5 of the Best Playgrounds in Saskatoon
Want to know a secret? As soon as I found out my daughter had a sports tournament in Saskatoon, I was pumped! I’d seen pictures of the amazing Wanuskewin playground and I couldn’t wait to find a few more to visit during our trip. Our time in the bridge city was short, but we made the most of it, visiting 5 of the best playgrounds in Saskatoon.
- 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 9:30am-5pm daily, with modified hours of 10am to 5pm on holidays.
Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park
- 945 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
- The funfair part of Nutrien Playland is closed for winter, so we’ll have to make a warm weather visit to enjoy the ferris wheel, carousel and more. That said, the Kinsmen Play Village is open year-round, and it’s an incredible playground! It features a double cable-car style zipline. These are longer, faster and bouncier than track ziplines. There’s also 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 bubble. The surface was snow-covered for our visit, but I understand this playground is rubber-based. (We also found a Dutch Disc at THIS amazing Calgary Playground!)
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.
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.
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.