground features wooden climbing towers with an outstanding giant slide and two smaller slides. There’s a great collection of wooden climbers, plus 2 standard swings, 2 baby swings and a saucer swing. Parking on-site is $5, and the contribution supports the centre’s growing bison herd. Pets and bikes are not allowed on site, but cross-country skis and snowshoes are permitted. The interpretive centre is open year-round. Check here for updated hours.

2. Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park

  • 945 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park is an incredible playground! It features a double cable-track zipline – the longest and bounciest kind! At this park you’ll also find a rare Dutch Disc spinning wheel; a snake-like series of green balance beams; a wooden tower with super slide; a pair of saucer swings; a pair of spinners; and a cement climbing dome. There is also a great spray park for summer! The playground is based in rubber and sand. (We also found a Dutch Disc at THIS amazing Calgary Playground!)
  • In the summer, visitors can enjoy the ferris wheel, carousel and CP Train ride that are part of the Nutrien Playland experience!

3. Brighton Core Park

  • Brighton Blvd & Skopik Road, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • To call this a playground is hardly fair – this is a virtual play world! Brighton Core Park features a huge, inclusive playground with double-wide ramps throughout the main structure, plus an in-ground merry-go-round, a double zipline and more. This part of the playground also includes a toddler park and a spray park. Next to the playgrounds is a massive obstacle course which would definitely be fun for kids and adults alike! Beyond that we found the cutest little log cabin, with a slide built into the hill, as well as climbing holds to assist on the trek up! The hill doubles as an excellent sledding bowl, and we could spot a skating surface, a pond, and a walking boardwalk from the top of the hill. The one downside we found to this park was that the surface and ramps weren’t cleared of snow, which would unfortunately negate the inclusive equipment.
  • When we returned to this park in the summer, we were surprised to see that the cabin had been rotated and the slide removed! I spoke with a mom at the park who told me that the bottom of the slide would get jammed with ice, and several children were hurt, resulting in the playground adjustment. On the upside, it was great to see this playground in its full summer glory!

4. River Landing Spray Park

  • River Landing, 2 Ave S & Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon
  • Fancy a geography lesson with your splash time? This is the spot for you! River Landing Spray Park features a massive ground map of the Saskatchewan River. Follow the journey that spans 3 Canadian Provinces and one US State! On the map you’ll find cities and towns as well as other fun features like animal prints, fossil prints and plaques with more information! This is a spray park that is truly a work of art!

5. Orano Fun Zone inside Forestry Farm Park & Zoo

  • 1903 Forestry Farm Park Dr., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • This adorable, inclusive playground offers a lot of fun for youngsters of all ages! The little wooden benches and acorn cap seats are a nice touch! (I thought the acorn caps were spinners, but they are just seats.) The main structure is ramped. the playground features favourites like slides, climbers, monkey bars and hanging arm sliders. There are two saucer swings along with a couple of spring riders. This playground is surrounded by large trees for shade and there are picnic tables nearby. Learn more about the zoo, admission rates and hours HERE.

6. Bear Paw Park

  • Underhill Road & Underhill Way, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Definitely one of the cutest pocked parks we’ve come across, Bear Paw Park features an adorable pair of bears, plus a giant climbing log and tiny forest of climbable evergreens. The main structure features climbers, slides, and a collection of musical equipment. Just 2 swings here – one standard and one baby. There’s a nice picnic area with a sunshade cover.

7. Donald Koyl Park

  • 1530 Pringle Crois., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • You had us at Roller Slide!!! Though it’s just a pocket park, we had a great time zipping around Donald Koyl Park. We’ll never turn down a roller slide! This playground features a small but mighty selection of equipment, including a 2-seat teeter-totter, monkey bars, seat spinner, swings (1 standard, 1 baby) and a main structure with a standard slide and the aforementioned roller slide.
There is so much retro fun at Valley Regional Park!

On our way home from Saskatoon, we detoured slightly to visit the incredible Valley Regional Park in Rosthern, Saskatchewan. It was well worth the trip as the throwback zipline here was an absolute blast!

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